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The Ministry of Public Health Partners with Airbnb to provide safe stays for COVID-19 frontline responders in Thailand

Hosts across the country have offered frontline responders over 800 places to stay, adhering to cleanliness protocols and stringent safety standards.
Mon, 05/25/2020 - 07:03

Turkey's tourism sector aims to attract Chinese tourists back in post-pandemic era

Turkey hopes to attract Chinese tourists back after containment of COVID-19 pandemic as China is a huge market for the country's tourism sector.
Mon, 05/25/2020 - 06:31

Signs of recovery for the hotel industry in China

Each week, STR analysts provide a deep-dive into China's hotel performance. Watch the latest video report.
Mon, 05/25/2020 - 05:45

Samujana’s Koh Samui commitment to cleanliness, leveraging technology

Koh Samui Airport and Bangkok Airways have put in place efficient precautionary measures to ensure a safe, and relatively seamless travel experience.
Mon, 05/25/2020 - 04:41

Anantara announces extension of ‘Stay with Peace of Mind’ programme to include MICE facilities

Preventative measures being introduced to safeguard guests and team members.
Mon, 05/25/2020 - 02:08

Avani Hotels & Resorts in Thailand are all Set for a roaring comeback

Ahead of the re-opening, Avani properties are implementing the new enhanced safety and hygiene programme – AvaniSHIELD.
Mon, 05/25/2020 - 02:06

Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts launches Safe Sanctuary

The SafeSanctuary Seal demonstrates the rigour of Protect, Provide and Prevent, to assure all guests and associates of the Group’s enhanced health and safety measures.
Mon, 05/25/2020 - 02:04

Alibaba’s Fliggy brings Chinese tourists to European landmarks – Virtually

Alibaba’s livestreaming technology has become the go-to tool for tourist attractions worldwide to engage with Chinese tourists and encourage them to visit once global travel can safely resume.
Mon, 05/25/2020 - 02:02

Emirates sets industry-leading safety standard for customers travelling as it resumes operations

Emirates has introduced complimentary hygiene kits to be given to every passenger upon check-in
Mon, 05/25/2020 - 02:00

Qatar Airways to introduce temporary additional safety measures onboard for passengers and cabin crew

Cabin crew will wear disposable, full body protective gear during flights while passengers must wear face coverings.
Wed, 05/20/2020 - 14:11

Mekong Innovative Startups in Tourism (MIST) open 2020 call for applications in travel technology and social impact categories

4th annual MIST program aims to expedite tourism industry growth, create an ecosystem that inspires innovation, and promote sustainability in tourism.
Wed, 05/20/2020 - 13:55

Six Senses Con Dao appoints new General Manager and Director of Sales and Marketing

Eric Hallin and Hannah Loughlin joined the team of Six Senses Con Dao in Vietnam.
Wed, 05/20/2020 - 13:44

Thai Airways operates as usual while implementing reform plan under law

Although THAI’s reform plan will be implemented and exercised through the business reorganization chapter under the bankruptcy law, THAI will not be dissolved or go into liquidation or to be declared bankrupt.  
Wed, 05/20/2020 - 13:38

Global tourism sector racing to reopen to militate loss due to COVID-19

Restrict measures in many places have started to be lifted as preventive efforts paid off.
Wed, 05/20/2020 - 07:09

Second phase of easing restrictions on conducting certain activities in Thailand

Hotel meeting rooms and convention halls allowed to resume operation for meetings of a limited number of people.
Mon, 05/18/2020 - 08:51