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Thailand wants to track you with a special tourist SIM card

A BOLD new rule for tourists looks set to be introduced in one of Australia’s favourite overseas playgrounds. Thailand’s telecommunications regulator has approved in principle a plan to make tourists use special SIM cards that… Read more »

THAILAND’S tourism minister says she will hold talks with relevant parties on providing insurance to foreign tourists visiting the Kingdom. Tourism Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul said this week that she will discuss the possibility with relevant… Read more »

Thailand’s tourism minister says holidaymakers come to the Asian nation for its “beautiful culture” and not its infamous sex industry. Thailand’s infamous sex industry is under fire, with the tourism minister pushing to rid the… Read more »

An increasing number of Chinese nationals visiting several destinations in central Vietnam are distorting the tourism environment while adding little to the local coffers, industry insiders say. The central city of Da Nang and the… Read more »

Angkor Wat tourists have new dress code

Tourists heading for Angkor Wat will have to watch what they wear from next month onwards, the Apsara Authority announced yesterday. In a bid to encourage visitors to respect the sanctity of the temples and… Read more »

The latest provincial tourism figures show efforts to establish Sihanoukville as a premiere beach destination may be paying off, with more tourists flocking to the coastal city than ever before. Tourist arrivals increased nearly 17… Read more »

The European Council on Tourism and Trade (ECTT) on Wednesday awarded the Kingdom the title of the world’s best tourism destination for 2016.   Cambodia outperformed some 30 contestants, including last year’s winner Ethiopia, an… Read more »

In a bid to increase visitor numbers, the government has agreed to issue three-year multiple-entry visas to Chinese, South Korean and Japanese tourists later this year, Tourism Minister Thong Khon said yesterday. The new three-year… Read more »

Travel writer shares why now is the perfect time to put this affordable Southeast Asian country on your travel agenda. After being wowed by the ancient pagodas across the plains of Bagan, Myanmar, I headed… Read more »

Dr. David Beirman a Senior Lecturer in Tourism, University of Technology, Sydney writes that Thailand has a struggle on its hands to maintain its reputation as a safe tourist destination,from civil unrest to terrorism and… Read more »

The country has grand plans, but not everyone is a winner. When Ieng Ty first stepped onto Otres beach in southern Cambodia, it was empty. He stood for a while, looking over translucent green waters… Read more »

Just four years ago, the white sand beach at Koh Rong Samloeun’s Saracen Bay was empty. Now workers can be seen scrambling over the frames of new bungalows along the shoreline, and speed boats arrive… Read more »

Cambodia’s Tourism Ministry has released a white paper for capitalizing on the rapid growth in Chinese inbound tourism, with the aim of drawing and catering to roughly 2 million Chinese tourists per year by 2020,… Read more »

The Kingdom’s night buses, especially those transporting customers from Siem Reap to Sihanoukville, have become a “huge” cause for concern among business-owners and tourism officials in the coastal city, they said.   Last year, multiple… Read more »

Travel agents in Laos are experiencing a slump in bookings in the wake of increased competition for air flights and accommodation from online booking sites. One tour agent in Vientiane who asked not to be… Read more »

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