News & Articles of the Week
News & articles that caught our attention over the past week:
The ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) 2018 in Chiang Mai from 22 to 26 January is underway with Thailand rolling out the red carpet to welcome participants under the theme of ‘Sustainable Connectivity, Boundless Prosperity’. ... Read more about it.
Myanmar’s Second Vice President U Henry Van Thio recently called for exploring sustainable tourism development plan, stressing the need to create new tourism routes and attractions and to combine innovation with its abundant natural resources to create more choice for tourists. ... Read more about it.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) today launched a photo contest on Instagram to showcase the development progress in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) and demonstrate how a focus on increased regional cooperation and integration can improve people’s lives. ... Read more about it.
Vietnam wants to make tourism a key economic sector by 2020 that creates a driving force for the development of other sectors. The country expects to attract 17-20 million foreign visitors and 82 million domestic ones by then. ... Read more about it.
The Greater Mekong Subregion is one of the fast-growing markets for air transport services today. Scheduled flights in the subregion have been increasing rapidly as both premium and low-cost airlines expand their fleet and new flight routes are introduced. ... Read more about it.
Just 20 years ago, Cambodia was a country that many travelers to Southeast Asia skipped over to get to Thailand, Vietnam and other regional rivals. These days, they are flocking to see the country’s pristine beaches, picturesque pagodas and famed Angkor temple complex. ... Read more about it.
Cambodia and tourism authorities in the Chinese province of Yunnan pledged earlier this week to work together to boost Cambodia’s appeal as a tourism destination, particularly through the development of its human capital and new tourism products. ... Read more about it.
"The Nam Et-Phou Louey National Protected Area (NEPL NPA) is the largest national protected area in the Lao PDR, and is remarkable for its rich wildlife biodiversity with a wide range of species, many endangered, including the critically-endengered Northern White-Cheeked Gibbon, 6 cat species, 2 bear species, a wild dog dhole - to name few". ... Read more about it.