Will Chinese New Year Bring New Surge in Covid Cases

Main picture credit Nina R on flickr Chinese New Year, this year the Year of the Ox starts on 12th February, is widely celebrated throughout Southeast Asia and often celebrations extend over a number of days or even weeks. This year however we are in the midst of an ongoing global pandemic. Cases in aContinue reading “Will Chinese New Year Bring New Surge in Covid Cases”

Film Locations in Southeast Asia Part 3

In the third of our series looking at Southeast Asia film locations we look at one of the biggest hits of 2018 and another classic Vietnam film that was not actually filmed in Vietnam. In part 1 we looked at locations for Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Good Morning Vietnam and in part 2 weContinue reading “Film Locations in Southeast Asia Part 3”

Film Locations in Southeast Asia Part 2

In part 1 of our look at the key Southeast Asia film locations we featured Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Angkor Wat, Mechanic: Resurrection in Thailand and Malaysia and the surprising locations for Good Morning Vietnam and the South Pacific Island in Kong; Skull Island. We continue our series with more film locations including oneContinue reading “Film Locations in Southeast Asia Part 2”

Film Locations in Southeast Asia Part 1

Southeast Asia offers a wide range of options for film and TV locations including some that have generated millions of tourist visits. In this series of posts we will look at some of the most iconic film locations in the region as well as some surprises. Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) One of the most famousContinue reading “Film Locations in Southeast Asia Part 1”

Building Starts on New Ho Chi Minh Airport

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc was present as ground was broken for the first phase of Long Thanh International Airport, situated near Ho Chi Minh City. The initial project, scheduled to be completed by 2025, will include the construction of a 4,000 metre runway and a 373,000 sq metre terminal building plus additional buildings forContinue reading “Building Starts on New Ho Chi Minh Airport”

Travel Views 2021 – What Matters Most

Agoda have published the results of their “What Matters Most 2021” survey which has a particular focus on the Asia market. The survey shows that one in three people are most looking forward to spending more quality time with loved ones during 2021. Many people of course have not been able to see family andContinue reading “Travel Views 2021 – What Matters Most”

Could An Asean Travel Bubble Be The Saviour Of Tourism In The Region

The Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) has published a report that suggests that the Asean Secretariat should look to create a travel bubble for the region. Singapore has been leading the way in the creation of Green Lanes and Travel Passes and Thailand has also been looking to boost tourist numbers. The numbersContinue reading “Could An Asean Travel Bubble Be The Saviour Of Tourism In The Region”

Southeast Asia Covid Vaccine Rollout

A number of Southeast Asia countries have made agreements with vaccine manufacturers with some already starting their vaccination process. Many countries though will have to wait for the vaccines to arrive unless they have managed to negotiate early access. A number of vaccines have made deals with countries which give them first access to theContinue reading “Southeast Asia Covid Vaccine Rollout”

No Sign Of A Return Of International Tourism in Vietnam

The continuing spread globally of Covid-19 and the slow initial rollout of vaccines means that Vietnam is not yet considering a return to international commercial flights. That is according to VN Express International. Vietnam has so far recorded just 1,497 cases of Covid-19, with just 3 more in the last 24 hours, and 35 deaths.Continue reading “No Sign Of A Return Of International Tourism in Vietnam”