Asean tourism: Hot and bothered

Climate change impact: The Komodo National Park in Indonesia has been assessed as one of the Unesco world heritage sites in South-East Asia most vulnerable to future extreme weather events. – AFP

THE disruptions in global mobility caused by the Covid-19 pandemic are still deeply affecting Asean’s tourism industry, as the region lost 8.4% in total GDP from the drastic drop in tourist arrivals.

With worsening climate disasters expected, the region is at risk of falling further behind in its development goals. As the region’s economies gradually reopen to tourism, embedding climate projections and bold environmental policies in tourism policy is increasingly necessary.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 48
Cxense type: NA
User access status: 3
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

Next In Focus

A better quality of life for all
Nature-based solutions to deal with climate change
The trouble with ‘tingi-tingi’
Getting our cities ‘right’
Locals know best
Biden should consider pardoning Trump – for the sake of the US
An emergency in the Taiwan Strait is also an emergency for Japan
War or peace, truth suffers
Politicians and self-interest
Yoon stumbles in endeavour to improve China ties

Others Also Read