Morgan Parker Enters Final Leg of His Epic Wheel2Wheel Journey

Investment banker turned philanthropist and adventure seeker Morgan Parker roared out of Hong Kong on his trusty, “unstoppable” BMW F800GS motorcycle on 1 March 2011. His first stop was in Guangdong Province, where he met members of GECKO, who are developing China’s youth into ambassadors for the environment. Following that, he rode into Vietnam to …

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Chinese New Year: Days 3 & 4

Traditionally, it was customary for people to spend Chinese New Year's Eve and the first two days of the New Year with family. By days three and four, things could – quite understandably – start getting a bit tense. To avoid arguments, it was considered best to avoid relatives on the third and fourth days …

Southeast Asian Countries Join Forces to Promote Tourism

The culturally diverse countries of Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam are joining forces in a campaign to promote tourism in Southeast Asia. The campaign will start with a contest to populate a website with user-generated articles, images, text, and videos. This will be supplemented by professional content from …

Tourism Officials Optimistic

Tourist arrivals in the Asia Pacific were up slightly for the month of October against the same month one year earlier. Still, for the first 10 months of the year, figures were down 4%. “October marks the third straight month of above the line gains for international visitor arrivals to the Asia Pacific region,” says …

Golf Tourism Grows in Southeast Asia

A leading Southeast Asian golf tour operator has reported a 23% increase in turnover for the 12-month period ending last month. The boost in golf holiday traffic runs counter to the largely sluggish demand in global tourism. It also belies the negative travel perceptions prompted by Thailand's ongoing political disquiet. Bangkok-based Golfasian has expanded its …