The Current Status of Tourism in Thailand in the COVID-19 Pandemic and Suggestions for the Revival of Inbound Tourism in Japan
~Breaking the National Isolationism under the COVID-19 and Reopening the Country~

  • Colloquium
  • Tourism

The 144th Transport Policy Colloquium Bangkok Report~Startup Series Part 1~

Supported by 日本財団 THE NIPPON FOUNDATION

Date / Time Fri, Oct 15,2021 13:30~15:30
Event Number The 144th
Theme The Current Status of Tourism in Thailand in the COVID-19 Pandemic and Suggestions for the Revival of Inbound Tourism in Japan
~Breaking the National Isolationism under the COVID-19 and Reopening the Country~
Lecturer Lecturer:SAWADA Takaaki
Executive Director and Senior Research Fellow,
Japan Transport and Tourism Research Institute
ASEAN-India Regional Office
Commentator:HASEGAWA Yasuhiro
Professor,Department of Tourism Management
Faculty of Economics,Teikyo University

<Discussion>
Coordinator:YAMAUCHI Hirotaka 
President for Research, Japan Transport and Tourism Research Institute (JTTRI)

Event Summary

With the onslaught of the new coronavirus infection (COVID-19), the tourism industry all over the world, including Japan, has suffered a great deal, and Thailand, one of the tourism-oriented countries in Southeast Asia, is no exception. This colloquium will introduce the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Thailand, the Thai government's response to COVID-19, and Thailand's efforts to revive inbound tourism in the process of getting back to normal travel situation, from the perspective of the Japan Transport and Tourism Research Institute, which opened its ASEAN-India Regional Office in Thailand this year. The colloquium will also provide hints and perspectives on how Japan can revive inbound tourism in the future, by referring to unique examples of Thai initiatives.

Program of the seminar is as the following

Opening Remarks
SHUKURI Masafumi<br>Chairman, Japan Transport and Tourism Research Institute (JTTRI)

SHUKURI Masafumi
Chairman, Japan Transport and Tourism Research Institute (JTTRI)

Lecturer
SAWADA Takaaki<br>Executive Director and Senior Research Fellow,<br>Japan Transport and Tourism Research Institute<br>ASEAN-India Regional Office

SAWADA Takaaki
Executive Director and Senior Research Fellow,
Japan Transport and Tourism Research Institute
ASEAN-India Regional Office

Commentator
HASEGAWA Yasuhiro<br>Professor,Department of Tourism Management<br>Faculty of Economics,Teikyo University

HASEGAWA Yasuhiro
Professor,Department of Tourism Management
Faculty of Economics,Teikyo University

Discussion

<Coordinator>
YAMAUCHI Hirotaka
President for Research, Japan Transport and Tourism Research Institute (JTTRI)