The Ministry of Tourism and Sports of Thailand revealed the numbers of tourists who visited the country between January and December 2018 showing 7.5% growth in visitor arrivals.
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A high-speed railway link between Hangzhou, in the southern province of Zhejiang, China, and Huangshan, in Anhui province, also in the south, is now operational from yesterday, December, 25.
Alibaba, a Chinese multinational e-commerce, retail, Internet, AI and technology conglomerate, headquartered in Hangzhou, the capital of China's Zhejiang Province, opens its first 'future hotel'.
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The guests of Hoi An, a city on Vietnam’s central coast in Quang Nam province, known for its well-preserved Ancient Town, cut through with canals, will be able to visit and walk through the intricately decorated gates of the 17th century temple, previously closed to public.
Once a military station and one-night halt for Vietnamese soldiers heading southwards, today Cu Nam village in Bo Trach district of the central province of Quang Binh has become a renowned international tourist destination.
The season of wild Himalayan cherry blooming starts in Northern Thailand. Here are the best 5 places to head to for the most spectacular blossoms.
King Taksin’s palace which served as a centre of power during his short reign will be open for public for two weeks up to December, 28. Free admission.
We have not yet talked enough about the recently opened highest skywalk in Bangkok on the 78th floor of the stunning King Power Mahanakhon scyscrapper located in Sathorn business district, when this prominent landmark draws everyone's attantion again:
Vietjet, an international low-cost airline based in Vietnam, is launching direct flights between Ho Chi Minh International airport in the south of Vietnam and Van Don International airport in Quang Ninh province, in the north, effective from January, 20, 2019.
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As part of its regional strategy in Indo-China, AirAsia is committed to enter Myanmar, the CEO of the airline has confirmed recently. Does it mean we will soon have a choice of affordable flights between the main tourist destinations in the country?
A special ceremony was held yesterday at the Phnom Penh International airport to celebrate the 10 million passenger's arrival.
Cambodia is still waiting for the Thai side's approval of the cross-border rail project but the general elections in Thailand which are planned for February, 2019, are likely to postpone signing of the agreement even further.