Tag: Laos

Strong earthquake strikes Laos, no tsunami warning issued

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 21, 2019 01:26

A Strong Magnitude 6.1 earthquake rocked Laos today. There were no immediate reports of casualties or structural damages. No tsunami warning was issued. Preliminary Earthquake Report: Magnitude 6.1 Date-Time • ... Read More

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts: Innovative programming in celebration of Global Wellness Day

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 4, 2019 18:41

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® today debuts the innovative Global Wellness Day programming, which includes a variety of engaging, family-oriented health and wellness activities across the brand's properties worldwide. In celebration ... Read More

Laos capital welcomes China Tourism and Culture Week

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 1, 2019 00:52

The China Tourism and Culture Week, one of the important activities of the Visit Laos-China Year 2019, was inaugurated in Lao capital Vientiane on Friday. During the event, which will ... Read More

Centara identifies technological and social trends that will shape the hospitality industry in the next 10 years

editor editor- April 18, 2019 03:00

Global hospitality is at a crossroads. In the last 20 years, technology has transformed every aspect of the guest journey, from online bookings to in-room services to post-stay feedback. But ... Read More

Myanmar’s Thingyan water festival kicks off Saturday morning

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 13, 2019 20:05

Traditional Thingyan water festival has kicked off in Myanmar's regions and states in full swing. Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein on Friday extended wishes to the people ... Read More

Travel Leaders Network embarks upon major international expansion

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 10, 2019 22:25

Travel Leaders Network, North America's largest travel agency organization, in partnership with sister company Travel Leaders Corporate, has embarked upon a large-scale international expansion program to expand opportunities and provide ... Read More

Centara to showcase traditional Thai heritage through Songkran

editor editor- April 2, 2019 18:41

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, is partnering with Smile in Love Wedding Studio to showcase Thailand’s rich cultural heritage embodied in traditional Thai clothing throughout the upcoming ... Read More

Single-use plastic ban, food waste and local produce top priorities in Centara’s 2019 Sustainability Plan

editor editor- March 22, 2019 21:32

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, is focusing on three key sustainability initiatives as part of the company’s recently announced 2019 Sustainability Plan: eliminating single-use plastic products; reducing ... Read More

Centara on track to realizing 5-year strategic vision after securing 10 hotels in 2018

editor editor- March 13, 2019 01:32

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, has revealed that it is on track to achieve its strategic vision, which includes the goal of doubling its global hotel portfolio ... Read More

Best hotels in the world named

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 22, 2019 16:30

The 14th annual It List, a selection of the best new and renovated hotels in the world, was released today. Each year travel experts check in to hundreds of new ... Read More

Chinese President commends start of China-Laos Tourism Year 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 25, 2019 23:20

President of China sent a congratulatory message on the launch of the China-Laos Tourism Year 2019 in Vientiane on Friday, expressing his hope for deepening understanding and friendship between the ... Read More

Suspicious baggage leads to arrest of Vietnam poachers on Thailand trips

editor editor- January 23, 2019 02:38

New findings from a three-month investigation reveal professional gangs were dispatched across Thailand’s borders to target the Kingdom’s wild tigers. Freeland congratulates Thai authorities for making this discovery and arresting ... Read More

ASEAN Tourism Forum sees senior officials come together from 10 nations

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- January 18, 2019 03:06

The ASEAN Tourism Forum 2019 is currently taking place in Ha Long City, in the northern province of Quảng Ninh in Vietnam Read More

eTN Sri Lanka contributor appointed to international board of Asian Eco-Tourism Network 

editor editor- January 14, 2019 21:44

Srilal Miththapala, senior tourism industry personality and regular contributor to eTurboNews from Sri Lanka, has been appointed to the Board of the Asian Eco-Tourism Network. Read More

X2 Resorts appoints new Cluster General Manager for two Pattaya resorts

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 8, 2019 01:10

Southeast Asian boutique hospitality brand, X2 Resorts, has appointed a new Cluster General Manager for a pair of its waterfront Pattaya properties - X2 Pattaya Oceanphere and X2 Vibe Pattaya ... Read More

Angkor in Cambodia booming with 2.6 million international visitors in 2018

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 2, 2019 02:20

Angkor is one of the most important archaeological sites in South-East Asia located in Cambodia's northern province of Siem Reap. Stretching over some 400 km2, including forested area, Angkor Archaeological ... Read More

Thailand Tourism is booming: China Number 1 in arrival numbers

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 26, 2018 08:40

The Thai Ministry of Tourism and Sports announced the tourism figures for January-November 2018. Thailand received 34,431,489 international visitors, up by 7.53% over the same period of last year, generating ... Read More

Luxury hotels: The best and the worst

editor editor- December 20, 2018 23:37

Twelve experienced and discerning researchers brought this year’s inside track on global luxury hotel openings. Read More

A bat which looks like actor Lance Bass in Greater Mekong Region

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- December 13, 2018 21:55

A bat which looks like singer/actor Lance Bass, a gibbon named for Luke Skywalker, and a toad which seems to have come from Lord of the Rings “Middle Earth," are ... Read More

Florida pilot completes record-setting solo around-the-world flight

editor editor- September 21, 2016 03:55

ADDISON, TX - West Palm Beach-based flight instructor Zheng “Julie" Wang landed her single piston-engine propeller aircraft at Addison Airport in Dallas, returning to the place from which she depart Read More

Asia winter forecast: Drought to continue from India to Singapore

editor editor- October 24, 2015 04:36

As the record-challenging tropical season winds down following December, drought will continue in parts of Southeast Asia, while snow is forecast in some rather low-lying areas of China, the Korean ... Read More

PATA event raises the curtain on ASEAN Tourism Forum

editor editor- January 25, 2013 06:48

BANGKOK, Thailand - Over 150 travel industry professionals participated in the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Reception and Networking Event in Vientiane, Laos, January 21. Read More

ATF TRAVEX officially declared open

editor editor- January 25, 2013 04:02

VIENTIANE, Lao PDR – The exhibition hall at Lao ITECC was officially declared open on January 21, 2013 at a ribbon-cutting ceremony by Laos’ Vice Prime Minister, Mr. Asang Laoly. Read More

ASEAN ministers discuss tourism cooperation, creating pan-ASEAN tourist visa

editor editor- January 21, 2013 05:30

VIENTIANE, Laos - Representatives of the ten ASEAN nations met on Sunday in Laos' capital of Vientiane to launch the ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF), where they pledged to expand tourism ... Read More

Despite new regulations drunken tubing goes on in Laos

editor editor- September 17, 2012 05:36

Attempts by Laos authorities to limit the damage caused by the tourist craze of ‘‘tubing’’ — floating downriver in the inner-tube of a tyre — have had mixed success. Read More

Laos clamping down on drugs and dangerous watersports in Vang Vieng

editor editor- August 24, 2012 10:09

Laos is reportedly clamping down on illegal drugs and dangerous watersports in Vang Vieng, a popular tourist destination on the Xong River. Read More

Australian backpacker found dead in Laos

editor editor- February 9, 2012 09:39

An Australian backpacker who died in Laos was found dead in his hotel room alongside the body of a dead woman. Read More

Laos, Vietnam boosting tourism cooperation

editor editor- August 1, 2011 05:37

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Champassak, a tale of a Mekong gem in Laos

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 3, 2011 13:16

CHAMPASSAK (eTN) - There is a quaint town mirroring over a kilometer in length, its silhouette into the murky waters of the Mekong River. Read More

How to preserve Mekong’s magical appeal?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 30, 2011 16:59

PAKSE (eTN) - Tourism belongs to one of the most successful stories which occurred in the Mekong region over the last 15 years. Read More

Tourism opportunities, challenges highlighted at Laos event

editor editor- May 30, 2011 05:58

PAKSE, Laos - The 2011 Mekong Tourism Forum ended on Saturday in Laos' southern city of Pakse, with industry experts highlighting opportunities for growth, but also the need for better ... Read More

Mekong Tourism Forum 2011 ready to take off

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 12, 2011 14:46

BANGKOK (eTN) - There is only another 2 weeks left before the start of the 2011 edition of the Mekong Travel Forum (MTF), the meeting place for travel professionals with ... Read More

Two earthquakes strike in the border area in between Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and China

editor editor- March 24, 2011 20:46

The Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System (GDACS) and the United States Geological Survey (USGS) have both confirmed that a on 3/24/2011 1:55:36 PM UTC (about 2035 local time), a ... Read More

Lao Tourism Marketing Board active in promoting quality tourism

editor editor- March 1, 2011 07:18

VIENTIANE, Laos - The recently established Lao Tourism Marketing Board (LTMB) is taking shape and moving ahead with developing and implementing the tourism marketing strategy for Laos. Read More

A roundup of ASEAN latest tourism news

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 23, 2011 10:29

PHNOM PENH (eTN) - A roundup of latest trends and news from Southeast Asia collected during ASEAN Travel Forum (ATF) Cambodia puts emphasis on its southern coast Read More

Best Western opens first hotel in Laos

editor editor- December 21, 2010 05:20

Best Western International held the grand opening ceremony of its first hotel in Laos, the Best Western Vientiane Hotel in the capital city of Vientiane. Read More