Covid Cases Surge in Southeast Asia

Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand are all experiencing increases in cases of Covid-19 as the battle against the virus continues. Indonesia today (Monday 18th January) reported an additional 9,086 cases and 295 deaths related to Covid-19 to give a total of 917,015 cases and 26,282 deaths since the start of the pandemic. Malaysia reportedContinue reading “Covid Cases Surge in Southeast Asia”

Philippines Extends Travel Ban To Countries To Halt Spread Of New Covid Variants

Main picture credit L. on flickr The Philippine government has announced that is extending travel restrictions until 31st January for 32 countries where the B117 variant of COVID-19 has been reported. The restrictions were due to end today but have been extended for a further two weeks and comes just two days after the firstContinue reading “Philippines Extends Travel Ban To Countries To Halt Spread Of New Covid Variants”

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”

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”

Asia Highlights Part 3

We continue our look at some of the best places to visit in Southeast Asia. We have already seen places as diverse as Yangon in Myanmar to Gardens by the Bay in Singapore and from Ha Long Bay in Vietnam to Philippine Sunsets. Ba Na Hills, Vietnam This tourist resort just outside of Da NangContinue reading “Asia Highlights Part 3”

Boxing Day Asia Highlights

Here in the UK, 26th December is Boxing Day. The day after Christmas is a day when many Britons will rise early for the start of the post Christmas sales. For many people Boxing Day is one for sport. Hundreds of thousands of people would head to watch top level football (soccer for you Americans)Continue reading “Boxing Day Asia Highlights”