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COVID-19 and The Tourism Sector: A Comparison of Policy Response in Asia Pacific

Published by: PATA, 2020

This report aims to aid tourism recovery by providing policymakers and donors innovative and best practice examples of policy response. The report presents policy responses in 5 developing destinations spread across South and Southeast Asia: Cambodia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam.

The report provides a practical policy review of the destinations’ responses, focusing on five dimensions:

  • Early response and public health management;
  • Support for economic resilience and small and medium enterprises (SMEs);
  • Enhanced support to the tourism sector;
  • Tourism sector revitalisation policies and plans;
  • Green growth and sustainability measures.