Government Promotes Thailand Cross-Border Tourism Drive Across Five ASEAN Nations


The government endorses the initiation of collaboration and the enhancement of capabilities in the competitive tourism sector within the ASEAN region, adopting a unified destination approach known as “One Destination” and promoting Two-way Tourism through the Cross-Border Tourism Drive project involving Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia, Laos, and Vietnam.

Efforts to drive the initiative include studying convenient and safe routes, researching potential local tourism destinations, and ensuring facilities for self-driving tourists along the route.

In addition to discussions with the aforementioned four countries, the government has engaged in dialogues with the U.S.- ASEAN Business Council (USABC) and the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) regarding collaboration in tourism between the public and private sectors of Thailand and ASEAN. The WTTC emphasizes the significance of quality tourism over quantity and the sustainable nature of tourism.

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.