THAILAND RAMPS UP ORGANIC TOURISM MOVEMENT WITH REOPENING OF PHUKET

Thai Organic Consumer Association partners with TAT to launch platform connecting travellers with organic farmers IN tandem with the reopening of Phuket tomorrow (July 1), the Thai Organic Consumer Association (TOCA), in partnership with the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), will be launching its platform to the global market with the return of the inbound traveler to […]

Cambodia’s airports ready for tourists, air bridges, travel bubbles by ‘end of 2021’

Cambodia’s tourism industry is anticipating the return of travellers by the end of this year with a focus on traditional regional markets, particularly those from China, Korea, Japan, Thailand and Singapore, according to Alain Brun, the chief executive officer of Cambodia Airports. Government meetings with the tourism industry indicate stakeholders are eying an earnest re-opening […]

‘Colourful Phuket’ festival to welcome Sandbox tourists

The Phuket Provincial Government and the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) will together hold a month-long festival in Patong and Phuket Town under the banner “Colourful Phuket” to welcome tourists to Phuket under the Phuket Sandbox scheme. The grand opening of the festival will be held on Patong Beach tomorrow (July 3), with another major […]

Samui, Krabi, Phang Nga and Chiang Mai to follow after Phuket Sandbox reopening

The paradise island of Phuket welcomes the first tourists under the Sandbox programme, especially the vaccinated travellers who do not need to quarantine. Phuket’s longstanding popularity among travellers around the world makes it the ideal destination to restart Thailand’s tourism industry. After Phuket, other places like Samui, Krabi, Phang Nga and Chiang Mai are planned to […]

Regional Effort international tourism reopening gets Cambodia’s support

Cambodia along with other ASEAN countries has supported the regional plan to review the possibility for reopening the international tourism market with assured safety, trust, and confidence. The consensus was emphasised in the 3rd ASEAN tourism crisis communication working group meeting recently to discuss and evaluate the impacts of COVID-19 crisis on ASEAN tourism, and […]

MTCO Executive Director to join the panel of Rehabilitation of Cambodia’s Tourism post-Covid-19 Workshop on July 1

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On July 1, Mr Jens Thraenhart, outgoing MTCO Executive Director, was invited to speak on a panel at the Rehabilitation of Cambodia’s Tourism post-Covid-19 workshop organized by the Ministry of Tourism, Cambodia about tourism Rehabilitation Plan during and after Covid-19 and some key strategies to rebuild tourism through Mekong Tourism collaborative framework. Congratulations to ក្រសួងទេសចរណ៍ […]

Digital wristband by Angkor Pass set to welcome visitors to the Kingdom

The Ministry of Tourism is preparing for post-Covid-19 travel with Wonderpass powered by Angkorpass Technology that enables seamless travel planning through a phone app and a wristband. Minister of Tourism Thong Khon said that having a rehabilitation plan for the tourism sector after the Covid-19 crisis is crucial and transitioning to a digital technology platform […]

Battambang seeks UNESCO listing as creative city of gastronomy

The Council of Ministers has nominated Battambang town as a candidate for membership in the UNESCO Creative Cities Network in the category of gastronomy. The decision came on June 22 when Prime Minister Hun Sen approved the June 16 request made by the Ministry of Tourism. Ken Satha, secretary of state for the Council of […]

Thailand’s city bubbles under sealed routes may expand to wedding activities

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) aims to offer ‘city bubble’ and activity-based travel agreement in ‘sandbox’ areas, to ease quarantine requirements both in Thailand and in the visitor’s home country. TAT governor Yuthasak Supasorn said, even though international arrivals can visit ‘sandbox’ areas with quarantine-free entry, they might face quarantine back home, as Thailand is still perceived as […]

Thailand eyes international traffic recovery ‘before 2025’

Thai authorities expect international passenger numbers to hit pre-pandemic levels “before 2025”, as the country inches towards welcoming back visitors in the tourist hotspot of Phuket. Detailing measures that will be undertaken in the advent of the ‘Phuket Sandbox’ pilot, the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) notes that the target takes into account a […]