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?”

Malindo Air: Cuts and Scams

Malindo Air (Malindo Airways Sdn Bhd) is a “hybrid” airline based in Selangor in Malaysia. The airline was reported to have 14 Boeing 737-800, 6 Boeing 737-900ER and 13 ATR 72-600 planes flying routes throughout Malaysia, Asia and Australia. Downsizing and Job Cuts Numerous sources are reporting that Malindo Air is to cut around 2,200Continue reading “Malindo Air: Cuts and Scams”

Cathay Pacific and Malaysia Airlines COVID woes

The airline industry has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic and the Southeast Asia airline market has been particularly hit hard. We have already published more information on airlines in the region in our article on Southeast Asia Airlines. Cathay Pacific Cathay Pacific have announced the closure of its regional carrier Cathay Dragon andContinue reading “Cathay Pacific and Malaysia Airlines COVID woes”

October 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 and our September Flight Tracker. We also featured South East Asia airlines, the effect that COVID-19 has had on them and their plans for the future inContinue reading “October South East Asia Flight Tracker”

Top 20 Mistakes When Flying Part 2

Here is part 2 of our list of the Top 20 Mistakes When Flying and some tips to avoid making them again. Part 1 is available here. 11. Not Preparing for the Worse Thankfully baggage does not go missing that often. But it does happen. A little bit of forward thinking can reduce the painContinue reading “Top 20 Mistakes When Flying Part 2”

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”

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”