BANGKOK, 20 April 2018: Thailand’s tourist arrivals surpassed 3.4 million visits in March, an improvement of 16.27% year-on-year. In its monthly update, released 19 April, the Ministry of Tourism and Sports confirmed the month closed with 3,497,260 visits. Earnings for March...
GENEVA, 20 April 2018: Fifteen people were injured Wednesday when a coach carrying tourists from Sri Lanka crashed with a two trucks on a Swiss highway, police and media said. A tourist coach carrying 40 passengers collided with two trucks...
BEIJING, 19 April 2018: China unveiled plans Wednesday to permit visa-free travel to its southern island of Hainan, as Beijing pushes international tourism to the tropical destination. The new policy will start in May and allow travellers from 59 countries...

Boracay braces for blackout

MANILA, 18 April 2018: The Philippines is set to deploy hundreds of riot police to top holiday island Boracay to keep travellers out and head off potential protests ahead of its six-month closure to tourists, the government said Tuesday. President...
SAMUI ISLAND, 15 April 2018: Samui is attracting the attention of investors interested in building the island’s first marina, according to a report by Asia Pacific Superyachts. Once a backpackers’ haven, Samui has succeeded in attracting international five-star brands,  a...
PHNOM PENH, 17 April 2018; Cambodia took an important step forward with its public transport last week with new ferry and rail links. The Airport rail link gained the most publicity in local media as the service embarked on its...
BANGKOK, 11 April 2018: Songkran Festival, which takes place nationwide in Thailand, 12 to 16 April, is an event where boisterous fun and ancient traditions go hand-in-hand. For tourists, the event offers a chance to enjoy a huge celebration where...
SINGAPORE, 10 April 2018: WebBeds Asia-Pacific, a regional B2B travel distributor, has embarked on a series of road shows to promote Switzerland Tourism in key Asian outbound travel markets. The initiative follows on from a partnership deal between WebBeds and...

What the pho is that?

HANOI, 10 April 2018: With his daring pho cocktail inspired by Vietnam's signature beef noodle soup, Hanoi's leading hipster bartender Pham Tien Tiep is hoping to elevate the drinking scene in a city better known for its raucous outdoor...
BANGKOK, 9 April 2018: Two of Asia’s popular island resorts, Boracay in the Philippines and Maya Bay, Phi Phi Island, Thailand, will close as governments act to resolve runaway pollution. Boracay Island closes to tourism for six months from 26...