Tags: ASEAN

VietNamNet Bridge – Airlines of Vietnam are making preparations to cash in on new opportunities of the open skies agreement as part of the ASEAN economic community in 2015. Vietnam Airlines aircraft park at a local airport in this file photo. Vietnam’s airlines are getting ready for the ASEAN open skies pact – Photo: Saigon [...]

Promising to dramatically open up the region’s airways, the planned Asean Single Aviation Market (ASAM) will bring with it fierce competition and price wars, experts said yesterday during a seminar on the subject at the Phnom Penh Hotel. The seminar brought representatives from the majority of the 10 Asean member states together to discuss ASAM [...]

When China sneezes, the world catches pneumonia, as recent stock market gyrations seem to indicate. But some Asian countries have inoculated themselves against being overwhelmed by the Chinese dragon, and the best examples of how emerging markets countries are able to succeed lie in Southeast Asia. Thailand and Vietnam, both members of the Association [...]

HANOI – Budget airlines in Vietnam are seeing strong growth and are taking a large bite out of the market share of the more established traditional airlines. The airline industry as a whole has seen a remarkable increase in the amount of passengers carried and revenues earned.  The country’s Ministry of Transport has announced that [...]

By Patricia Ieong Vietnam saw over 7.57 million international visitors in 2013, convincingly beating its target of 7.2 million for the year. The figures released by the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) represented a rise of 10.6 percent from the 2012 year (6.85 million). Revenues generated from tourism in 2013 came to US$9.4 million. [...]

In 2013, 90.2 million tourists visited the member nations combined. To put that in perspective, New York City welcomes about 50 million each year, but that is not written to discredit or discount, only for perspective. ASEAN saw a 12% increase in visitors compared to 2012, and according to Prime Minister Najib Razak, [...]

Tour operator Theodore Koumelis – 27 December 2013, 00:17 The upcoming ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) 2014 will be held in Kuching, in Malaysia’s Sarawak state, from January 16 to 23. HANOI – Over 1,600 delegates are expected to attend, including some 150 [...]

Luxury Travel Ltd. (www.luxurytravels.asia) To Promote Niche Products and Offer Fam Trips at ATF 2014, Stand L1203. (TRAVPR.COM) VIETNAM – December 19th, 2013 – THE upcoming ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) 2014 will be held in Kuching, in Malaysia’s Sarawak state, from January 16 to 23. Over 1,600 delegates are expected to attend, including some 150 [...]

Hanoi, Vietnam, December 13, 2013 –(PR.com)– The upcoming ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) 2014 will be held in Kuching, in Malaysia’s Sarawak state, from January 16 to 23. Over 1,600 delegates are expected to attend, including some 150 ASEAN tourism ministers and officials, 500 ASEAN exhibitors, 500 international buyers, 100 international and local media as well [...]

By Marcelo Giovannetti Despite recently receiving aid package approval from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for its tourism industry, Vietnam will have to improve its visa procedures if it wishes to compete against other ASEAN countries in attracting tourists, urges a recent Vietnam Business Forum report. Dec. 13 – Last week at the annual meeting [...]