Association of Southeast Asian pushes visitors toward road trip

 Friday, October 14, 2022 


In a bid to give confidence to the tourists to discover the region by road, the 10 member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations have recently introduced a driving tourism manual.

One can find in this guidebook information related to driving in Thailand, Cambodia, Brunei, Laos, Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Philippines, Vietnam and Singapore. It also contains a list of suggested tour routes.

This guidebook is currently available for free download. It’s an effort under the ASEAN Tourism Strategic Plan 2016-2025, with the Department of Tourism, Thailand, as its main coordinator.

The ASEAN Tourism Strategic Plan 2016-2025, attempted to execute the agreement on paying the gratitude of domestic driving licenses issued by ASEAN members states to encourage drive/overland tourism across the region.

The manual information has been collected to assist the self-drive journey flawless one among destinations based on openness, connectivity, and mutual sharing of tourism experiences.

Was done to aid driving tourists in creating their personal itineraries, the guidebook features information to help tourists exploring Southeast Asia by land, comprising visa and other entry related rules, cross-border procedures, vehicle permits, necessary documents, speed limits along with contact numbers to be used during emergencies.

Also, a map shows the countries that drive on the road’s left side and those that drive on the right.
To support the tourists in exploring remote destinations, the guidebook recommends self-drive routes as well for each country.

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