Asia Tourism

  • Thailand breaks tourists’ arrival record with the arrival of 39 million international tourists

    Published on : Friday, February 28, 2020

    Thailand has broken its annual tourism record with the arrival of more than 39 million international tourists this year, up from about 38 million last year. The 39 millionth tourist was from Russia. The Tourism and Sports Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn …

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  • Vietnam tourism weathers effects of corona virus outbreak

    Published on : Friday, February 28, 2020

    Flying in Southeast Asia has now become a rather frightening experience! The sound of someone coughing or sneezing on a plane causes wide-eyed reactions from mask-wearing passengers.   Since the outbreak of the novel corona virus, masks are ubiquitous in airports, worn by just …

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  • Corona virus epidemic affects Indonesian tourism majorly

    Published on : Thursday, February 27, 2020

    Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Minister in Indonesia Luhut Pandjaitan said that the corona virus epidemic around the globe has affected Indonesian tourism, with estimated losses of around US$500 million.   Luhut said that the Indonesian government has created tourism …

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  • Governments in many Asian countries providing support for uplifting ailing tourism industry

    Published on : Thursday, February 27, 2020

    Originally called the Wuhan corona virus, it took just 87 days for the contagious disease to impact Asia’s tourism industry, forcing governments to implement financial lifelines.   Now called Covid-19, its origin goes back to 1 December 2019 with one …

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  • Tourism Malaysia Director-General have requested industry players to try experiential tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, February 25, 2020

    Players related to the tourism sector have been requested to try their hands on experiential tourism as it has the capacity to attract more tourists and generate long-term revenue for the country.   Tourism Malaysia Director-General, Datuk Musa Yusof explained …

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  • Mauritius tourism substantially less affected by corona virus scare

    Published on : Thursday, February 20, 2020

    As per figures released by Statistics Mauritius detailing inbound tourist arrivals in January this year, there is a solid increase in the number of travelers from almost all major markets when compared to January last year.   Marking a robust and positive start …

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  • Kyoto tourism gets affected significantly due to corona virus

    Published on : Wednesday, February 19, 2020

    Visitors to Kyoto have gone down, with sites like the Arashiyama bamboo forest totally devoid of people.   Japan’s ancient capital of Kyoto is one of Japan’s best-preserved areas, with 17 UNESCO world heritage sites attracting thousands of tourists to …

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  • Nepal aims to diversify tourism with the help of campaigns and festivals

    Published on : Tuesday, February 18, 2020

    Nestled in the lap of the Himalayas, for decades Nepal has been a great attraction for adventurers, thrill-seekers and mountain lovers, but the landlocked country aims to diversify its tourism with the help of campaigns and art festivals and rekindle …

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  • Southeast Asia is witnessing losses of billions of dollars from corona virus threat

    Published on : Tuesday, February 18, 2020

    With elephant parks unvisited, curios at markets unsold and tuk-tuks sitting idle, Southeast Asia is witnessing losses of billions of dollars due to a decline in Chinese tourism since the outbreak of corona virus.   From Luang Prabang in northern …

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  • Japan may face $1.29 billion in tourism revenue due to COVID-19 outbreak

    Published on : Monday, February 17, 2020

    According to an estimate by a U.N. agency, Japan could lose $1.29 billion in tourism revenue in the January-March period due to international flight restrictions stemming from the new coronavirus epidemic.  The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) attributed the estimate …

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  • Metropole Hanoi Vietnam awarded 5-Star rating

    Published on : Friday, February 14, 2020

    Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi has been awarded a Five-Star rating—the top level of recognition—from Forbes Travel Guide in the independent ratings agency’s assessment of luxury hotels, restaurants and spas in Vietnam.   “Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi is a supremely beautiful …

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  • Thailand tourism takes a hit due to coronavirus outbreak

    Published on : Friday, February 14, 2020

    Last year, out of almost 40 million tourists in Thailand some 11 million were Chinese.   However, this year, many tourist places are quite empty after China decided to suspend tours abroad on Jan 27 in the light of the …

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  • Thailand plans measures to boost consumption, tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, January 29, 2020

    Thai government plans to introduce additional measures next month to boost consumption and tourism, the finance minister, Mr Uttama Savanayana, said Tuesday, as it tries to shore up a faltering economy facing a sharp blow from the coronavirus in China. …

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  • East Nusa Tenggara develops mobile applications to promote tourism

    Published on : Friday, December 20, 2019

    East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) provincial administration has taken a resolution to boost the local tourism industry as it is now in the process of developing digital platforms aiming to bolster efforts to promote tourism.  In cooperation with the Institute of …

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  • The Reverie Saigon attracts its guests with hidden culinary experiences

    Published on : Friday, December 20, 2019

    The Reverie Saigon is spicing up its bespoke foodie offerings with the launch of guided excursions designed to help travellers navigate Ho Chi Minh City’s multi-layered food scene – peeling the richness of every layer over the course of a …

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  • Maldives launched online tourism campaign

    Published on : Thursday, December 19, 2019

    Maldives Marketing & Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) has launched a six-month online campaign with TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel platform.   The campaign consists of an inspiring and influential digital TripAdvisor profile for the Maldives and will further promote the …

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  • Phuket tourism: Soaring baht blows tourism industry

    Published on : Monday, December 16, 2019

    The economy of Thai Island, Phuket is entering a period of recession. Despite a 4% rise in visitor numbers this year, revenue from tourism is falling, according to research conducted by Prince of Songkla University’s Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism. …

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  • Malaysian hotel allures its guests with traditional Borneo ethnic cultural experiences

    Published on : Friday, December 6, 2019

    Located at Kuala Penyu Beach, the premium all-inclusive Club Med resort will offer a pristine paradise, with proximity to famous landmarks in the vicinity such as Mount Kinabalu, the Menumbok Forest Reserve, and Pulau Tiga.     The resort, just …

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  • Maldives welcomed 1.5 million tourists this year

    Published on : Thursday, December 5, 2019

    On November 24, the Maldives welcomed in its 1.5 millionth tourist at Velana International Airport.   This new milestone in tourism came 38 days ahead of estimations according to the Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC).   The arrival …

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  • Sri Lanka: Over 1.6 million tourist arrivals reported till November end

    Published on : Thursday, December 5, 2019

    The tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka hit the 1.6 million mark in November with the arrival of over 175,000 tourists to the country by the end of the month, statistics from the Sri Lanka Tourism Ministry showed on Thursday.   …

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