Will Chinese New Year Bring New Surge in Covid Cases

Main picture credit Nina R on flickr Chinese New Year, this year the Year of the Ox starts on 12th February, is widely celebrated throughout Southeast Asia and often celebrations extend over a number of days or even weeks. This year however we are in the midst of an ongoing global pandemic. Cases in aContinue reading “Will Chinese New Year Bring New Surge in Covid Cases”

Film Locations in Southeast Asia Part 1

Southeast Asia offers a wide range of options for film and TV locations including some that have generated millions of tourist visits. In this series of posts we will look at some of the most iconic film locations in the region as well as some surprises. Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) One of the most famousContinue reading “Film Locations in Southeast Asia Part 1”

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”

Travel Views 2021 – What Matters Most

Agoda have published the results of their “What Matters Most 2021” survey which has a particular focus on the Asia market. The survey shows that one in three people are most looking forward to spending more quality time with loved ones during 2021. Many people of course have not been able to see family andContinue reading “Travel Views 2021 – What Matters Most”

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”

Southeast Asia Covid Vaccine Rollout

A number of Southeast Asia countries have made agreements with vaccine manufacturers with some already starting their vaccination process. Many countries though will have to wait for the vaccines to arrive unless they have managed to negotiate early access. A number of vaccines have made deals with countries which give them first access to theContinue reading “Southeast Asia Covid Vaccine Rollout”

New Year’s Revolutions For The Travel Industry

Happy 2021 After a year which has rocked the world, with a pandemic that has led to more than 1.6 million deaths worldwide, and the devastation of the travel and tourist industry, we enter the New Year. So firstly we would like to wish all of our readers a very happy New Year. We hopeContinue reading “New Year’s Revolutions For The Travel Industry”

Asia Highlights Part 3

We continue our look at some of the best places to visit in Southeast Asia. We have already seen places as diverse as Yangon in Myanmar to Gardens by the Bay in Singapore and from Ha Long Bay in Vietnam to Philippine Sunsets. Ba Na Hills, Vietnam This tourist resort just outside of Da NangContinue reading “Asia Highlights Part 3”

Asia Highlights Part 2

We recently posted pictures of some of the best places to visit throughout Southeast Asia. There are so many to choose from though that we needed to post some more. Ha Long Bay A stunning UNESCO World Heritage site with incredible limestone karsts, caves, islands and floating villages. Best visited on an overnight cruise toContinue reading “Asia Highlights Part 2”

Koh Rong, Cambodia Beach Paradise Pictures

We continue our Christmas break series of photo galleries from some of our favourite places throughout Southeast Asia. Most people immediately think of Angkor Wat or possibly Phnom Penh when you talk about Cambodia. Many people aren’t aware that Cambodia is home to a true beach paradise in Koh Rong. Here is the proof. PhotoContinue reading “Koh Rong, Cambodia Beach Paradise Pictures”