Emirates and Etihad To Join IATA Travel Pass Trial

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the development of their Travel Pass last November with the intention that it would have the capability of securely storing and sharing key data including Covid-19 test results and vaccination records. More details were announced just before Christmas and the New Year bought news that Singapore Airlines wouldContinue reading “Emirates and Etihad To Join IATA Travel Pass Trial”

Singapore Airlines To Vaccinate All Crew

Singapore Airlines have ambitious plans to be the World’s first international airline to have all of its flight crew and ground workers vaccinated against Covid-19. Plans are underway to inoculate 37,000 front-line aviation and maritime workers within the next two months and are seen as key in reviving Singapore as a key air hub forContinue reading “Singapore Airlines To Vaccinate All Crew”

Bangkok Airport Expansion Approved

Prior to the pandemic the main airport in Bangkok, Suvarnabhumi, has been creaking at the seams as around 60 million passengers a year passed through it’s doors. It was designed for just 45 million per year. Plans have now been approved for a major expansion project that will include the construction of three new terminalsContinue reading “Bangkok Airport Expansion Approved”

Man Drives Onto Bangkok Airport Runway

Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport might be quieter than normal at the moment but it is unlikely that the pilot of a Boeing 777 expected to see a car on the runway just after he had landed. That is exactly what happened on 11th January when the driver, who claimed to have made a wrong turn,Continue reading “Man Drives Onto Bangkok Airport Runway”

Film Locations in Southeast Asia Part 3

In the third of our series looking at Southeast Asia film locations we look at one of the biggest hits of 2018 and another classic Vietnam film that was not actually filmed in Vietnam. In part 1 we looked at locations for Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Good Morning Vietnam and in part 2 weContinue reading “Film Locations in Southeast Asia Part 3”

IATA Calls For The Reopening of Borders

In their first media briefing of 2021 the International Air Transport Association (IATA) , the trade association for the world’s airlines, called for an end to quarantine procedures to control transmission from travellers. Alexandre de Juniac, Director General and CEO of IATA, echoed calls from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) to end theContinue reading “IATA Calls For The Reopening of Borders”

Quarantine and Vaccines Are Not The Answer to Safe Travel

The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) has criticised plans to require travellers to have received a Covid-19 vaccination to allow them to travel. In December we discussed the reasons why the vaccine may not be the holy grail for the reopening of borders, simply the primary aim of a vaccine is to stop illness,Continue reading “Quarantine and Vaccines Are Not The Answer to Safe Travel”

Concern For Future Of Angkor Wat Due To Siem Reap Developments

We recently reported on a planned $350 million resort planned for Siem Reap. The development, provisionally called Angkor Lake of Wonder, is proposed to include hotels, a water theme park, an indoor hi-tech theme park, a non-motorised boating canal system, business facilities for meetings conferences and exhibitions. The resort is part of the much larger SiemContinue reading “Concern For Future Of Angkor Wat Due To Siem Reap Developments”

Building Starts on New Ho Chi Minh Airport

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc was present as ground was broken for the first phase of Long Thanh International Airport, situated near Ho Chi Minh City. The initial project, scheduled to be completed by 2025, will include the construction of a 4,000 metre runway and a 373,000 sq metre terminal building plus additional buildings forContinue reading “Building Starts on New Ho Chi Minh Airport”

Could An Asean Travel Bubble Be The Saviour Of Tourism In The Region

The Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) has published a report that suggests that the Asean Secretariat should look to create a travel bubble for the region. Singapore has been leading the way in the creation of Green Lanes and Travel Passes and Thailand has also been looking to boost tourist numbers. The numbersContinue reading “Could An Asean Travel Bubble Be The Saviour Of Tourism In The Region”