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As the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns are being relaxed across the ASEAN countries, Thai consumers are showing the highest propensity to get back on the road, starting with domestic travel, according to a Mastercard-Crescent Rating Travel Readiness Report published this week.

The Report is issued annually by Mastercard, a major credit card company, and Crescent Rating, a Singapore-based research company specializing in Muslim travel trends. The contents of this year’s Report were refocused to analyses the impact of the pandemic on ASEAN travel.

Mr Safdar Khan, Division President, Southeast Asia Emerging Markets Mastercard, said, “At a time like this, every player in the travel space is faced with the question of how they can act now and plan, as governments start easing restrictions. As we all prepare for a new normal, there is a need for reliable data insights that can help sectors plan and future proof their businesses.”