Southeast Asia COVID Facts and Figures

We have been monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic in Southeast Asia and have published a number of articles on the response in the region and individual countries. The situation continues to evolve and develop. We will continue to report on the statistics the effects on the tourism and airline industries. We will update this page withContinue reading “Southeast Asia COVID Facts and Figures”

Vietnam Preparing to Open to Tourists

Sorry for the slightly misleading headline but this is the most promising news from Vietnam for foreign tourists for a long time. The increasing activity to promote Vietnam and demonstrate safety for visitors seems to be the first steps in building demand when borders do re-open. I hope this is true, I am meant toContinue reading “Vietnam Preparing to Open to Tourists”

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”

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”

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”

COVID-19 and South-East Asia – 19th October

We have monitoring the COVID-19 Pandemic in South East Asia for the past few months, following individual countries response and the emerging trends and statistics. We are continuing to monitor the situation in South East Asia and how it affects tourism. The following tables show the official confirmed COVID-19 statistics for South-East Asian countries. PleaseContinue reading “COVID-19 and South-East Asia – 19th October”

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”

Singapore Tourism Update

Singapore was the fifth most visited city in the world before the COVID-19 pandemic and in 2019 tourism contributed SGD27.1 billion (approx £15.3 billion, $19.7 billion) of revenue to the economy. According to The Singapore Tourism Analytics Network (STAN) , Singapore had 76% less arrivals up to and including July 2020, than in the sameContinue reading “Singapore Tourism Update”