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”

Southeast Asia Beaches In Tripadvisor Best of the Best List 2021

Ngapali Beach, Myanmar. Picture credit Dumphasizer on flickr. Beaches in Myanmar, Vietnam, Thailand Malaysia, Philippines and Indonesia have all made it into the Top 25 beaches in the Tripadvisor 2021 Travellers’ Choice Beaches in Asia category. The top ranked beach is one that most will have never heard of. Ngapali Beach in Myanmar appears atContinue reading “Southeast Asia Beaches In Tripadvisor Best of the Best List 2021”

Vietnam National Park In Tripadvisor Best of the Best List 2021

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park. Picture credit Andrew Oliver on flickr. Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park has been voted number 15 in the Tripadvisor 2021 Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best World National Parks category. The national park, in north-central Vietnam, is the oldest karst area in Asia being around 400 million years old. ApartContinue reading “Vietnam National Park In Tripadvisor Best of the Best List 2021”

Can Thai Airways Survive

Thai Airways plane. Photo credit tjdarmstadt on flickr. The day of reckoning is coming for Thai Airways. The 2nd March is the latest, and probably final, deadline for the embattled carrier to submit their debt rehabilitation plan to the Thai Central Bankruptcy Court. If they fail to submit a plan by then, without a furtherContinue reading “Can Thai Airways Survive”

$800 Million Malaysia Theme Park Opening in 2021

Photo credits Genting SkyWorlds Attractions including Ice Age, Night at the Museum and Planet of the Apes will all feature at Genting SkyWorlds when it opens later this year, hopefully in the first half of 2021. The resort is located around 6,000 feet above sea level in the Genting Highlands and will form part ofContinue reading “$800 Million Malaysia Theme Park Opening in 2021”

Philippines Covid-19 Testing For Travellers

The Philippines Department of Tourism have today said that it would leave the decision on whether to require traveller Covid-19 tests to local governments. The Department of the Interior and Local Government earlier said it was considering a proposal to remove COVID-19 testing as a requirement for travel. The decision has been made to allowContinue reading “Philippines Covid-19 Testing For Travellers”

Vietnam Flights Increase During Tet Despite Covid Outbreak

Credit Markus Winkler on Unsplash Traditionally Tet is one of the busiest periods for air travel in Vietnam as Vietnamese travel all over the country to visit relatives. A recent Covid-19 outbreak in Vietnam threatened the holiday this year. The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) however have reported that Vietnamese Airlines operated just underContinue reading “Vietnam Flights Increase During Tet Despite Covid Outbreak”

Thailand May End Quarantine For Vaccinated Travellers

According to the Bangkok Post Thailand may be considering removing the mandatory 14-day quarantine for all foreign visitors for travellers with proof of a Covid-19 vaccination. Thailand has allowed visitors from most countries to enter the country for a number of months but take up has been very low due to the restrictions in place,Continue reading “Thailand May End Quarantine For Vaccinated Travellers”

Phuket Welcomes First Villa Quarantine Tourists

Thailand golf. Photo credit Martin Siegenthaler on flickr Phuket has welcomed the first 59 tourists under the Thai villa quarantine scheme. The scheme sees tourists completing immigration and customs checks before Covid-19 testing. Once cleared they are then transported to the hotel, the Sri Panwa Hotel, where they must spend the first 5 days withinContinue reading “Phuket Welcomes First Villa Quarantine Tourists”

IATA Travel Pass Set To Go Live To Help Kickstart International Air Travel

The International Air Travel Association (IATA) is ready to roll out its Travel Pass in the coming weeks after a successful trial with Singapore Airlines. We first reported on the development of the Travel Pass in November after IATA announced that the mobile app was in the final stages of development. Initially there were plansContinue reading “IATA Travel Pass Set To Go Live To Help Kickstart International Air Travel”