Tourists Still Heading To Phuket Despite Changes To Entry Rules

The Phuket Tourism Association (PTA) has announced that the popular Thai tourist destination is still getting 4,000 applicants a day through the Thailand Pass despite the suspension of the Test & GO entry scheme. The Test & GO programme, which allowed quarantine-free travel to fully vaccinated travellers from more than 60 countries, was suspended toContinue reading “Tourists Still Heading To Phuket Despite Changes To Entry Rules”

Further Blow To Thailand Tourism Hopes

The suspension of the Test & GO entry scheme for fully vaccinated travellers has been a hammer blow to the Thailand tourism industry and the prospects of another ruined high-season. The country has today raised its COVID-19 alert level as the Omicron variant fuels increasing numbers of infections. Raising the alert level from three toContinue reading “Further Blow To Thailand Tourism Hopes”

Philippines Delays Tourism Reopening Over New Covid Variant

On Friday last week we reported that the Philippines had confirmed 1st December as the reopening date for fully vaccinated tourists to visit, quarantine-free. Today however comes news that reopening has been postponed over fears that the newly identified Omicron variant, could spread throughout the country. Although there have not yet been any reported casesContinue reading “Philippines Delays Tourism Reopening Over New Covid Variant”

Thai Taxis Given Novel New Use

Taxi fleets in Thailand have been sitting idle for more than a year as the lack of both domestic and foreign tourists, coupled with local travel restrictions has led to a lack of custom. Main picture taxi fleets in Thailand are giving new meaning to the term “rooftop garden,” as they utilize the roofs ofContinue reading “Thai Taxis Given Novel New Use”

Could Political Upheaval In Thailand Derail Tourism Reopening

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his government have spent the last few days defending themselves in a series of debates prior to a vote of no confidence that could cause massive ramifications within Thailand. Main picture anti-government protests in Bangkok, Thailand credit REUTERS/Chalinee Thirasup Anti-government protesters have been a common sight in Bangkok forContinue reading “Could Political Upheaval In Thailand Derail Tourism Reopening”

Tourists Ordered To Leave Bali

Four foreign tourists were ordered to leave the Indonesia resort island of Bali yesterday after violating health protocols. Main picture Security officers check motorcyclists at a check point during the imposition of an emergency restriction to curb the spread of coronavirus outbreak in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia on Saturday, July 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati) AContinue reading “Tourists Ordered To Leave Bali”

New Lockdown For Parts Of Thailand

Thailand has today announced tighter restrictions for Bangkok and nine provinces in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus, including travel curbs, mall closures, a curfew and limits on the size of gatherings. Main picture Wat Arun, Bangkok credit Bernard Spragg. NZ on flickr Some measures will take effect from Saturday, others fromContinue reading “New Lockdown For Parts Of Thailand”

Hopes For Return Of Tourism In Malaysia And Philippines Dashed

Rising cases of Covid-19 throughout Southeast Asia, especially the more infectious Delta variant, are seeing increased curbs in a number of countries just as tourism leaders were hoping for a relaxation of curbs. Main picture Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia credit Andy Wang on Unsplash Thailand is seeing increasing numbers of cases, especially in Bangkok, butContinue reading “Hopes For Return Of Tourism In Malaysia And Philippines Dashed”

K-pop Helps Save Tuk-Tuk Drivers

Drivers of the famous Bangkok tuk- tuk’s have been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic and the lack of tourists to the city. Now financial help has come from an unlikely source. Fans of K-pop. Main picture Tuk-tuk driver Samran Thammasa stands next to his vehicle decorated with a banner of K-pop star Jessica Jung, asContinue reading “K-pop Helps Save Tuk-Tuk Drivers”

The Future Of Travel – Your Flying Experience Will Be Very Different Following The Pandemic

In this second part of our series looking at the Future of Travel we will be looking at your flying experience. Main picture quiet cabin during flight credit Doug Letterman on flickr The Future of Travel – Why Your Future Travel Will Be Very Different After Coronavirus Even before the pandemic many found the flyingContinue reading “The Future Of Travel – Your Flying Experience Will Be Very Different Following The Pandemic”

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