Back to Business: An Update on Travel for Asia-Pacific

As countries worldwide prepare to re-open their economies, international travel is poised to resume. However, in the absence of globally accepted vaccine regulations and passports, would-be travelers need to navigate a complex and rapidly changing patchwork of vaccine, testing, and quarantine requirements, specific to each destination.

AmChams of the Asia Pacific (AAP) led by AmCham Thailand organized a regional conference on the immediate issues facing international travel this morning. A timely conversation to be having considering that countries are preparing to re-open their economies. Participants had the opportunity to have an open dialogue with the opening presenters – Alfredo Montufar Helu, The Economist Intelligence Corporate Network, Vinoop Goel, International Air Transport Association (IATA), and  Adh T. Stevens, Second Secretary, and Consul, U. S. Embassy Beijing.

Following the plenary presentations, participants were assigned to destination-specific breakout sessions, where they had the opportunity to network and join an interactive discussion about country-specific information led by an AmCham Executive Director and a leading expert in the travel field. Gary Bowermanan experienced Asia travel and consumer trends analyst and consultant represented the Malaysia breakout room which was moderated by Siobhan Das, CEO of AMCHAM Malaysia.

AMCHAM Malaysia would like to thank Heidi Gallant, Executive Director of AmCham Thailand, and her team for a great session this morning. We hope to have more collaborative sessions like this in the future.