Myanmar To Welcome Back Foreign Tourists

Earlier this month we reported on plans for Myanmar (previously known as Burma) to reopen some of its land borders prior to the resumption of international flights. Main picture Schwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Malaysia, credit Radek Kucharski on flickr Now the Myanmar Ministry of Hotels and Tourism have announced plans to restart international tourism from earlyContinue reading “Myanmar To Welcome Back Foreign Tourists”

Myanmar Looks To Reopen Borders

Despite ongoing troubles associated with the military coup earlier this year, Myanmar is planning on reopening a number of its land borders prior to the resumption of international flights. Main picture Sule Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar credit Jason Eppink on flickr Maung Maung Ohn, the Myanmar Minister of Information has stated that restrictions will be easedContinue reading “Myanmar Looks To Reopen Borders”

Southeast Asia Tourism Information

Southeast Asia is gradually reopening to foreign tourists, mainly as long as you are fully vaccinated. Main picture Frank McKenna on Unsplash Here we summarise the latest details for the region. Brunei Brunei was, together with Germany, one of two pilot destinations for the Singapore Vaccinated Travel Lanes scheme (see below). There are currently noContinue reading “Southeast Asia Tourism Information”

Myanmar Looking to Welcome Back Tourists

Most countries in Southeast Asia have been making plans to reopen to foreign tourists. Main picture Sule Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar credit Jason Eppink on flickr Some like Thailand and Singapore have altready started welcoming them back. Indonesia opened the doors to Bali late last week. malaysia and Vietnam are both looking at options and timelines.Continue reading “Myanmar Looking to Welcome Back Tourists”

Southeast Asia Dominates World’s Friendliest Countries List

Rough Guides have been one of the most popular series of travel guides for a number of decades and recently published their 2021 top 10 list of the World’s Friendliest Countries which features six Southeast Asia destinations. The list was compiled following a request for Twitter and Facebook followers of the guides to nominate theContinue reading “Southeast Asia Dominates World’s Friendliest Countries List”

Tourism Return To More Areas Of Thailand

A Thai government spokesman has confirmed that a further five areas of the country will reopen to fully vaccinated, foreign tourists, from 1st November. Main picture Tuk Tuk’s in Bangkok, Thailand credit Chris Arthur Collins on Unsplash The areas being added to Phuket, Koh Samui (and neighbouring islands), and areas of Krabi and Phang-Nga areContinue reading “Tourism Return To More Areas Of Thailand”

Southeast Asia Tourism Situation

In March 2020 international borders throughout Southeast Asia closed to travellers apart from in exceptional circumstances. Main picture Phuket sea scene in Thailand credit Jeff on flickr Over the last few months options to travel in the area have started to increase but most countries remain closed to the majority of people. There are increasingContinue reading “Southeast Asia Tourism Situation”

October Tourism Restart For Bangkok And Other Areas Of Thailand

Earlier this summer the Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha set out a 120 day plan to reopen all of Thailand to foreign tourists. The plan was controversial at the time and soaring Covid cases and slow vaccination programme had made the plan look unachievable. Main picture White Temple, Chiang Rai, Thailand credit Peter Borter onContinue reading “October Tourism Restart For Bangkok And Other Areas Of Thailand”

Southeast Asia Destinations In Hunt For Awards

The nominees are in for this years World Travel Awards (Asia) and there are plenty of Southeast Asia destinations among the nominees. The awards take place on 6th August. Main picture Longfin Bannerfish credit Thomas Quine on flickr Brunei Brunei is nominated for Asia’s Leading Emerging Tourism Destination. Cambodia Asia’s Leading Cultural Destination Asia’s LeadingContinue reading “Southeast Asia Destinations In Hunt For Awards”

Renewed Calls For Standard Tourism Standards In Southeast Asia

Prior to the pandemic travel between ASEAN countries accounted for around 44% of arrivals in the region. Now a raft of varying measures and restrictions may mean that travel in the region will be slow to recover. Picture Myanmar village scene credit Julien-De-Salaberry on Unsplash ASEAN countries are Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines,Continue reading “Renewed Calls For Standard Tourism Standards In Southeast Asia”

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