WTTC Publishes Health and Safety Guidelines For The Travel and Tourism Sector

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has today published major guidelines in association with The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) to help Travel and Tourism organisations implement health and hygiene protocols to help build confidence in the sector. WTTC published a number of guidelines throughout 2020 in response to the Covid-19 pandemicContinue reading “WTTC Publishes Health and Safety Guidelines For The Travel and Tourism Sector”

Film Locations in Southeast Asia Part 4

In this, the fourth part in our series of film locations, we look at one of the most famous film locations in the region. Koh Phi Phi, location of the hit 2000 film, The Beach. We also have films starring Sean Connery, Nicholas Cage and Sylvester Stallone. See Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3Continue reading “Film Locations in Southeast Asia Part 4”

Emirates and Etihad To Join IATA Travel Pass Trial

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the development of their Travel Pass last November with the intention that it would have the capability of securely storing and sharing key data including Covid-19 test results and vaccination records. More details were announced just before Christmas and the New Year bought news that Singapore Airlines wouldContinue reading “Emirates and Etihad To Join IATA Travel Pass Trial”

Bangkok Airport Expansion Approved

Prior to the pandemic the main airport in Bangkok, Suvarnabhumi, has been creaking at the seams as around 60 million passengers a year passed through it’s doors. It was designed for just 45 million per year. Plans have now been approved for a major expansion project that will include the construction of three new terminalsContinue reading “Bangkok Airport Expansion Approved”

Man Drives Onto Bangkok Airport Runway

Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport might be quieter than normal at the moment but it is unlikely that the pilot of a Boeing 777 expected to see a car on the runway just after he had landed. That is exactly what happened on 11th January when the driver, who claimed to have made a wrong turn,Continue reading “Man Drives Onto Bangkok Airport Runway”

Philippines Extends Travel Ban To Countries To Halt Spread Of New Covid Variants

Main picture credit L. on flickr The Philippine government has announced that is extending travel restrictions until 31st January for 32 countries where the B117 variant of COVID-19 has been reported. The restrictions were due to end today but have been extended for a further two weeks and comes just two days after the firstContinue reading “Philippines Extends Travel Ban To Countries To Halt Spread Of New Covid Variants”

Thai VietJetAir Offers Unlimited Flights

Thai |VietjetAir have launched a new promotion offering the “SkyFun PowerPass” valid for either 6 or 12 months of unlimited flights on internal Thai flights. The PowerPass must be purchased by 31st January and are valid until 15th July, for the 6 month pass and 23rd December, for the 12 month pass. All bookings andContinue reading “Thai VietJetAir Offers Unlimited Flights”

Quarantine and Vaccines Are Not The Answer to Safe Travel

The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) has criticised plans to require travellers to have received a Covid-19 vaccination to allow them to travel. In December we discussed the reasons why the vaccine may not be the holy grail for the reopening of borders, simply the primary aim of a vaccine is to stop illness,Continue reading “Quarantine and Vaccines Are Not The Answer to Safe Travel”

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”

Britons To Be Banned From Thailand

The Bangkok Post is reporting today that the Thai Ministry of Public Health will ask the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) defer entry of British visitors. The call comes following a British family entered the country on 21st December who tested positive for the new, faster spreading, Covid-19 B117 strain. The family, two adultsContinue reading “Britons To Be Banned From Thailand”