Tourism Industry Will Closely Monitor Seychelles Quarantine Decision

The Seychelles News Agency has reported that travellers who have received both doses of a Covid-19 vaccine will now not be required to quarantine on arrival. Travellers will also need to have a negative Covid PCR test taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure. The Seychelles will require that visitors must have receivedContinue reading “Tourism Industry Will Closely Monitor Seychelles Quarantine Decision”

Indonesia Earthquake Death Toll Rises To 73 As New Disaster Hits

A major 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck Sulawesi Island in Indonesia on Friday 15th January and more tremors have hit the region over the last few days. The earthquakes have been reported in Majene, Mamuju, Mamasa, and Polewali Mandar and a tsunami warning has been issued. The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNBP) has reported that soContinue reading “Indonesia Earthquake Death Toll Rises To 73 As New Disaster Hits”

Will Chinese New Year Bring New Surge in Covid Cases

Main picture credit Nina R on flickr Chinese New Year, this year the Year of the Ox starts on 12th February, is widely celebrated throughout Southeast Asia and often celebrations extend over a number of days or even weeks. This year however we are in the midst of an ongoing global pandemic. Cases in aContinue reading “Will Chinese New Year Bring New Surge in Covid Cases”

Film Locations in Southeast Asia Part 2

In part 1 of our look at the key Southeast Asia film locations we featured Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Angkor Wat, Mechanic: Resurrection in Thailand and Malaysia and the surprising locations for Good Morning Vietnam and the South Pacific Island in Kong; Skull Island. We continue our series with more film locations including oneContinue reading “Film Locations in Southeast Asia Part 2”

62 Feared Dead in Indonesia Plane Crash

Sriwijaya Air flight 182 Flight crashed four minutes after taking off for its 740km (460 mile) flight to Pontianak on Borneo from Jakarta on 9th January. SJ182 was headed to Pontianak on Borneo island, about 740 km (460 miles) from Jakarta, on Saturday before it disappeared from radar screens four minutes after take-off and crashedContinue reading “62 Feared Dead in Indonesia Plane Crash”

Bali Beaches Covered in Plastic Waste

In what is seemingly now an annual occurrence a number of beaches on Bali have been hit by tons of rubbish, much of it plastic waste, during the monsoon season. Beaches at Kuta, Legian and Seminyak are all facing rubbish being washed ashore daily and the effort to clear the beaches has seen as muchContinue reading “Bali Beaches Covered in Plastic Waste”

Travel Views 2021 – What Matters Most

Agoda have published the results of their “What Matters Most 2021” survey which has a particular focus on the Asia market. The survey shows that one in three people are most looking forward to spending more quality time with loved ones during 2021. Many people of course have not been able to see family andContinue reading “Travel Views 2021 – What Matters Most”

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”

Southeast Asia Covid Vaccine Rollout

A number of Southeast Asia countries have made agreements with vaccine manufacturers with some already starting their vaccination process. Many countries though will have to wait for the vaccines to arrive unless they have managed to negotiate early access. A number of vaccines have made deals with countries which give them first access to theContinue reading “Southeast Asia Covid Vaccine Rollout”

New Year’s Revolutions For The Travel Industry

Happy 2021 After a year which has rocked the world, with a pandemic that has led to more than 1.6 million deaths worldwide, and the devastation of the travel and tourist industry, we enter the New Year. So firstly we would like to wish all of our readers a very happy New Year. We hopeContinue reading “New Year’s Revolutions For The Travel Industry”