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Thailand warned to improve tourism skills

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Thailand, currently number 2 as per annual visitors in Southeast Asia behind Malaysia and ahead of Singapore, cannot rest on its laurels for being...
Philippine tourism numbers up 11%

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Tourist arrivals in the Philippines reached 2.8 million in the first half of 2013, up 11 per cent from the same period in 2012,...
Land of smiles cracks down on laughing gas abuse

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Take a stroll down the neon-lit street of Khao San Road, where for only 130 baht ($4) a pop you can purchase a balloon...
Cambodia named 2nd best value-for-money destination

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Travel guide publisher Lonely Planet has given yet another boost to Cambodian tour companies as it listed Cambodia as "second best-value travel destinations for...
Laos to update tourism laws

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The Lao PDR government is overhauling its tourism laws with the aim of improving safety and protecting historical and cultural artefacts. The law has not...
Malaysia in tourism infight with Singapore, Thailand over crime

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A storm of indignation broke out in Malaysia after newspaper comments in neighbouring countries started questioning the general safety for residents and tourists in...
The ups and downs of Brunei tourism

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Many a thoughts have been given as to how Brunei can attract more tourists to its small territory, which with no doubt boasts attractive...
Malaysia drops in tourism ranking

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Malaysia fell one rank in the World Tourism Organisation (WTO)'s annual tourism barometer that determines the most visited countries worldwide. The ranking for 2012 shows...
Thailand’s new tourism campaigns target niche groups (video)video

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Thai tourism promotion bodies have launched several campaigns addressing niche groups of travelers to spend their holidays in the kingdom. The campaigns are targeting...
Infographic: The best places to travel alone for men

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Guys travel for many interesting reasons like: To watch the monuments or natural wonders To have a feel of the cultural spirit of that region To taste...
Mud madness: Getting dirty in South Korea

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Every year, the little town of Boryeong, some 200 kilometers  southwest of Seoul, South Korea, becomes a tourist hot spot. Attracting about 2 to 3...
Birds of Paradise in Indonesia

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The islands of Indonesia are famous for bird watching tours. There are 372 recorded species and many of them are unlike birds anywhere else...
Singapore helps drive strong Asian hotel investments

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But is this matched by quality? According to a Jones Lang LaSalle sponsored index, hotel investments in Asia Pacific are no longer the high risk...
Travel: Koh Lanta – Thailand’s hidden treasure

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Thailand is well-worn territory for international travelers. From the bustling hive of Bangkok to the crystal beaches of Phuket, it’s all been done before....
Tagaytay: Reaching the Philippines’ boiling point

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“Balance, balance,” coached the jockey, all the while yelping her own coded commands at my sturdy blonde-haired mare. Somehow, until this day, I would...
Thailand expects 28 million tourists in 2014

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The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) forecast foreign arrivals to the country to hit 28 million by 2014, a 7 per cent jump from...
Ecotourism in Laos: A thriving industry

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The small landlocked ASEAN nation of Laos is increasingly becoming popular with travellers. International arrivals in Laos soared 22 per cent in 2012, hitting...
Vietnam tourism industry in need for a push

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Vietnam's tourism numbers are hovering around 6 million per year as compared to Thailand and Malaysia with 22 million and 24 million respectively, and...