COVID-19 and South-East Asia – 19th October

We have monitoring the COVID-19 Pandemic in South East Asia for the past few months, following individual countries response and the emerging trends and statistics. We are continuing to monitor the situation in South East Asia and how it affects tourism. The following tables show the official confirmed COVID-19 statistics for South-East Asian countries. PleaseContinue reading “COVID-19 and South-East Asia – 19th October”

September in Review

It has been another incredibly busy month, despite world travel still being on hold. We wait for the world to open up again and launched all new guides to Malaysia and Singapore and increased our coverage of Vietnam. We have posted some of our favourite pictures of Angkor Wat, Thai sunsets and the Grand PalaceContinue reading “September in Review”

Malaysia Tourism Update

Malaysia registered more than 4.3 million tourist arrivals in the first 6 months of 2020 which represented a decrease of more than 68% on 2019. Tourist expenditure in the first six months was RM12.5 billion (approx £2.3 billion, $3 billion) down almost 70% from RM41.6 billion (approx £7.8 billion, $10 billion) in 2019. The biggestContinue reading “Malaysia Tourism Update”

Singapore Tourism Update

Singapore was the fifth most visited city in the world before the COVID-19 pandemic and in 2019 tourism contributed SGD27.1 billion (approx £15.3 billion, $19.7 billion) of revenue to the economy. According to The Singapore Tourism Analytics Network (STAN) , Singapore had 76% less arrivals up to and including July 2020, than in the sameContinue reading “Singapore Tourism Update”

Grand Palace Bangkok Gallery

The Grand Palace in Bangkok is a must see for all visitors It’s busy and it’s hot but the incredible temples, statues and artwork make the trip more than worthwhile. Here are some of our favorite pictures of the Grand Palace. Advertising and affiliate links help to support this site. We never tailor content toContinue reading “Grand Palace Bangkok Gallery”

South East Asia Flights

We recently published an update on South East Asia Airlines and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on them. We also shared a post looking at the latest flight price trends to the region (mostly downwards). In this post we will look at some of the top routes in South East Asia and the effectsContinue reading “South East Asia Flights”

South East Asia Flight Tracker

We have previously published the best flight prices for a number of UK to South East Asia Routes in our July and August Flight Monitor series of posts. We also featured South East Asia airlines, the effect that COVID-19 has had on them and their plans for the future in our post South East AsiaContinue reading “South East Asia Flight Tracker”

Thailand Sunsets

Who doesn’t love a spectacular sunset? Every evening seems to be a photo opportunity in Thailand as an incredible sunset after incredible sunset seems to be the theme of your trip. There is nothing better after a hot day than relaxing with a beer as you watch Here are some of our favorites from Krabi,Continue reading “Thailand Sunsets”

Thailand Tourism Update

In 2019 tourism contributed around 20% of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Bangkok is the world’s second most visited city. This year Thailand was predicting record numbers of tourists, 40 million of them. I was one of those back in February before COVID shut the world down. Now some estimates predict just 8 millionContinue reading “Thailand Tourism Update”

South East Asia Airlines and Covid

The pandemic has hit all airlines hard, many already had financial issues pre-COVID-19 and the pandemic has made things even worse. In this article we look at the current situation in relation to the biggest airlines based in South East Asia. Follow the link to jump to a specific airline. We have details for AirAsiaContinue reading “South East Asia Airlines and Covid”