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Clad in traditional Japanese clothing, Saran Sawatphudsa and his two Thai friends stroll through rice paddies in Gokayama, in the central Japanese prefecture of Toyama.

Tucked in the 'Alps,' the future of tourism in Japan

Southeast Asian travelers are flocking to rural retreats like Gokayama

  • Three Asian destinations where adventure is on the agenda

    Explore Vietnamese caves, remote Laotian mountains and a rustic Sri Lankan getaway

  • Airbnb extends market leadership through experience-based tourism

    Industry tries to adapt to room sharing pioneer's diruption

  • Half of Chinese travelers going solo

    The number of independent travelers is soaring, marking a substantial shift in the market

  • Asian millennials are booking their own adventures

    How smartphones, social media and cheap air fares are changing the face of travel

  • TripAdvisor woos Chinese with shopping discounts

    Travel site takes on rivals with new features, artificial intelligence

  • Expedia plays the Asian card

    Online travel giant investing in technology, regional partners to grab customers

  • Thailand cracks down on 'zero-dollar' tour groups

    Industry eyes independent, high-spending Chinese tourists