International Tourism May Not Recover Until 2022

Tourism in Southeast Asia has been hit particularly hard by the COVID-19 pandemic with international arrivals down by 74% in the first 8 months of the year. The figures for May to August were even worse for the region where there were declines of 98%. That is according to a press release issued by theContinue reading “International Tourism May Not Recover Until 2022”

Threat to Komodo Dragon by “Jurassic Park”

Protests against an Indonesian government backed scheme to promote tourism on Rinca Island, dubbed “Jurassic Park” have intensified following the publication of a picture showing a Komodo Dragon and a workers truck in close proximity. Rinca Island is one of the the three largest islands making up Komodo National Park in Indonesia. The island comprisesContinue reading “Threat to Komodo Dragon by “Jurassic Park””

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”

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”

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”

10 Unusual Things Banned in South East Asia

There are many things banned throughout South East Asia that will come as no suprise to most visitors. Despite what many people think, the drug laws are mostly much stricter in South East Asia than in many Western countries. Possession of a small amount of marijuana for personal use can result in heavy fines orContinue reading “10 Unusual Things Banned in South East Asia”

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”

South East Asia Flights

We recently published an update on South East Asia Airlines and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on them. We also shared a post looking at the latest flight price trends to the region (mostly downwards). In this post we will look at some of the top routes in South East Asia and the effectsContinue reading “South East Asia Flights”