Vietnam Planning Travel Corridors

Earlier this week the first domestic Malaysian tourists arrived in Langkawi as it started to reopen for travel. Now Vietnam is planning similar domestic travel arrangements. Main picture Vietnam countryside credit Kiril Borev on Unsplash The plan is being prepared by the Airports Corporation of Vietnam and is designed to restart domestic tourism in theContinue reading “Vietnam Planning Travel Corridors”

Malaysia Thailand And Vietnam Get New UNESCO Biosphere Reserves

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has announced a number of new Biosphere Reserves in Southeast Asia that are designed to preserve important natural landscapes and diversity. Main picture Doi Chiang Dao Biosphere Reserve, Thailand Announcement included popular tourist destinations in Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam and will help to ensure sustainable developmentContinue reading “Malaysia Thailand And Vietnam Get New UNESCO Biosphere Reserves”

Phu Quoc Tourism Reopening Details

Last week Vietnam Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh gave the go ahead for Phu Quoc to be the first area of the country to welcome foreign tourists since March last year. More details have today been released on the pilot scheme. Main picture Phu Quoc beach, credit Stefan on flickr The six-month pilot scheme willContinue reading “Phu Quoc Tourism Reopening Details”

2021 Best Cities in Southeast Asia

The World’s Best Awards are compiled each year by Travel+Leisure who ask readers their travel experiences around the globe — to share their opinions on the top cities, islands, cruise ships, spas, airlines, and more.  Main picture Ubud, Indonesia credit Marvin Meyer on Unsplash Readers rated cities on their sights and landmarks, culture, cuisine, friendliness, shopping,Continue reading “2021 Best Cities in Southeast Asia”

Southeast Asia Twitter Review 12th September

A busy week that has seen Thailand planning to reopen many more destinations next month to international tourists, Vietnam announcing Sandbox plans and increasing confidence that Cambodia will also be able to welcome back foreign visitors soon. Main picture Kelimutu, Indonesia, credit NeilsPhotography on flickr Cambodia A different location in Cambodia to start of withContinue reading “Southeast Asia Twitter Review 12th September”

Direct Flights Between USA and Vietnam Starting Soon

Vietnam airlines Bamboo Airways and flag carrier Vietnam Airlines have both announced plans to launch long-awaited, scheduled direct flights between Vietnam and the U.S. Main picture Vietnam Airlines jet on take-off credit Ikarasara on flickr There have been desires to operate direct flights between the two countries for many years but a number of obstaclesContinue reading “Direct Flights Between USA and Vietnam Starting Soon”

Confirmation Of Vietnam Tourism Reopening

Yesterday we reported that plans were underway to reopen Phu Quoc in Vietnam to international tourists from October. Those plans have now been confirmed following an official statement. Main picture snorkelling off Phu Quoc credit Zoe Shuttleworth on flickr The Phu Quoc Sandbox tourism pilot is expected to run for 6 months and will allowContinue reading “Confirmation Of Vietnam Tourism Reopening”

Vietnam Vaccine Passport Plan To Welcome Back Tourists

Despite a widespread outbreak of Covid-19 in Vietnam, plans are proceeding to start welcoming back fully vaccinated international tourists from as early as next month. Main picture Phu Quoc, Vietnam credit Darren Nunis on Unsplash As previously reported the island of Phu Quoc is likely to be the pilot destination benefiting from its island locationContinue reading “Vietnam Vaccine Passport Plan To Welcome Back Tourists”

Southeast Asia Twitter Review 5th September

Sit back, relax and enjoy some incredible sights and sounds from Southeast Asia Main picture Sabah, Malaysia, credit Joel Brunner on Unsplash Cambodia Indonesia Laos Malaysia Philippines Thailand Advertising and affiliate links help to support this site. We only partner with organisations who we believe provide a good service or product. Thank you.

Challenges to Covid Tourism

The global Covid-19 pandemic has devastated many countries globally and one of the consequences was the almost complete closure of international tourism in March last year (2020). Main picture credit Chuttersnap on Unsplash The economic impact of tourism should not be underestimated. A number of countries have started to reopen their borders to foreign tourists,Continue reading “Challenges to Covid Tourism”

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