It’s Time for Tourism in ASEAN to Grow Up

The World Economic Forum East Asia debate on tourism will take place in Bangkok on May 31. The deliberations will tell us how serious the tourism industry in the Mekong region and Asean is about becoming more professional, integrating and growing up a bit. A live televised TV debate entitled “Driving Growth Through Travel and Tourism” will take place […]

Big Decisions on Myanmar’s Road to the Future

April 1, 2012 by | Filed Under: Hot Topic, Regional News

On April 1 Myanmar held by-elections that saw Aung San Suu Kyi re-elected to parliament. Let us pause for a second to consider the tumultuous journey Myanmar has been on in the last year.  And also consider what this may mean for the people of Myanmar and tourism.  Here’s a guest blog by long-term Southeast […]

The 10 Big Tourism Issues That Need to be Addressed in the Greater Mekong Region

Ahead of the Mekong Tourism Forum on 27-28 May 2011 in Laos, Khiri Travel asked its country managers in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam to identify the unnecessary obstacles to growth currently impacting tourism across the Greater Mekong Region. They identified 10 issues ranging from practical operational matters to marketing, branding and political concerns. Khiri Travel […]