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Vietnam’s Growth in Domestic Tourism is a Key Driver for Casino Developments

Vietnam’s growing hospitality industry has been given a huge boost with news that the country is relaxing its gaming industry to allow locals into casinos. Two locations will start to allow locals in as part of a three year pilot scheme – the first is on Phu Quoc Island and the other is in Van […]

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Myanmar Tourism – Sustainability is Key

It was over a century ago when renowned novelist, Rudyard Kipling, said “This is Burma and it will be quite unlike any land you know about” This statement holds true today with Myanmar offering the modern tourists a unique experience and something a little different. Since the country’s reforms in 2012 to re-open the economy, […]

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New Airline lets you Travel like a King – But it will Cost you $45,000

Most luxury tours are done on cruise ships these days with people enjoying high end facilities and services whilst out at sea. But how about flying on a private jet and having a cruise in the sky, complete with bespoke land and air services! Genting Hong Kong is a leisure company that offers luxury cruises […]

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The Indonesian Tourism Boom Has Arrived as Country Tops Asean Growth

Indonesia is home to some of the world’s most stunning beaches, jungles mountainscapes and islands, yet tourists who have visited the country in the past have most often headed to the main resort of Bali, or the glittery malls of Jakarta.

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The Growth of Medical Toursim in Singapore is Now Slowing

South East Asia has become a hub for medical tourism in recent years with Singapore being one of the most favoured destinations. It’s highly trained staff and leading edge facilities lead the country to being named as having the most efficient health care system in the world in 2014 by Bloomberg, and making the World […]

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Tourism Authority of Thailand Upgrades Mobile Apps for Tourists

Thailand receives millions of tourists every year from all over the world. To help these visitors get the most out of their travels here, the Tourism Authority of Thailand has upgraded their mobile app. The new app, which will ensure that tourists have the most complete and up-to-date information available to them at all times, […]

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Ho Chi Minh City Wants a Share of the Asian Medical Tourism Pie

With a growing number of tourists who are now looking to combine their trip to Vietnam with medical treatments, medical tourism needs combined efforts by various travel firms and agencies to realise the huge potential of this growing market, experts stated.

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Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam & Laos – Great Potential for Tourism Tech

A new startup company that mentors local tourism companies throughout the Mekong sub region has recently completed their first full year of operation. Mekong Innovative Startup Tourism (MIST) is a statup accelerator that was born from a joint venture idea between the Mekong Business Initiative (MBI) and the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office.

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Singapore Food Festival 2017 – What’s New?

How does the Singapore food Festival still remain so popular after all these years? The key is to stick to tradition, but keep things unexpected! This is why you will find unusual pairings such as the hawker fair with cocktails, wine and local kuehs, in addition to contemporary dance that will make you feel just […]

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Vietnam Sees Record Hike in International Visitors

The United Nations World Tourism Organisation has recently announced that Vietnam is ranked 7th in the world for tourism growth. In addition, Vietnam was the only country in south East Asia to be ranked in the top 10.

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Airports of Thailand Set to Pour Billions of Dollars into Upgrades

A 10 year plan has been put in place by Thailand’s main airport operator “Airports of Thailand (AOT)” to expand all of its six main airports to handle a boom of visitors it expects in future years. The six airports under control of the AOT include Bangkok’s main Suvarnabhumi airport, the cities smaller Don Muang […]

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Introducing: BT Shore Excursion Guides

Buffalo Tours is excited to introduce our new line of BT Shore Excursion Guides, providing cruise travellers and holiday makers with tips & tricks to some of the most popular ports in Asia. Our first installment takes you to Thailand and features: Advice on cultural differences and etiquette Do’s and don’ts when visiting Thai temples […]

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