Coronavirus Resource Page (last updated January 21)

Our hearts go out to you amid the devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. It cannot be overstated how difficult this time is for the global community, for the industry that is grinding to a halt, for your clients, for your companies, and for each of us as individuals. We will look back upon this […]

Tourism promoted amid downturn

Cambodia and nine other ASEAN member states signed a protocol to amend the bloc’s Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) last week in Thailand with the aim of enhancing tourism expertise in the region. Commercial attache Heng Sovannarith, representing Cambodian ambassador Ouk Sophoan, presided over the signing of the protocol on January 5. In 2012, the 10 […]

Coronavirus policy updates

Travel around the world continues to be affected by the novel coronavirus, especially in the Greater Mekong Subregion where most of the countries are relying on the tourism industry. The Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office would like to take this opportunity to gather the government’s policies in which to provide aid and assistance to businesses in […]

Tourism fee to help insure foreigners visiting Thailand

The National Tourism Policy Committee has approved the proposed guidelines for the collection of a 300-baht tourism fee from each international visitor for the management of local tourist destinations. The money will also be used to provide insurance benefits to international tourists visiting the country. Tourism and Sports Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn said each foreign visitor […]

Amazing Thailand SHA promotes health and wellbeing in Thailand

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) remains confident that the Amazing Thailand Safety and Health Administration (SHA) programme continues to promote health and well-being for all in the kingdom. The Amazing Thailand SHA certification is an important safety net in Thailand during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, providing peace-of-mind to everyone as it covers mixed used […]

Ministry rolls out refresher tourism courses after Covid lull

The Ministry of Tourism provides short course to staff working in tourism sectors in target provinces in order to refresh and strengthen their skills as the Kingdom expected to attract at least half a million tourists in 2021, depending on the Covid-19 situation. Thong Rathasak, the director-general of the ministry’s General Directorate of Tourism Development […]

Phu Bia Mountain to be Developed as New Tourism Site

Authorities in Laos have approved the development of Phu Bia Mountain as a sustainable development tourism site. According to a report by Vientiane Times, Khamphay Sana Group is to develop new tourism facilities on the Phu Bia Mountain site. The development will take place in Phou Houa Xang Village, in Anouvong District, Xaysomboun Province, under a 99 […]

Thai minister proposes ‘golf quarantine’ to boost tourism

Thailand’s Tourism Minister said on Monday he had proposed a plan to allow foreigners to quarantine in some of the country’s many golf resorts to boost the ailing tourism sector during the coronavirus pandemic. “We are discussing with the Public Health Ministry and the country’s coronavirus taskforce to offer hotel and golf quarantine for tourists […]

Ministry mulls ASEAN+3 travel bubble

The Ministry of Tourism plans to launch a travel bubble allowing transit between Cambodia and 12 other regional countries in a bid to resuscitate the tourism sector amid crushing impact of the ongoing spread of Covid-19, Ministry of Tourism spokesman Top Sopheak told The Post on January 10. He defined a “travel bubble” as a […]

With COVID-19 under control, VN tourism sector banks on domestic travel

Việt Nam will continue to use flexible measures to stimulate the domestic tourism market as international borders remain shut due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, a top tourism official has said. Nguyễn Trùng Khánh, Chairman of the Việt Nam National Administration of Tourism, made the statement yesterday at a meeting of the Ministry of Culture, Tourism […]