Cambodia Covid-19 Warning

The Phnom Penh Post has reported that Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen has said that the “Kingdom is at high risk of a Covid-19 outbreak.” The situation is reported to be “alarming.” Hun Sen is also reported as saying “I won’t declare a state of emergency, either partly or for the whole country. And IContinue reading “Cambodia Covid-19 Warning”

Singapore Airlines Retires Planes After Record Loss

Singapore Airlines has reported a record 3rd quarter SG$2.34 billion (£1.3 billion, US$1.74 billion) loss as the pandemic continues to rock the airline industry. Singapore only ran 11% of its normal capacity during September and the hopes of a quick recovery have now faded as the pandemic continues in many key markets while others remainContinue reading “Singapore Airlines Retires Planes After Record Loss”

Bali to Re-Open to Tourists?

A report in the Bali Sun has reported on widespread media rumours that Bali may re-open to foreign tourists from 1st December. The rumours apparently come from a leaked memo from a recent meeting of top level officials. The Bali Sun quoted the Bali Hotels Association as issuing a statement that said “There has beenContinue reading “Bali to Re-Open to Tourists?”

Vietnam Takes Massive Hit on Tourism

In 2019 a record 18 million tourists visited Vietnam earning VND720 trillion (£23.2 billion or US$30.8 billion) in tourist generated income. This was expected to be beaten in 2020 with up to 20 million foreign visitors. The COVID-19 pandemic put a rapid stop to those expectations as the country closed its borders in March toContinue reading “Vietnam Takes Massive Hit on Tourism”

Thailand Offers New Tourist Visa

Thailand welcomed the first foreign tourists for 6 months earlier in November as a group of Chinese tourists entered the country through the Special tourist Visa (STV) scheme designed for longer stay travellers. The STV allows tourists to stay for up to 90 days although it can be extended up to a maximum of 270Continue reading “Thailand Offers New Tourist Visa”

Malaysia Extends Lockdown

On Saturday Malaysia introduced a month long “conditional movement order” to all but 4 states as the number of Covid-19 cases hit new highs. A further 972 new cases and 8 deaths were reported today (Monday) as total numbers reached 41,181 cases and 294 deaths. The restrictions will cover all of Malaysia apart from Perlis,Continue reading “Malaysia Extends Lockdown”

World Travel Awards 2020 Winners

The World Travel Awards are currently announcing their winners from each continent and recently announced the Asia winners. The Grand Final Winners are announced on 27th November. In Southeast Asia Vietnam leads the way with 36 awards. Here are all of the winners in Southeast Asia. General InterContinental Hotels & Resorts – Asia’s Leading BusinessContinue reading “World Travel Awards 2020 Winners”

Thai Airways Special Flights

One-Off Buddhist Flight Thai Airways have announced a special one-off flight on 30th November which will give passengers the opportunity to chant Buddhist mantras while flying over 99 sacred sites within Thailand. The three-hour flight will head to Chon Buri and Rayong provinces before flying over the Gulf of Thailand to Surat Thani before headingContinue reading “Thai Airways Special Flights”

Take A Singapoliday

The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) launched their next wave of the SingapoRediscovers campaign on 3rd November as they continue to encourage locals to explore Singapore and support home-grown businesses. International Tourism May Not Recover Until 2022. The campaign will include a number of bundled promotions, online content and personalised itineraries. There are around 50 bundledContinue reading “Take A Singapoliday”

Storm Goni Heads to Vietnam Following Philippines Devastation

The Super Typhoon Goni, known in the Philippines as Rolly, is heading towards Central Vietnam after causing destruction in the Philippines. Philippines Reports in VietnamNews.Net say that around 361,000 people are in evacuation centres and almost 55,000 are being housed by family or friends, mostly on Luzon island which bore the brunt of the storm.Continue reading “Storm Goni Heads to Vietnam Following Philippines Devastation”