The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has officially announced the reopening of the sector, aiming to restore its socio-economy hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The announcement was made on Jan. 19 evening from Sihanoukville, Preah Sihanouk province, during the 40th ASEAN Tourism Forum 2022 (ATF 2022) hosted by Cambodia.
According to the Cambodian Ministry of Tourism, the reopening of ASEAN tourism is based on key principles ranging from the promotion of ASEAN internal tourism, the establishment of ASEAN Travel Corridor and the creation of digital vaccination card to the strengthening of herd immunity against COVID-19 through vaccination and the promotion of New Normal life in conformity with the health safety rules and SOPs of each member country.
Ensuring that tourism services and businesses operate in accordance with the ASEAN principles on hygiene and safety for tourism professionals and communities, and promoting trust and confidence through encouragement to all tourism operators and service providers in the region are also very necessary for the ASEAN tourism reopening.
On the occasion, the new ASEAN Tourism Logo and ASEAN Safe Travel Stamp “Safe and Warm” were launched, which is part of the bloc’s tourism recovery plan.
Source: Agency Kampuchea Press