Adopting an open skies policy will boost tourism, travel and economic growth in the region, argues Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs’ Wan Saiful Wan Jan.
File photo of a Singapore Airlines plane at Changi Airport. (Photo: AFP/Roslan Rahman)
SINGAPORE: Southeast Asia has a lot to offer to global tourists.
The rich cultural diversity, affordable lifestyle and beautiful geography, all make countries in the ASEAN region attractive to tourists from around the world. Growing connectivity also makes it easier for tourists to experience multiple cities and countries within the same trip.