• Angkor Wat Floating Bridge Officially Open

    A temporary floating bridge constructed from plastic bags was recently opened to allow restoration of the original stone moat crossing.
    • May 24, 2017
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  • Guy Allison is Sustainability Manager for Destination Asia Thailand

    At Destination Asia we believe that every experience should be conducted in the most socially responsible and holistically sustainable way possible.
    • May 23, 2017
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  • Owakudani-Togendai Section of Hakone Ropeway Closed 22 May – 23 June 2017

    We would like to inform our partners that the Owakudani-Togendai section of the Hakone Ropeway in Japan will be closed for repairs from 22 May to 23 June 2017. The other half of the ropeway from Sounzan to Owakudani will operate as normal. Destination Asia will provide bus transport for your clients as a substitute for […]
    • May 19, 2017
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  • Grand Palace Closed during Royal Cremation Ceremony from 23-29 October 2017

    The Thai Royal Government have recently announced the dates for the Royal Cremation Ceremony of his majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who passed away in October 2016. The funeral rites and the cremation will take place from Monday 23 October and are expected to last for approximately one week. During this time the Royal […]
    • May 19, 2017
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  • Kayaking Services Resume in Ha Long Bay

    UPDATE: We informed you last month that the administration authorities of Quang Ninh province made the decision to suspend all kayaking activities in Ha Long Bay. We can now report that the authorities have allowed tourism operators in Ha Long to resume their kayak services from 01 May 2017. Tourism operators must ensure safety conditions, register […]
    • May 9, 2017
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  • Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Propose Closing Maya Bay for Recovery Period

    The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation in Thailand is proposing to temporarily close Maya Bay to give the world-famous beach’s ecology time to recover. The bay, located in the Phi Phi Islands, rose to fame after the hit movie The Beach was filmed there in 1999. Maya Bay is a stunningly beautiful bay […]
    • May 5, 2017
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  • Conrad Osaka to Open on 9 June 2017

    The second property of the Conrad brand is opening on 9 June 2017 on Nakanoshima, a charming river island in central Osaka, between the station/business Kita area and the bustling nightlife and shopping Minami area. Its location between the Dojima and Tosabori rivers allows incredible views of the water and Osaka. Travelers can step outside and […]
    • May 4, 2017
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  • Angkor Wat Causeway Closure (May 2017)

    The ancient west causeway has served as the main entrance to Angkor Wat since its construction 900 years ago. The APSARA Authority (Authority for the protection and management of Angkor and the region of Siem Reap) will close the causeway spanning the gigantic moat surrounding the temple in early May. This is to undertake important […]
    • May 3, 2017
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  • Myanmar Staff Outing Delves into Local Life

    Destination Asia Myanmar office (sales, reservation, Operations and accounting teams), recently returned from their annual staff outing.
    • May 2, 2017
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  • Private Geisha Photo Tour

    Step into the world of the geisha for a peek behind the mask. Meet a real life maiko on a full-day outing during which guests get to know the maiko and gain a deep appreciation of her exquisite beauty.
    • May 2, 2017
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  • King of the Road in George Town

    “Rriing-Rriing…….” A man is peddling a trishaw, with two foreign tourists sitting in front. The trishaw man is carrying his lovely customers for a sightseeing tour around George Town.
    • May 2, 2017
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  • Fascinating History of Parasol Blanc in Luang Prabang

    The story of Parasol Blanc is a fascinating one and begins during the reign of King Sisavang Phoulivong. Born in 1885 he was king of the Kingdom of Luang Prabang and later the Kingdom of Laos.
    • May 2, 2017
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