International Tourism May Not Recover Until 2022

Tourism in Southeast Asia has been hit particularly hard by the COVID-19 pandemic with international arrivals down by 74% in the first 8 months of the year. The figures for May to August were even worse for the region where there were declines of 98%. That is according to a press release issued by theContinue reading “International Tourism May Not Recover Until 2022”

Will Rapid COVID Tests Allow Tourism to Restart?

Pharmacy Boots have today announced today (26th October) that they will start to make a 12 minute COVID test available in select UK stores to people who are not showing symptoms. Meanwhile last week Heathrow Airport announced pre-departure raid testing facilities in Terminals 2 and 5. Is rapid testing the answer that international tourism hasContinue reading “Will Rapid COVID Tests Allow Tourism to Restart?”

Travel from Europe to Singapore to Open

Singapore and Germany announced on 23rd October that a Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL) scheme had been agreed between the two countries. The RGL will enable essential travel for business or official purposes, via direct flights between both countries. The start date and details of the scheme have not yet been announced. Singapore already has RGLContinue reading “Travel from Europe to Singapore to Open”

October South East Asia Flight Tracker

We have previously published the best flight prices for a number of UK to South East Asia Routes in our July and August Flight Monitor series of posts and our September Flight Tracker. We also featured South East Asia airlines, the effect that COVID-19 has had on them and their plans for the future inContinue reading “October South East Asia Flight Tracker”

50 Not Out

No this is not a post on cricket (50 not out is a cricket term), instead it is a celebration of reaching 50 posts since we launched in July. Here we look back at some of our, and your, favourite posts as we head towards our next 50. Where It All Began The very firstContinue reading “50 Not Out”

South East Asia Travel Update

6th October 2020 We have scoured the internet, consulted with our sources and read press releases to find the latest tourism news from South East Asia. We recently published tourism updates for Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand which all have more detail on the current situation in each of those countries. We also regularly update ourContinue reading “South East Asia Travel Update”

10 Unusual Things Banned in South East Asia

There are many things banned throughout South East Asia that will come as no suprise to most visitors. Despite what many people think, the drug laws are mostly much stricter in South East Asia than in many Western countries. Possession of a small amount of marijuana for personal use can result in heavy fines orContinue reading “10 Unusual Things Banned in South East Asia”

September in Review

It has been another incredibly busy month, despite world travel still being on hold. We wait for the world to open up again and launched all new guides to Malaysia and Singapore and increased our coverage of Vietnam. We have posted some of our favourite pictures of Angkor Wat, Thai sunsets and the Grand PalaceContinue reading “September in Review”

Singapore Tourism Update

Singapore was the fifth most visited city in the world before the COVID-19 pandemic and in 2019 tourism contributed SGD27.1 billion (approx £15.3 billion, $19.7 billion) of revenue to the economy. According to The Singapore Tourism Analytics Network (STAN) , Singapore had 76% less arrivals up to and including July 2020, than in the sameContinue reading “Singapore Tourism Update”

South East Asia Flights

We recently published an update on South East Asia Airlines and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on them. We also shared a post looking at the latest flight price trends to the region (mostly downwards). In this post we will look at some of the top routes in South East Asia and the effectsContinue reading “South East Asia Flights”