Domestic travel will kickstart Asean’s tourism recovery

  • Economy
  • Friday, 09 Jul 2021

A person receives the Sinovac coronavirus disease vaccine as the Thai resort island of Phuket rushes to vaccinate its population amid the Covid-19 outbreak ahead of a July 1 end of strict quarantine for overseas visitors to bring back tourism revenue, in Phuket. - Reuters

KUALA LUMPUR: Domestic travel will kickstart the recovery of Asean’s tourism sector with full recovery hinging on vaccination rates, according to panelists at Maybank Kim Eng’s webinar.

Entitled “Is Asean Tourism Dead?” the webinar held on Thursday revealed there was pent-up demand for domestic destinations due to the long-term desire of consumers to travel while a technology for a vaccine passport could be developed quickly.

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