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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...
Rainforest Music Festival to kick off in Sarawak

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The annual Rainforest World Music Festival, set in the jungles of Sarawak, Malaysia, is set for a three-day weekend of music and dance from...
ADB funds Myanmar-India highway

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Myanmar, in cooperation with the Asian Development Bank (ADB), will build a new highway linking the northeastern part of India with Myanmar. The ADB has...
Philippine tourism upbeat despite Taiwan

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Tourist arrivals in the Philippines rose 10.6 per cent during the first four months of the year, with officials maintaining the 5.5-million target in...
Bangkok beats London as travel hotspot

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Thailand's capital Bangkok has been declared this year's global travel hotspot by Mastercard's Global Destination Cities Index 2013, the credit card firm announced on...
Yangon visitor arrivals soar 44%

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Myanmar’s commercial capital Yangon witnessed a 44 per cent rise in foreign arrivals during the first four months of 2013, according to official data....
Tourists evermore in love with Thailand

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International tourist arrivals to Thailand posted a growth of 19.04 per cent from January to April 2o13, the Thai Ministry of Tourism and Sports...
Boracay to lose $55.3m on sanctions

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Hotels and resorts on the Philippine tourist hotspot of Boracay Island have reported a wave of cancellations related to recent sanctions imposed by Taiwan...
Mandalay gets 20 new hotels

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Twenty hotels providing over 1,400 rooms will be built in Mandalay, the top tourism destination in central Myanmar,  to meet growing demand for hotel...
Asia hotels in investor spotlight

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Hotel receipts nearly tripled in Asia the first quarter of 2013, supported by a tourism boom in the emerging countries of Southeast Asia’s Mekong...
Tourism masterplan to help boost Brunei’s GDP

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Brunei has now embarked on the roll-out of a major tourism masterplan that aims to boost tourism numbers in the Sultanate to a level which would help the industry contribute to a larger extent to the country's GDP..
Tourism through the eyes of Sarawak’s ‘big village’

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Kuching is a big village, a kampung besar. This is a perspective from an outsider after spending two weeks in Sarawak’s capital, a remote outpost of Borneo that is somewhat more a town than a city.
Looking East: Healthcare investments to consider

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The global boom in medical tourism opens many avenues for Middle East investors in healthcare, pharmaceutical supply and related services. In Southeast Asia, the Philippines is the next candidate.
Thailand seeks more tourism investors

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Facing a surge in visitor numbers, Thailand is now starting to promote investment into additional leisure activities that support conventional beach and entertainment holidays...
Philippine tourism most improved

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The Philippine tourism industry has been named 'the most improved' in the Asia-Pacific region, according the World Economic Forum’s Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report...
Philippine tourism to create 3.6m jobs

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The Philippine tourism industry is readied to become the muscle behind the country’s job generation machine, employing 7.4 million people by 2016, up from...
Japan firm to build 100 hotels in Vietnam

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Japanese hotel chain Toyoko Inn has said it will build 100 hotels in Vietnam over the coming years in an aim to capitalise on...
Vietnam to invest massively in tourism

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The Vietnam government has said it will allocate no less than $94.2 billion in funds sourced from state resources and private investment to upgrade...