Air travel dominates with cheap fares

September 28, 2017 by  
Filed under Travel Logs

BANGKOK, 28 September 2017: Thailand’s latest tourism statistics through to the end of August indicate that 85.2% of all visits are air arrivals, clocked in at immigration counters in airports, leaving just 13.6% to cross at overland borders and 1.2% to disembark at seaports.

Air travel dominates even for travel from neighbouring countries. Fares are cheap than ever before, while overland bus travel is considered risky and time consuming.

In August alone arrivals by air reached 2,670,430 as opposed to 425,634 by land and 37,347 by sea. Read more

Nha Trang hosts colourful festival

June 1, 2017 by  
Filed under Festivals, News, Vietnam

KHANH HOA, 1 June 2017: The 2017 Nha Trang Sea Festival will be held in the central province of Khanh Hoa, Vietnam, from 10 to 13 June, with 50 arts, cultural and sporting activities.

Themed ‘Extending the Circle of Friendship’, the event will include a street festival, lion and dragon dances, a fishing competition, and cooking contests.

Chefs from Nha Trang Tourism College will also attempt to make the largest ever seafood hotpot in Vietnam. Read more

Vietnam targets beach tourism

April 26, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Vietnam

HANOI, 26 April 2017: Vietnam National Administration of Tourism says the government’s 2020 master plan for tourism development aims to develop seven key tourism zones, of which five are sea-island related zones, reflecting the importance of marine, coastal  and island tourism.

Local media quoted VNAT deputy general director, Ngo Hoai Chung, saying sea and island tourism has drawn a large number of foreign and domestic investors, accounting for 70% of the sector’s total investment.

Beyond tourism revenue, sea and island tourism contributes to the country’s socio-economic development while consolidating national defense and security.  Read more