The pandemic hit the world so hard, especially the global economy. To recover what was lost in the past few years, Cambodia and Thailand set up a tourism recovery plan.
Cambodia, Thailand Team Up for Tourism Recovery Plan
Cambodia and Thailand are teaming up for an effective tourism recovery plan. Both countries organised a bilateral tourism cooperation on September 2 to achieve the goal.
According to the Department of International Cooperation and ASEAN ministry director, Try Chhiv, both sides approved the action plan for tourism cooperation 2023 to 2025. The proposal comprises acceleration of travel and border crossings. It will also boost joined market research, human resource development, and quality tourism development. Likewise, it will uphold tourism investment opportunities for both ASEAN countries.
Chhiv said that both parties greatly value the fulfilment of the tourism recovery plan. He noted that Thailand commended the Cambodian government for enforcing effective steps to fight Covid-19. This in particular, is the launch of countrywide drive which ultimately facilitated the resurgence of socio-economic activities.
Moreover, he suggested that both countries will keep in touch for further discussions regarding the plan in the coming weeks in Siem Reap province. They will also conduct a ministerial meeting under the Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy (ACMECS) slated on November 1-5.
Thailand Aims to Generate $11 Billion Tourism Revenue
Meanwhile, as measures for Covid-19 eases, Thailand focuses on bringing 400 billion baht
($11 billion) in tourism revenue in Q2. The country saw a recovery in the number of tourists from January to August of this year. According to government spokeswoman Rachada Dhnadirek, they registered over four million tourists and target 10 million tourists.
The Thai government will extend its tourist visa from 15 days to 30 days beginning next month. This is one of the many schemes the country will implement to help boost the tourism industry. So far, tourists that visit the country came from Singapore, India, and Malaysia.
Extravagant Indian Weddings in Thailand
The pristine beaches in Thailand attract many Indians to hold their weddings there. Thai authorities organized a team with wedding planners in India. They projected a revenue boost between INR 1,30,886 and 1,52,700 crores (THB 600-700 billion) roughly.
“Data from the last two years showed that many Indian couples got married, but couldn’t find honeymoon locations or held back on getting married because they wanted to have their reception overseas including in Thailand,” said Siripakorn Cheawsamoot, the Deputy Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand.
Thailand is doing its best to increase the countryls revenue and entice more travellers from around the world to visit. Teaming up with Cambodia for a structured tourism recovery plan will grow both countries’ tourism industry and economy.
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