‒ Asia Pacific governments and industry players continue to implement policies and partnerships to revive the travel and tourism industries. 

‒ While the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines is restoring some confidence in travelling and contributing to the gradual easing of travel restrictions in some markets, the situation remains highly uncertain. 

‒ Following a hugely challenging 12 months after the onset of the pandemic, investor sentiment towards hotels has improved in recent months on the back of the vaccine rollout and expectations of economic recovery. 

‒ Regional hotel transaction volume reached US$2.3 billion in Q2 2021, representing a decline of 5.1% q-o-q. Japan, mainland China, Korea and Australia accounted for the bulk of sales volume during the quarter.