The A To Z of Southeast Asia – A

Today we start our A to Z of Southeast Asia where we highlight some of the iconic sites, sights and destinations throughout the region. We spent many days deciding where we should start until finally we started with the letter A. It seemed fitting. The series will continue over the coming days. Angkor Wat WeContinue reading “The A To Z of Southeast Asia – A”

Latest Southeast Asia Covid Situation

Many countries within Southeast Asia continue to struggle to contain the Covid-19 pandemic as new outbreaks pop up throughout the region. The Philippines and Indonesia are the countries hardest hit by the pandemic and cases and deaths continue to rise. Philippines The Philippines are especially hit hard with more than 11,000 new cases reported todayContinue reading “Latest Southeast Asia Covid Situation”

Angkor Wat Closed Due To Covid Outbreak

The most popular tourist attraction in Cambodia is being closed to visitors for two weeks due to the country’s ongoing Covid-19 outbreak. The closure is the latest in a series of measures imposed by the government battling a significant outbreak in a country that has, largely, escaped the worst of the virus. The site willContinue reading “Angkor Wat Closed Due To Covid Outbreak”

World Travel Awards Have Your Say

Voting in the World Travel Awards 2021 has opened and you can have your say in the vote for the best of the best. The WTA was established in 1993 to acknowledge excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry. The awards as seen as one of the most prominent and prestigious awards in theContinue reading “World Travel Awards Have Your Say”

Best Places to Visit In January

Picture Bangkok, Thailand credit Geoff Greenwood on Unsplash Travel to Southeast Asia in early 2022 is starting to look more promising as the worldwide Covid-19 vaccination programme starts to gather pace. We have the first indications that international borders are starting to reopen. Thailand starts to reopen without quarantine, for vaccinated travellers, in Phuket fromContinue reading “Best Places to Visit In January”

Southeast Asia Fares Badly In Sustainable Tourism Report

Main picture Bang Kachao in Bangkok, credit on flickr Despite a number of recent projects and schemes Southeast Asian countries are still lagging behind when it comes to sustainable tourism. That is according to a Euromonitor International report. The report ranked 99 countries and territories from around the world after analyzing seven areas andContinue reading “Southeast Asia Fares Badly In Sustainable Tourism Report”

February Highlights

It has been an incredibly busy month for Flyingdog Travel and international travel to Southeast Asia finally starting to look like it will become more accessible in the coming months as global vaccination programmes get under way. Eco-Tourism Projects in Southeast Asia Welcome news as a number of projects either with a focus on eco-tourismContinue reading “February Highlights”

Southeast Asia Destinations Top Worlds’ Most Popular Destination List

Bali beach. Picture credit Timo Wagner on Unsplash. Bali has been voted the most Popular Destination in the World in Tripadvisor 2021 Travellers’ Choice Popular Destinations – World category. The awards said that “Bali is a living postcard, an Indonesian paradise that feels like a fantasy. Soak up the sun on a stretch of fineContinue reading “Southeast Asia Destinations Top Worlds’ Most Popular Destination List”

UNESCO Adds Their Concerns To Proposed Angkor Wat Development

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has raised concerns over the proposed US$350 million (approx £250 million) development situated just 500 metres south of the outer restricted zone surrounding Angkor Wat. The development would involve the building of a “non-gaming integrated resort (IR)” on 75 hectares of land on a 50-year lease toContinue reading “UNESCO Adds Their Concerns To Proposed Angkor Wat Development”

New Eco-Tourism Project Planned For Cambodia

Photo credit Tobias Tullius on Unsplash Ambitious plans to develop tourism throughout Cambodia are continuing with a master plan to develop Kep province into a high-end eco-tourism destination. This follows hot on the heels of the go ahead of a US$16 billion development for Ream City in the Sihanoukville region, plans for a $350 millionContinue reading “New Eco-Tourism Project Planned For Cambodia”

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