UNWTO launches hospitality recruitment platform

As part of efforts to kickstart tourism jobs recovery, the UNWTO has launched the Jobs Factory, an innovative platform designed to connect hospitality talent with employers across the sector. The Jobs Factory harnesses global hospitality network Hosco’s power of machine learning, algorithms, and deep learning to match candidates with suitable positions, both locally and internationally. […]

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 […]

Drive to increase skills of tourism professionals

A senior official from the Cambodia Tourism Ministry is seeking to increase the skill set of tourism professionals. Try Chhiv, director of the National Committee for the Tourism Professional Secretariat and deputy director-general of the Ministry of Tourism said ASEAN will complete the signing on the Protocol Amendment of ASEAN Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) to […]

ADB: Restoring Public Confidence on Safe Travels

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CHALLENGE OVERVIEW In this challenge, we aim to develop innovative digital solutions that supports the implementation of new travel policies emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic such as screening procedures and health checks, physical distancing protocols, new travel requirements, standardized facility sanitation, and passengers’ hygiene regimens to reduce spread of infection and restore confidence in travel. […]

Rebooting the economy: Restoring travel and tourism in the COVID-19 era

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A harmonized set of industry-wide health and safety protocols are necessary for travel and tourism to recover. The travel-related implications of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak have been unprecedented and fast-changing.  According to the World Tourism Organization, at the height of the crisis, travel was brought to a virtual standstill with every destination worldwide imposing […]

Three ways to support businesses and their workers during a pandemic

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Many workers will be displaced and many businesses will close as a result of the slowdown caused by COVID-19. Providing support to those affected gives them a fighting chance. Travel restrictions, store closures and social distancing, prompted by COVID-19, is causing an economic slowdown that may last to the end of 2020 and possibly beyond. […]

Zuckerberg, Gates to help Kingdom in Covid-19 fight

Mark Zuckerberg’s Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) and the Bill Gates Foundation (BGF) are helping a group of small research institutions in Cambodia to fight against Covid-19, Business Insider reports. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said CZI, in partnership with BGF and Cambodian researchers, has helped unlock a piece of research which may help in the fight […]

Technology Could Make Aging a ‘Silver Dividend’ for Asia’s Economies

Aging populations could be a boon to economies in the Asia and Pacific region if governments adopt technology policies that improve elderly people’s health, extend skills and working lives, and facilitate job matching, according to a new report from the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The Asian Economic Integration Report 2019/2020 (AEIR): Demographic Change, Productivity, and the […]

KMIT develops innovations to improve Thai street food

King Mongkut Institute of Technology’s Lat Krabang campus has introduced three culinary innovations to enhance the safety of street food and promote tourism, including a robot that cooks barbequed pork. The institute has also developed cooking courses for beginners and vendors who want to improve the quality, taste and hygiene of street food. The prototype robotic arm, […]


Tourism is a great contribution to the world economy. Large emerging economies, including developed ones, depend largely on the tourism industry. Countries such as the US, France, and Spain fight over leadership in this sector with the aim of positioning themselves as the world’s first tourist power, which to say the least, is a very […]