The Kindness Trail in Yangon

July 9, 2012 by | Filed Under: Adventure Travel, Regional News, Travel

As soon as 2012 rolled in, travel editors started scurrying for stories on Myanmar. Despite the plethora of recently published articles on this emerging tourism destination, I wanted to experience what it had to offer first hand. But first it required securing a visa (Starting June 1, 2012, visa on arrival is available at the […]

Cross-Border Travel the Key to Chiang Rai’s Tourism Future

June 11, 2012 by | Filed Under: CEO Blog, Regional News, Responsible Tourism

As the Mekong Tourism Forum opens in Chiang Rai, why is tourism in the attractive northern Thailand gateway to Myanmar and Laos still languishing? Chiang Rai, the northernmost province of Thailand, has issues. It is at the geographic centre of the Greater Mekong region. But despite its physical beauty and advantageous location adjacent to Myanmar, […]

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 […]