After 18 months of travel restrictions, a number of countries in South-east Asia have begun opening their borders to foreign visitors to stoke recovery in their respective tourism industries.
With Saudi Arabia's flagship Red Sea tourism project securing $3.8bn in green financing, various governments in the Gulf region are looking to new, alternative tourism models to drive their pandemic recoveries, with an emphasis on ecological options and "staycations".
As part of plans to stimulate a rebound in tourism, some countries have moved to waive compulsory quarantine for international travellers who have been vaccinated against the coronavirus.
Articles & Analysis | How does the Philippines envision tourism after the pandemic? from The Report: Philippines 2021
Tourism played a central role in the Philippines’ economic development in the years leading to 2020, and an increasing emphasis on sustainability and responsibility underscores the sector’s importance for the years to come. While the popular island of Boracay has long drawn tourists, local authorities continue work to diversify destinations...
Interviews & Viewpoints | Aileen Clemente, Chairman and President, Rajah Travel: Interview from The Report: Philippines 2021
In what ways has the government supported travel and tourism operators during the pandemic?
Articles & Analysis | How concerned should Asia Pacific be about the overdevelopment of tourism hotspots? from The Report: Philippines 2021
Tourism in the Asia-Pacific region has seen impressive growth in recent years, aided by cheaper air fares, an expanding consumer class and increased exposure brought about by improved internet connectivity. Although these developments have led to significant economic benefits for countries across the region, they have also had some negative...