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Specialty Delivery Services: Digitally-Driven And To Your Door

by David Kaye @ Vietcetera

In Vietnam, the average living area of a family of three is around 50 square meters. That means a centrally positioned sofa would be 25 meters from the front door, which is an easily reachable distance to pick something up. With that short distance in mind and considering the global rise in food deliveries that led us to […]

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Tourist numbers drop, then rise again

Tourist numbers drop, then rise again


vietnamnews.vn

Things are nowbetter for tourism in VietNam.For a while, fewertourists were visiting the country.Now, things haveimproved.One of the thingsthe government did was to make it easier for people from certain countries toenter.In the past, theywould have to get special permission to visit Viet Nam by first having to get avisa. Now, visitors from a number of countries can simply arrive, show theirpassports and enter without needing a visa.

1st Workshop of ASEAN Member States on MDG/SDG Jakarta, 9 – 10 June 2016

by Juragan12 @ ASEANstats

Event Date & Place: 9 – 10 June 2016, Jakarta Highlight: The first ASEAN MDG/SDG Indicators workshop was held in ASEAN Secretariat Jakarta on 9 – 10 June 2016. This workshop aimed at building capacity of the ASEAN Member States (AMS) and the ASEAN Secretariat staff both for the MDG and the SDG. The first focus was on [...]

WATG Design Exclusive Regent Pool Club Residences in the Heart of the Adriatic

by Rebecca Stokes @ WATG

The Waterfront Residences Will be The Latest Addition to Porto Montenegro’s Residential Collection, Opening in July 2017

WATG HAWAII RECOGNISED IN AIA HONOLULU’S 2017 DESIGN AWARDS

by Rebecca Stokes @ WATG

The results are in and we are delighted to announce that WATG has received the ‘Award of Merit’ in AIA Honolulu’s 2017 Design Awards, for the Glade One Golf Clubhouse, Ahmedabad, India

Hue - The City of Festivals and Tourism

Hue - The City of Festivals and Tourism


vietnampictorial

Lying in the heart of Central Vietnam, Hue has great potential and advantages for development into the tourist “Holy Land” of Vietnam.

Glamour and Intrigue Aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient Express

by Wimberly Interiors @ WATG

On Thursday, the 2nd of November the 2017 film version of “Murder on the Orient Express” will receive its world premiere at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Naturally, the film is set to regenerate interest amongst aficionados of authentic luxury rail experiences.

Four Seasons and BRG Group Announce Plans to Open Luxury Hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam

by Rebecca Stokes @ WATG

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and BRG Group will open a new Four Seasons hotel in the heart of Vietnam's capital city.

The 1st meeting of the Working Group on System of National Account

by Juragan12 @ ASEANstats

Event Name : The 1st meeting of the Working Group on System of National Account Event Date & Place :  26-29 September 2017, Jakarta, Indonesia

Top luxury travel offerings of 2017

by Rebecca Stokes @ WATG

CNN — When money is no object, luxury travel can offer extraordinary experiences. The recent International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM), held in Shanghai, featured some of the most extravagant opportunities to gain bragging rights for the privileged few.

Calls for special foreigners' police in Vietnam

Calls for special foreigners' police in Vietnam


ABC News

A recent spate of tourist deaths in Vietnam is refocusing attention on visitor safety in the alluring South-East Asian nation.

Uber Taxi Vietnam Review Promo Code

by Phuquocisland @ Phu Quoc

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Review of Uber Taxi Vietnam – Promo Code (uberPhuQuoc) for Free $15 Ride Included This may sound too good to be true – free Uber Taxi rides, $15 credit to take taxi anywhere in Vietnam (Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City), no taxi booking fees, $1 discount off UberTaxi fares, 25% discount off UberTaxi fares. Initially I felt the same ... Read More

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The Problem With Tourism In Vietnam

The Problem With Tourism In Vietnam


Tim Rann's Blog

I’ve re-written this post a few times, worried I am not striking the right tone.  So I’ll be blunt: I do not intend this to be a negative post about visiting Vietnam.  In fact, I think …

Hon Thom Island Fishing Village

by Huyen Pham @ Phu Quoc

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Hon Thom Island: A look Back The new Phu Quoc Cable Car will bring Hon Thom Island into the global spotlight and plans for the transformation of this bean shaped island, Phu Quoc Districts second largest, into an ecotourism destination will be executed and thus forever transforming the land and the lives of all of Hon Thom's inhabitants.  Here is a look ... Read More

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Lanmei fills Mekong flight gaps

by Don Ross @ TTR Weekly

PHNOM PENH, 22 January 2018: Khiri Travel Cambodia says direct air services between Cambodia and Vietnam’s capital cities were long overdue, a comment made after Lanmei Airlines established a Phnom Penh-Hanoi route last month. One of Cambodia’s leading inbound tour operators Khiri Travel tweeted at the weekend saying “it’s about time someone connected the capitols […]

Station Zero: Crimson Resort & Spa Boracay elevates the island lifestyle

by Rebecca Stokes @ WATG

CRIMSON Resort and Spa Boracay is making its mark even before its opening, set to happen at the beginning of 2018.

Korea Leads in Foreign Investment into Vietnam

by ANT Consulting Co. @ ANT Consulting

Top Designers Compete in the Great Architectural Bake-Off 2017

by Rebecca Stokes @ WATG

Last week, as part of Archtober, WATG and Wimberly Interiors asked leading architects and designers to put their building skills to the test at NYC's second Great Architectural Bake-Off

Winter is coming…. Are your interiors ready?

by Wimberly Interiors @ WATG

Wimberly Interiors' Designers Share their 2017 Autumn / Winter Design Inspirations

Dept of Tourism campaigns for clean restrooms

by Ton @ Page Array – Mekong Tourism

The Department of Tourism has called for responsible agencies to keep restrooms in tourist places clean at all times. Kicking off a clean toilet campaign, Department of Tourism Director General, Anan Wongbenjarat disclosed that Thailand was visited by 30 million people from around the world in 2017, and he expects the number to be the […]

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Vietnam's Phu Quoc Island: Key Facts and Statistical Data

Vietnam's Phu Quoc Island: Key Facts and Statistical Data


Phu Quoc

Your only source for credible & accurate Phu Quoc key facts, statistics, and data with the appropriate references. Learn more about Vietnam's paradise island.

Study Visit on Institutional Building for CLMV Countries to the DOS Malaysia November 2016

by Juragan12 @ ASEANstats

Event Date & Place:  29 – 30 November 2016, Malaysia Highlight:The main objective of this study visit was to share experience and good practices about data dissemination of Statistics (media and tools used in dissemination), data communication network, Information Support System, quality data checking process and management of the statistical production process. This study visit is specifically [...]

Blog wins shades of east Thailand

by TTRweekly Staff @ TTR Weekly

BANGKOK, 20 January, 2018 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand says winners of the TAT Newsroom Blogger Thailand 2018 competition this year will be hosted on an all expenses paid trip to Thailand’s eastern seaboard. The 28 May to 1 June trip will miss the east coast’s iconic Pattaya beach and focus on neighbouring province of […]

Welcome To Station Zero

by Rebecca Stokes @ WATG

Come December 2017, Crimson Resort & Spa will open its doors at Station Zero in Boracay

Prosperous yes, but is ATF sustainable?

by Don Ross @ TTR Weekly

CHIANG RAI, 22 January 2018: The Tourism Authority of Thailand rolls out the red carpet to welcome participants to the ASEAN Tourism Forum, 2018 hosted in Chiang Mai, this week. Well done. The organisation of the event will be smooth and the decision to host the show in Chiang Mai was spot on. But the […]

Orient-Express, 3 nuove suite in stile anni ’20 a Parigi, Venezia, Istanbul

by Rebecca Stokes @ WATG

Nel 2018 un tuffo nei Roaring Twenties nei nuovi vagoni dell'iconico treno firmati Wimberly Interiors

Thailand struggles to cope with deluge of tourists

by Ton @ Page Array – Mekong Tourism

Thailand, land of golden temples, white-sand beaches, smiling hosts. Or of overcrowded airports, epic traffic jams and littered seashores. Facing a deluge of Chinese tourists that has strained its airports beyond capacity, the country is spending billions to upgrade its infrastructure, open up new islands and cities to travellers and tone down its image of cheap […]

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120 Room Fairmont Saint Lucia at Sunset Bay Hotel Announced for 2019

by Rebecca Stokes @ WATG

The award-winning architects and designers of WATG and Wimberly Interiors will create a luxurious Caribbean experience unrivalled on the island.

Mobile updates on India’s festivals

by e-NewsWire @ TTR Weekly

NEW DELHI 22 January 2018: India tapping the latest App technology to introduce a digital calendar for travel consumers for the first time. The Press Information Bureau of India said the App featuring a comprehensive calendar of events for 2018 was in line with the government’s Digital India initiative. The “Incredible India Digital Calendar-2018” was […]

Thailand showcases Thai local experiences at ATF 2018

by Ton @ Page Array – Mekong Tourism

The countdown to 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’. Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), said the TAT will have a dedicated […]

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Speed POS: Diagnostic Data For Reactive Restaurateurs

by Jake Hornberger @ Vietcetera

In 1883, Dayton, Ohio restaurateur James Ritty was growing frustrated at his staff. Cash kept going missing and customers thought he was overcharging them. In response, he invented the first ever “incorruptible cashier” or mechanical cash register. It could calculate the total price of each bill, keep a log of each day’s total sales, and […]

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WATG and Wimberly Interiors’ Designs Celebrated by Condé Nast Traveller 2017 Readers’ Travel Awards

by WATG @ WATG

The votes have been cast and counted and it’s with pleasure that we announce that WATG and Wimberly Interiors have had an impressive selection of hotels and resorts recognised in the Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Travel Awards 2017

Vietnamese Fashion Brands: The Future Of Brick And Mortar Retail

by Minh Nguyen @ Vietcetera

With the current Vietnam fashion retail market reported to be worth US $358 million, Vietnam is attracting global industry players drawn by its double-digit growth figures of 22.5%. For the consumer, that means choice across different segments; for the retailer, that means new strategies are required to increase sales both on- and offline. Despite impressive […]

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SLEEPER Presents: The top openings of 2018

by Rebecca Stokes @ WATG

What to look out for in 2018? From hundreds of entries, here is Sleeper’s rundown of the most ambitious and anticipated hotels the year ahead has to offer.

WATG AND WIMBERLY INTERIORS DESIGN THE ST. REGIS ASTANA, KAZAKHSTAN

by Rebecca Stokes @ WATG

Discover mythology and decadence in St. Regis’ First Hotel in the Capital of Kazakhstan, Opening June 2017

Stand Up Paddle Boarding The Islands Of Phu Quoc

by Huyen Pham @ Phu Quoc

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  From South Korea To Phu Quoc For SUP: Stand up paddle boarding Flat seas, crystal clear water, light winds, 28 islands, 3 main rivers, 1 large lake and more importantly… no sharks! Phu Quoc is a dream destination for those who love action water sports and the island is slowly becoming the action water sports capital of Vietnam. WHAT'S ... Read More

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The Top 18 New Hotels in 2018

by Rebecca Stokes @ WATG

AD circled the globe to bring you the most travel-worthy properties debuting now and throughout next year.

Discover: Santa Fe

by @ Wikitravel

In the celebrated art colony of Santa Fe, New Mexico, you can of course get paintings of the scenery of the southwestern United States, but did you know you can also get original paintings of Daffy Duck and Wile E. Coyote?

Fairmont to open St Lucia resort with 9,000sq ft spa in 2019

by Rebecca Stokes @ WATG

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has began work on a new spa resort at Sunset Bay on the southwest coast of Saint Lucia in the Lesser Antilles.

New wing debuts at Regent Porto Montenegro

by Rebecca Stokes @ WATG

The Regent Porto Montenegro debuted an Aqua Wing this month, featuring 62 suites and guestrooms overlooking the Porto Montenegro Yacht Club on the Adriatic Coast

Trends and influences shaping resort design in 2018

by Rebecca Stokes @ WATG

Resort design in the coming year will be influenced by trends in wellness, as well as the tendency to step away from brand standards and develop storylines for properties.

The 7th Session of the ASEAN Community Statistical System (ACSS) Committee

by Juragan12 @ ASEANstats

Event Name :  The 7th Session of the ASEAN Community Statistical System (ACSS) Committee Event Date & Place :  11-13 October 2017, Manila, Philippines Highlight : The 7th Session of the ACSS Committee, hosted by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), was held from 11 to 13 October 2017 in Manila, Philippines. The Session was chaired [...]

Vietnam’s foreign tourist numbers rise for first time after 13 months - Tuoi Tre News

Vietnam’s foreign tourist numbers rise for first time after 13 months - Tuoi Tre News


Tuoi Tre News

Vietnam’s tourist industry has finally seen the light at the end of the tunnel in its bid to win back international tourists, with arrival numbers in July rising for the first time since May 2014

Vietnam's Tourist Return Rates | Vietnam travel forum

Vietnam's Tourist Return Rates | Vietnam travel forum


Travelfish

The Economist has a very interesting story on Vietnam's tourism mob, discussing how some aspects of ... : Travelfish Vietnam travel forum

Vietnam to be among the world's top ten tourist destinations by 2016

Vietnam to be among the world's top ten tourist destinations by 2016


Euromonitor International Blog

Vietnam is predicted to be among the world's top ten tourist destinations by 2016. The expansion of the tourism industry will generate jobs, boost...

Phu Quoc Island Trip Report

by phu quoc @ Phu Quoc

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Phu Quoc Trip Report Phu Quoc is Vietnam's largest island and it is slowly becoming Asia's next top vacation destination. This is the only place in Vietnam where you get a 30 day visa exemption and the island is famous for its fish sauce and black pepper. For a quick overview of the island, please refer to Phu Quoc's Infographic, ... Read More

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WATG, Wimberly Interiors design second luxury ski resort in Viceroy portfolio in Serbia

by Rebecca Stokes @ WATG

Viceroy Hotel Group is scheduled to launch its second ski resort in 2018. WATG and Wimberly Interiors will design the 120-guestroom Viceroy Kopaonik Serbia.

The Wave of Thai Investors Coming to Vietnam

by ANT Consulting Co. @ ANT Consulting

The 3rd Meeting of the Working Group on International Merchandise Trade Statistics (WGIMTS3)

by Juragan12 @ ASEANstats

Event Name : The 3rd Meeting of the Working Group on International Merchandise Trade Statistics (WGIMTS3) Event Date & Place :  21-22 September 2017, Jakarta, Indonesia

Back To Black With Conceptual Artist Phuc Van Dang

by David Kaye @ Vietcetera

Phuc Van Dang is an artist and storyteller who moved to Denmark when he was only nine. He now lives in a converted former prison that has become a cultural hub in the central Danish town of Horsens. Phuc works in a restricted palette of black and white in different mediums—ceramics, painting, and drawing—and with […]

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District Eight’s Marcus Loke’s Life In Furniture Production

by David Kaye @ Vietcetera

Marcus Loke is the production manager at District Eight. Like many of us, he found his vocation by chance. Disappointed by his high school exams, Marcus set off on his bike to the industrial zone near the edge of his hometown in the north of Malaysia to look for work. That journey led to a […]

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WATG and Wimberly Interiors Recognised in Travel+Leisure’s ‘World’s Best 2017’ Awards

by WATG @ WATG

WATG and Wimberly Interiors are delighted to announce a total of 12 projects were recognised in the prestigious Travel+Leisure ‘World’s Best 2017’ Awards.

Vietnam Tourism Industry | ANT Consulting

Vietnam Tourism Industry | ANT Consulting


ANT Consulting

Vietnam is a country with abundant and diverse tourism potentials. Tourism is a key economic sector, plays an important role in the development of the country.

Architects Volunteer to Improve Urban Housing in Manila

by Rebecca Stokes @ WATG

In May 2016 a team of ten volunteers from architecture firm WATG travelled across the world to get their hands dirty building homes with Habitat for Humanity Philippines

Check Out The Iconic Buildings Built From Cake At The Great Architectural Bake Off

by Rebecca Stokes @ WATG

It's Archtober again here in NYC, when our architecture and design are celebrated with events all month long

Silver is Gold

by WATG @ WATG

What if you could choose to spend your retirement not on a cruise ship floating about in a tiny cabin, but being able to move easily from one international location to another with your complete medical records, concierge support and the luxury of space to breathe and be private? Would you feel safer knowing that […]

China’s outbound tourism may grow to 200 million trips by 2020

China’s outbound tourism may grow to 200 million trips by 2020


South China Morning Post

Hong Kong, Thailand, South Korea and Japan were their favourite from 2013 to 2017, while France lost out to Vietnam due to safety concerns.

Best 5 Fly Cam Drone Videos Taken On Phu Quoc Island

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Fly Cams (Drones) On Phu Quoc – The Top 5 Drones equipped with HD camera's, GPS, and programmable flight paths are all the rage right in Vietnam. The following are the 5 best Fly Cam videos made on Phu Quoc Island in Vietnam: 1. Phu Quoc Island Tour By Flycam 2. Vinpearl Golf And Vinpearlland Phu Quoc By Air 3. ... Read More

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Discover: Graz

by @ Wikitravel

UPC Arena in Graz, Austria was renamed in 1997 to honor native son Arnold Schwarzenegger, but the old name was restored in 2005 over the governor's support of the death penalty.

Copper Cow Coffee: Vietnamese Pour-Over Goes Global

by David Kaye @ Vietcetera

Like her Copper Cow Coffee, Debbie Wei Mullan is a mix of Asian and American. She was raised in San Francisco by her Chinese-Vietnamese mother and American father, and although they assimilated into American culture, growing up, her mom’s kitchen was filled with the pungent aromas and intense flavors of Vietnamese and Chinese home-cooking. That […]

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What the new WATG CEO has in store for the design company

by Rebecca Stokes @ WATG

When architectural design firm WATG named Anthony Mallows its new president and CEO earlier this month, it added a leader with 32 years of experience.

Qatar maintains Bangkok frequencies

by TTRweekly Staff @ TTR Weekly

BANGKOK, 22 January 2018: An advance timetable details posted by AirlineRoute indicates Qatar Airways will continue to offer five daily services on its Doha – Bangkok route during the winter season October 2018 to March 2019. Services will be flown by a mix of aircraft – Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 787-8 and Airbus A340-600, according to […]

Discover: Kratie

by @ Wikitravel

The interior of the Phnom Sombok temple in Kratie, Cambodia is decorated with torture scenes for the edification of the non-virtuous visitor.

Wary hoteliers crunch the numbers

by Suchat Sritama @ Page Array – Mekong Tourism

International tourists keep coming in their droves, but an oversupply of rooms could squeeze profits. The hotel business in Thailand is constantly evolving, and hoteliers have mapped out strategies to cash in on the growing tourism industry. Thai tourism is on track for another record-breaking year, with more than 35 million international arrivals expected in […]

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Endurance Athlete Chi Nguyen Aims To Run In 100 Cities

by David Kaye @ Vietcetera

In November, Chi Nguyen finished third in Ho Chi Minh City’s first Techcombank International Marathon in a time of 3 hours 22 minutes. The Vietnamese endurance athlete has also completed the Mont Blanc CCC, a 100-km mountain challenge that quickly climbs to the Grand Col Ferret Alpine pass at 2537 meters. It’s a race in […]

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Hotel Review: The St. Regis Astana

by Ashley Fauguel @ WATG

The hotel opened officially on September 1, 2017 – it was originally scheduled to launch prior to the summertime Expo 2017 event in Astana, but this luxury brand is meticulous about all-round standards of quality, hence the later rollout.

Posh hostels edging into Southeast Asia’s mainstream budget and economy hotel sector

by Bill Barnett @ Page Array – Mekong Tourism

New market report question’s if cookie cutter hotels groups will again fall asleep at the wheel as they did with OTA’s and Airbnb  Call them poshtels, hostels or hybrid hotels, but one of the most exciting travel spaces across Asia is the emergence of socially-focused accommodation. Not only have millennials embraced the shift, but a […]

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Discover: Havana

by @ Wikitravel

For an "authentic" experience in getting around Havana via public transportation, try El Camello, a split-level bus pulled by a semi-truck, and resembling a 2-humped camel.

The 14th Meeting of Working Group on Data Sharing, Analysis, Dissemination and Communication of Statistics (WGDSA14)

by Juragan12 @ ASEANstats

Event Name : 14th Meeting of Working Group on Data Sharing, Analysis, Dissemination and Communication of Statistics (WGDSA14)Event Date & Place :  18-19 July 2017, Jakarta, Indonesia

Expat English Teacher on Phu Quoc

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  Teaching English On Phu Quoc Island Teaching English on a tropical island… it is what most millennials who travel abroad dream of.  Here is one living that dream.  Meet Thomas from Holland. For the past 3 years he has lived in Saigon however  this year he wanted to try something different and live on the paradise archipelago of Phu ... Read More

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Favourable environment for tourism development

by Ton @ Page Array – Mekong Tourism

Seeking measures to address policy constraints and implement the relevant policies will help Vietnamese tourism to develop sustainably and gradually become a spearhead economic sector. In 2017, Vietnamese tourism saw strong growth in the number of international visitors thanks to many policies and mechanisms creating favourable condition for them, including visa exemption for citizens from […]

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Porto Montenegro second phase of Regent Pool Club Residences set to break ground

by Rebecca Stokes @ WATG

In response to strong demand for AQUA, the first phase of the Regent Pool Club Residences, Porto Montenegro is set to begin construction of BAIA, the second phase, in September 2017.

4 train journeys that are posher than a 5-star hotel

by Rebecca Stokes @ WATG

Someone is going to pop their clogs on the Orient Express. Well, that’s Agatha Christie for you – and how better to celebrate next month’s Hollywood remake of Murder on the Orient Express than with a jaunt on the actual Orient Express?

Southeast Asia Hostel Market Update, January 2018

by Bill Barnett @ Page Array – Mekong Tourism

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Myanmar works for sustainable tourism development

by Ton @ Page Array – Mekong Tourism

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. U Henry Van Thio, who is also Chairman of the Central Committee for the […]

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Virtual reality on show at Fitur

by AFP @ TTR Weekly

MADRID, 22 January 2018: A hotel room automatically adjusting to the tastes of each guest, virtual reality headsets as brochures; the tourism sector is starting to embrace new technologies, hoping to benefit from lucrative personal data. In a prototype of the hotel of the future on display at Madrid’s Fitur tourism fair, receptionists have disappeared […]

From Sweden To Phu Quoc With Love

by Huyen Pham @ Phu Quoc

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  From sweden To Phu Quoc with love We recently caught up with a newly engaged couple from Sweden who visited Phu Quoc in 2017.  The following is their account of the island. Interview Tell us a little about yourself. Who are you and where are you from? → My name is Mikael Bellon and my fiances name is Sarita Sihvonen, ... Read More

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Why Most Tourists Never Return To Vietnam | The HoliDaze

Why Most Tourists Never Return To Vietnam | The HoliDaze


The HoliDaze

The culture is great, the scenery impressive, and the food delicious, but many travelers never return to Vietnam. Here's why; & how you can have a good trip

A dogs life on Phu Quoc Island

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A Dog's Life on Phu Quoc Island Recently we caught up with “Jimmy“, a cute little dog living on the main island of Phu Quoc, along with his two owners.  The following is an interview from Jimmy's perspective that will offer those of you who are planning on bringing a pet to Phu Quoc some insight from both a local ... Read More

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INTRODUCING THE SPECTACULAR BELLAGIO SHANGHAI DESIGNED BY WATG AND WIMBERLY INTERIORS

by Rebecca Stokes @ WATG

Bellagio Opens First International Location in late Summer 2017

Resort Wellness: Beyond the Spa

by WATG Strategy @ WATG

In this complimentary paper, WATG Strategy has interviewed a cross-section of wellness operators and experts. By combining these market insights with our experience, we have assembled an overview of wellness trends and design characteristics.

The best new luxury hotels of 2017

by Rebecca Stokes @ WATG

Be the first to explore my selection of the best new luxury hotels, 60 in total, that opened their doors in 2017.

Anthony Mallows Appointed President + Chief Executive Officer of WATG

by Rebecca Stokes @ WATG

WATG, one of the world’s leading integrated architectural design firms, has announced the appointment of Anthony Mallows as President and Chief Executive Officer

Philippines tourism grows in 2017

by Don Ross @ TTR Weekly

CHIANG MAI, 22 January 2018: Philippines’s Department of Tourism officials confirmed the country attracted 6.8 million tourists in 2017, up 15% on the 2016 performance. A delegation of tourism officials and private sector executives is attending the ASEAN Tourism Forum this week in Chiang Mai confident that the country could register 8 million tourist arrivals […]

Discover: Kota Kinabalu

by @ Wikitravel

The Hall of Skulls at Monsopiad Cultural Village outside Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia features 42 skulls of enemies, all killed by the warrior-hero Monsopiad.

JC International flies to Singapore

by Don Ross @ TTR Weekly

PNOM PENH, 22 January 2018: JC International Airlines, a Cambodian airline owned by Chinese investors will start a daily service to Singapore, later this week, from its home-base Phnom Penh. Flight QD675 will depart Phnom Penh at 0915 and arrive in Singapore at 1215S. The return flights will depart Singapore at 1255 and arrive in […]

Seven Natural Beauty Brands From Vietnam

by Minh Nguyen @ Vietcetera

Vietnam’s cosmetic retail market rakes in US $1.78 billion per year and is expected to hit US $2.35 billion by the end of 2018. That’s one of the fastest compound annual growth rates on the planet. Currently, 90% of Vietnam’s cosmetic market share is dominated by multinationals including companies from South Korea, Europe, Japan, Thailand, […]

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The Great Architectural Bake-Off is coming to Singapore

by Rebecca Stokes @ WATG

Baking and architecture come together in this delicious competition at Archifest 2017

Japanese Investment in Vietnam Hit a Record High

by ANT Consulting Co. @ ANT Consulting

Travel Daily News, Asia Pacific Interview

by Rebecca Stokes @ WATG

Chiara Calufetti-Lim, Associate Vice President & Senior Project Designer, WATG Singapore, in collaboration with the WATG Global Strategy team, talked to TravelDailyNews Asia-Pacific about new technologies implemented in the architecture and design and thw evolving of conventional building methods.

Where have they gone? Vietnam's tourist numbers remain low as criticism mounts

Where have they gone? Vietnam's tourist numbers remain low as criticism mounts


Thanh Nien Daily

Industry insiders say Vietnam struggles to attract travelers while Thailand and Cambodia enjoy stable growth

2nd Workshop of ASEAN Advisory Group on the System National Accounts (AAGSNA)

by Juragan12 @ ASEANstats

Event Date & Place :  23 - 24 August 2016, Jakarta Highlight : EU COMPASS project supported the 2nd Workshop of ASEAN Advisory Group on the System National Accounts (AAGSNA) which was held in Jakarta during 19-20 April 2016. The AAGSNA falls under the purview of the ASEAN Community Statistical System (ACSS) Committee and is composed [...]

Anthony Mallows Appointed President & Chief Executive Officer At Wimberly Allison Tong & Goo (WATG)

by Rebecca Stokes @ WATG

WATG, one of the world's leading integrated architectural design firms, has announced the appointment of Anthony Mallows as President and Chief Executive Officer.

Discover: Fukuoka

by @ Wikitravel

A bullet train ride on the Hakata-Minami Line in Fukuoka, Japan costs just ¥290 (under US$3). Alas, the end-to-end trip lasts just ten minutes.

A Filipino Expat on Phu Quoc Island

by Huyen Pham @ Phu Quoc

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Study Visit to Eurostat for ASEAN Secretariat and Member States, Luxembourg, 14-18 November 2016

by Juragan12 @ ASEANstats

Following the success of the study visit to Eurostat organized in 2014 in Luxembourg, the EU-ASEAN COMPASS project facilitated a 2nd study visit to Eurostat during 14-18 November 2016 with participation from ASEAN the organization of the European statistical system and Eurostat. 9 participants senior managers of the ASEAN Member States Statistical Offices [...]

WIMBERLY INTERIORS REVEAL TIMELESS DESIGN FOR THREE NEW PRIVATE GRAND SUITES ON BOARD THE VENICE SIMPLON-ORIENT-EXPRESS

by Rebecca Stokes @ WATG

New Level of Luxury Accommodation on the Legendary Train, Launching in March 2018

Vietnam’s rush to develop risks damaging its natural attractions

Vietnam’s rush to develop risks damaging its natural attractions


the Guardian

New resorts, cable cars and casinos threaten unspoiled landscapes as tourism sector struggles to balance modernisation and development with conservation

Trends Shaping Vietnam Tourism in 2016 and Beyond - Vietcetera

Trends Shaping Vietnam Tourism in 2016 and Beyond - Vietcetera


Vietcetera

Here are five top travel and hospitality trends in 2016 that we're seeing in Vietnam. Keep reading if you want to jump on the bandwagon.

Vietnam: Love It or Hate It

Vietnam: Love It or Hate It


Alex In Wanderland

I can think of very few countries that inspire as passionately varied reactions from travelers as Vietnam does. Its fans wax poetic about the breathtaking landscape, the intriguing culture and the resilient population. Its detractors spew bitterly about the traffic, the crime, and most of all: the unfriendly people. I’m fascinated by this. What is it …

Discover: Japan

by @ Wikitravel

Good things come in threes — and in Japan, the list includes views, castles, gardens, mountains, hot springs and giant Buddha statues.

Singapore farewells WTA Finals

by e-NewsWire @ TTR Weekly

SINGAPORE, 22 January 2018: Singapore Tourism Board’s partnership in the hosting of the annual BNP Paribas WTA Finals is now in its fifth and final year. With the five-year contract for hosting the high profile tennis tournament ending this October, the Singapore Tourism Board and SportSG evaluated an extension, but decided not to pursue the option. […]

Siren song of an unassuming beauty

Siren song of an unassuming beauty


Traveller

Diverse, unspoilt and inexpensive, Vietnam is luring Australians — be they families, adventurers or cruisers — away from larger Asian destinations.

Study Visit on International Merchandise Trade Statistics (IMTS) to Malaysia

by Juragan12 @ ASEANstats

Event Date & Place:  27-29 September 2016, Malaysia Highlight: A Study Visit on IMTS has been hosted by DOS Malaysia and Royal Malaysian Customs Department with the support of COMPASS. Participants were Customs and National Statistical Officers from CLMV Countries and representatives of ASEANStats. The Study Visit has allowed to learn from an advanced ASEAN Member State [...]

Vietnam Tourism Arrivals up by 29% in Q1 of 2017 - Mekong Tourism

Vietnam Tourism Arrivals up by 29% in Q1 of 2017 - Mekong Tourism


Mekong Tourism

In the first quarter of 2017, Vietnam welcomed close to 4.3 million international tourists, representing an  increase of over 30% over the same period of last year while tourism revenues reached US$5.79 billion during the first quarter.  The rise of Vietnam tourism continues. According to the first data released for the month of April, total …

Chinese tourists help boost visitor numbers by 10%

by Ton @ Page Array – Mekong Tourism

As Cambodia enters peak tourist season, industry insiders say they expect foreign visitor numbers to continue to rise after a record-setting 2017, but exhort a need to keep up with infrastructure improvements and adapt to the needs of a now significantly Asia-centric visitor base. Cambodia welcomed a landmark 1 million Chinese tourists over the course […]

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Activists Demand International Law Regulating Development Projects on Mekong River

by Ton @ Page Array – Mekong Tourism

Thai People from Eight Mekong Provinces Networking group met in Chiang Rai’s Chiang Khong district yesterday, with participants concluding that the Mekong was under imminent threat of irreversible damage by proposed hydro-power dam projects on the main tributary in China, Laos and Cambodia. The discussion also highlighted that there were still no effective legal tools […]

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Thefts shame Manila airport

by AFP @ TTR Weekly

MANILA, 22 January 2018: Manila airport fired a major contractor and announced a raft of new security measures at the weekend after a spate of baggage thefts at the main Philippine gateway once derided as the world’s worst airport. President Rodrigo Duterte summoned airport authorities and the transport minister late last week and ordered them […]

Vietnam: number of outbound travelers 2021 | Statistic

Vietnam: number of outbound travelers 2021 | Statistic


Statista

This statistic shows the forecasted number of outbound travelers in Vietnam from 2013 to 2021. The number of outbound travelers from Vietnam was projected to reach approximately 7.5 million trips in 2021, up from an estimation of about 4.8 million in 2016.

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