Indonesia cuts airfares to boost tourism World

Indonesia cuts airfares to boost tourism

Indonesia will cut prices of airline tickets by 40 to 50 percent in a move to encourage tourism development amidst the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak.
Growth in foreign arrivals slowest in four years Travel

Growth in foreign arrivals slowest in four years

The number of international tourist arrivals to Vietnam during January-February rose 4.8 percent year on year to 3.23 million, the lowest increase in the past four years, the General Statistics Office of Vietnam (GSO) said on February 29.
Thailand expects tourism to recover after new year festival World

Thailand expects tourism to recover after new year festival

The acute respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) may subside in the second half of 2020 or earlier, Thailand’s Minister of Tourism and Sports Pipat Ratchakitprakan said on February 23, expecting that the country’s tourism would recover after its Songkran New Year festival.
COVID-19: Travel safety standards built to revive tourism sector Travel

COVID-19: Travel safety standards built to revive tourism sector

Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Ngoc Thien has stressed the need to develop a set of travel safety standards to develop the tourism sector, which has suffered since the outbreak of the acute respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Thailand gives urgent support to tourism operators World

Thailand gives urgent support to tourism operators

Thailand’s economic ministers on January 31 endorsed urgent aid measures for tourism operators battered by the coronavirus outbreak. According to local media, the measures include a soft-loan scheme and principal and interest payment suspension for six months by state-owned banks, including Krungthai Bank, Government Savings Bank and the Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives.