Quality list aids travel

August 7, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 7 August 2017: Thailand’s Department of Tourism reports 673 establishments in 2016 passed evaluation and were accredited under the Thailand Tourism Standard scheme.

Released last week on the department’s website, the list identified establishments that had achieved the standard in the categories of accommodation, services, activities, attractions, tour business and tour guiding.

The scheme’s list, written in Thai, was introduced to raise standards and upgrade the country’s tourism businesses. It is geared to assisting domestic tourists to identify quality services, while building their travel confidence. Read more

Cambodia targets 5.4 m tourists

March 3, 2017 by  
Filed under Cambodia, News

PHNOM PENH, 2 March 2017: Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen projects the country could welcome as many as 5.4 million international tourists this year.

Agence Kampuchea Presses quoted the PM saying Cambodia saying he was confidence the country could attract up to 5.4 million foreign arrivals in 2017. He called it a positive target that is achievable as long as the country remains stable.

Visits could reach 7 million by 2020, earning an estimated revenue of around USD5 billion and generating some 1 million direct jobs. Read more