Earth Day Southeast Asia

Philippines credit EU Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Today is Earth Day and we are closely following developments and how they relate to Southeast Asia. Many people travel to Southeast Asia to experience the incredible natural resources and landscapes that the region has to offer. It is important therefore to be aware of the environmentalContinue reading “Earth Day Southeast Asia”

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”

Latest Travel Updates For Southeast Asia

Many people, myself included, have started to see the light at the end of the tunnel for tourism in Southeast Asia and bookings are starting to increase for late 2021 and 2022. The prospects of travel in many places are still unclear, shrouded in mystery or subject to almost weekly changes. Here is our latestContinue reading “Latest Travel Updates For Southeast Asia”

Singapore Happiest Place In Southeast Asia

Picture Gardens by the Bay in Singapore credit Sergio Sala The World Happiness Report 2021 has ranked Singapore as the happiest place in Southeast Asia with Myanmar the least happy place (report was compiled to the recent coup in Myanmar). Finland (7,842 happiness score) topped the rankings followed by Denmark (7,620) and Switzerland (7,571). TheContinue reading “Singapore Happiest Place In Southeast Asia”

Southeast Asia LGBTQ+ Safety

Picture Ladyboys in Pattaya, Thailand credit John Shedrick on flickr Thailand was the highest ranking country in Southeast Asia in a recent examination of The 150 Worst (& Safest) Countries for LGBTQ+travel. The study, published by Asher & Lyric Fergusson, looked at the top 150 most-visited countries in the world (by number of incoming tourists)Continue reading “Southeast Asia LGBTQ+ Safety”

Essence Of Asia Best Restaurants

A number of Southeast Asia restaurants feature in a new collection of restaurants throughout Asia dubbed the “Essence of Asia”. The unranked collection of 50 restaurants is designed to represent the “spirit of Asian gastronomy” with eateries that honour culinary traditions, reinvent indigenous cuisines and revive centuries old recipes. “We are honoured to unveil theContinue reading “Essence Of Asia Best Restaurants”

Southeast Asia Fares Badly In Sustainable Tourism Report

Main picture Bang Kachao in Bangkok, credit travelmag.com 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”

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