Vietnam to resume select international flights

Vietnam is further easing restrictions as it reopens its borders to select destinations deemed to have handled the coronavirus well. At the latest meeting of the Mekong Tourism Advisory Group, Tran Phong Binh, deputy head of the tourism market department at Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, said that starting this month, the country will welcome […]

South Korea mulls travel bubbles with Thailand, 2 other countries

South Korea will seek travel bubble or selective border openings with Asian neighbours like Thailand, Taiwan and Vietnam where Covid-19 spread has been contained to aid tourism industries of respective countries. According to multiple industry sources, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism recently convened a meeting to discuss ways to boost the sluggish travel […]

Oxford Economics forecast Vietnam’s GDP to grow 2.3 percent in 2020

Vietnam’s effective containment of COVID-19 should allow it to make a quicker rebound than most other economies in the region and its GDP growth can be around 2.3 percent this year, Sian Fenner, an economist from Oxford Economics wrote in a July 14 report. With an expected recovery in the second half of the year, […]

CPN and TAT launch joint effort

Central Pattana (CPN) is partnering with the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) to spur domestic tourism through discount promotions at 33 shopping centres. The Shop & Travel in Thailand campaign will give away 17 million baht in electronic vouchers from July 15 to Sept 15 and offer 80% discounts on Aug 8 and 90% discounts […]

Thailand: Entry granted to travellers seeking medical treatment but under strict control

Despite the recent scare of two foreigners testing positive for Covid-19 in Thailand, the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) said that it will allow Thailand’s medical tourism and wellness programmess to go ahead. Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health will be disclosing a list of hospitals that pass its criteria next week, and the first […]

Closed borders pose tourism risk

If the country does not let foreign tourists in by the end of the year, some 60% of hospitality enterprises are at risk of going out of business, according to the Tourism and Sports Ministry. “People will be safe from the virus as borders remain closed, but wounds from the economic fallout might be deeper and […]

JBAC affirms believes Cambodia remains a very safe destination for investments and tourism

The Japanese Business Association of Cambodia (JBAC) with 270 member companies is looking to increase investment in tourism sector in Cambodia as they believe that Cambodia remains a very safe investment and tourism destination. This was said in a meeting between Cambodian Minister of Tourism Thong Khon and a delegation of Japanese investors led by […]

Covid-19 pandemic showcases Thailand as a Medical & Wellness Hub

Thailand’s internationally admired performance in the pandemic of the COVID-19 virus has showcased the exceptional strengths of the country’s health care system and medical industry to further justify its drive towards becoming one of the world’s top medical hubs. A sophisticated healthcare system, universal healthcare coverage and robust public health consciousness have all contributed to […]

Thailand DMCs Unite to Create Uniform Health & Safety Standards Ahead of Tourism Restart

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As the world has seen the almost complete halt of travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the DMC community in Thailand has been hard at work formulating and implementing standards that will solidify Thailand and its tourism facilitators as a destination that is safe for travel. The Thailand Hygiene Plus Initiative (THPI) has been developed […]

TAT ropes in Agoda to promote domestic tourism

The Tourism Authority of Thailand has partnered Agoda to leverage the latter’s technology and marketing expertise to streamline the booking and payment process for participants in the government’s 20 billion baht (US$482 billion) TTogether domestic tourism stimulus programme. The partnership is also supported by Ministry of Tourism and Sports, Fiscal Policy Office, Ministry of Finance, […]