News & Articles of the Week
News & articles that caught our attention over the past week:
The hosting of the Mekong Tourism Forum in Nakhon Phanom by Thailand from June 25 to 29 is an opportunity for the entire area to become a true hub for tourism development in the Greater Mekong Sub-region. ... Read more about it.
China and Vietnam have announced plans to expand cross-border self-driving tours to boost tourism in the two countries. In June, China and Vietnam will launch cross-border self-driving routes from the southern Chinese cities of Guilin and Fangchenggang, to Mong Cai and Ha Long City in Vietnam. ... Read more about it.
Stakeholders in Myanmar are keen to attract more incentive groups and exhibitions as the destination betters its tourist infrastructure and meeting facilities. Su Su Tin, managing director of EXO Myanmar, noted interest in incentive travel is on the rise. ... Read more about it.
Air China will launch a new service between Beijing and Hanoi on 1 June, 2018. The non-stop route will enable passengers to travel from Beijing to Vietnam’s charming capital city in just four hours. ... Read more about it.
Twenty representatives from the Lao Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism learned more about community participation in tourism during a three-day workshop in Cambodia last week. The workshop, aimed at the training of trainers and disseminating the Asean Community-Based Tourism (CBT) Standard. ... Read more about it.
The fourth annual World Gastronomy Forum, organised by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation and the Basque Culinary Centre, is taking place from May 30 to June 1 in Thailand, the first country in Asia to host the event. ... Read more about it.
The appearance of Laos as a land with beautiful nature, peaceful temples, and historical architecture with a French touch often misleads people into thinking that the tourism industry is a considerable part of the tiny, landlocked Southeast Asian state’s economy. ... Read more about it.
Vietnam welcomed 2.4 million tourists from South Korea last year, a 56.4% increase on 2016 according to the General Statistics Office. About 5.5 million international tourists came to Vietnam in the first four months of 2018, including 1.17 million South Koreans, a 67% increase on last year. ... Read more about it.
The Experience Mekong Collection seeks to showcase the most innovative responsible and sustainable travel businesses in the Greater Mekong Subregion, as part of our Mekong Responsible Travel commitment. Please nominate your favourite businesses. ... Read more about it.
Isan Explorer, based in Khon Kaen, Thailand, is a small family-run company that travels almost exclusively in the rarely visited Northeastern Thailand region, which is known as Isan. All Isan Explorer daytrips and overnight tours go beyond the usual destinations. ... Read more about it.
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