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WATG Design Exclusive Regent Pool Club Residences in the Heart of the Adriatic

by Rebecca Stokes @ WATG

The Waterfront Residences Will be The Latest Addition to Porto Montenegro’s Residential Collection, Opening in July 2017

District Eight’s Marcus Loke’s Life In Furniture Production

by David Kaye @ Vietcetera

Marcus Loke is the production manager at District Eight. Like many of us, he found his vocation by chance. Disappointed by his high school exams, Marcus set off on his bike to the industrial zone near the edge of his hometown in the north of Malaysia to look for work. That journey led to a […]

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From Sweden To Phu Quoc With Love

by Huyen Pham @ Phu Quoc

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  From sweden To Phu Quoc with love We recently caught up with a newly engaged couple from Sweden who visited Phu Quoc in 2017.  The following is their account of the island. Interview Tell us a little about yourself. Who are you and where are you from? → My name is Mikael Bellon and my fiances name is Sarita Sihvonen, ... Read More

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4 train journeys that are posher than a 5-star hotel

by Rebecca Stokes @ WATG

Someone is going to pop their clogs on the Orient Express. Well, that’s Agatha Christie for you – and how better to celebrate next month’s Hollywood remake of Murder on the Orient Express than with a jaunt on the actual Orient Express?

A Filipino Expat on Phu Quoc Island

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  From The Philippines To Phu Quoc with love It's more fun in Phu Quoc! We recently caught up with Leziel Sacote Pagalan, a Filipino (pinay to be exact), expat living and working on Phu Quoc Island with 10 of her friends. The following is her expat story, which should be interesting as she herself is from an island nation. ... Read More

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Mövenpick names new GMs

by e-NewsWire @ TTR Weekly

BANGKOK, 23 January 2018: Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has appointed general managers for two of its hotels in the Indian Ocean region. French national, Brice Borin, has been named general manager of Mövenpick’s first property in the Maldives, which is due to open later this year at a site on Noonu Atoll. Mövenpick Resort & […]

INTRODUCING THE SPECTACULAR BELLAGIO SHANGHAI DESIGNED BY WATG AND WIMBERLY INTERIORS

by Rebecca Stokes @ WATG

Bellagio Opens First International Location in late Summer 2017

Philippines’ Mayon volcano erupts

by AFP @ TTR Weekly

LEGAZPI, 23 January 2018: A giant mushroom-shaped cloud shot up from the Philippines’ most active volcano on Monday, turning day into night as it rained ash on communities where tens of thousands have fled after warnings of an impending eruption. “Hazardous eruption imminent,” the state volcanology agency concluded in its latest bulletin, saying Mayon volcano […]

Expat English Teacher on Phu Quoc

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  Teaching English On Phu Quoc Island Teaching English on a tropical island… it is what most millennials who travel abroad dream of.  Here is one living that dream.  Meet Thomas from Holland. For the past 3 years he has lived in Saigon however  this year he wanted to try something different and live on the paradise archipelago of Phu ... Read More

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Blockchain Technology In Vietnam: Becoming A Global Leader?

by Hao Tran @ Vietcetera

Vietnam is still best known for its agricultural output, but it’s a nation in transition. In fact, it’s currently one of the fastest growing countries in Asia and its rapidly diversifying economy has surpassed Thailand’s and Malaysia’s. Foreign capital investment hit US $24.4 billion in 2016, and factory production is shifting from traditional export goods […]

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You’re Speaking with ACC – ASEAN Contact Center

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By now, most people are used to the idea that when we ring a large company, the call could be answered by one of many people. Gone is the old image of a single person sitting at a flashing switchboard. Nowadays, all over the world, there are rooms filled with …

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WATG HAWAII RECOGNISED IN AIA HONOLULU’S 2017 DESIGN AWARDS

by Rebecca Stokes @ WATG

The results are in and we are delighted to announce that WATG has received the ‘Award of Merit’ in AIA Honolulu’s 2017 Design Awards, for the Glade One Golf Clubhouse, Ahmedabad, India

Digital Classifieds Group Receives AUD $2.25 million Investment From Strategic Private Equity Firm

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Australian-based Digital Classifieds Group (DCG), a rapidly growing online classifieds business with operations in Cambodia, Laos, Papua New Guinea and Fiji, recently received a major equity investment of AUD $2.25 million from private equity firm Belt Road Capital Management (BRCM). DCG CEO Mathew Care said the company’s major investments in …

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Free Yangon walks up and running

by e-NewsWire @ TTR Weekly

YANGON, 23 January 2018: A Myanmar travel agency, Beyond Boundaries, will re-launch free Yangon walk tours that showcase the history of downtown Yangon from the pre-colonial period to modern day Yangon. The popular tours were set up by Australian Gino Joseph and continued until October 2016 when operations stopped due to logistic challenges. Joseph moved […]

Vietnam to be among the world's top ten tourist destinations by 2016

Vietnam to be among the world's top ten tourist destinations by 2016


Euromonitor International Blog

Vietnam is predicted to be among the world's top ten tourist destinations by 2016. The expansion of the tourism industry will generate jobs, boost...

Stand Up Paddle Boarding The Islands Of Phu Quoc

by Huyen Pham @ Phu Quoc

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  From South Korea To Phu Quoc For SUP: Stand up paddle boarding Flat seas, crystal clear water, light winds, 28 islands, 3 main rivers, 1 large lake and more importantly… no sharks! Phu Quoc is a dream destination for those who love action water sports and the island is slowly becoming the action water sports capital of Vietnam. WHAT'S ... Read More

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Anthony Mallows Appointed President & Chief Executive Officer At Wimberly Allison Tong & Goo (WATG)

by Rebecca Stokes @ WATG

WATG, one of the world's leading integrated architectural design firms, has announced the appointment of Anthony Mallows as President and Chief Executive Officer.

Study Visit to Eurostat for ASEAN Secretariat and Member States, Luxembourg, 14-18 November 2016

by Juragan12 @ ASEANstats

Following the success of the study visit to Eurostat organized in 2014 in Luxembourg, the EU-ASEAN COMPASS project facilitated a 2nd study visit to Eurostat during 14-18 November 2016 with participation from ASEAN the organization of the European statistical system and Eurostat. 9 participants senior managers of the ASEAN Member States Statistical Offices [...]

Six Red Pandas Rescued from Wildlife Traffickers in Laos

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Six endangered red pandas were rescued from wildlife traffickers in Laos this week, according to a report by Free the Bears. This is the first time authorities in Laos have been able to recover animals of this species from traffickers, although the trade has long been suspected. The six red …

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Euler Hermes: Growth Is Firm, But Fundamentals Remain Weak in Laos

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Euler Hermes, an Allianz company, has released a brief country economic report on Laos. The following is an excerpt from the report: ECONOMIC OVERVIEW Solid growth hindered by a weak business environment Real economic growth is set to remain firm. GDP is estimated to rise at above +6.5% in …

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What the new WATG CEO has in store for the design company

by Rebecca Stokes @ WATG

When architectural design firm WATG named Anthony Mallows its new president and CEO earlier this month, it added a leader with 32 years of experience.

Korea Leads in Foreign Investment into Vietnam

by ANT Consulting Co. @ ANT Consulting

Japanese Investment in Vietnam Hit a Record High

by ANT Consulting Co. @ ANT Consulting

SLEEPER Presents: The top openings of 2018

by Rebecca Stokes @ WATG

What to look out for in 2018? From hundreds of entries, here is Sleeper’s rundown of the most ambitious and anticipated hotels the year ahead has to offer.

Check Out The Iconic Buildings Built From Cake At The Great Architectural Bake Off

by Rebecca Stokes @ WATG

It's Archtober again here in NYC, when our architecture and design are celebrated with events all month long

Winter is coming…. Are your interiors ready?

by Wimberly Interiors @ WATG

Wimberly Interiors' Designers Share their 2017 Autumn / Winter Design Inspirations

WATG and Wimberly Interiors’ Designs Celebrated by Condé Nast Traveller 2017 Readers’ Travel Awards

by WATG @ WATG

The votes have been cast and counted and it’s with pleasure that we announce that WATG and Wimberly Interiors have had an impressive selection of hotels and resorts recognised in the Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Travel Awards 2017

Lucky Winners Take Home Special Prizes thanks to The Pizza Company

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A lucky draw was held at The Pizza Company, Vientiane Center branch yesterday, in celebration of the new year, attended by the media and special guests. Mr. Boutsavanh Vongpaseuth, Marketing Manager of The Pizza Company, said, “we have held this lucky draw to show our appreciation for our customers and …

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120 Room Fairmont Saint Lucia at Sunset Bay Hotel Announced for 2019

by Rebecca Stokes @ WATG

The award-winning architects and designers of WATG and Wimberly Interiors will create a luxurious Caribbean experience unrivalled on the island.

Vietnam Tourism Industry | ANT Consulting

Vietnam Tourism Industry | ANT Consulting


ANT Consulting

Vietnam is a country with abundant and diverse tourism potentials. Tourism is a key economic sector, plays an important role in the development of the country.

Calls for special foreigners' police in Vietnam

Calls for special foreigners' police in Vietnam


ABC News

A recent spate of tourist deaths in Vietnam is refocusing attention on visitor safety in the alluring South-East Asian nation.

Top luxury travel offerings of 2017

by Rebecca Stokes @ WATG

CNN — When money is no object, luxury travel can offer extraordinary experiences. The recent International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM), held in Shanghai, featured some of the most extravagant opportunities to gain bragging rights for the privileged few.

Vietnam's Tourist Return Rates | Vietnam travel forum

Vietnam's Tourist Return Rates | Vietnam travel forum


Travelfish

The Economist has a very interesting story on Vietnam's tourism mob, discussing how some aspects of ... : Travelfish Vietnam travel forum

1st Workshop of ASEAN Member States on MDG/SDG Jakarta, 9 – 10 June 2016

by Juragan12 @ ASEANstats

Event Date & Place: 9 – 10 June 2016, Jakarta Highlight: The first ASEAN MDG/SDG Indicators workshop was held in ASEAN Secretariat Jakarta on 9 – 10 June 2016. This workshop aimed at building capacity of the ASEAN Member States (AMS) and the ASEAN Secretariat staff both for the MDG and the SDG. The first focus was on [...]

La Khone Pheng to be Site of Sixth Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge

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La Khone Pheng, a small town in Salavanh Province is to be the site of the sixth Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge, according to reports from Thai media. A Thai committee appointed to select the location for the next bridge chose Tambon Natan in Ubon Ratchathani on the Thai side, which is close …

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Discover: Graz

by @ Wikitravel

UPC Arena in Graz, Austria was renamed in 1997 to honor native son Arnold Schwarzenegger, but the old name was restored in 2005 over the governor's support of the death penalty.

Hue - The City of Festivals and Tourism

Hue - The City of Festivals and Tourism


vietnampictorial

Lying in the heart of Central Vietnam, Hue has great potential and advantages for development into the tourist “Holy Land” of Vietnam.

Copper Cow Coffee: Vietnamese Pour-Over Goes Global

by David Kaye @ Vietcetera

Like her Copper Cow Coffee, Debbie Wei Mullan is a mix of Asian and American. She was raised in San Francisco by her Chinese-Vietnamese mother and American father, and although they assimilated into American culture, growing up, her mom’s kitchen was filled with the pungent aromas and intense flavors of Vietnamese and Chinese home-cooking. That […]

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Bangkok attracts more than 780,000 visitors over New Year period

by Ton @ Page Array – Mekong Tourism

The world’s most popular visitor destination, Bangkok, attracted more than 780,000 visitors over the festive 2017 New Year period, an increase of 30% from 2016 with over 50% international tourists. Among the top attractions during this period, the spectacular ‘Beautiful Bangkok by Magnolias @ Ratchaprasong’, a world-class 3D projection mapping performance incorporating a special New […]

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Resort Wellness: Beyond the Spa

by WATG Strategy @ WATG

In this complimentary paper, WATG Strategy has interviewed a cross-section of wellness operators and experts. By combining these market insights with our experience, we have assembled an overview of wellness trends and design characteristics.

Trends Shaping Vietnam Tourism in 2016 and Beyond - Vietcetera

Trends Shaping Vietnam Tourism in 2016 and Beyond - Vietcetera


Vietcetera

Here are five top travel and hospitality trends in 2016 that we're seeing in Vietnam. Keep reading if you want to jump on the bandwagon.

New wing debuts at Regent Porto Montenegro

by Rebecca Stokes @ WATG

The Regent Porto Montenegro debuted an Aqua Wing this month, featuring 62 suites and guestrooms overlooking the Porto Montenegro Yacht Club on the Adriatic Coast

Minimum Wage Increase Planned for This Year

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From 1991 to 2015, the minimum wage has increased a total of 7 times in Laos. According to the Department of Labor Regulation, an 8th change is set to happen within this year. The proposed minimum wage increase is substantial: from 900,000 kip to 1,200,000 kip per month. Phongxaysack Inthalath, Director General of the …

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Discover: Japan

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Good things come in threes — and in Japan, the list includes views, castles, gardens, mountains, hot springs and giant Buddha statues.

Lao Football Federation Under Fire Again for Match Fixing

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The Lao football federation stands accused of match fixing once again, while investigations into suspected players remain ongoing. An official press release was issued by the federation on Tuesday, stating that the organization is investigating 18 football players of allegations of match manipulation. The press release went on to to …

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Hon Thom Island Fishing Village

by Huyen Pham @ Phu Quoc

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Hon Thom Island: A look Back The new Phu Quoc Cable Car will bring Hon Thom Island into the global spotlight and plans for the transformation of this bean shaped island, Phu Quoc Districts second largest, into an ecotourism destination will be executed and thus forever transforming the land and the lives of all of Hon Thom's inhabitants.  Here is a look ... Read More

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Travel To Dalat: The Ultimate Guide To A Weekend Getaway

by Vietcetera @ Vietcetera

Dalat is one of the most famous destinations in Vietnam—and for good reason. From its gorgeous waterfalls, traditional silk factories, and buzzing night market, to its small batch coffee farms, Dalat makes for an ideal getaway from the major cities. In order to make your great escape a bit easier, Vietcetera popped over to the […]

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Discover: Kota Kinabalu

by @ Wikitravel

The Hall of Skulls at Monsopiad Cultural Village outside Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia features 42 skulls of enemies, all killed by the warrior-hero Monsopiad.

Lao-Thai Railway to Begin Phase II (Thanalaeng to Khamsavath)

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The Lao-Thai Railway Construction Project, Phase II (Section II), which will run 7.5km from Thanalaeng Station in Hadxayfong District, to Vientiane Station in Khamsavath Village, Saysettha District, is to go ahead after a consulting company has been chosen to oversee the project. A ceremony was held in Vientiane on Tuesday …

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Anthony Mallows Appointed President + Chief Executive Officer of WATG

by Rebecca Stokes @ WATG

WATG, one of the world’s leading integrated architectural design firms, has announced the appointment of Anthony Mallows as President and Chief Executive Officer

Station Zero: Crimson Resort & Spa Boracay elevates the island lifestyle

by Rebecca Stokes @ WATG

CRIMSON Resort and Spa Boracay is making its mark even before its opening, set to happen at the beginning of 2018.

Why Most Tourists Never Return To Vietnam | The HoliDaze

Why Most Tourists Never Return To Vietnam | The HoliDaze


The HoliDaze

The culture is great, the scenery impressive, and the food delicious, but many travelers never return to Vietnam. Here's why; & how you can have a good trip

Mongolia to provide Sheep to Lao People’s Army

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The Mongolian government has agreed to provide 1,000 sheep to the Lao People’s Army battalion in Xieng Khouang Province. A meeting was held between Mongolian Deputy Minister of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry Janimkhan Saulye and Governor of Xieng Khouang Province Somkot Mangomek last week. The two ministers discussed socio-economic …

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The Wave of Thai Investors Coming to Vietnam

by ANT Consulting Co. @ ANT Consulting

Fairmont to open St Lucia resort with 9,000sq ft spa in 2019

by Rebecca Stokes @ WATG

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has began work on a new spa resort at Sunset Bay on the southwest coast of Saint Lucia in the Lesser Antilles.

WATG, Wimberly Interiors design second luxury ski resort in Viceroy portfolio in Serbia

by Rebecca Stokes @ WATG

Viceroy Hotel Group is scheduled to launch its second ski resort in 2018. WATG and Wimberly Interiors will design the 120-guestroom Viceroy Kopaonik Serbia.

Study Visit on Institutional Building for CLMV Countries to the DOS Malaysia November 2016

by Juragan12 @ ASEANstats

Event Date & Place:  29 – 30 November 2016, Malaysia Highlight:The main objective of this study visit was to share experience and good practices about data dissemination of Statistics (media and tools used in dissemination), data communication network, Information Support System, quality data checking process and management of the statistical production process. This study visit is specifically [...]

Trends and influences shaping resort design in 2018

by Rebecca Stokes @ WATG

Resort design in the coming year will be influenced by trends in wellness, as well as the tendency to step away from brand standards and develop storylines for properties.

The Top 18 New Hotels in 2018

by Rebecca Stokes @ WATG

AD circled the globe to bring you the most travel-worthy properties debuting now and throughout next year.

The Problem With Tourism In Vietnam

The Problem With Tourism In Vietnam


Tim Rann's Blog

I’ve re-written this post a few times, worried I am not striking the right tone.  So I’ll be blunt: I do not intend this to be a negative post about visiting Vietnam.  In fact, I think …

Thailand showcases Thai local experiences at ATF 2018

by Ton @ Page Array – Mekong Tourism

The countdown to the ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) 2018 in Chiang Mai from 22 to 26 January is underway with Thailand rolling out the red carpet to welcome participants under the theme of ‘Sustainable Connectivity, Boundless Prosperity’. Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), said the TAT will have a dedicated […]

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Architects Volunteer to Improve Urban Housing in Manila

by Rebecca Stokes @ WATG

In May 2016 a team of ten volunteers from architecture firm WATG travelled across the world to get their hands dirty building homes with Habitat for Humanity Philippines

Best 5 Fly Cam Drone Videos Taken On Phu Quoc Island

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Fly Cams (Drones) On Phu Quoc – The Top 5 Drones equipped with HD camera's, GPS, and programmable flight paths are all the rage right in Vietnam. The following are the 5 best Fly Cam videos made on Phu Quoc Island in Vietnam: 1. Phu Quoc Island Tour By Flycam 2. Vinpearl Golf And Vinpearlland Phu Quoc By Air 3. ... Read More

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Vegetarian Food In Vietnam: Where To Go And What To Eat

by Jake Hornberger @ Vietcetera

Despite misconceptions, Vietnam is a country with exemplary vegetarian cuisine. There’s a long history of vegetarian food in Vietnam with its roots firmly planted in Buddhist ideologies. The key to understanding the Vietnamese vegetarian food scene is knowing what to look for and where to go in order to find it. Although plenty of standard […]

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Orient-Express, 3 nuove suite in stile anni ’20 a Parigi, Venezia, Istanbul

by Rebecca Stokes @ WATG

Nel 2018 un tuffo nei Roaring Twenties nei nuovi vagoni dell'iconico treno firmati Wimberly Interiors

India-Myanmar-Thailand highway to be ready in 3 years; work starts

by Ton @ Page Array – Mekong Tourism

The Indian government has awarded all the contracts under the India-Myanmar-Thailand highway over the last three months and the highway is likely to be ready in three years, the external affairs ministry said. “Government of India is implementing two projects as part of Trilateral Highway between India, Myanmar and Thailand. These are construction of 69 […]

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Vietjet cuts North Thailand fares

by Don Ross @ TTR Weekly

CHIANG RAI, 23 January 2917: Vietjet’s newest service linking Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport and Chiang Rai is undercutting the competition by as much as THB1,500 roundtrip. Twice daily services, established last month, compete head-on with Bangkok Airways and Thai Smile and the price difference is gaining consumer attention. For roundtrip travel, early February, the basic fare […]

Discover: Fukuoka

by @ Wikitravel

A bullet train ride on the Hakata-Minami Line in Fukuoka, Japan costs just ¥290 (under US$3). Alas, the end-to-end trip lasts just ten minutes.

Vietnam Tourism Arrivals up by 29% in Q1 of 2017 - Mekong Tourism

Vietnam Tourism Arrivals up by 29% in Q1 of 2017 - Mekong Tourism


Mekong Tourism

In the first quarter of 2017, Vietnam welcomed close to 4.3 million international tourists, representing an  increase of over 30% over the same period of last year while tourism revenues reached US$5.79 billion during the first quarter.  The rise of Vietnam tourism continues. According to the first data released for the month of April, total …

The Great Architectural Bake-Off is coming to Singapore

by Rebecca Stokes @ WATG

Baking and architecture come together in this delicious competition at Archifest 2017

Glamour and Intrigue Aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient Express

by Wimberly Interiors @ WATG

On Thursday, the 2nd of November the 2017 film version of “Murder on the Orient Express” will receive its world premiere at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Naturally, the film is set to regenerate interest amongst aficionados of authentic luxury rail experiences.

WATG CONFIRMS TESTING PHASE OF AWARD-WINNING FREEFORM 3D PRINTED HOUSE

by WATG @ WATG

In 2016, the WATG Urban design team were awarded first prize in The Freeform Home Design Challenge; a competition commissioned by Branch Technology to design the world’s first freeform 3D printed house, which explores how 3D printing technology can improve our built environment and lives today.

The 1st meeting of the Working Group on System of National Account

by Juragan12 @ ASEANstats

Event Name : The 1st meeting of the Working Group on System of National Account Event Date & Place :  26-29 September 2017, Jakarta, Indonesia

The best new luxury hotels of 2017

by Rebecca Stokes @ WATG

Be the first to explore my selection of the best new luxury hotels, 60 in total, that opened their doors in 2017.

Vietnamese Fashion Brands: The Future Of Brick And Mortar Retail

by Minh Nguyen @ Vietcetera

With the current Vietnam fashion retail market reported to be worth US $358 million, Vietnam is attracting global industry players drawn by its double-digit growth figures of 22.5%. For the consumer, that means choice across different segments; for the retailer, that means new strategies are required to increase sales both on- and offline. Despite impressive […]

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The 3rd Meeting of the Working Group on International Merchandise Trade Statistics (WGIMTS3)

by Juragan12 @ ASEANstats

Event Name : The 3rd Meeting of the Working Group on International Merchandise Trade Statistics (WGIMTS3) Event Date & Place :  21-22 September 2017, Jakarta, Indonesia

Hotel Review: The St. Regis Astana

by Ashley Fauguel @ WATG

The hotel opened officially on September 1, 2017 – it was originally scheduled to launch prior to the summertime Expo 2017 event in Astana, but this luxury brand is meticulous about all-round standards of quality, hence the later rollout.

Tourist numbers drop, then rise again

Tourist numbers drop, then rise again


vietnamnews.vn

Things are nowbetter for tourism in VietNam.For a while, fewertourists were visiting the country.Now, things haveimproved.One of the thingsthe government did was to make it easier for people from certain countries toenter.In the past, theywould have to get special permission to visit Viet Nam by first having to get avisa. Now, visitors from a number of countries can simply arrive, show theirpassports and enter without needing a visa.

Top Designers Compete in the Great Architectural Bake-Off 2017

by Rebecca Stokes @ WATG

Last week, as part of Archtober, WATG and Wimberly Interiors asked leading architects and designers to put their building skills to the test at NYC's second Great Architectural Bake-Off

Government Attempts to Improve Almsgiving Practice in Luang Prabang

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Visitors to Luang Prabang relish the long rows of saffron monks at dawn that have become a highlight of the tourist experience in this UNESCO World Heritage Town. With an increase in tourism, negative side effects have also flourished, which the District of Luang Prabang is attempting to solve with a recent government notice obtained …

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Vietnam: number of outbound travelers 2021 | Statistic

Vietnam: number of outbound travelers 2021 | Statistic


Statista

This statistic shows the forecasted number of outbound travelers in Vietnam from 2013 to 2021. The number of outbound travelers from Vietnam was projected to reach approximately 7.5 million trips in 2021, up from an estimation of about 4.8 million in 2016.

Study Visit on International Merchandise Trade Statistics (IMTS) to Malaysia

by Juragan12 @ ASEANstats

Event Date & Place:  27-29 September 2016, Malaysia Highlight: A Study Visit on IMTS has been hosted by DOS Malaysia and Royal Malaysian Customs Department with the support of COMPASS. Participants were Customs and National Statistical Officers from CLMV Countries and representatives of ASEANStats. The Study Visit has allowed to learn from an advanced ASEAN Member State [...]

Leading minds share Myanmar insights

by Ton @ Page Array – Mekong Tourism

Tourists travelling with Khiri Travel in Myanmar can now meet and talk with Burmese royalty, artists, environmental activists and academics. New for 2018, the company’s Myanmar office has launched ‘tour’ options for visitors that the company claims with give its clients an opportunity to get close and personal with thought leaders from across Burmese society. […]

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Mumbai tackles traffic

by AFP @ TTR Weekly

MUMBAI, 23 January 2018: A new underground metro is expected to ease the burden on Mumbai’s notoriously congested roads and railways, but not everybody in India’s sprawling financial capital is happy about the multi-billion-dollar project. Announced in 2014 with much fanfare, the Metro 3 line has been hailed by backers as essential to help solve […]

4th Annual Japan Festival to Be Held February 2-4

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The 4th Annual Japan Festival, which features events that highlight Japanese culture, will be held on 2-4 February at Lao ITECC. Sideline events of the festival include Japanese Products Exhibition, One Piece Meet and Greet, Company Presentations, Sylvanian Families Characters Dance Show, Cool and Kawaii Japan 2018 (Cosplay & …

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Vietnam’s rush to develop risks damaging its natural attractions

Vietnam’s rush to develop risks damaging its natural attractions


the Guardian

New resorts, cable cars and casinos threaten unspoiled landscapes as tourism sector struggles to balance modernisation and development with conservation

2nd Workshop of ASEAN Advisory Group on the System National Accounts (AAGSNA)

by Juragan12 @ ASEANstats

Event Date & Place :  23 - 24 August 2016, Jakarta Highlight : EU COMPASS project supported the 2nd Workshop of ASEAN Advisory Group on the System National Accounts (AAGSNA) which was held in Jakarta during 19-20 April 2016. The AAGSNA falls under the purview of the ASEAN Community Statistical System (ACSS) Committee and is composed [...]

Growing demand for Vietnam cruises

by e-NewsWire @ TTR Weekly

HO CHI MINH CITY, 23 January, 2018: Princess Cruises will boost its guest capacity in Vietnam by over 40% this year, as demand for Vietnam cruises grows. In 2017, Princess Cruises carried over 58,000 guests on 22 sailings to Vietnamese ports such as Phu My, Nha Trang, Danang and Cai Lan. This year, Princess Cruises’ […]

Discover: Kratie

by @ Wikitravel

The interior of the Phnom Sombok temple in Kratie, Cambodia is decorated with torture scenes for the edification of the non-virtuous visitor.

Phu Quoc Island Trip Report

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Phu Quoc Trip Report Phu Quoc is Vietnam's largest island and it is slowly becoming Asia's next top vacation destination. This is the only place in Vietnam where you get a 30 day visa exemption and the island is famous for its fish sauce and black pepper. For a quick overview of the island, please refer to Phu Quoc's Infographic, ... Read More

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Discover: Havana

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For an "authentic" experience in getting around Havana via public transportation, try El Camello, a split-level bus pulled by a semi-truck, and resembling a 2-humped camel.

​Chinese make up nearly a third of Vietnam tourist arrivals - Tuoi Tre News

​Chinese make up nearly a third of Vietnam tourist arrivals - Tuoi Tre News


Tuoi Tre News

Vietnam is on track to welcome a record 12.9 million international visitors this year, 30 percent of which are expected to be Chinese

The 14th Meeting of Working Group on Data Sharing, Analysis, Dissemination and Communication of Statistics (WGDSA14)

by Juragan12 @ ASEANstats

Event Name : 14th Meeting of Working Group on Data Sharing, Analysis, Dissemination and Communication of Statistics (WGDSA14)Event Date & Place :  18-19 July 2017, Jakarta, Indonesia

Seven Natural Beauty Brands From Vietnam

by Minh Nguyen @ Vietcetera

Vietnam’s cosmetic retail market rakes in US $1.78 billion per year and is expected to hit US $2.35 billion by the end of 2018. That’s one of the fastest compound annual growth rates on the planet. Currently, 90% of Vietnam’s cosmetic market share is dominated by multinationals including companies from South Korea, Europe, Japan, Thailand, […]

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Siren song of an unassuming beauty

Siren song of an unassuming beauty


Traveller

Diverse, unspoilt and inexpensive, Vietnam is luring Australians — be they families, adventurers or cruisers — away from larger Asian destinations.

Uber Taxi Vietnam Review Promo Code

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Review of Uber Taxi Vietnam – Promo Code (uberPhuQuoc) for Free $15 Ride Included This may sound too good to be true – free Uber Taxi rides, $15 credit to take taxi anywhere in Vietnam (Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City), no taxi booking fees, $1 discount off UberTaxi fares, 25% discount off UberTaxi fares. Initially I felt the same ... Read More

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Partnership with Yunnan to boost tourism

by Ton @ Page Array – Mekong Tourism

Cambodia and tourism authorities in the Chinese province of Yunnan pledged earlier this week to work together to boost Cambodia’s appeal as a tourism destination, particularly through the development of its human capital and new tourism products. The commitment was made during a meeting on Monday between Thong Khon, Minister of Tourism, Wen Shuqiong, vice-president […]

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Welcome To Station Zero

by Rebecca Stokes @ WATG

Come December 2017, Crimson Resort & Spa will open its doors at Station Zero in Boracay

Grab and STB sign MOU

by e-NewsWire @ TTR Weekly

SINGAPORE, 23 January 2018: On-demand transportation provider, Grab and Singapore Tourism Board are partnering on projects to extend cashless transactions, undertake consumer studies linked to transport and link Grab services to a wider group of travel providers. A three-year Memorandum of Understanding was signed last week between Grab and STB. The MOU will see Grab and […]

Southeast Asia Hostel Market Update, January 2018

by Bill Barnett @ Page Array – Mekong Tourism

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Silver is Gold

by WATG @ WATG

What if you could choose to spend your retirement not on a cruise ship floating about in a tiny cabin, but being able to move easily from one international location to another with your complete medical records, concierge support and the luxury of space to breathe and be private? Would you feel safer knowing that […]

Dept of Tourism campaigns for clean restrooms

by Ton @ Page Array – Mekong Tourism

The Department of Tourism has called for responsible agencies to keep restrooms in tourist places clean at all times. Kicking off a clean toilet campaign, Department of Tourism Director General, Anan Wongbenjarat disclosed that Thailand was visited by 30 million people from around the world in 2017, and he expects the number to be the […]

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WATG and Wimberly Interiors Recognised in Travel+Leisure’s ‘World’s Best 2017’ Awards

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WATG and Wimberly Interiors are delighted to announce a total of 12 projects were recognised in the prestigious Travel+Leisure ‘World’s Best 2017’ Awards.

Chinese travel to Korea slumps

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SEOUL, 24 January 2018: Chinese tourist arrivals to South Korea continued to decline in December, figures showed Monday, even though Beijing and Seoul pledged to improve relations strained by a US missile defence system. Seoul and Washington installed the powerful THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) system in the South last year to guard against […]

Plain of Jars to be Submitted for UNESCO World Heritage Status

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The Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism plans to nominate the megalithic archaeological landscape known as the ‘Plain of Jars’ in Xieng Kuang for UNESCO world heritage status. The documents and the master plan are expected to be submitted to the World Heritage Committee for consideration of the ‘Plain of Jars’ as a new UNESCO …

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Centara builds second COSI

by e-NewsWire @ TTR Weekly

PATTAYA, 23 January 2018 – Centara Hotels & Resorts recently broke ground at site in North Pattaya for another COSI hotel. COSI is a new brand that claims to offer friendly, simple and affordable accommodation with innovations such as smartphone integration, self-service check-in, and a 24-hour lifestyle café concept with more freedom and flexibility. The […]

Where have they gone? Vietnam's tourist numbers remain low as criticism mounts

Where have they gone? Vietnam's tourist numbers remain low as criticism mounts


Thanh Nien Daily

Industry insiders say Vietnam struggles to attract travelers while Thailand and Cambodia enjoy stable growth

Posh hostels edging into Southeast Asia’s mainstream budget and economy hotel sector

by Bill Barnett @ Page Array – Mekong Tourism

New market report question’s if cookie cutter hotels groups will again fall asleep at the wheel as they did with OTA’s and Airbnb  Call them poshtels, hostels or hybrid hotels, but one of the most exciting travel spaces across Asia is the emergence of socially-focused accommodation. Not only have millennials embraced the shift, but a […]

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East West Brewing Co: The Craft Brewery Taking On Big Beer

by Jake Hornberger @ Vietcetera

Five years ago, there were only 2,000 craft breweries up and running in the US. But by the second quarter of 2017, America proved just how hopped up it had become as it surpassed the 5,500 craft brewery mark nationwide. The threat to the “big beer” industry had become a reality. Now, as bigtime, multinational […]

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A dogs life on Phu Quoc Island

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A Dog's Life on Phu Quoc Island Recently we caught up with “Jimmy“, a cute little dog living on the main island of Phu Quoc, along with his two owners.  The following is an interview from Jimmy's perspective that will offer those of you who are planning on bringing a pet to Phu Quoc some insight from both a local ... Read More

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Royal Cliff scholarship day

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PATTAYA, 23 January 2018; Senior management of the Royal Cliff Hotels Group distributed annual scholarships to the children of staff working at the beachside hotel, located on the headland just south of Pattaya main bay. Annually, to mark Children’s Day, the hotel distributes more than THB300,000 in scholarships to children who perform well academically to […]

Travel Daily News, Asia Pacific Interview

by Rebecca Stokes @ WATG

Chiara Calufetti-Lim, Associate Vice President & Senior Project Designer, WATG Singapore, in collaboration with the WATG Global Strategy team, talked to TravelDailyNews Asia-Pacific about new technologies implemented in the architecture and design and thw evolving of conventional building methods.

The 7th Session of the ASEAN Community Statistical System (ACSS) Committee

by Juragan12 @ ASEANstats

Event Name :  The 7th Session of the ASEAN Community Statistical System (ACSS) Committee Event Date & Place :  11-13 October 2017, Manila, Philippines Highlight : The 7th Session of the ACSS Committee, hosted by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), was held from 11 to 13 October 2017 in Manila, Philippines. The Session was chaired [...]

Porto Montenegro second phase of Regent Pool Club Residences set to break ground

by Rebecca Stokes @ WATG

In response to strong demand for AQUA, the first phase of the Regent Pool Club Residences, Porto Montenegro is set to begin construction of BAIA, the second phase, in September 2017.

WIMBERLY INTERIORS REVEAL TIMELESS DESIGN FOR THREE NEW PRIVATE GRAND SUITES ON BOARD THE VENICE SIMPLON-ORIENT-EXPRESS

by Rebecca Stokes @ WATG

New Level of Luxury Accommodation on the Legendary Train, Launching in March 2018

Vietnam: Love It or Hate It

Vietnam: Love It or Hate It


Alex In Wanderland

I can think of very few countries that inspire as passionately varied reactions from travelers as Vietnam does. Its fans wax poetic about the breathtaking landscape, the intriguing culture and the resilient population. Its detractors spew bitterly about the traffic, the crime, and most of all: the unfriendly people. I’m fascinated by this. What is it …

Discover: Santa Fe

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In the celebrated art colony of Santa Fe, New Mexico, you can of course get paintings of the scenery of the southwestern United States, but did you know you can also get original paintings of Daffy Duck and Wile E. Coyote?

China’s outbound tourism may grow to 200 million trips by 2020

China’s outbound tourism may grow to 200 million trips by 2020


South China Morning Post

Hong Kong, Thailand, South Korea and Japan were their favourite from 2013 to 2017, while France lost out to Vietnam due to safety concerns.

Four Seasons and BRG Group Announce Plans to Open Luxury Hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam

by Rebecca Stokes @ WATG

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and BRG Group will open a new Four Seasons hotel in the heart of Vietnam's capital city.

Vietnam's Phu Quoc Island: Key Facts and Statistical Data

Vietnam's Phu Quoc Island: Key Facts and Statistical Data


Phu Quoc

Your only source for credible & accurate Phu Quoc key facts, statistics, and data with the appropriate references. Learn more about Vietnam's paradise island.

WATG AND WIMBERLY INTERIORS DESIGN THE ST. REGIS ASTANA, KAZAKHSTAN

by Rebecca Stokes @ WATG

Discover mythology and decadence in St. Regis’ First Hotel in the Capital of Kazakhstan, Opening June 2017

Free Yangon Walks is re-launching

by Ton @ Page Array – Mekong Tourism

Myanmar Travel agency Beyond Boundaries has announced the re-launching of the popular Free Yangon Walks that showcase the history of downtown Yangon from the pre-colonial period to modern days Yangon. The popular tours were set-up by Australian Gino Joseph and ran till Oct 2016 when operations stopped due to logistic challenges and Gino moved back […]

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Wary hoteliers crunch the numbers

by Suchat Sritama @ Page Array – Mekong Tourism

International tourists keep coming in their droves, but an oversupply of rooms could squeeze profits. The hotel business in Thailand is constantly evolving, and hoteliers have mapped out strategies to cash in on the growing tourism industry. Thai tourism is on track for another record-breaking year, with more than 35 million international arrivals expected in […]

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