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”

No Recovery in Sight For Tourism In Malaysia

Malaysia credit Ishan Seefromthesky on Unsplash A tourism expert has predicted that Malaysia may see only 132,000 foreign tourists in 2021, a potential disaster for the travel industry in the country. In 2019 more than 26 million foreign tourists came to Malaysia. That plummeted to just 4.3 million in 2020 as the Covid-19 pandemic closedContinue reading “No Recovery in Sight For Tourism In Malaysia”

Indonesia Looking At Travel Corridor

Bintan, Indonesia credit Anil Nallamotu on Unsplash The Indonesian Minister for Tourism and Creative Economy, Sandiaga Uno has announced that the Indonesian government is planning travel corridors with Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. The plans emerge the week after news that the country is planning to open for foreign tourists in Bali, Bintan andContinue reading “Indonesia Looking At Travel Corridor”

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”

New Indonesia Travel Ban

Picture Indonesia sunset credit Baehaki Harriri on Unsplash Indonesia has announced an internal travel ban during next month’s Eid al-Fitr celebrations to try and prevent large-scale transmission of Covid-19. The ban on all land, sea and air travel between 6th and 17th May comes on top of a ban on the mass exodus tradition, locallyContinue reading “New Indonesia Travel Ban”

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”

UN Concerns Over $3 Billion Tourism Project In Indonesia

Picture West Nusa Tenggara, Lombok, Indonesia credit tiket2-fly on Unsplash United Nations (UN) rights experts have raised concerns over forced evictions of locals and indigenous peoples, and threats against human rights defenders, to make way for a $3 billion (£2.18 billion) tourism project on the Indonesian island of Lombok. The Mandalika development project on theContinue reading “UN Concerns Over $3 Billion Tourism Project In Indonesia”

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”

Bali, Singapore And Vietnam In New Wonders Of The World List

Photo Bali Swing, Indonesia. Credit Christopher Alvarenga on Unsplash The Daily Mail in the UK has published a list of its new “Wonders of the World” and it includes entries from Southeast Asia. The list is very much aimed at the millennial generation presenting ideal Instagram opportunities giving ” instant impact, offering the ‘wow factor’Continue reading “Bali, Singapore And Vietnam In New Wonders Of The World List”

Indonesia Holiday Locations To Reopen In April

Picture Bintan Island, Indonesia credit Wengang Zhai on Unsplash For months it had seemed that Bali would be the first area of Indonesia to reopen to foreign tourists but the latest news from the country suggests otherwise. Indonesia Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Uno has said that the Riau Islands, which includes tourist hotspotsContinue reading “Indonesia Holiday Locations To Reopen In April”

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