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ATF 2014: Hotel awards are the first order of business

Southeast Asian Tourism ATF 2014: Hotel awards are the first order of business

Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

Kuching, Malaysia (eTN) - This year's edition of the ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) has yet to be declared open, but it is already generating buzz-worthy events.

Orphanage Voluntourism as a form of exploitation? Cambodia tourism: Children “for rent” by the hour?

Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

Travel and tourism has a big role to fill in terms of alleviating poverty. The question for some countries is this: To which end?

eTN ROAR:  The half-eaten apple

Cambodia Tourism eTN ROAR: The half-eaten apple

John Lowrie, New Horizon Society

Who would have guessed that a half-eaten apple left in a bedside cabinet drawer 25 years ago could have caused a rumpus and still be remembered 25 years later half- way across the world?

Orphanage voluntourism:  Responsible tourism gone wrong

Tourism Abuse Orphanage voluntourism:  Responsible tourism gone wrong

Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

Responsible tourism has an ugly side and you could very well be unknowingly feeding it. Picture this: You find yourself in a Third World country and you feel compelled to give something ...

UNWTO members select Medellin to host next General Assembly

World Tourism Events UNWTO members select Medellin to host next General Assembly

Nelson Alcantra, editor-in-chief, eTN

LIVINGSTONE, Zambia (eTN) - The heads and/or representatives of delegations from member states of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) have selected Medellin, Colombia, to host ...

Myanmar, Cambodia, Indonesia and Philippines agree to work on ASEAN common visa

22nd World Economic Forum on East Asia Myanmar, Cambodia, Indonesia and Philippines agree to work on ASEAN common visa

NAY PYI TAW, Myanmar – Ministers and tourism authorities of Myanmar, Cambodia, Indonesia and the Secretary of Tourism of the Philippines have expressed their intention to collaborate with ...

Asia luxury DMC launches first packages to Vietnam and Cambodia

Departing ho chi minh and hanoi Asia luxury DMC launches first packages to Vietnam and Cambodia

The First luxury DMC in Asia, Luxury Travel Ltd. has launched its first set departure packages to Vietnam and Cambodia, due to run ...

Canadian tourist arrested in Cambodia on child sex charges

Canadian Sex Tourist Detained In Cambodia Canadian tourist arrested in Cambodia on child sex charges

A Canadian tourist is awaiting trial in Cambodia after being arrested on child-prostitution charges.

The luxurious side of travel to Vietnam and Cambodia

Inaugural trips offered by Luxury Travel Ltd. The luxurious side of travel to Vietnam and Cambodia

"Vietnam and Cambodia are fast emerging as luxury travel destinations," says Luxury Travel Ltd. founder Mr. Pham.

International arrivals into Asia grow 5.5 percent

PATA reports surge in visitor arrivals in Japan, Myanmar and Cambodia International arrivals into Asia grow 5.5 percent

BANGKOK, Thailand - International visitor arrivals into Asia between January and September 2012 showed a collective increase of 5.5% year-on-year, according to preliminary results released today ...

Thai tourism to Cambodia almost doubles

More visitors from Thailand coming to Cambodia Thai tourism to Cambodia almost doubles

Thai tourists are visiting Cambodia in increasing numbers - with visitors almost doubling in the first half of 2012 compared to the same period last year.

Cambodia conducts child protection and training for tourism professionals

The Code conducts training for ECPAT Cambodia Cambodia conducts child protection and training for tourism professionals

ECPAT Cambodia, the Local Code Representative for Cambodia, conducted several training workshops for the tourism industry in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap.

One Russian tourist killed, 46 injured in Cambodian bus crash

Tourist Bus Crashes In Cambodia One Russian tourist killed, 46 injured in Cambodian bus crash

One Russian tourist died instantly and 46 other passengers – largely foreigners – were injured and rushed to hospital yesterday afternoon when a tourist bus spun off the road and slammed into ...

E-visas arrive to Myanmar and probably to Vietnam

ASEAN VISA E-visas arrive to Myanmar and probably to Vietnam

Luc Citrinot, eTN

MANADO, Indonesia (eTN) - There is a funny expression in French media. They regularly mention “marronnier” (chestnut tree), as soon as a topic comes into the media on a regular basis.

 Zurich now selling Big Mac for $17.19

Whopping Big Mac Price Zurich now selling Big Mac for $17.19

Simon Black, SovereignMan.com

One of the things that people pick up on very quickly as they travel are how different price levels are around the world.

UN orders Cambodia, Thailand to remove troops from temple site

Preah Vihear Temple Dispute UN orders Cambodia, Thailand to remove troops from temple site

A United Nations court today ordered Cambodia and Thailand to withdraw their military personnel from around a disputed temple site near their joint border and to agree not to engage in any further ...

Preah Vihear temple tourism plunges 40 percent due to border conflict

Preah Vihear temple row Preah Vihear temple tourism plunges 40 percent due to border conflict

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - Visitors to Cambodia's Preah Vihear temple, a World Heritage Site, declined 40 percent in the first half this year, compared with the same period last year, due to border ...

Repair, restoration? Thailand withdraws from World Heritage Convention

PREAH VIHEAR TEMPLE DISPUTE Repair, restoration? Thailand withdraws from World Heritage Convention

Luc Citrinot, eTN

BANGKOK (eTN) - The issue around territories surrounding Preah Vihear temple, a magnificent ancient structure from the 11th-12th century, located just on the demarcation line between Thailand and ...

Plus turns into minus at Thailand Travel Mart

THAILAND TRAVEL MART Plus turns into minus at Thailand Travel Mart

Luc Citrinot, eTN

BANGKOK, Thailand (eTN) - Tourism in Southeast Asia remains deeply influenced by political developments.

A megalomania project planned near Angkor Wat

CAMBODIA A megalomania project planned near Angkor Wat

Luc Citrinot, eTN

PHNOM PENH (eTN) - To the tourists, Cambodia is mostly known for being home to the fabled city of Angkor Wat with its myriad of beautiful temples.

Clashes over Preah Vihear Temple isolated: other areas safe

Fighting At Thai-Cambodia Border Clashes over Preah Vihear Temple isolated: other areas safe

There have been a number of clashes this year between Thai and Cambodian troops, as tensions have escalated between the two countries over the ownership of Preah Vihear Temple, which is situated ...

Ban deplores clashes between Thailand and Cambodia

Thailand-Cambodia Border Clashes Ban deplores clashes between Thailand and Cambodia

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said he is troubled by reports of renewed fighting over the past two days between Cambodian and Thai troops along the two countries' border, which has ...

Air France: a present for Phnom Penh Airport's anniversary

AIR FRANCE IN CAMBODIA Air France: a present for Phnom Penh Airport's anniversary

Luc Citrinot, eTN

PHNOM PENH (eTN) - It could not have been a better way to celebrate an anniversary.

Cambodia and Thailand agree to meeting over temple site

Preah Vihear Temple Cambodia and Thailand agree to meeting over temple site

Representatives of Cambodia and Thailand have agreed to a United Nations-sponsored meeting to discuss ways to safeguard the Preah Vihear Temple, a World Heritage List site that was damaged during ...

UN envoy meets with Thai, Cambodian leaders over Preah Vihear

PREAH VIHEAR HERITAGE SITE UN envoy meets with Thai, Cambodian leaders over Preah Vihear

New York - A special envoy of the United Nations agency tasked with preserving the world’s cultural heritage has concluded meetings with the leaders of Thailand and Cambodia to discuss the ...

UNESCO to assess damage to Preah Vihear temple

Preah Vihear Temple UNESCO to assess damage to Preah Vihear temple

The United Nations cultural agency said today it plans to send a mission to assess the damage caused to the Preah Vihear Temple, a World Heritage site, by the recent armed clashes between Thailand ...

The Preah Vihar issue damages not only the temple but also mutual understanding

BORDER DISPUTES CAMBODIA-THAILAND The Preah Vihar issue damages not only the temple but also mutual understanding

Luc Citrinot, eTN

BANGKOK (eTN) - This is a sad story about a beautiful Khmer temple from the 11th century perched on a plateau, which dominates a valley.

Cambodia: Thai shelling damaged Preah Vihear temple

Preah Vihear Temple Cambodia: Thai shelling damaged Preah Vihear temple

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia – Part of a historic 11th-century stone temple collapsed Sunday due to heavy shelling by the Thai army, the Cambodian government said.

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