Thursday, July 22, 2021


Tourism ministry proposes 4-tier plan to reactivate sector

It has also prepared a three-phase framework for the revival of the sector in line with the National Recovery Plan.

Eiffel Tower to reopen after record 9-month closure

Daily capacity is set to be restricted to 13,000 people, about half of the normal level, in order to respect social distancing.

3 more Thai islands open to vaccinated travellers

Samui, Tao and Phangan are welcoming visitors as part of the kingdom's push to revive its battered tourism industry.

Thailand prepares for Phuket reopening despite Covid surge

High hopes have been pinned on the 'Phuket sandbox' – a model that will allow vaccinated travellers to visit without a quarantine period in an effort to revive Thailand's battered tourism industry.

60.8% drop for domestic tourism spending in 2020

This is the first decline since 2008.

Tourism industry isn’t out of the woods yet

More agile planning is needed to help the tourism industry navigate the Covid-19 crisis.

Sarawak tourism industry desperate for herd immunity

Industry leaders say this is the primary step towards allowing tourist arrivals to resume.

Domestic tourism needs a shot in the arm, govt, industry players told

This is especially the case in Sabah and Sarawak, which lag behind in terms of logistics and communication infrastructure, expert says.

Thai PM announces country reopening to vaccinated visitors within 120 days

He admits that this will be risky but says it is necessary to boost the country's Covid-crippled economy.

Taj Mahal to reopen as India eases Covid-19 restrictions

The Taj Mahal is in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, which was badly hit during the massive wave of infections and deaths.

Australia, Singapore discussing quarantine-free travel bubble

The two countries are also in discussions on the mutual recognition of vaccination certificates and resuming travel for students.

Thailand says tourism may not recover until 2026

This is an ominous sign for one of the most tourism-dependent economies in the world.

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