Weekly roundup: Mass fish deaths, tourist visa, fuel market

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Weekly roundup: Mass fish deaths, tourist visa, fuel market

Experts stunned as officials deny link between Taiwan firm and fish kill disaster

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Vietnam tourism ministry calls for longer visa exemption for European tourists

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Vietnam tourism ministry calls for longer visa exemption for European tourists

Vietnam’s tourism ministry Thursday urged the government to double the visa-free stay period for tourists from five European countries to 30 days to attract more visitors.

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Tourism plan looks to China

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VietStock FI English 3 month(s) ago

Cambodia's Tourism Ministry has released a white paper for capitalising on the rapid growth in Chinese inbound tourism, with the aim of drawing and catering to roughly 2 million Chinese tourists per year by 2020.

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Illegal Sihanoukville construction on radar

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VietStock FI English 3 month(s) ago

Tourism and other line ministries will raise the issue of unlawful construction along Sihanoukville’s coastline at a meeting scheduled for today, given the presence of illegal buildings along the coastal city’s beaches.

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Indonesia braces for tourism hit after Jakarta attack

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Indonesia braces for tourism hit after Jakarta attack

Indonesia faces a drop in tourist numbers, at least in the short term, following Thursday's attack in central Jakarta claimed by Islamic State, in a blow to Southeast Asia's biggest economy already growing at its slowest pace since the financial crisis.

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Indonesia braces for tourism hit after Jakarta attack

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SINGAPORE, Jan 14 -- Indonesia faces a drop in tourist numbers, at least in the short term, following Thursday's attack in central Jakarta claimed by Islamic State, in a blow to Southeast Asia's biggest economy already growing at its slowest pace since the financial crisis.

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Government takes over reins of Angkor ticket sales

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The Cambodian government officially took charge of the ticket sales at the Angkor Archeological Park on January 1, after Prime Minster Hun Sen announced in November an end to the Sok Kong-owned Sokimex’s control of the service.

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Royal Group set to build hotel on Koh Rong

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The Royal Group, in partnership with a Thailand-based Swiss investor, will build a 148-room five-star hotel on Preah Sihanouk’s Koh Rong island, with the group having completed a ground-breaking ceremony on Saturday.

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Private companies warned on beach access

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VietStock FI English 5 month(s) ago

The government has vowed to crack down on coastal hotels and resorts that have restricted public access to beaches or constructed illegal encroachments within 50 metres of the shoreline.

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Indonesia waives visa for 75 countries

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Indonesia waives visa for 75 countries

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has signed a decree on visa exemption for citizens of 75 countries in a move to boost foreign tourist arrivals and the country’s economy, according to Antara news agency.

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Asian visitors continue to drive tourism in the Kingdom

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VietStock FI English 7 month(s) ago

Foreign tourist arrivals to the Kingdom saw a 5.4 per cent increase for the first eight months of the year, as compared with the same period in 2014, with the Vietnamese and Chinese nationals continuing to top the arrivals list.

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Vietnam’s rice terraces named among 'most surreal landscapes'

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Vietnam’s rice terraces named among 'most surreal landscapes'

The popular UK news website Telegraph has named rice terraces in Vietnam’s northern provinces among the most unusual and beautiful landscapes on earth.

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Autumn in bloom on Vietnam’s rice terraces

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Autumn in bloom on Vietnam’s rice terraces

Terraced fields on Mu Cang Chai, a district to the west of the northern mountainous province of Yen Bai. The tourism ministry has listed the fields as one of the most beautiful scenes of the country. Photos: Xuan Dai/baochinhphu.vn

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EuroCham to work with government on tourism

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VietStock FI English 7 month(s) ago

The European Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia (EuroCham) signed a memorandum of understanding with the Tourism Ministry yesterday aimed at promoting and developing the Kingdom’s tourism sector.

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Vietnam official tourism websites promote local sights with photos of Thailand, Indonesia

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Vietnam official tourism websites promote local sights with photos of Thailand, Indonesia

Two tourism ministry websites have removed photos they used to promote rural destinations in southern Vietnam after a local photographer pointed out they had been shot in Thailand and Indonesia.

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