SIEM REAP, 24 March 2017: Cambodia’s Ministry of Tourism has urged tourism operators and related businesses to maintain prices during major festivals.
According to a Khmer Times report Tourism Minister, Thong Khon, threatened to suspend licenses of business owners if they failed to display the correct prices for goods and services over the Khmer New Year, especially during the mid-April Angkor Sankranta celebrations in Siem Reap.
Khmer New Year is celebrated at the same time as Songkran in Thailand that starts on Thursday 13 April. Easter is also celebrated worldwide during the same week. Read more
BANGKOK, 24 March 2017: Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau launched, Wednesday, its Thailand CONNECT Welcome Package versioin III promotion that offers a discount of up to 20% for travellers who visit the country this year.
Speaking at the launch ceremony, TCEB’s Administration and Strategic Support vice president Chirut Isarangkun Na Ayuthaya said the bureau joined hands with King Power and Airports of Thailand, two of its core partners, to offer packages to visitors attending events in Thailand.
The package is bundled with TCEB’s offers to event organisers. The event secretariat distributes discount cards to delegates and on presentation to shops, restaurants or service providers it identifies the holder as being eligible for a discount. Read more
BAGAN, 24 March 2017: Bagan Tourism Development and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) are working on a new tourist map of Bagan.
Myanmar Times media quoted Bagan Tourism Development assistant project manager, Daw Yu Yu Lin, saying the map would make it easier for visitors to explore the heritage destinations.
“The guide map will also highlight some not-so-well-known pagodas where visitors can enjoy the beautiful scenery and history of Bagan.” Read more
BANGKOK, 24 March 2017: Airports of Thailand reported strong increases in both aircraft movements and passenger traffic at the six airports under its management during February this year.
AoT reported, on Tuesday, that all of its supervised airports served 11,177,269 passengers, up 4.59% from 10,686,642 when compared with the same month in 2016.
Overall, aircraft movements also increased by 2.96% from 64,624 to 66,535. Read more
BANGKOK, 23 March 2017: Kasikorn Research Centre says the ongoing ICAO and FAA process of recertification of Thailand’s aviation industry will strengthen the country’s ambitions to regain its status as a top regional hub.
It noted that the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) has now issued its first Air Operations Certificate (AOC) under an ongoing recertification programme, 27 February.
Bangkok Airways was the first recipient as part of CAAT’s recertification programme, in partnership with CAA International (CAAi), which is part of the International Directorate of the UK Civil Aviation Authority (UK CAA). Read more
BANGKOK, 23 March 2017: Qatar Airways is offering promotional fares for travel on selected routes until the end of June this year.
The promotion starts with a roundtrip fare, inclusive of taxes, fees and surcharges, ex-Bangkok at THB5,985 to Hanoi in economy class.
Fares to the Middle East sells THB21,665 to Dubai and THB33,300 Doha. Read more
THUA THIEN-HUE, 23 March 2017: Thua Thien-Hue authorities are urging local airlines to add services linking the world heritage city with Bangkok in Thailand.
Local media reported representatives from travel agencies supported the proposal at a meeting with Jetstar held late last week.
The airline agreed that in the immediate future it would offer two flights weekly, a major increase from the two token flights a month that the airline offers at present. Read more
PHNOM PENH, 23 March 2017: Cambodia’s tourist arrivals improved 14.2% in January this year, according to the Statistics and Tourist Information Department.
Released by the Ministry of Tourism, Tuesday, the data showed the country welcomed 532,206 international travellers in January compared to 466,086 during the same month last year.
China led the supply markets with 80,407 visits up 20.4% from 66,764 visits during the same month in 2016. Read more
BANGKOK, 22 March 2017: Nok Air launches “Summer Holidays” promotion for travell to selected domestic and international destinations from late this month until the end of November this year.
Bookings must be finalised by 31 March.
The promotion starts with a one-way fare, inclusive of taxes and fees, ex-Bangkok, at THB835 to Phitsanulok, Chiang Rai, Udon Thani, Ubon Ratchathani, Khon Kaen, Nakhon Phanom, Loei, Trang, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Krabi and Surat Thani. Read more
HANOI, 22 March 2017: Vietnam’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has issued a code of conduct for tourists and tour operators.
Tuoi Tre News reported the etiquette guidebook consists of two chapters with 12 articles, aimed at showing travel agents how to be service minded and travellers how to behave.
Vietnam National Administration of Tourism chief, Nguyen Van Tuan, was quoted saying the guidebook will help to build a better image of the nation’s tourists, amid complaints by foreigners. Read more