Earth Day Southeast Asia

Philippines credit EU Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Today is Earth Day and we are closely following developments and how they relate to Southeast Asia. Many people travel to Southeast Asia to experience the incredible natural resources and landscapes that the region has to offer. It is important therefore to be aware of the environmentalContinue reading “Earth Day Southeast Asia”

Earth Day Philippines Face Mask Pollution

Credit Ani Kolleshi on Unsplash Face masks are essential in helping to curb the spread of Covid-19 but the increased use of masks, and other PPE, throughout the world has led to a dramatic increase in waste. It is estimated that 129 billion face masks have been used and disposed of during the pandemic. MuchContinue reading “Earth Day Philippines Face Mask Pollution”

Vietnam Vaccine Passport Plans Under Fire

Last week we reported that Quang Nam Province had submitted proposals to the Vietnamese government to allow vaccinated foreign travellers to the region. However the proposals have had a mixed response and many believe that allowing tourists into cordoned off resorts under heavy supervision is not the correct approach. Pham Trung Luong, the former headContinue reading “Vietnam Vaccine Passport Plans Under Fire”

Discover Malaysia With New Online Travel Guides

Lankawi, Malaysia credit Jay Tun Tourism Malaysia has launched a series of new online travel guides including a number of video guides. The “Interactive Digital Brochures” are part of plans to prepare Malaysia for the return of international tourists once the Covid pandemic is under control. No recovery in sight for tourism in Malaysia In additionContinue reading “Discover Malaysia With New Online Travel Guides”

New Restrictions in Phuket

Phuket, Thailand credit Arkady Lukashov on Unsplash Visitors to Phuket from 18 Red Zone provinces will be required to show proof that they have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine before they are allowed to enter from 30th April. Visitors will also be required to show proof of a negative PCR test issued withinContinue reading “New Restrictions in Phuket”

Thai Hotels Closing During Low Season

Krabi, Thailand credit Andreas M on Unsplash The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic is forcing many hotels in Thailand to consider closing for the traditionally quieter months from April to October. The latest Covid outbreak in the country has seen the highest number of daily cases since the pandemic began and has spread to many provinces throughoutContinue reading “Thai Hotels Closing During Low Season”

Plans For Direct Flights Between Vietnam And USA

Bamboo Airways plane credit Melvinnnnnnnn on flickr The ambitious expansion plans of Bamboo Airways conitue following news that it is planning on flying to San Francisco from September. We recently reported that the Hanoi based airline had secured potentially lucrative landing slots at Heathrow Airport in London, adding to plans for direct flights to FrankfortContinue reading “Plans For Direct Flights Between Vietnam And USA”

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”

Proposals Submitted For Vietnam Vaccine Passport

Vietnam countryside credit Kiril Dobrev on Unsplash Quang Nam province, which includes the famous town of Hoi An, has submitted plans for the return of vaccinated tourists to the area. The plan, if approved, would mean that the area would become the first part of Vietnam to welcome foreign tourists. Vietnam Twitter Highlights Vietnam VaccineContinue reading “Proposals Submitted For Vietnam Vaccine Passport”

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