ATTAPEU, 3 March 2015: Construction of the Attapeu International Airport is now 90% complete and is expected to open for the first flight soon. According to an earlier report the airport was supposed to be ready for flights by May. Lao News...
CHIANG MAI, 3 March 2015: Chiang Mai International Airport will expand to increase its capacity to accommodate a boom in passenger traffic. Airports of Thailand’s Regional Airports’ senior executive vice president, Samai Chantorn, said the company has a plan to expand...
VIENTIANE, 2 March 2015: A new shopping centre in Vientiane will  officially open, 28 March, sporting a hotel,  long-stay residences and entertainment such as cinemas. Lao News Agency quoted the Krittaphong Group director, Oulathay Santikhongkha, as saying that construction of...
BANGKOK, 2 March 2015: Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau launches the Thailand’s MICE United II programme to boost international visitors and revenue this year. Speaking at the campaign’s launch, last Friday, TCEB president Nopparat Maythaveekulchai said the campaign is based...
BAGAN, 2 March 2015: Myanmar’s Department of Archaeology, National Museum and Library has called on the public to pitch in and help to preserve hand-painted murals in temples near  Bagan. The department’s deputy general director, Thein Lwin, told Irrawaddy media that the...
BANGKOK, 27 February 2015: Airports of Thailand reports its January data showing increases in both aircraft movements and passengers at six airports under its management. AoT released its latest data, Thursday, revealing an improvement of 17.67% at its six airports....
YANGON, 27 February 2015: Myanmar’s Centre for Responsible Business says some of Myanmar’s flagship sites such as Bagan, Inle and Kyaikhtiyo are already under environmental and social pressure from the negative impacts of tourism. The Myanmar Times quoted the centre’s survey that...
BANGKOK, 27 February 2015: Centara Beach Resort & Spa Phu Quoc is the latest Vietnamese property acquired by Centara Hotels & Resorts after a management contract was signed with the owners, Binh Le Xuan Ltd. Companies and Commercial Services. The...
BANGKOK, 27 February 2015: Minor Hotel Group announced, Wednesday a partnership with Dubai Properties (DP) to develop a new Anantara due to open in Dubai in early 2018. Anantara Dubai Creek Hotel will be located in Culture Village, a new...

UNWTO events at ITB

MADRID, 27 February 2015: UNWTO is lining up a series of meetings and events linked to ITB Berlin 4 to 8 March. They include: UNWTO secretary-general, Taleb Rifai, will deliver the keynote speech at the ITB opening ceremony. ITB Berlin  (3 March,...