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Just Kidding, Please Visit Almaty
August 07, 2015

Just Kidding, Please Visit Almaty

By Catherine Putz
Kazakhstan is walking back restrictions on foreigners visiting select border areas.
Kazakhstan and Italy Sign $500 Million in Deals
June 30, 2015

Kazakhstan and Italy Sign $500 Million in Deals

By Catherine Putz
In addition, Kazakhstan announced the extension and expansion of its visa-free regime.

Australia, Japan Top For Tourists
May 15, 2015

Australia, Japan Top For Tourists

By Anthony Fensom
Tourism remains an area of great potential for the Asia-Pacific.

Korea, Kazakhstan Deepen Cooperation
April 08, 2015

Korea, Kazakhstan Deepen Cooperation

By Catherine Putz
South Korea’s broad-based engagement with Central Asia’s largest economy continues with two recent deals.

Now Operating: Astana to Paris
April 04, 2015

Now Operating: Astana to Paris

By Catherine Putz
Four years after signing the launching protocol, flights between Astana and Paris have begun.
Australian Consular Officials Reveal Dumbest Requests
December 05, 2014

Australian Consular Officials Reveal Dumbest Requests

By Helen Clark
Australia’s stretched foreign ministry reveals some of the oddest requests for help it receives from Aussie travelers.

North Korea Bans All Tourism Over Ebola Concerns
October 23, 2014

North Korea Bans All Tourism Over Ebola Concerns

By Zachary Keck
“The country’s closed" until further notice, a travel agency specializing in North Korea said.
Japan’s International Tourism Challenge
October 12, 2014

Japan’s International Tourism Challenge

By Dennis C. McCornac and Rong Zhang
Expanding the international tourism industry will be a cultural challenge for Japan.

Shangri-La: Consuming Paradise
September 18, 2014

Shangri-La: Consuming Paradise

By Brennan O'Connor
A former logging town in Tibet, now a tourist trap, is a world away from its fictional inspiration.

Vietnam: Tourism Transforming Women’s Lives
August 12, 2014

Vietnam: Tourism Transforming Women’s Lives

By Kim Megson
The Hmong women of Sa Pa are being empowered by the opportunities offered by tourism.

North Korea’s Schizophrenic Tourist Policy
July 12, 2014

North Korea’s Schizophrenic Tourist Policy

By Tae-jun Kang
North Korea is desperately trying to attract more tourists, even as it works equally hard to scare them away.
For National Day, China Cracks Down on Tourism Industry
October 03, 2013

For National Day, China Cracks Down on Tourism Industry

In time for the National Day holiday, Beijing is getting tough on a corrupt tourism industry.

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