Angkor Wat Closed Due To Covid Outbreak

The most popular tourist attraction in Cambodia is being closed to visitors for two weeks due to the country’s ongoing Covid-19 outbreak. The closure is the latest in a series of measures imposed by the government battling a significant outbreak in a country that has, largely, escaped the worst of the virus. The site willContinue reading “Angkor Wat Closed Due To Covid Outbreak”

Southeast Asia Fares Badly In Sustainable Tourism Report

Main picture Bang Kachao in Bangkok, credit on flickr Despite a number of recent projects and schemes Southeast Asian countries are still lagging behind when it comes to sustainable tourism. That is according to a Euromonitor International report. The report ranked 99 countries and territories from around the world after analyzing seven areas andContinue reading “Southeast Asia Fares Badly In Sustainable Tourism Report”

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”

Southeast Asia Destinations Top Worlds’ Most Popular Destination List

Bali beach. Picture credit Timo Wagner on Unsplash. Bali has been voted the most Popular Destination in the World in Tripadvisor 2021 Travellers’ Choice Popular Destinations – World category. The awards said that “Bali is a living postcard, an Indonesian paradise that feels like a fantasy. Soak up the sun on a stretch of fineContinue reading “Southeast Asia Destinations Top Worlds’ Most Popular Destination List”

UNESCO Adds Their Concerns To Proposed Angkor Wat Development

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has raised concerns over the proposed US$350 million (approx £250 million) development situated just 500 metres south of the outer restricted zone surrounding Angkor Wat. The development would involve the building of a “non-gaming integrated resort (IR)” on 75 hectares of land on a 50-year lease toContinue reading “UNESCO Adds Their Concerns To Proposed Angkor Wat Development”

$16 Billion Development in Cambodia Given Go Ahead

Singapore urban, infrastructure and managed services consultancy, Surbana Jurong Group have received approval for an 834-hectare project in Cambodia that will include tourism projects alongside commercial and residential developments for up to 130,000 people. The project, Ream City, is projected to cost US$16 billion (approx £11.6 billion) and will be located just 10 minutes driveContinue reading “$16 Billion Development in Cambodia Given Go Ahead”

Film Locations in Southeast Asia Part 1

Southeast Asia offers a wide range of options for film and TV locations including some that have generated millions of tourist visits. In this series of posts we will look at some of the most iconic film locations in the region as well as some surprises. Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) One of the most famousContinue reading “Film Locations in Southeast Asia Part 1”

Concern For Future Of Angkor Wat Due To Siem Reap Developments

We recently reported on a planned $350 million resort planned for Siem Reap. The development, provisionally called Angkor Lake of Wonder, is proposed to include hotels, a water theme park, an indoor hi-tech theme park, a non-motorised boating canal system, business facilities for meetings conferences and exhibitions. The resort is part of the much larger SiemContinue reading “Concern For Future Of Angkor Wat Due To Siem Reap Developments”

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”

November Highlights

Travel News It has been an incredibly busy month for general travel news despite the general lack of travel options for most. We like to be glass half full here at Flyingdog Travel and we published our hopes for travel opening up in 2021. News of a COVID Passport being developed by IATA could beContinue reading “November Highlights”

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