The Wrap: ASEAN tourism rebrands, APAC airlines traffic results for 2021, Malaysia Aviation Group’s new fly safe campaign

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ASEAN tourism rebrands as “A Vacation spot for Every single Dream” with new symbol and tagline

Each and every of the 10 “spokes” in the symbol signifies an ASEAN member state, forming the sunshine in a harmonious harmony. (Picture credit history: ASEAN)

The Affiliation of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is kicking off 2022 with a model new seem comprising a refreshed emblem and a new tagline, “A Location For Each Dream”.

ASEAN explained the intention of the rebranding is ”to capture the heat, resilience, and perception of fun and journey that is emblematic of the South-east Asia location and peoples.”

It included that by this new branding “ASEAN will continue to sector South-east Asia as a single place and increase recognition of the region’s unbelievable range of offerings that travellers could rediscover at the time borders open up up all over again worldwide.”

The focus is to offer a new perspective for travellers to the region – exhibiting them the lots of activities they can get pleasure from in every of the ASEAN member states although highlighting the adjustments the area is building to responsible tourism.

The new brand is made by ASEAN member states in collaboration with its marketing company, ELMNTL. It is composed of 10 “spokes”, each and every symbolizing an ASEAN member point out, to form the sunshine in a harmonious balance. The present-day get of the sunshine symbolises vitality and renewal and conveys a “propelling” movement that speaks of the foreseeable future-dealing with aspirations of South-east Asia.

In accordance
to ASEAN, “the up to date orange colour is brighter and bolder to attract persons in
and instil a feeling of energy that travellers sense when traveling in this
area. The new font in the logo and tagline is far more welcoming and invokes a
sense of welcome to travellers to love South-east Asia”.

As for
the tagline, “A Destination For Each and every Dream”, it is to embody the thought of
variety and alternatives in vacation in this area.

“This new artistic course for ASEAN is thus timely as we emerge from the pandemic with a renewed intent to industry Southeast Asia to those looking for their up coming aspiration getaway,” claimed Oliver Chong, Singapore Tourism Board government director, Worldwide Team HQ and Oceania and chair for ASEAN Tourism Marketing Partnership Doing work Team.

* The 10 ASEAN member states are: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

Worldwide passenger vacation remains “severely suppressed” for APAC airlines

Demanding border steps all through Asia Pacific has noticed global passenger vacation “severely suppressed” for the region’s airlines in 2021. (Impression credit rating: Wand_Prapan/ Getty Photographs)

Ongoing restricted border
constraints in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, extended by the fast-spreading
Omicron variant, has dashed hopes of recovery in air travel marketplaces for Asia
Pacific airlines.

Preliminary traffic outcomes for the full calendar year 2021 produced by the Affiliation of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) showed ongoing decimation in global air passenger need for the region’s airlines.

All round, the 16.7 million
international travellers carried in the 12 months 2021 represented just 4.4% of the
volumes recorded in pre-pandemic 2019, though presented seat potential averaged
13.8% of the degrees registered in 2019.

For the whole 12 months, the
intercontinental passenger load element was a paltry 32%, underscoring the ongoing
complicated situations confronted by the region’s airlines in the passenger sector.

Commenting on the final results, AAPA director basic Subhas Menon, reported: “For a 2nd calendar year operating worldwide passenger vacation remained seriously suppressed as a consequence of strict border actions imposed throughout the location and elsewhere. It is the worst disaster the region’s airlines have ever faced in terms of length and depth.

“As vaccination programmes
obtained beneath way, some governments commenced to relieve journey limitations in the afterwards
section of the 12 months, supporting some advancement in the variety of intercontinental
passengers carried in December to 7.6% of 2019 volumes. However, the emergence
of the Omicron variant has place the brakes on restoration.”

On the other hand, the international air cargo markets remain strong, with encouraging development about the program of the year. AAPA attributed this to major production hubs situated in the area and buoyant export demand for customer and intermediate products. In addition, offer chain bottlenecks at container transport ports boosted need for shipments by air.

“The air cargo business section has been a silver lining for the aviation business, with strong need supporting to partly mitigate the reduction in passenger profits. In FTK (freight tonne kilometres) terms, intercontinental air cargo need for the calendar year 2021 has recovered to just previously mentioned pre-disaster stages,” said Menon.

Menon pointed out that though it was 1 of the most demanding decades for the region’s airways, it has also shown the industry’s “extraordinary resilience” as airlines continue on to connect folks and transportation vital goods throughout the environment.

He once again known as for border limitations to be eased on a dependable foundation and for the streamlining/simplification of the current multi-layered vacation requirements for travellers so as to have “meaningful recovery”.

“Collaboration between aviation stakeholders and governments is vital to the protected and sustained resumption of air travel.”

Malaysia Aviation Team launches MHFlySafe marketing campaign

MAG’s introduced MHFlySafe marketing campaign to increase public awareness of the wellness and security measures taken by the group. (Picture credit history: Malaysia Aviation Team)

As component of its commitment to safety and hygiene Malaysia Aviation Group (Magazine) has rolled out its MHFlySafe marketing campaign and symbol.

The start follows a thriving specific audit by the Bureau Veritas Certification Malaysia on the group airlines that involve Malaysia Airways, Firefly, MASwings and its ground dealing with device AeroDarat Services.

The airline team stated the certification validates its overall health and security specifications with globally recognised best techniques and recommendations. It additional it is a “timely occasion” as it is working with stakeholders and partners to aid a secure practical experience for leisure and business travellers with the gradual reopening of borders.

MHFlySafe is part of MAG’s
FlyConfidently campaign that was 1st released in July 2020 to raise community
awareness of the wellbeing and basic safety steps taken by the group. One particular of these
steps is all working Malaysia Airlines’ pilots and cabin crew are fully

Mag has also  signed an agreement with Bureau Veritas, which specialises in screening, inspection and certification, to deploy the SAFEGUARD Cleanliness Excellence and Protection Label to aid the restart of the routines of the airways and floor managing companies.

MAG’s team main govt
officer Captain Izham Ismail said the certification for the SAFEGUARD Hygiene
Excellence and Protection Label by Bureau Veritas is a testament of the group’s
“commitment to placing protection and stability at the core of what we do all through
our varying aviation business portfolios”.

He additional the company’s precedence continues to be in making certain the greatest expectations of basic safety and cleanliness protocols to its travellers and employees to be certain they are guarded.

“As the environment is dealing with up against the fast-spreading Omicron variant we will constantly keep track of and change our processes and insurance policies in accordance to the latest developments pertaining to wellness and protection SOPs from different authorities of respective countries that underpins our dedication less than MHFlySafe marketing campaign.”

Highlighted picture credit score (historical
ruins of Ta Prohm Temple at Angkor in Siem Enjoy, Cambodia):

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