Could La Niña Ruin Return Of Tourism In Southeast Asia

A number of experts are predicting that another La Niña will happen over the coming months which could have a significant impact on the weather conditions throughout Southeast Asia, potentially impacting on the number of tourists visiting the region just as borders start to reopen in the region. What Is La Niña La Niña isContinue reading “Could La Niña Ruin Return Of Tourism In Southeast Asia”

Langkawi Opens To Foreign Travellers

Langkawi in Malaysia reopened to fully vaccinated foreign travellers yesterday after 19 months closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Main picture Langkawi, Malaysia credit Jakub Michankow on flickr The reopening has so far not seen an influx of tourists with the first arrivals not expected until the coming days. All travellers must arrive by airContinue reading “Langkawi Opens To Foreign Travellers”

Malaysia Tourism Restart Plan Announced

Malaysia has announced that Langkawi will reopen to foreign tourists from 15th November, quarantine-free, and that the rest of the country may follow before the end of the year. Main picture Langkawi beach, Malaysia credit Sasha India on flickr The Langkawi International Tourism Bubble (Inbound)pilot project was announced earlier this week and will allow fullyContinue reading “Malaysia Tourism Restart Plan Announced”

Pandemic Impact on Southeast Asia Tourism

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastaing impact on countries throughout the world and tourism, a major contributor to the economy in many countries, has been especially hard-hit. Main picture Langkawi, Malaysia credit R C on Unsplash Next Vacay have published their research into the impact of the pandemic which includes an estimated loss ofContinue reading “Pandemic Impact on Southeast Asia Tourism”

Malaysia Hoping To Reopen To Foreign Tourists In November

Malaysian Tourism Minister, Nancy Shukri, has said that she hopes that the country can begin to welcome back foreign tourists from as early as November. Main picture Sabah, Malaysia credit Joel Brunner on Unsplash The minister was talking to CNBC and indicated that people from Singapore could be the first to benefit from the easingContinue reading “Malaysia Hoping To Reopen To Foreign Tourists In November”

First Tourists Land In Langkawi Malaysia

[Reuters] The first plane carrying tourists in more than four months touched down on the Malaysian island of Langkawi on Thursday and was greeted by a twin water cannon “salute”, in the launch of a programme to revive a travel sector frozen by the pandemic. Main picture a Malaysia Airlines plane carrying the first batchContinue reading “First Tourists Land In Langkawi Malaysia”

Langkawi Starts Tourism Reopening

[Reuters] Businesses at Malaysia’s prime holiday destination are gearing up to welcome the return of tourists this week, as the country takes an early step towards recovery from a devastating coronavirus crisis. Main photo Langkawi credit Manish Tulaskar on Unsplash Langkawi, a cluster of 99 islands in the Straits of Malacca, will reopen from 16thContinue reading “Langkawi Starts Tourism Reopening”

Date Set For Return Of Tourists To Langkawi In Malaysia

The 16th of September is an important day, it is Malaysia Day where the country commemorates the establishment of the Malaysian federation on that day in 1963. Main picture Langkawi, Malaysia credit Manish Tulaskar on Unsplash This year could also have an added significance. The Kedah State government has announced that this is the dateContinue reading “Date Set For Return Of Tourists To Langkawi In Malaysia”

Challenges to Covid Tourism

The global Covid-19 pandemic has devastated many countries globally and one of the consequences was the almost complete closure of international tourism in March last year (2020). Main picture credit Chuttersnap on Unsplash The economic impact of tourism should not be underestimated. A number of countries have started to reopen their borders to foreign tourists,Continue reading “Challenges to Covid Tourism”

Langkawi Travel Bubble Proposed

The Malaysian government is investigating implementing a travel bubble for Langkawi to allow fully vaccinated travellers to visit the popular tourist destination. Main image credit Jesse Vermeulen on Unsplash Earlier this week the Langkawi Development Authority (Lada) published a three-phase Langkawi Tourism Recovery Plan and now the Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister is looking atContinue reading “Langkawi Travel Bubble Proposed”

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