Illustration: Craig Stephens Illustration: Craig Stephens
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Catharine Kho
Opinion

Opinion

Catharine Kho and Anne Oeking

Why domestic tourism will carry Asian travel sector until Covid-19 pandemic ends

  • Where domestic restrictions have been lifted, domestic travel and tourism have resumed, giving a much-needed boost to the hard-hit sector
  • Regional policymakers and industry players have innovated and discovered new value propositions to survive and thrive during the downturn

Illustration: Craig Stephens Illustration: Craig Stephens
Illustration: Craig Stephens
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Catharine Kho

Catharine Kho

A policymaker for more than 10 years, Catharine Kho joined the Asean+3 Macroeconomic Research Office in Singapore as an economist in the Regional Surveillance team. She holds an MPA in economic policy management from Columbia University, and has a keen interest in international macroeconomics and international trade.

Anne Oeking

Anne Oeking

Anne Oeking is an economist in the Regional Surveillance team at the Asean+3 Macroeconomic Research Office in Singapore, on secondment from the International Monetary Fund. She holds a PhD in economics from the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. Her main research focus is on international macroeconomics and international finance.