Population and censuses

Provincial profiles

Winter is coming: Nakhon Phanom residents thrill to the Mekong chill

Residents in downtown Nakhon Phanom are pulling on their winter clothes and flocking to riverside parks to enjoy an unseasonal cold snap. Temperatures beside the Mekong River in the northeastern province have plunged to a chilling 15 degrees Celsius, drawing out large numbers of local ...

Asia Pacific forum highlights smart tourism

The arrival of the internet of things (IoT) and inter-connectivity of devices has already substantially changed tourism and led to the development of smart tourism, experts have said. 8th Tourism Promotion Organisation for Asia Pacific Cities (TPO) Forum opened on June 21 in HCM City. Keep reading ...

Creation of database system for calculation of greenhouse gas account

The National Committee on Climate Change has approved the creation of a database system for the calculation of the greenhouse gas output, to be known as Thailand’s big data system.  Keep reading ...

NNT Reporter

Shifting realities offer Thai tourism new opportunities

“Shifting Realities – New Opportunities” is one of 12 key topics for discussion at the 2017 WTTC (World Travel and Tourism Council) Global Summit, which will take place in Bangkok for two days beginning tomorrow. Hosted by the Tourism Authority of Thailand, the summit is ...

Foreign tourist arrivals drop by 10 percent in 2016

The number of foreign tourists visiting Laos dropped for the first time in 2016 after several successive years of visitor growth, newly compiled statistics suggest. Laos registered average annual growth in foreign tourist arrivals of 10.7 percent on average over the past five years. But ...

Oudomxay eyes development of tourist sites

About 100 tourist sites in Oudomxay province await development so that visitors can fully enjoy them in comfort. The Oudomxay Tourism Office says there are 106 officially designated tourist sites in the province. An official at the office, Mr Van Mingboupha, told Vientiane Times on ...

New domestic tourism tax breaks okayed

The cabinet gave the nod on November 29 to the reinstatement of tourism stimulus measures including a 15,000-baht tax break on domestic tour packages and hotel accommodation for individual taxpayers. The measures are intended to entice people to spend the long public holiday at home ...

Trend of disruptive technologies to affect daily lives increasingly

Business needs to adapt to confront and catch up to the coming disruptive technologies and innovation, which will have a drastic effect on people’s daily lives, a seminar heard on November 16. Bala Chakravarthy, professor of strategy leadership and execution at IMD Southeast Asia, said ...

University needs to raise standards: PM

The National University of Laos should set its sights on national development, especially in terms of the quality of the graduates it is producing, as they are fundamental to the nation’s progress. The university is only in the initial stages of its success. There is still ...

New guidelines on impact assessments almost ready

Civil society groups are getting closer to unveiling a new set of guidelines that will change how the impact of big development projects is assessed across the Mekong region, NGOs said on November 1, following the end of a two-month public consultation period. Activists, however, ...

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