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Laos expects tourism boom

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About 3.9 million foreign tourists are expected to arrive in Laos in 2014 according to new forecasts and modeling, an official in the sector...
Saudi developer invests $100m in Maldives

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A Riyadh-based real estate investment and development firm on February 25 announced its plans to develop a tourist property worth $100 million, which promises...
Thai AirAsia X launch postponed amid unrest

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The launch of long-haul budget carrier Thai AirAsia X has been delayed due to falling travel demand amid anti-government protests in Thailand. No new...
Cambodian airports plan to double capacity

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Expansion plans will double passenger capacity at Phnom Penh and Siem Reap airports in Cambodia, according to a local aviation official. The project will...
Tourism numbers in Laos up 13% in 2013

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Laos’ Ministry of Tourism and Sports’ Tourism Development Department reported last week that international arrivals to the country had soared 13 per cent to...
AirAsia chiefs slams new Brunei carrier

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Tony Fernandes, the CEO of Asia's biggest budget carrier, has warned Brunei's new low-cost airline Darussalam Air not to have "a monopolistic mindset" once...
Malaysia, Singapore best halal tourism destinations

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Singapore-based halal tourism agency Crescentrating has released its 2014 Ranking of Halal Friendly Holiday Destinations on 60 global destinations. The Muslim travel market segment...
Thai tourism numbers stagnating

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International tourist arrivals to Thailand posted a razor-thin growth of 0.06 per cent in January 2014, according to the latest data from the Ministry...
Vietnam mulls legalising casinos

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The Vietnam government and the country's top tycoons are exploring ways to profit from legalising domestic casinos in a push to create jobs and...
Singapore tops foreign investors in Myanmar

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Singaporean has emerged as the largest foreign investor in Myanmar as companies from the city state have been expanding their investments in sectors such...
Philippines welcomed 4.68m foreigners in 2013

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Nearly 4.7 million foreigners visited the Philippines in 2013, according to a statement by the country's Department of Tourism (DOT) on February 13. The...
Laos exceeds tourism targets for 2013

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Laos welcomed a record 3.77 million tourists in 2013, exceeding its own tourism target for the year of 3.4 million, the Ministry of Information,...
Visa procedures deter up to 10 million ASEAN visitors

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A new report published by the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) and the World Travel & Tourism Council shows that improving visa processes in ASEAN...
New private airline takes off in Myanmar

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A new private airline in Myanmar, called Mann Yatanarpon, airline will start flying to local destinations across the country on February 27, according to...
Pattaya tourism down 80% as Thai protests continue

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Pattaya tourist levels have dropped 80 per cent from last year as political protests in Bangkok scare away the world’s visitors, the Pattaya Mail...
Bangkok hotels, restaurants cut staff by up to 20%

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The ongoing political turmoil in Bangkok and the drop in tourism numbers has forced hotel operators and restaurants to cut staff by up to...
Number of hotels in Myanmar increasing

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The number of star-rated hotels, motels and guesthouses in Myanmar has reached 923 by the end of 2013, with more than 300 guesthouses in...
Japan cancels all Thailand tours

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The emergency decree imposed over Bangkok and the ongoing anti-government protests in Thailand's capital have led to cancellations of all Japanese tours to Thailand,...