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Lunar New Year Brings Call from CropLife Asia to “Think of and Thank our Farmer Heroes”

February 10, 2021 Visit ASEAN No Comments

With people in Asia and around the world set to celebrate Lunar New Year, CropLife Asia called for greater appreciation of regional growers and their critical contributions to food production – helping ensure food security across Asia and making available many of the ingredients to dishes enjoyed during this festive time of year. … Continue Reading

Engaged in Green: Crowne Plaza Vientiane

February 9, 2021 Visit ASEAN No Comments

How does IHG implement its strict Green Engage global guidelines in Laos? “It’s hard work to get to where we want to go,” said Crowne Plaza Vientiane General Manager Patria Puyat, “but it can be done.”

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VPN interest surges in response to Myanmar social media blocking

February 8, 2021 Visit ASEAN No Comments

Internet providers in Myanmar blocked access to Facebook Inc-owned services in the country on Thursday, resulting in increased VPN software downloads. … Continue Reading

“Sustainable Tourism Laos: Showcase” to Soft-Launch Next Week

February 6, 2021 Visit ASEAN No Comments

WeAreLao announced it will soft-launch its “Sustainable Tourism Laos: Showcase” campaign on 8 February, to globally promote Lao businesses, and the destination, as safe and sustainable, and continually keep Laos on the worldwide tourism radar screen during the pandemic. … Continue Reading

Luang Prabang Hotels: The Tough Keep Going

January 30, 2021 Visit ASEAN No Comments

An early January survey of 116 Luang Prabang hotels shows more than 25% remain open. Many suggest the domestic tourism market in the country of 7 million stands at just 150,000 people. Yet, Luang Prabang’s hotel open rate is an achievement considering the country remains closed to foreign tourists. … Continue Reading

Luang Prabang Hotels Battle Covid Lockdown

January 25, 2021 Visit ASEAN No Comments

Last week, Lao Derm COO and WeAreLao MD John Williams conducted a survey of 116 hotels in Luang Prabang to discover if they were open or closed. He passed the results to me yesterday, an hour after I wrote Don’t “Delete” Skift’s 2021 Tourism Trends. Skift suggested chain hotels were most likely to survive the pandemic. Mr Williams’ spreadsheet certainly pointed that way. … Continue Reading

Lao Tourism Revenue: Please Check my Math

January 25, 2021 Visit ASEAN No Comments

In 2011, tourism development guru, Peter Semone, told the 3rd LANITH Symposium, “Today we will discuss how…to achieve one billion dollars in revenue by 2020.” His crystal ball appeared to be working, as 2019’s take was USD 934,710,409. A 2020 billion-dollar target looked doable. … Continue Reading

How South East Asia travel players are set to make the most of the pandemic?

We have finally stepped into the year of hope and revival – 2021. The world is still looking forward to relaxed border restriction as mass vaccinations have started to inspire international travel revivals. … Continue Reading

Malaysia needs efficient COVID-19 management to curb declining production output, says GlobalData

January 22, 2021 Visit ASEAN No Comments

“Malaysia’s COVID-19 pandemic management has turned out to be weak and the country has been witnessing spike in the number of daily cases. … Continue Reading

Singapore Tourism Board keeps wanderlust for Lion City alive with new content campaign

January 21, 2021 Visit ASEAN No Comments

The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) has launched a new content campaign showcasing hidden gems and unexpected experiences in the city-state to Australian and New Zealand audiences. … Continue Reading

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