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Asean tourism ministers exchange ideas on helping industry recover

Apr 30. 2020
Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn
Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn
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By THE NATION

Asean tourism ministers held a teleconference to discuss measures for recovery of the industry.

Minister of Tourism and Sports Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn took part in the conference on Wednesday (April 29).

He said that the meeting aimed to exchange information and guidelines to contain the spread of Covid-19 virus through the Asean Tourism Crisis Communications Team (ATCCT).

“Thailand has already implemented measures to mitigate the impact on entrepreneurs and employees in the tourism industry,” he said. 

“In the next phase, we will issue additional measures to maintain tourism capability, generate revenue for tourism venues, develop skills for tourism personnel, establish safety standards on tourism and health, help tourism entrepreneurs, and create effective communication.”

He added that the Asean tourism ministers agreed to exchange information and guidelines to contain the spread of Covid-19 virus through the ATCCT.

“In addition, we will implement measures to create confidence among tourists who travel to Asean countries,” he added. “Meanwhile, we will comply with the rehabilitation plan to help tourism and the economy recover after the Covid-19 outbreak is resolved.”

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