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 ...

Nok Air spreads wings with debut in China

Nok Air has solidified its intentions to extend its footprint into China with the planned debut of scheduled flights to Kunming and Guangzhou. China will drive the SET-listed budget airline’s accelerated international network expansion, expected to provide an impetus for future growth. While the airline ...

Vietnam has one of the least powerful passports in Southeast Asia

  Faring poorly on an international passport index, Vietnam possesses one of the least powerful passports in the region. Ranking 74th on the World Economic Forum’s Passport Index, Vietnam, together with Cambodia, possesses one of the least powerful passports in Southeast Asia. Citizens from the two countries can visit ...

Passenger train to resume operations on April 9

After a 14-year wait, scheduled passenger train services between Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville will resume on 9 April, according to a statement issued by Royal Railways on 14 March. Keep reading ...

Thais still motivated to travel

Thai sentiment for travel remains upbeat and many are willing to spend more on their trips despite the poor economic conditions and escalating concerns about deflation. Keep reading ...

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