Ethnic clothing festival held in Kunming, SW China’s Yunnan

Entertainers perform during the opening ceremony of an ethnic clothing festival held in Kunming, southwest China’s Yunnan Province, Nov. 15, 2022. Creations from different ethnic groups of Yunnan will be presented during the ethnic clothing festival. (Xinhua/Chen Xinbo) A model presents creations during the opening ceremony of an ethnic clothing festival held in Kunming, southwest […]

Saffron Coffee’s Brendan Pont: “Not many people know about northern Lao coffee”

The “Golden Triangle” still casts a shadow over secluded parts of the Mekong Region. Some 950,000 square kilometres overlapping the mountains of Myanmar, Lao PDR and China were once major producers of opium poppies that fed the global illicit drug trade. Hmong, Yao (Mien), Gasak and Khmu villages in Northern Laos – unable to grow […]

Joint Media Statement announced at Mekong Tourism Forum 2022

MEKONG TOURISM FORUM 2022 12 October 2022, Quang Nam, Viet Nam JOINT MEDIA STATEMENT 1. The Mekong Tourism Forum 2022 (MTF) took place on 12 October 2022 at the Hoiana Resort and Golf (Hoiana), Quang Nam Province, Viet Nam, under the theme “Rebuild Tourism, Rebound with Resilience”. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of […]

MEKONG TOURISM COORDINATING OFFICE NEWSLETTER – September 2022

Travel is back in a big way, judging from the return of tourism events to the Mekong countries. In Viet Nam within the coming weeks,  the International Travel Expo Ho Chi Minh City 2022 (ITE HCMC 2022) takes place from 8 to 10 September, after a two-year break. Learn more about travel in the Greater […]

Lao Airlines Reinstates Major Routes in New Winter Schedule

Lao Airlines has released its long-awaited winter schedule, bringing back major routes. Lao airlines has announced on social media that it will be bringing back certain flight routes and increasing the number of certain routes which were reduced or discontinued during the pandemic. A tourism insider posted the Lao Airlines flight schedule for the upcoming season to […]

Visas extended to boost tourism

Foreigners to get 45 days from Oct 1  The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has approved longer visas for foreign visitors to the country from Oct 1 until March 31 as part of efforts to revitalise the economy as the pandemic eases, the agency said on Friday. Those with regular visas will be able […]

The Mekong Tourism Forum is Back

        The Mekong Tourism Forum is Back Viet Nam will host face-to-face gathering of the famous forum in Quang Nam province 9-14 October 2022   The Mekong Tourism Forum 2022 will return as a face-to-face event 9-14 October at Hoiana Resort & Golf (Hoiana), Quang Nam province, adjacent to Hoi An city, […]

Railway tourism making a swift comeback in the Mekong

Rail travel is experiencing a renaissance on the Asian mainland. Inspired by China’s multi-billion dollar investment in a nationwide rail system, other countries in the Mekong have followed suit with ambitious rail plans of their own. To be sure, China has set a high bar to clear for its neighbors: China Railways has built over […]

Top 10 hospitable tourist destinations in Vietnam in 2022

Vietnam’s tourism sector officially entered the recovery stage after a long hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Acknowledging an increase in demand of search for destinations, US-based online booking travel agency Booking.com announced top 10 most hospitable tourist destinations in Vietnam in 2022  Source: vietnamplus Monday, July 25, 2022 – 13:57:14   TRANSLATE with x […]