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Up to 800,000 foreign tourists are expected to visit the country in the next two weeks, but total annual arrivals are likely to miss the 30 million target predicted by the private sector.The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) on Sunday celebrated the 28 million visitors through Suvarnabhumi International Airport this year.The agency expects a total visitor number of 28.8 million this year, slightly higher than the original projection of 28-28.5 million.Juthaporn Rerngronasa, deputy governor for international marketing for Europe, Africa,

Phnom Penh: Cambodia on Friday decreed that visitors should not wear revealing clothes or smoke at the famed Angkor Wat temple, which was originally built as a Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Vishnu.A “code of conduct” for tourists visiting the world’s largest religious monument, in Siem Reap province, was released by the Apsara National Authority, which manages the ancient site, Xinhua news agency reported.Visitors have been told not to wear revealing clothes, not to smoke, not to give money and candy

The administration of the northern province of Quang Ninh has decided to cease all ship operations from an old, deteriorated wharf starting New Year Day.Ships bringing tourists to explore the world-famed Ha Long Bay in Quang Ninh will no longer dock at the old Bai Chay tourist wharf from January 1, 2016 onwards, the provincial administration has announced.The decision is included in the province’s zoning plan to develop local waterways, including regulations on wharf activities meant to take tourists to

PHNOM PENH, 21 December 2015: Cambodia has purchased new aviation software that will allow it to better manage flight operations in and out of airports. Khmer Times reported the purchase was made with a grant from the Japanese International Cooperation Agency.A government official said the satellite technology would increase confidence in the safety at Cambodian airports.The software enables an improved guidance system and strengthens the capacity to manage air traffic via satellites that are used to guide aircraft and manage air

The People’s Committee of the central province of Thua Thien-Hue has issued a decision stipulating several preferential policies to support the opening of new air routes to Phu Bai international airport in Hue City.Specifically, the province will cover the cost of the introduction of the new routes as well as tourism programmers related to them on radio, television, internet, newspapers and mobile phones.It will offer a 50-percent discount on tickets to holiday to Vietnam for tourist sites managed by the Hue Monuments

Northern Hai Phong city has recently recognized two routes and six destinations as local notable tourist attractions, which will receive priority in investment to develop relevant tourism products and services.The two routes include a countryside journey through Kien An, An Lao, Tien Lang and Vinh Bao districts, which goes through a series of historical and scenic sites, such as Hang Kenh communal house, Thien Van hill, Thang Phuc pagoda, and Tien Lang thermal spring.The other route connects Hai Phong and

Vietnam, which is fast-emerging and a major tourist destination in Asia and perhaps the world, is focusing on India as a potential market to attract visitors to its scenic locations, culture and the treasure trove of war-time history.“In 2008, nearly 4 million tourists visited Vietnam while in 2014 and just within six years the number had reached 8 million,” Vietnam National Administration of Tourism Chairman Nguyen Van Tuan told a delegation of Indian journalists.Recently there has been an increase in the

Vietnamese authorities will consider exempting visa requirement for certain foreign tourists who travel on Vietnam vacation package , an official has said.Nguyen Van Tuan, director of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT), said in a meeting in Ho Chi Minh City on Friday that a plan is being drafted by relevant ministries and agencies, the Saigon Times Online reported.The plan will be submitted to the government for approval soon, he said.It was not revealed which passport holders and which travel companies will enjoy the visa

HCM City has asked for the government’s permission to establish the tourist police agency to effectively handle issues related to security and safety of tourists, particularly foreign tourists.  Deputy Director of the HCM City Tourism Department La Quoc Khanh said, more and more foreign tourists have come to HCM City as part of their holiday to Vietnam in recent years. Along with it, security for visitors has become the most worrying issue.Last year the HCM City Department of Tourism received diplomatic notes from

Bangkok Airways will launch its new route between the central city of Da Nang and Bangkok from May 25, the Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited told Bizhub.vn in an email on March 8. It said the first flight will take off from Bangkok at 11 am on May 25 and land at Da Nang International Airport around 12.35pm. The return flight will leave from Da Nang at 13.35pm and arrive in Bangkok at 15.15pm. As scheduled, the flight will be operated on Monday,