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Airports fare well in ICAO audit, official says

An inspection of Cambodia’s airports last week by a visiting delegation from the UN’s International Civil Aviation Organization turned up only minor issues, all of which are easily correctable, a senior aviation official said on October 31. Sinn Chanserey Vutha, spokesman for the State Secretariat ...

Tourism gears for China rising

Cambodia is working to develop more facilities for Chinese tourists, including an accreditation system for tourism establishments, as part of its “China-Ready” strategy announced in May. Tourism Ministry spokesman Tith Chantha said on October 20 that Chinese tourists present a huge opportunity for Cambodia’s tourism industry ...

President urges LuangPrabang to make full use of potential

President Bounnhang Vorachit has instructed Luang Prabang authorities to make full use of the province’s tourism and agriculture potential to drive development and improve local livelihoods. The president gave the advice at his first stop on a visit to the northern provinces of Luang Prabang and ...

Airports nationwide see volume growth

Passenger traffic through Thailand’s six major airports continues to show robust growth, leaping 12.3% to almost 112 million in the fiscal year to September. The figures reflect the country’s vibrant aviation industry, fuelled by flourishing tourism, growing economic activity and Thailand’s importance as an air ...

Thai hospitality industry offers advice as Myanmar hotels eye boost in standards

A joint seminar on hospitality management development will be held on October 22, in a cooperative effort between the Myanmar Hotelier Association and Thai industry figures. The conference is to be held by Krung Thai Bank at Taw Win Garden Hotel, Hotelier Association joint secretary ...

ASEAN officials discuss way forward for greater connectivity

ASEAN dialogue partners and delegates gathered in Vientiane on October 18 to discuss ways to put the Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity 2025 into action. In particular, they considered more effective coordination between sectors, among nations and within the region. Gathering at the 3/2016 ASEAN Connectivity Coordinating Committee ...

Tourism sector ‘needs 200K new workers’

A Ministry of Tourism official announced on October 11 that the country would need an additional 200,000 trained tourism professionals if it was to fulfil its target of receiving 7 million international tourists a year by 2020. Try Chhiv, deputy director-general of the Ministry of Tourism, 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 ...

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