Quang Binh will seek funding of US$4 billion for 40 projects during 2014 to 2015 in an effort to raise tourism and industry sector competitiveness.
Phong Nha cave – the most famous site in Quang Binh province which attracts many tourists
The province chairman, Nguyen Huu Hoai, told local media that the areas included infrastructure in industrial zones, tourism, industrial production and agriculture.
“The province is also looking for investment in culture, healthcare, and education sectors.”
Sedona Yangon Hotel – one of the most luxurious hotels in Myanmar
Hotels and Tourism deputy minister, Tin Shwe, reported that Myanmar’s tourism industry is now booming to the point the ministry must ease conditions for foreigners to invest in in new hotels.
“European and Asian hotel investors are now the priority,” he explained to local media just days after the ministry organised a briefing on hotel joint ventures that attracted 600 business executives from Thailand alone.
Just days before Lao PDR’s tourism officials head for the world’s largest travel show in Berlin they revised the 2014 tourist arrivals target to 3.9 million trips.
Thadeua in Laos
Tourism industry executives will attend ITB Berlin 5 March hoping they can convince European-based tour operators to book more trips to Laos this year and earn more revenue from it fledging tourism industry.
But before they left for Berlin, they confirmed, Wednesday, that the country’s 2013 arrivals had already surpassed estimates set for 2015.
Laos’ Ministry of Tourism and Sports’ Tourism Development Department reported, that international arrivals to the country had soared 13% to close 3.7 million visits in 2013.
A stunning view of Wat Phou Champasak
The department confirmed 3,779,490 foreign arrivals up 13.49% from 3,330,072 visits in 2012.
ASEAN remained the largest source at 3,041,233 improving 12.12% from 2,712,478, dominated by overland travel from neighouring Thailand and Vietnam.
Vietnam-based Sun Group Corporation says the first stage of its Asia Park project will open this year.
Sun Group’s general director, Dang Minh Truong, told local media that the theme park, designed by world-renowned American architect, Bill Bensley, will cost an estimated US$189.6 million.
Overview of the Asia theme park in Danang
“The park should become a favourite spot for both local residents and visitors, once completed,” he said.
The park will attract mainly domestic family travellers.
Built to accommodate around 2.5 million visitors a year, the 88-hectare park, located at Hoa Cuong Bac Ward in Hai Chau district, includes a culture area, an amusement zone, a multi-functional centre and parking lot.