No Recovery in Sight For Tourism In Malaysia

Malaysia credit Ishan Seefromthesky on Unsplash A tourism expert has predicted that Malaysia may see only 132,000 foreign tourists in 2021, a potential disaster for the travel industry in the country. In 2019 more than 26 million foreign tourists came to Malaysia. That plummeted to just 4.3 million in 2020 as the Covid-19 pandemic closedContinue reading “No Recovery in Sight For Tourism In Malaysia”

Indonesia Looking At Travel Corridor

Bintan, Indonesia credit Anil Nallamotu on Unsplash The Indonesian Minister for Tourism and Creative Economy, Sandiaga Uno has announced that the Indonesian government is planning travel corridors with Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. The plans emerge the week after news that the country is planning to open for foreign tourists in Bali, Bintan andContinue reading “Indonesia Looking At Travel Corridor”

Hopes For Indonesia Tourism From July

Kuta, Bali, Indonesia credit Saepul Jr on Unsplash Indonesia is planning to open the borders to foreign tourists from July in Bali, Bintan and Batam. The country is planning to speed up the vaccination programme in the three areas to allow the reopening plans to proceed. Batam and Bintan had originally planned to open toContinue reading “Hopes For Indonesia Tourism From July”

Singapore Airlines Confirms Latest Flight Schedule

Singapore airlines A380 credit Roderick Eime on flickr Singapore Airlines has released its latest confirmed flight routes up to June 2021. Although tickets are being sold on many routes for later in 2021 and early 2022, the airline is only confirming routes on a short-term basis. By the end of June the airline will beContinue reading “Singapore Airlines Confirms Latest Flight Schedule”

Singapore Twitter Highlights

Changi Jewel, Singapore credit Darren Nunis on Unsplash From time to time we are going to look at some interesting and fun highlights from social media that may be of interest to travellers throughout Southeast Asia. We kick of the series with some recent tweets relating to Singapore. Changi Airport Airports and airlines do notContinue reading “Singapore Twitter Highlights”

More Crew Than Passengers On Singapore Airlines Flight

Picture Singapore Airlines credit Timothy Werner on flickr The world’s longest scheduled commercial flight is the Singapore Airlines route between Singapore Changi and New York JFK. Passenger numbers on most routes that have still been flying during the pandemic have been low. Have many been as low as on flight SQ24 on 12th April whenContinue reading “More Crew Than Passengers On Singapore Airlines Flight”

Singapore and Hong Kong in New Travel Bubble Talks

Picture Singapore by dronepicr on flickr The Singapore – Hong Kong Travel Bubble was due to start on 22nd November last year. An increase in Covid-19 cases in Hong Kong delayed the start which has still yet to happen. Finally talks have begun to launch the travel bubble. Earlier today Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie LamContinue reading “Singapore and Hong Kong in New Travel Bubble Talks”

Malaysia Tourism Update

Picture Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, credit Amar Syazwan Rosman on Unsplash Malaysia – Singapore Border The reopening of the Malaysia / Singapore border ill be discussed on 4th May during talks between the leaders of Malaysia and Singapore. Back in March we reported on talks between the neighbours to create a Reciprocal Recognition of Vaccine CertificateContinue reading “Malaysia Tourism Update”

Latest Southeast Asia Covid Situation

Many countries within Southeast Asia continue to struggle to contain the Covid-19 pandemic as new outbreaks pop up throughout the region. The Philippines and Indonesia are the countries hardest hit by the pandemic and cases and deaths continue to rise. Philippines The Philippines are especially hit hard with more than 11,000 new cases reported todayContinue reading “Latest Southeast Asia Covid Situation”

Singapore World Cruise Leader

Cruise liners in Singapore credit Darren Ferguson on flickr The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) has said that Singapore currently accounts for a third of the world’s cruises. Cruises have stopped in most part of the world due to the pandemic. Many early outbreaks were on cruise ships. Singapore however has managed to operate a numberContinue reading “Singapore World Cruise Leader”

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