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ADB Hackathon Seeks Pitches for Digital Solutions to Spur Travel

December 23, 2020

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is seeking pitches for a hackathon on the best digital solutions that can kick-start travel in Southeast Asia in the wake of the coronavirus disease…

Country, COVID-19 Innovations, Initiatives, News, Thailand, Tourism, Tours, Travel

TAT promotes “Single Journey’ routes encouraging single Thais to travel domestically

December 16, 2020

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) together with Thai Smile Airways, leading online travel and lifestyle platform Drive Digital, and application Tinder have launched a collection of new ‘Single Journey’…

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Khiri Travel To Go Carbon Neutral From January 2021

December 15, 2020

Khiri introduces comprehensive offsetting program with ClimateCare and new low emissions ‘slow travel’ holiday options Asian DMC Khiri Travel is on its way to becoming fully carbon neutral. As part of its…

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How Marriott International is leading the way in sustainable hospitality

December 15, 2020

Tired of all the industry lip service to sustainability, Anne Lim-Chaplain travels all the way to Bangkok to check out Marriott International’s hotels, which are truly making a difference. “I’m…

COVID-19 Innovations, Government, Health, Thailand

ADB Supports Thailand’s Green, Social, and Sustainability Bonds for COVID-19 Recovery

September 28, 2020

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is assisting the Government of Thailand in designing, issuing, and monitoring innovative capital market initiatives as part of the country’s recovery from the coronavirus disease…

COVID-19 Innovations, Global, Initiatives, Sustainability, Technology, Tourism

UNWTO tracks travel recovery

September 28, 2020

As more countries around the world start easing travel restrictions, the UNWTO has launched a new tourism recovery tracker to support the sector’s rebound from the Covid-19 pandemic. Touted as…

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Winners of the 2020 Experience Mekong Showcases announced

August 31, 2020

Bangkok, August 28, 2020:  The Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office announced the 6 Winners of the 2020 Experience Mekong Showcases. From 60 shortlisted businesses of the over 350 Experience Mekong Collection…

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First Mekong Hero announced at Destination Mekong Summit

August 31, 2020

Founder of Thailand Community-based Tourism Institute honored Bangkok, July 7, 2020:  The  ‘Mekong Heroes’ is a new program, initiated by the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO) and Destination Mekong, to…

COVID-19 Innovations, Thailand, Volunteerism

Paying for someone else’s meal

July 27, 2020

In order to fill up empty stomachs during these trying times, an initiative called Pay it Forward is providing opportunities for customers of eateries and street food vendors to sponsor…

Agriculture, COVID-19 Innovations, Food & Beverages, Thailand, Volunteerism

Connecting Bangkokians with farmers

July 27, 2020

The crisis has also affected a lot of farmers, with the export of agricultural products put on hold and many restaurants no longer putting in as much nor any orders…