Thailand backs economic recovery projects World

Thailand backs economic recovery projects

Thailand’s cabinet on August 4 approved a budget of 884.62 million baht (28.5 million USD) to fund 157 economic recovery projects in 57 out of 77 provinces nationwide that have been hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Over 200 hotels to provide paid quarantine services Society

Over 200 hotels to provide paid quarantine services

As many as 207 hotels with nearly 23,250 beds in 25 cities and provinces across the country have registered to provide paid quarantine services by July 30, according to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism.
IFC helps Vietnamese bank aid SMEs amid COVID-19 Business

IFC helps Vietnamese bank aid SMEs amid COVID-19

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) – a member of the World Bank Group – will provide another 40 million USD for the Orient Commercial Bank (OCB) to help with the support of COVID-hit clients, especially small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
Foreign tourist arrivals to Indonesia plunge in June World

Foreign tourist arrivals to Indonesia plunge in June

Indonesia recorded 160,280 foreign tourist arrivals in June, down 2.06 percent from the previous month and representing a drop of 88.82 percent as compared to the same month last year, according to the Central Statistics Agency (BPS).
Thailand seeks to draw foreign tourists World

Thailand seeks to draw foreign tourists

The number of foreign tourists to Thailand will dramatically shrink to 7 million from the record figure of 39.8 million in 2019 if the Southeast Asian country remains closed in the last quarter of this year, according to the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT).
Stranded tourists in Da Nang given support Society

Stranded tourists in Da Nang given support

Over 300 tourists stranded in the central city of Da Nang due to the new COVID-19 outbreak have received support from the local tourism department and hotels to ensure their safety during the social distancing period.
Travel hit by COVID-19 again Videos

Travel hit by COVID-19 again

As new cases of COVID-19 are being identified in a number of localities, primarily central Vietnam, the inroads made by the country’s tourism sector over the last few months via a domestic market stimulus programme are now at risk of stalling.
PM holds working session with Mekong Delta localities  Politics

PM holds working session with Mekong Delta localities

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc held a working session with leaders of the Mekong Delta localities and Ho Chi Minh City in Can Tho city on August 1 to discuss tackling difficulties in production and trade, and stepping up public investment capital disbursement.
Vietnam to develop night-time economy Business

Vietnam to develop night-time economy

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has approved a project to develop the night-time economy in Vietnam to allow some activities to run overnight until 6am of the next day in some major tourism cities and zones.