Banyan Tree Holdings Executive Chairman Ho Kwon Ping says plans to open Thailand's Phuket island to international travel from July may act as a model for other countries to follow.
Police in Bangkok have busted an illegal online gambling operation that netted around US$3 million per month.
As the Covid crisis continues to rage across Asia, there appears to be little hope for a full return to international travel any time soon, however once that does become a possibility will the post-pandemic traveller still be seeking the same experiences as before?
Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) CEO Dr. Mario Hardy sees a slow recovery for Asia’s tourism markets, though remains optimistic about the future of travel.
Twelve people are facing charges over allegedly running an illegal online gambling operation out of a Bangkok home. Police say they found evidence that the group was running the gambling operation on several different websites under the name of NUTSGAME-TH.
Thai police have shut down a network of online casinos in raids that took place across seven provinces, with nineteen suspects arrested and cash and other goods seized. In total, eight online casino networks have been shut down.
Fitch Ratings predicts a slow return in international tourism flows across the Asia Pacific to begin in 2H21, but arrivals will remain well below pre-pandemic levels and projections will depend on virus containment and effective vaccine distribution.