Singapore Hong Kong Travel Bubble In Doubt Again

Singapore credit cattan2011 After a number of false starts and postponements it finally looked more likely that the Singapore – Hong Kong travel bubble would launch on 26th May. Flights between the two cities were quickly selling out and hotels were reporting increased demand. Previous attempts to launch the bubble, originally due to start lastContinue reading “Singapore Hong Kong Travel Bubble In Doubt Again”

Taiwan Travel Bubble Talks

Phu Quoc, Vietnam credit dronepicr on flickr Taiwan is in negotiations with the governments of Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines over the creation of travel bubbles. Chang Hsi-chung, general director of the Taiwan Tourism Bureau, said that representatives from each country visited Taiwan last week to discuss the moves. It is not clear atContinue reading “Taiwan Travel Bubble Talks”

Singapore Hong Kong Travel Bubble Confirmed

Singapore from above credit dronepicr on flickr The long awaited travel bubble between Singapore and Hong Kong, originally due to launch last November, will begin in May. The plan for quarantine travel will start on 26th May despite reports over the weekend that it would be delayed yet again. This is the third attempt toContinue reading “Singapore Hong Kong Travel Bubble Confirmed”

Thailand Looking Into Travel Bubbles

Reports from multiple sources suggests that Thailand is looking into establishing Travel Bubbles with other ASEAN countries who have controlled the Covid-19 virus. The reports state that The Thai Sports and Tourism Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn has said that talks are already underway with Singapore and that countries such as Laos and Vietnam could be next. SingaporeContinue reading “Thailand Looking Into Travel Bubbles”

Singapore And Australia In Travel Bubble Plans

Picture Clark Quay in Singapore credit Amos Lee on Unsplash Plans are underway to create a travel bubble between Australia and Singapore according to reports in a number of media sources. The plans would included quarantine-free air travel between the two countries and the recognition of vaccination certificates. Priority would be given initially to businessContinue reading “Singapore And Australia In Travel Bubble Plans”

Singapore Travel Corridors From Second Half of 2021

Picture Singapore credit Julien De Salaberry on Unsplash Despite being one of the first countries to look at travel corridors and bubbles, all has been relatively quiet from Singapore recently. There is now hope that more open travel corridors may start from later in the year. Ong Ye Kung, Singapore Transport Minister has said todayContinue reading “Singapore Travel Corridors From Second Half of 2021”

Indonesia And Malaysia Agree Travel Bubble

A reciprocal green lane (RGL) has been agreed in principle between Malaysia and Indonesia pending final approval from health authorities in each country. Travel Bubbles, Travel Corridors and Green Lanes Explained Nancy Shukri, Malaysia Tourism, arts and culture minister, said in a press statement that the travel bubble is just part of the recovery plansContinue reading “Indonesia And Malaysia Agree Travel Bubble”

Singapore Announces New Business Travel Bubble and Relaxation of COVID Measures

Short-term business travel to Singapore will be allowed from mid-January without the need for quarantine and will be available for travellers from all countries. The Connect@Singapore scheme will be open to a limited number of business, official and high economic value travellers entering and staying in Singapore for up to 14 days. Travellers, in pre-declared groupsContinue reading “Singapore Announces New Business Travel Bubble and Relaxation of COVID Measures”

Malaysia Looks at Travel Bubbles as Tourist Revenue Falls By 81%

The Malaysia Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture is looking at the possibility of introducing travel bubbles with “green zone” countries. Like tourist arrangements already in place in Thailand, this would not be a full re-opening of tourism. Instead it would focus on specific activities and organised groups. The focus on these tourists mean thatContinue reading “Malaysia Looks at Travel Bubbles as Tourist Revenue Falls By 81%”

Disaster Looms For Tourism Industry in Malaysia

According to reports in Free Malaysia Today (FMT) News the Malaysian Indian Tour and Travel association (Mitta) have warned that the tourism industry is facing devastation if the lockdown continues. They report that more than 70% of workers may lose their jobs and thousands of businesses will close if Malaysian borders are not opened inContinue reading “Disaster Looms For Tourism Industry in Malaysia”

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