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Vietnamese coastal cities to attract more visitors as virus fears ease

Vietnamese coastal cities to attract more visitors as virus fears ease

By Phong Lan Vietnam HANOI: Vietnamese people are having chances to enjoy a cool summer holiday at the beaches as the country has so far successfully curbed the virus outbreak. After staying at home for some time following the government’s social distancing regulation, life has now almost returned to normal in Vietnam and people are flocking […]

South Korea mulls repairing old facilities at Mount Kumgang resort

South Korea mulls repairing old facilities at Mount Kumgang resort

Seoul: South Korea is considering repairing facilities it built at the Mount Kumgang resort on North Korea’s east coast amid Pyongyang’s threat to end their long-suspended joint tour project at the mountain, the unification ministry said Friday. Last month, North Korea demanded South Korea remove all its facilities at the scenic resort, saying that it […]

Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan recognized as best travel destinations in 2020

Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan recognized as best travel destinations in 2020

Tashkent: Uzbekistan has become the best destination in the nomination “Regions and value for money” along with Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, the German edition of Bild reported. According to the article “Best Destinations for Traveling Next Year”, the Best in Travel ranking, developed by the leader of Lonely Planet guidebooks, took into account a number of […]

V4 countries launch Gulf charm offensive to promote tourism

V4 countries launch Gulf charm offensive to promote tourism

Manama: The Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia have launched a charm offensive to attract tourists from Gulf countries. Known as ‘Visegrad Group’ (V4), a cultural and political alliance between The Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, the four countries have joined forces to promote tourism to the four Central European states among the Gulf […]

Kazakhstan, Oman agree to ease visa restrictions

Kazakhstan, Oman agree to ease visa restrictions

Nur-Sultan: Kazakhstan and Oman have agreed to ease visa restrictions for their nationals visiting each other’s country. Visas have been waived for Omani citizens visiting Kazakhstan starting September 30. Under the regime, an Omani citizen could stay up to 30 days in Kazakhstan without the need of a visa, the press service of the Kazakh […]

Discovering the Gems of East Java

Discovering the Gems of East Java

By Noorazlina Jindeh Surabaya: Imagine having to skip a good night’s sleep to catch the famed sunrise over the volcanic peaks at the Tengger Semeru National Park in East Java. This is what a group of 20 journalists and tour agents from Sabah and Sarawak had to do during a recent six-day/five-night familiarisation tour of […]

Malaysia tapping digital technology to boost smart tourism development

Malaysia tapping digital technology to boost smart tourism development

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia is embarking on a comprehensive digitalization journey to transform its tourism industry with smart tourism initiatives in line with the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR4.0), Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has said. “We believe (that) by embracing the whole spectrum of digitalization, we will be able to provide the necessary tools […]

Indonesian visitors to South Korea up 15% on last year

Indonesian visitors to South Korea up 15% on last year

  Seoul: The number of Indonesian tourists to South Korea jumped nearly 15 percent in the first half of 2019 from a year earlier as the country emerged as a Muslim-friendly travel destination, Seoul’s tourism promotion agency said. Around 112,000 Indonesian tourists visited South Korea in the first six months of 2019, according to the […]

Taiwan tourism revenue soars to new high in Q2

Taiwan tourism revenue soars to new high in Q2

Taipei: Japanese and Chinese tourists emerged as the biggest spenders in Taiwan during the second quarter of the year, official data indicates. Tourism in the country revenue reached a record of $3.96 billion in the second quarter of the year, according to the central bank. Bank officials attributed the new quarterly high mainly to a […]

President Mirziyoyev stresses need to develop Samarkand into tourism hub

President Mirziyoyev stresses need to develop Samarkand into tourism hub

Samarkand: Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has called for optimizing resources and facilities to enhance tourism and boost the economy. Mirziyoyev made his call as he visited a tourism center to be built along a rowing canal in Samarkand. The project allocates 360 hectares of land for the complex, while a congress center, five-, four-, three-star […]

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