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 […]

MTCO Executive Director to attend and present at the Managing for Development Results International Seminar in Argentina

What an incredible learning experience to hear the experiences of top experts from the Asian Development Bank – ADB, African Development Bank, Inter-American Development Bank and senior government officials about the progress of the implementation of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals. A great honour to give the keynote presentation on how the SDGs connect to […]

Tourism and Hospitality: Answering the demand for skilled Khmers

The rise in number of foreign tourists in the kingdom also means an increase in the number of job opportunities for Khmers. However, has this demand for skilled workers in the industry been met? A newly opened vocational training school in Phnom Penh tries to provide an answer, write Agnes Alpuerto and Say Tola. Over the years, Cambodia […]

Myanmar tourism personnel to receive training in China

Myanmar will send a total of 40 Myanmar’s top tourism management personnel to receive training at the 18th seminar for China-ASEAN tourism personal education and training base in China on Nov. 18-28. The selected tourism personnel are from China Tourism Service Association in Myanmar, Myanmar Tourism Federation (MTF), Myanmar Tour Guide Association (MTGA), Myanmar Chinese […]