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Tough year still, but China tourism players are not giving up
China’s pivot to domestic travel in the last two years provided a lifeline as her borders closed and outbound tourism dried up, but the...
Japan players urge more reopening clarity from Japanese government
Specialist Japan travel companies are hoping that a general election in July will herald the reopening of the nation’s borders, with some calling on...
Myanmar tourism players put their passion on pause
With hardly any inbound travel to speak of, Myanmar tourism players have turned to other jobs to feed themselves but remain determined to return to the industry they hold dear
Mounting a curated comeback
Special interest tourism has been given a renewed focus by the Indonesian government, as mass tourism gives way to personalised and immersive travel experiences.
Sailing into recovery
While international cruises has yet to resume in Asia, recent positive developments coupled with cruising’s buoyant growth in the region pre-pandemic point towards a bright future for cruising, says Kelly Craighead, global president and CEO of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA)
Ready and raring to go
The pandemic downtime has done New Zealand’s tourism industry good, with refreshed offerings factoring in sustainability emerging as the country stands ready for the return of foreign tourists.
CLIA report underscores importance of cruise tourism
Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has released the 2022 State of the Cruise Industry Outlook report, which highlights how the industry has continued to...
Asia-Pacific’s tourism boards have been uplifting the local travel and tourism community throughout the travel crisis, from funding intensive marketing efforts on behalf of embattled tourism players, to training the private sector for a post-pandemic tourism future and providing mental wellness support for distressed tourism workers. By TTG Asia reporters
Intergovernmental collaboration on restoring travel freedom, consistency in border reopening strategy and science-based approach to safe travel measures can help speed Asia-Pacific towards air travel recovery, identifies Subhas Menon, director general of the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines
A few bright spots
Domestic demand remains Philippine tourism’s silver lining in the pandemic’s wake, which has given destinations plagued by overtourism time to recover and rethink their tourism policies.