Thailand Look To Relax Quarantine Amid Push For Vaccine Passport

The Thai tourism minister has confirmed today that he will propose a plan to enable foreign tourists to quarantine in tourist areas in a bid to help revive the country’s struggling tourism sector. If the plan is agreed it is believed that it will start in April or May and enable tourists to quarantine inContinue reading “Thailand Look To Relax Quarantine Amid Push For Vaccine Passport”

Top 10 Scuba Diving Locations in Thailand

Whale Shark. Credit TANAKA Juuyoh on flickr. Thailand is a stunning location for scuba diving with a number of world class dive sites suitable for divers of all experience and qualification levels. Although we have billed this as a top 10, there are so many excellent dive sites in Thailand that we could have easilyContinue reading “Top 10 Scuba Diving Locations in Thailand”

February Highlights

It has been an incredibly busy month for Flyingdog Travel and international travel to Southeast Asia finally starting to look like it will become more accessible in the coming months as global vaccination programmes get under way. Eco-Tourism Projects in Southeast Asia Welcome news as a number of projects either with a focus on eco-tourismContinue reading “February Highlights”

Tourism Crisis Worsens in Thailand

The travel and tourism industry in Thailand accounted for just under 20% of GDP prior to the pandemic with almost 40 million foreign tourists entering the country in 2019. With just 6.7 million tourists entering Thailand in 2020 and current forecasts of just 5 million this year, the industry has been devastated by the impactContinue reading “Tourism Crisis Worsens in Thailand”

Samui Joins Calls For Improved Thailand Vaccination Programme

The Bangkok Post are reporting that tourism chiefs in Koh Samui have joined their counterparts in Phuket in urging the Thai government to speed up the mass vaccination programme to help the tourism sector to recover by the end of 2021. We recently reported that tourism organisation in Phuket had joined together with a planContinue reading “Samui Joins Calls For Improved Thailand Vaccination Programme”

100 Up And Still Going Strong

We published our 50 Not Out post one post early as we wanted it published at a certain time. This time, to celebrate 100 posts, we are a few late. But who is counting? At the start of these blog post we were in the middle of an unprecedented worldwide lockdown as the Covid-19 pandemicContinue reading “100 Up And Still Going Strong”

World Travel Awards 2020 Winners

The World Travel Awards are currently announcing their winners from each continent and recently announced the Asia winners. The Grand Final Winners are announced on 27th November. In Southeast Asia Vietnam leads the way with 36 awards. Here are all of the winners in Southeast Asia. General InterContinental Hotels & Resorts – Asia’s Leading BusinessContinue reading “World Travel Awards 2020 Winners”

October in Review

There still seems to be no end to the COVID-19 pandemic and the re-opening of much of Southeast Asia although there are the first, faint glimmers of hope. Undeterred we have continued to expand our content in the region to help people to plan and be inspired for future travel and also our general news,Continue reading “October in Review”

Top 7 Things To Do in Koh Samui

While we wait for borders to re-open and the chance to travel again we take a look at our top 7 things to do on Koh Samui in Thailand. We have lots of coverage on Koh Samui on our website including a where to stay guide. 1. Food, Glorious Thai Food What can we sayContinue reading “Top 7 Things To Do in Koh Samui”

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”