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70% of Destinations Lift Travel Restrictions But Southeast Asia Remains Mostly Closed

The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) recently published the 8th edition of their UNWTO Travel restrictions Report. The headline figure is that 70% of destinations worldwide had, at least partly, eased the travel restrictions that had been imposed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The outlook in Southeast Asia is less promising however with AsiaContinue reading “70% of Destinations Lift Travel Restrictions But Southeast Asia Remains Mostly Closed”

Covid-19 Cases in Southeast Asia 3rd December

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to cause issues throughout the world and Southeast Asia has not escaped its effects. More than 1.2 million cases and 28,000 deaths have so far been recorded in the region. Both are around 2% of the global total. Hard Hit Nations The worst hit country in Southeast Asia is Indonesia whereContinue reading “Covid-19 Cases in Southeast Asia 3rd December”

Southeast Asia Winners at World Travel Awards

We recently reported on the Southeast Asia winners in the Asia category of the World Travel Awards and now we can look at the overall winners. Airlines & Airports World’s Leading Airline to Asia – Singapore Airlines World’s Leading Cultural Airline – Vietnam Airlines World’s Leading Low-cost Airline – AirAsia World’s Leading Low-cost Airline CabinContinue reading “Southeast Asia Winners at World Travel Awards”

COVID in Southeast Asia the Facts and Figures

The COVID-19 pandemic has been less severe in many parts of Southeast Asia than was initially feared. Thailand and Vietnam were both seen as at high risk but have both escaped the worst of the pandemic so far. Tourism throughout the region has been hit especially hard as borders across the region were closed inContinue reading “COVID in Southeast Asia the Facts and Figures”

Covid Passport to Help Reopen Borders

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) have announced that they are in the final stages of development of the IATA Travel Pass designed to support the reopening of international borders. IATA have recognised that countries need to open their borders without the need for quarantine for travel to begin to recover. The Travel Pass isContinue reading “Covid Passport to Help Reopen Borders”

How Busy Are Southeast Asia Skies?

We recently looked at the most significant routes throughout Southeast Asia for 2019. How has the pandemic affected the skies over the region? We have used data published by OAG in their most recent overview. November Figures Globally the number of available airline seats in November was more than 239 million, more than 47% lowerContinue reading “How Busy Are Southeast Asia Skies?”

Huge $350 Million Resort Planned Near Angkor Wat

Plans have been unveiled for massive resort development just 500 metres south of the outer restricted zone surrounding Angkor Wat. NagaGroup Global Limited, owned by Hong Kong firm NagaCorp Ltd, have acquired 75 hectares of land on a 50-year lease and plan to build a “non-gaming integrated resort (IR)” next to the UNESCO World HeritageContinue reading “Huge $350 Million Resort Planned Near Angkor Wat”

Southeast Asia Flight Price Tracker November 2020

Travel to Southeast Asia is starting to look more promising for 2021 as Singapore and Thailand start to, tentatively, re-open their borders to travellers, generally from select countries. Last month we noticed that prices for a number of routes had started to creep up again, based on March 2021 flights. Prices in September had droppedContinue reading “Southeast Asia Flight Price Tracker November 2020”

Southeast Asia Holidays in 2021 Looking Promising

It has been a hard year for everyone involved in the travel and tourism industries as large parts of the world have been in lockdown or have closed their borders. Most of Southeast Asia is still off limits for most travellers but there are signs that things may be more promising for 2021. International TourismContinue reading “Southeast Asia Holidays in 2021 Looking Promising”

Cambodia Covid-19 Warning

The Phnom Penh Post has reported that Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen has said that the “Kingdom is at high risk of a Covid-19 outbreak.” The situation is reported to be “alarming.” Hun Sen is also reported as saying “I won’t declare a state of emergency, either partly or for the whole country. And IContinue reading “Cambodia Covid-19 Warning”

International Tourism May Not Recover Until 2022

Tourism in Southeast Asia has been hit particularly hard by the COVID-19 pandemic with international arrivals down by 74% in the first 8 months of the year. The figures for May to August were even worse for the region where there were declines of 98%. That is according to a press release issued by theContinue reading “International Tourism May Not Recover Until 2022”

Will Rapid COVID Tests Allow Tourism to Restart?

Pharmacy Boots have today announced today (26th October) that they will start to make a 12 minute COVID test available in select UK stores to people who are not showing symptoms. Meanwhile last week Heathrow Airport announced pre-departure raid testing facilities in Terminals 2 and 5. Is rapid testing the answer that international tourism hasContinue reading “Will Rapid COVID Tests Allow Tourism to Restart?”

50 Not Out

No this is not a post on cricket (50 not out is a cricket term), instead it is a celebration of reaching 50 posts since we launched in July. Here we look back at some of our, and your, favourite posts as we head towards our next 50. Where It All Began The very firstContinue reading “50 Not Out”

Top 20 Mistakes When Flying Part 1

We have all made mistakes when flying, some bigger than others. Here is part 1 of our list of the Top 20 Mistakes When Flying and some tips to avoid making them again. Read part 2 here. 1. Overpacking You have a baggage allowance and you are determined to use every last part of it.Continue reading “Top 20 Mistakes When Flying Part 1”

South East Asia Travel Update

6th October 2020 We have scoured the internet, consulted with our sources and read press releases to find the latest tourism news from South East Asia. We recently published tourism updates for Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand which all have more detail on the current situation in each of those countries. We also regularly update ourContinue reading “South East Asia Travel Update”

10 Unusual Things Banned in South East Asia

There are many things banned throughout South East Asia that will come as no suprise to most visitors. Despite what many people think, the drug laws are mostly much stricter in South East Asia than in many Western countries. Possession of a small amount of marijuana for personal use can result in heavy fines orContinue reading “10 Unusual Things Banned in South East Asia”

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”

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”

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”

Inspiring Angkor Wat Pictures

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Travel to South-East Asia, What Are the Options?

Government Advice and Quarantine Country by Country It is important to understand the changing nature in destination countries as well. Flights are being sold for future dates to many countries which do not currently allow foreign travelers entry, which can cause confusion. Just because a country is not shown on the UK Government lists doesContinue reading “Travel to South-East Asia, What Are the Options?”

My Favourite Places

While I wait for the global coronavirus pandemic to ease, and travel to re-open, I started to reflect on the places I have visited before. There are a number of places firmly planted in my mind as being places I loved to visit and would like to visit again. Here they are, and unsurprisingly thereContinue reading “My Favourite Places”

Air Travel – What Will The “New Normal” Look Like?

We were lucky, we were in Thailand at the end of February and escaped the global lockdown. By April the Covid-19 pandemic had all but shut down global air travel, down around 95% from 2019, as countries closed their borders and banned foreign nationals, and in many cases everyone, from entering the country. South-East AsiaContinue reading “Air Travel – What Will The “New Normal” Look Like?”

Cambodia and the Battle Against Covid-19

Continuing our series of posts regarding the response to the Covid-19 pandemic from South-East Asia countries and the impact on tourists. Here we look at the response in Cambodia. Our first two posts were relating to Vietnam and Thailand. This article was updated on 3rd August. Don’t forget to check out our Covid-19 Travel InsuranceContinue reading “Cambodia and the Battle Against Covid-19”

Angkor Wat and a Personal Emergency

A few years ago we visited Cambodia with some friends and of course during the trip we had to visit Angkor Wat. We arranged a mini bus, driver and guide through the hotel which turned out to be an inspired choice. Not only was it excellent value for money but our guide was excellent, helpingContinue reading “Angkor Wat and a Personal Emergency”


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