Figures published by the Ministry of Tourism for Cambodian tourism up to November 2015 make optimistic reading. Overall visitor numbers are just over 8 percent up for the same period in 2015, with around million tourists having entered the country by the end of Nov. 2015.
Despite being a sleepy riverside town, there’s plenty to keep visitors entertained in southern Cambodian Kampot. By Marissa Carruthers
With tourism numbers to Cambodia increasing year-on-year, more investors are looking to capitalise on the country’s huge potential for growth. Words by Kate Burbidge.
In September 2015 a rare baby Irrawaddy River Dolphin was spotted in a protected area of the river between Mandalay and Kyaukmyaug. This sighting precipitated the Myanmar Wildlife Conservation Society’s annual survey of the Irrawaddy River dolphin beginning on February 5. The sighting of the new baby dolphin is important in the light of the…
Tourist arrivals in Myanmar reached 4.68 million in 2015, according to figures from the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism. This is within the range of its previous prediction of between 4.5 to 5 million tourists. Numbers have been steadily increasing from 800,000 in 2011 to 3.08 million in 2014, according to official statistics.
At the recent ASEAN Tourism Forum ministers announce significant inroads in promoting the region as a single tourist destination. Reports Mark Bibby Jackson.
Following the first major terrorist attack in Indonesia since 2009, the tourism industry reflects on what will be the long-term impact of the assault on the industry. By Kate Burbidge and Mark Bibby Jackson.
Buyers, sellers and media get ready for ASEAN’s major tourism event. Words by Mark Bibby Jackson.
As a city steeped in history, Hanoi combines old with new to present a vibrant, modern-day hub with an abundance of hidden gems. By Marissa Carruthers
“If tourism growth is to be sustainable, we need more coordination between local authorities, business and communities, and increased local participation.” This was the conclusion of a multi-stakeholder workshop on Responsible Tourism and Human Rights in Myanmar held in the capital Naypyidaw from September 30 to October 2. Hosted by the Myanmar Centre for Responsible…