Hopes Of Tourism Recovery In Singapore

In 2019 around 19.1 million people visited Singapore, that dropped to just 330,000 in 2021, a record low, as the pandemic halted international travel. Main picture Gardens by the Bay, Singapore credit Hanisah Kamis on Unsplash There are hopes now however that the first seeds of recovery have already been sown after the launch ofContinue reading “Hopes Of Tourism Recovery In Singapore”

Indonesia Opens Islands To Singapore Visitors

Indonesia today announced that visitors from Singapore will be allowed to travel to Batam and Bintan as part of their efforts to restart tourism in the country. Main picture Bintan beach Indonesia credit Kharl Anthony Paica on Unsplash The two islands sit around 15 km (9.32 miles) and 30 km from Singapore and prior toContinue reading “Indonesia Opens Islands To Singapore Visitors”

Singapore VTL Daily Test Change

Concerned about rising global cases of the Omicron variant of Covid-19, Singapore imposed mandatory daily antigen rapid testing (ART) for all visitors under the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) scheme on days 2 to 7 after arrival. This move has been credited with helping to detect more than 700 imported cases of the Omicron variant. MainContinue reading “Singapore VTL Daily Test Change”

2021 Review Of The Year Part 6

It’s our final post of our review of the year and also final post of 2021. We would like to wish all of our readers a very happy new year and lets hope that 2022 offers us all more welath & happiness, better health and, of course, lots of Southeast Asia travels. Our review ofContinue reading “2021 Review Of The Year Part 6”

2021 Review Of The Year Part 5

Our review of the year included Thailand announcing a new tourist tax and the top scuba diving sites in Bali in part 1, Thai Airways and Philippines Airlines both announcing massive cuts in part 2, the launch of our A to Z of Southeast Asia and incredible street art in Singapore in part 3 andContinue reading “2021 Review Of The Year Part 5”

2021 Review Of The Year Part 3

Our review of the year included Thailand announcing a new tourist tax and the top scuba diving sites in Bali in part 1 and Thai Airways and Philippines Airlines both announcing massive cuts in part 2. May We launched of A to Z of Southeast Asia with A for Angkor Wat , the full list isContinue reading “2021 Review Of The Year Part 3”

2021 Review Of The Year Part 2

Our review of the year included Thailand announcing a new tourist tax and the top scuba diving sites in Bali in part 1. March Plans were announced in Thailand to kickstart to tourism through the use of Vaccine Passports and the Open Thailand Safely Campaign was launched and called for a 1st July reopening asContinue reading “2021 Review Of The Year Part 2”

2021 Review Of The Year Part 1

It has been a year full of dashed hopes, the eventual return of foreign tourists, to some areas of Southeast Asia, and is finishing with increasing restrictions. Main picture Ao Nang, Krabi, Thailand credit Flyingdog Travel In this series we look at the highlights, and lowlights, of 2021 including some of the best features publishedContinue reading “2021 Review Of The Year Part 1”

Singapore Suspends VTL Travel Scheme

Singapore has followed Thailand in suspending its foreign travel arrangements due to the threat of the Covid-19 Omicron variant. Main picture Singapore at night credit Jure Tufekcic on Unsplash The sale of tickets for arriving flights and buses under the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) will be frozen for four weeks from Thursday 23rd December. TheContinue reading “Singapore Suspends VTL Travel Scheme”

Slow Recovery For Southeast Asia Airports

Major international airport hubs in Southeast Asia are saeeing a gradual recovery in the number of flights, but are still well below pre-pandemic levels. Main picture Bangkok Suvarnabhumi airport credit Jo on flickr It is hoped that increased restrictions following the emergence of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 will not halt the recovery especially withContinue reading “Slow Recovery For Southeast Asia Airports”

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