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Winter is coming…. Are your interiors ready?

by Wimberly Interiors @ WATG

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

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 [...]

Launch party for Best of Myanmar

by e-NewsWire @ TTR Weekly

YANGON, 19 January 2018: VIPs, media and travel industry leaders celebrated the recent launch of The Best of Myanmar a comprehensive and colourful book released by veteran publisher, Jaffee Yee, at an event at Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake Yangon. Around 100 Myanmar tourism industry players and more than 15 media and bloggers attended  the launch party […]

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

Welcome To Station Zero

by Rebecca Stokes @ WATG

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

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 aims to boost tourism

by Ton @ Page Array – Mekong Tourism

Vietnam wants to make tourism a key economic sector by 2020 that creates a driving force for the development of other sectors. The country expects to attract 17-20 million foreign visitors and 82 million domestic ones by then. Visitors are expected to spend US$35 billion in the country in 2020, on-the-spot exports through tourism are […]

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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 [...]

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?

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.

Activists Demand International Law Regulating Development Projects on Mekong River

by Ton @ Page Array – Mekong Tourism

Thai People from Eight Mekong Provinces Networking group met in Chiang Rai’s Chiang Khong district yesterday, with participants concluding that the Mekong was under imminent threat of irreversible damage by proposed hydro-power dam projects on the main tributary in China, Laos and Cambodia. The discussion also highlighted that there were still no effective legal tools […]

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Thailand struggles to cope with deluge of tourists

by Ton @ Page Array – Mekong Tourism

Thailand, land of golden temples, white-sand beaches, smiling hosts. Or of overcrowded airports, epic traffic jams and littered seashores. Facing a deluge of Chinese tourists that has strained its airports beyond capacity, the country is spending billions to upgrade its infrastructure, open up new islands and cities to travellers and tone down its image of cheap […]

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Discover: Havana

by @ Wikitravel

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.

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.

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

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

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.

Thailand on brink of record travel tally

by Don Ross @ Page Array – Mekong Tourism

Thailand is heading for a record 35.38 million arrivals, this year, according to the latest estimate from the Ministry of Tourism and Sports. The ministry’s permanent secretary, Pongpanu Svetarundra, released details of the  annual tally noting it was based on provisional figures for 1 January to 23 December. If the ministry’s estimate prove true Thailand’s […]

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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

PM approves plan to develop Tan Trao tourism site

by Ton @ Page Array – Mekong Tourism

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has approved a master plan for the development of Tan Trao national tourist site in the northern province of Tuyen Quang to 2030, aiming to draw about 1.5 million visitors, including 2,000 foreigners, to the site in 2025. The site targets 2 million visitors in 2030, including 35,000 foreigners. Revenue […]

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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.

Minor to open Oaks Beirut

by e-NewsWire @ TTR Weekly

BANGKOK, 18 January 2018: Minor Hotels will debut its Oaks brand in Lebanon later this year after signing a management agreement  with Allied Investment Group to operate Oaks Beirut. Scheduled to open in mid 2018, the 110-key hotel is located in Sodeco, a commercial area of Beirut, approximately five minutes’ drive from the city’s downtown […]

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 …

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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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...

HPL reaches out to ATF travel buyers

by e-NewsWire @ TTR Weekly

SINGAPORE, 19 January 2018: During ATF Travex, hosted in Chiang Mai next week,  HPL Hotels & Resorts (Website: www.hplhotels.com) will introduce the group’s new hospitality products and properties to travel buyers attending the event. HPL is intensifying its promotional activities this year starting with the ATF, where the team is keen to have a conversation with  the […]

Dong Van Karst Plateau tourism development plan approved

by Ton @ Page Array – Mekong Tourism

The Prime Minister has recently given the green light to a tourism development master plan for Dong Van Karst Plateau national tourism site in the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang until 2025 with a vision towards 2030. Accordingly, the site is expected to welcome 800,000 visitors, including 130,000 foreigners, by 2020; 950,000 visitors with […]

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Incheon opens new terminal

by AFP @ TTR Weekly

SEOUL, 19 January 2018: South Korea’s main international gateway Incheon airport opened its second terminal on Thursday, significantly increasing its capacity three weeks before the start of the Winter Olympics, airport authorities said. More than 300,000 tourists are expected to enter the country through Incheon during next month’s Games and the new terminal will allow […]

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

Back To Black With Conceptual Artist Phuc Van Dang

by David Kaye @ Vietcetera

Phuc Van Dang is an artist and storyteller who moved to Denmark when he was only nine. He now lives in a converted former prison that has become a cultural hub in the central Danish town of Horsens. Phuc works in a restricted palette of black and white in different mediums—ceramics, painting, and drawing—and with […]

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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.

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

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.

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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Call for biometrics security

by e-NewsWire @ TTR Weekly

LONDON, 18 January 2018: Implementation of biometric technology to facilitate secure borders is the single biggest opportunity for the travel and tourism sector in 2018, according to World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), president and CEO, Gloria Guevara Manzo. Guevara also highlighted the importance of developments in artificial intelligence and machine learning, virtual and augmented […]

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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Country Inns and Suites rebrand

by e-NewsWire @ TTR Weekly

SINGAPORE, 19 January  2018: Country Inns & Suites By Carlson announced, Thursday, it has changed its name to Country Inn & Suites by Radisson. The name change will allow  hotels to leverage the global recognition  of the Radisson brand. Country Inn & Suites by Radisson is a part of Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, which also […]

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

ADB Launches Instagram Photo Contest in the Mekong Subregion

by Ton @ Page Array – Mekong Tourism

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) today launched a photo contest on Instagram to showcase the development progress in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) and demonstrate how a focus on increased regional cooperation and integration can improve people’s lives. The online photo contest, which will be held using the hashtag #GMS25, is part of the 25th […]

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UNWTO honours innovative winners

by e-NewsWire @ TTR Weekly

MADRID, 19 January 2018:  Portugal, Spain, India and Indonesia were named winners of UNWTO Awards for Innovation in Tourism earlier this week. The 14th edition named Turismo de Portugal  (Portugal), Ecotourism Trust (India), Tryponyu (Indonesia) and SEGGITUR (Spain) as the winners for innovation. Fourteen projects out of 128 applicants from 55 countries were short-listed as […]

Vietnam’s foreign tourist numbers rise for first time after 13 months - Tuoi Tre News

Vietnam’s foreign tourist numbers rise for first time after 13 months - Tuoi Tre News


Tuoi Tre News

Vietnam’s tourist industry has finally seen the light at the end of the tunnel in its bid to win back international tourists, with arrival numbers in July rising for the first time since May 2014

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 [...]

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 …

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

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

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.

Tourism in North still busy after New Year

by Ton @ Page Array – Mekong Tourism

The tourism industry in the north of Thailand remains bouyant after New Year festivities according to the latest report. In Ban Muang sub-district of Nong Khai, a large number of tourists have been camping out near the Mekong River and enjoying the cool, calm, and misty atmosphere. Crowded places include Phu Huay Isan, Phu Nong, […]

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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.

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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Japanese Investment in Vietnam Hit a Record High

by ANT Consulting Co. @ ANT Consulting

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.

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.

Specialty Delivery Services: Digitally-Driven And To Your Door

by David Kaye @ Vietcetera

In Vietnam, the average living area of a family of three is around 50 square meters. That means a centrally positioned sofa would be 25 meters from the front door, which is an easily reachable distance to pick something up. With that short distance in mind and considering the global rise in food deliveries that led us to […]

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INTRODUCING THE SPECTACULAR BELLAGIO SHANGHAI DESIGNED BY WATG AND WIMBERLY INTERIORS

by Rebecca Stokes @ WATG

Bellagio Opens First International Location in late Summer 2017

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.

7 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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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.

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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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

Endurance Athlete Chi Nguyen Aims To Run In 100 Cities

by David Kaye @ Vietcetera

In November, Chi Nguyen finished third in Ho Chi Minh City’s first Techcombank International Marathon in a time of 3 hours 22 minutes. The Vietnamese endurance athlete has also completed the Mont Blanc CCC, a 100-km mountain challenge that quickly climbs to the Grand Col Ferret Alpine pass at 2537 meters. It’s a race in […]

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Korea Leads in Foreign Investment into Vietnam

by ANT Consulting Co. @ ANT Consulting

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

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

by WATG @ WATG

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.

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.

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.

Speed POS: Diagnostic Data For Reactive Restaurateurs

by Jake Hornberger @ Vietcetera

In 1883, Dayton, Ohio restaurateur James Ritty was growing frustrated at his staff. Cash kept going missing and customers thought he was overcharging them. In response, he invented the first ever “incorruptible cashier” or mechanical cash register. It could calculate the total price of each bill, keep a log of each day’s total sales, and […]

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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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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

A Newfoundland Baycation in Trinity

by Alex @ Alex In Wanderland

Here we are, catching up on my black hole of content from August of 2016 to April of 2017! I can’t wait to turn my detailed notes and journals into blog posts from Canada, the United Kingdom, Hawaii, Thailand and Bali! First up: Newfoundland. Thanks for joining me on this trip down memory lane. I have […]

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.

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.

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.

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

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 [...]

Carolus joins Hyatt Regency Bangkok as GM

by e-NewsWire @ TTR Weekly

BANGKO, 19 January 2018: Sammy Carolus has been appointed general manager of Hyatt Regency Bangkok Sukhumvit, set to open later this year on Sukhumvit Road. In his new role, Carolus returns to Thailand following a sting as general manager of the Grand Hyatt Taipiei. Prior to his Taiwan assignment he spent more than  half of […]

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.

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 [...]

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

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.

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.

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 [...]

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.

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.

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.

Global tourism grows 7% un 2017

by e-NewsWire @ TTR Weekly

MADRID, 19 January 2018: Global international tourist arrivals grew by a remarkable 7% in 2017 to reach 1,322 million, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. This strong momentum is expected to continue in 2018 at a rate of 4% to 5%. Based on data reported by destinations worldwide, it is estimated that international […]

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.

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 […]

Myanmar and China to partner on travel sector development

by Ton @ Page Array – Mekong Tourism

The Myanmar Tourism Entrepreneurs association and Tourism Development Commission of Hubei Province of the People’s Republic of China have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on travel sector development of the two countries, state media reported on 26 December. Myanmar Tourism Entrepreneurs association Chairman U Thet Lwin Toe said China’s economic development is 8 per […]

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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

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

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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The Wave of Thai Investors Coming to Vietnam

by ANT Consulting Co. @ ANT Consulting

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 …

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

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.

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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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.

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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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.

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

Norway to pioneer electric-powered flights

by AFP @ TTR Weekly

OSLO, 19 January 2018: All of Norway’s short-haul airliners should be entirely electric by 2040, the country’s airport operator said on Wednesday, cementing the Nordic nation’s role as a pioneer in the field of electric transport. Avinor, the public operator of Norwegian airports, “aims to be the first in the world” to make the switch […]

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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Discover: Japan

by @ Wikitravel

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

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

Discover: Santa Fe

by @ Wikitravel

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?

PM joins the ceremony for Thailand’s first high-speed rail

by Ton @ Page Array – Mekong Tourism

The Chinese premier hoped the two sides would continue to keep close cooperation, complete the first phase of the China-Thailand railway with high quality, steadily push ahead the related work about the second phase of the project, and strive to realize the interconnection of the China-Thailand railway and the China-Laos railway. Marking the occasion, Chinese […]

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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.

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.

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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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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