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”

First Tourists Land In Langkawi Malaysia

[Reuters] The first plane carrying tourists in more than four months touched down on the Malaysian island of Langkawi on Thursday and was greeted by a twin water cannon “salute”, in the launch of a programme to revive a travel sector frozen by the pandemic. Main picture a Malaysia Airlines plane carrying the first batchContinue reading “First Tourists Land In Langkawi Malaysia”

Bangkok Tourism Restart Delay

The chaotic restart of tourism in Thailand continues as the on-off reopening of Bangkok is delayed. Main picture boats on the Chao Praya River in Bangkok, Thailand Earlier in the summer the Thai Prime Minister, Prayut Chan-o-cha, announced a 120 day plan to reopen much of Thailand to international tourists, including Bangkok. This was despiteContinue reading “Bangkok Tourism Restart Delay”

Top Things To Do In The Andaman And Nicobar Islands

In this guest post from Unnati Khandelwal from Banbanjara we look at the delights of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands which although form part of India, are technically in Southeast Asia. Indian Archipelago- The Andaman And Nicobar Islands Main picture Andaman Islands credit Tantonomusic on Unsplash An Indian archipelago seated in the Bay of Bengal,Continue reading “Top Things To Do In The Andaman And Nicobar Islands”

Langkawi Starts Tourism Reopening

[Reuters] Businesses at Malaysia’s prime holiday destination are gearing up to welcome the return of tourists this week, as the country takes an early step towards recovery from a devastating coronavirus crisis. Main photo Langkawi credit Manish Tulaskar on Unsplash Langkawi, a cluster of 99 islands in the Straits of Malacca, will reopen from Sept.Continue reading “Langkawi Starts Tourism Reopening”

Indonesia Aiming For Return Of International Tourists

The Indonesia Health Minister has said that the country aims to reopen to foreign visitors from November, once 70% of the population has received at least one Covid-19 vaccine dose. Meanwhile restrictions in Bali are being relaxed. Main picture Kuta Beach, Bali, Indonesia credit Saepul Jr on Unsplash The minister was interviewed by Reuters andContinue reading “Indonesia Aiming For Return Of International Tourists”

Thailand To Simplify Tourism Entry Details

Since Thailand reopened to foreign travellers with Phuket in July there has been confusion over the entry requirements for tourists. Main picture Chiang Mai temples credit Peter Borter on Unsplash This was only made worse when Koh Samui opened later that month with very different entry requirements. Then the Phuket Extension started with another differentContinue reading “Thailand To Simplify Tourism Entry Details”

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”

Singapore In World’s Best Countries List

This 2021 Best Countries List sees Singapore in 4th place worldwide in “Best Countries Movers” list, 5th worldwide in the “Best Countries Agility” and 8th in the “Best Countries Entrepreneurs” list. Main picture Chinatown, Singapore credit David Kobovsky on Unsplash Thailand is the only other Southeast Asian country to feature in the top 10 ofContinue reading “Singapore In World’s Best Countries List”

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