A Welcome Change to UK’s ‘Tax on Travel’

March 21, 2014 by | Filed Under: Hot Topic, Regional News

With enthusiasm we read Skål Thailand’s press release yesterday afternoon. The British system of calculating Air Passenger Duty was not the most straightforward one, where tax was based on flight distances in four different bands. Especially travelers to Thailand and Southeast Asia would have thought twice about visiting our region with the entire family. Choosing […]

After Laos, Fly to the Beach

September 12, 2013 by | Filed Under: Adventure Travel, Laos, Luxury Tourism, News

After travellers spend a fantastic holiday in Laos filled with authentic connections, intimate cultural experiences, temple visits, trekking through forests, riding elephants, and enjoying the pace of life in Laos, they may enjoy a change of setting and priorities: let’s go to the beach and relax. Vietnam has a new option. It is expected that […]

More Air Connections Within the Greater Mekong Region

July 11, 2013 by | Filed Under: Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, News, Regional News

New air routes are opening up to connect different countries within the Greater Mekong Region. Regional airlines recognize the increasing demand for fast and efficient connections between destinations such as Laos, Vietnam and Myanmar. Until the 1980s the route was already in use, but due to the decline in passengers, Lao Airlines chose to stop […]

Aviation Boost for Phu Quoc and Danang in Vietnam

January 10, 2013 by | Filed Under: News, Regional News, Vietnam

The Ministry of Transport opened Vietnam’s newest international airport a few weeks ago. It is located on Phu Quoc Island in Kien Giang in the Mekong Delta. More connections are also going into Danang further north. The US$777.5 million Phu Quoc International Airport covers 900 hectares and will serve more than 2.6 million passengers yearly. […]

Khiri Now Provides Immigration Fast Track in Vietnam

July 6, 2011 by | Filed Under: Luxury Tourism, News, Regional News, Vietnam

Khiri Vietnam can now provide an immigration fast-track service for Ho Chi Minh City, Tan Son Nhat airport and Hanoi’s Noi Bai airport. Guests are met as they disembark their aircraft and guided through the immigration process, bypassing the normal public immigration lines. Additionally, Khiri Vietnam, can also arrange ‘on arrival’ visa invitations for travellers […]