Vietnam to pay recovered COVID-19 patients to help in hospitals

  Vietnam is offering patients who have recovered from the coronavirus a monthly allowance if they agree to stay on at stretched hospitals to help health workers struggling to cope with an influx of infected people. After successfully containing COVID-19 for much of the pandemic, Vietnam is facing its worst outbreak to date driven by the virulent Delta […]

Revitalising tourism in Southeast Asia on 17 August 2021

Revitalising tourism in Southeast Asia With international and domestic travel heavily restricted as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Southeast Asia (SEA) is projected to be one of the most heavily hit regions, given the importance of tourism to many SEA economies. To rejuvenate tourism in SEA, governments will need to develop flexible policies to […]

MTCO to facilitate the monthly meeting of MeTAG Education & Research Group on August 2, 2021

On August 2, there was a productive monthly meeting of the MeTAG Education & Research Group organized by Destination Mekong and facilitated by the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office discussing some upcoming projects and synergies between the other Expert Groups to create potentials tourism recovery projects. The group has also recently launched the survey. To all tourism and hospitality business […]

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 […]