Thailand Relaxes Restrictions And Extends Tourism Pilot Zones

Officials in Thailand have announced that the remaining maximum Covid control zones will end and that the number of tourism pilot zones will be extended. The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration today announced the measures that will see the end to “Red Zones” from 16th December. Restaurants in red zones were prohibited from servong alcoholContinue reading “Thailand Relaxes Restrictions And Extends Tourism Pilot Zones”

Thailand Increases Blue Zone Provinces And Ease Restrictions

The Thai government has announced that the number of provinces that visitors through the “Blue Zone” can visit has increased from 17 to 26. The Blue Zone “Sandbox” is for fully vaccinated visitors from countries not on the list of 63 countries eligible for the Quarantine Free “Test & Go” scheme. The announcement also included detailsContinue reading “Thailand Increases Blue Zone Provinces And Ease Restrictions”

Pandemic Impact on Southeast Asia Tourism

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastaing impact on countries throughout the world and tourism, a major contributor to the economy in many countries, has been especially hard-hit. Main picture Langkawi, Malaysia credit R C on Unsplash Next Vacay have published their research into the impact of the pandemic which includes an estimated loss ofContinue reading “Pandemic Impact on Southeast Asia Tourism”

2021 Best Cities in Southeast Asia

The World’s Best Awards are compiled each year by Travel+Leisure who ask readers their travel experiences around the globe — to share their opinions on the top cities, islands, cruise ships, spas, airlines, and more.  Main picture Ubud, Indonesia credit Marvin Meyer on Unsplash Readers rated cities on their sights and landmarks, culture, cuisine, friendliness, shopping,Continue reading “2021 Best Cities in Southeast Asia”

Challenges to Covid Tourism

The global Covid-19 pandemic has devastated many countries globally and one of the consequences was the almost complete closure of international tourism in March last year (2020). Main picture credit Chuttersnap on Unsplash The economic impact of tourism should not be underestimated. A number of countries have started to reopen their borders to foreign tourists,Continue reading “Challenges to Covid Tourism”

Southeast Asia Destinations In Hunt For Awards

The nominees are in for this years World Travel Awards (Asia) and there are plenty of Southeast Asia destinations among the nominees. The awards take place on 6th August. Main picture Longfin Bannerfish credit Thomas Quine on flickr Brunei Brunei is nominated for Asia’s Leading Emerging Tourism Destination. Cambodia Asia’s Leading Cultural Destination Asia’s LeadingContinue reading “Southeast Asia Destinations In Hunt For Awards”

The Future Of Travel – Why Your Future Travel Will Be Very Different After Coronavirus

In this series of articles we will be looking at how travel is likely to change in the future due to the pandemic, changing attitudes, economic factors and the environment. In his first part we will look at the key elements of travel change once global travel starts to open up again. Main picture NgapaliContinue reading “The Future Of Travel – Why Your Future Travel Will Be Very Different After Coronavirus”

Bamboo Airways Plans US And Canada Flights To Vietnam

Bamboo Airways continues to plan for the recovery of the global air travel industry with new applications for routes to North America. Main picture Bamboo airways plane on runway credit Melvinnnnnnnnnnnn on flickr In April this year the airline announced that it had secured slits for direct flights from Vietnam to London Heathrow to addContinue reading “Bamboo Airways Plans US And Canada Flights To Vietnam”

Southeast Asia Hotels In Tripadvisor Travellers Choice 2021 Top Hotels

Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, credit Seastian Pena Lambarri on Unsplash Tripadvisor has published their Top World Hotels list in their Travellers Choice Awards 2021 and there are 2 Southeast Asia hotels in the top 10 and 4 in the top 20. The Hotel Colline de France in Gramado, Brazil tops the list. They have also publishedContinue reading “Southeast Asia Hotels In Tripadvisor Travellers Choice 2021 Top Hotels”

Bali is Tripadvisor Travellers Choice 2021 Most Popular Destination

Bali, Indonesia, credit Sebastian Pena Lambarri on Unsplash Tripadvisor has published their Most Popular Destination list in their Travellers Choice Awards 2021 and the beautiful Indonesian island of Bali tops the list. Besides Bali a further 5 destinations in Southeast Asia featured in the World Top 25 Destinations. Bali – Number 1 Tripadvisor says thatContinue reading “Bali is Tripadvisor Travellers Choice 2021 Most Popular Destination”

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