Luang Prabang is top favourite with Thai tourists

The town of Luang Prabang, which is renowned for Unesco’s listing of its old quarter as a world heritage site, has seen 90 per cent of room reservations made by Thai visitors since Laos lifted all entry restrictions in May. President of the Luang Prabang Hotel and Guesthouse Association, Toun Sisouphanthavong, said hotels and guesthouses […]

Cambodian capital’s first subterranean bar

Metropole Underground is an addition to the lively bar scene in Phnom Penh Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh has applied a new facet to the destination’s bar scene with Metropole Underground: the first subterranean bar in Cambodia’s capital. Inspired by the louche, chic vibe of early 20th Century Paris, Metropole Underground is an addition to the […]

Transparent tourist submarine launches at Vietnam resort

    A groundbreaking submersible has welcomed passengers on its first ever public dives in a hugely significant move for submarine tourism. The Triton DeepView 24, built by Florida-based luxury submersible company Triton Submarines, finally launched at the Vinpearl complex in Hon Tre Island, Vietnam, last month, two years after it was delivered.   The […]

DAO COFFEE LAUNCHES IN US WITH THAI MODEL AMBASSADOR

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You’ve either grown up tearing into a packet of 3-in-1 coffee before facing a long day at university or sat in one of the multiple cafes slurping iced coffee to escape the blaring heat, but surely anyone who has spent any time in Thailand or South East Asia has encountered, Dao Coffee, the ubiquitous coffee […]

Shortlist for the 2021 Experience Mekong Showcases announced

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PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION     Shortlist for the 2021 Experience Mekong Showcases announced Public voting open to support small responsible businesses during these challenging times   Bangkok, February 18, 2021:  Created four years ago in September 2017 to both recognize and encourage sustainable and responsible tourism development, 72 Experience Mekong Collection (EMC) member […]

Myanmar in Top 3 Most Charitable Countries

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  Myanmar once again makes the top 3 most charitable countries in the world. Despite its Least Developed Country (LDC) status, Myanmar is the second most generous country in the world—after the United States—according to the World Giving Index 2020. It has been more than a decade that Myanmar has been enjoying the status of […]

Airbnb and Community Development Department Launch Meet Thailand’s Villages

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Airbnb and the Ministry of Interior’s Community Development Department (CDD) forge a first-of-its-kind collaboration to promote community tourism and local hospitality entrepreneurs under the OTOP Innovative Tourism Community Program The first phase of the campaign empowers hosts from Krabi, Chiang Mai, Samut Songkram and Loei to showcase their passions, skills and cultures globally through Airbnb […]

POST-PANDEMIC TRAVEL IN THE GREATER MEKONG SUB-REGION (GMS)

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The Covid-19 pandemic has spread to almost every country in the entire world after first breaking out in Wuhan in December 2019.  This pandemic is the most serious and damaging since the Spanish Flu a century ago and has totally changed the world – the way we live, work, and travel.  And it has created […]

Online tool helps foreigners ‘travel’ to Việt Nam

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The Việt Nam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) and the Việt Nam Tourism Advisory Board have launched an online tool called “Stay at Home with Việt Nam” to offer foreign tourists the next best thing to a holiday in Việt Nam. “Tourists who have not been able to visit the country now can explore many landmark destinations, tasty food, […]

Staying ready to receive tourists in Myanmar post COVID-19

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Contributed by International Trade Centre Small businesses associated with tourism in southern Shan state are preparing to receive guests soon. Find out how they are catching up on the latest. For more than a month now, tourists are nowhere to be seen, severely affecting everyone dependent on tourism in southern Shan state of Myanmar. In […]