Travel Mood Survey

I am desperate to travel again but the prospect of travelling ion early 2021 seems remote at the moment, we have a trip booked in February 2021. Time to see what you think about travel. We will publish the results next week. Advertising and affiliate links help to support this site. We never tailor contentContinue reading “Travel Mood Survey”

Bamboo Airways to Launch Non-Stop Flights Between Vietnam and USA

Just 2 years after its launch, Vietnam’s Bamboo Airways has been granted a a Foreign Air Carrier Permit by the US Department of Transportation (DoT) to operate direct flights between Vietnam and cities in the United States. Bamboo Airways was recently voted Asia’s Leading Regional Airline at the World Travel Awards. World Travel Awards 2020Continue reading “Bamboo Airways to Launch Non-Stop Flights Between Vietnam and USA”

Thailand Visa Information

Thailand has now started to open up to foreign visitors including tourists. Visas currently available include: Tourist Visa – short-stay tourists up to 60 days with an extension available for a further 30 days Special Tourist Visa – long stay tourists from low-risk countries, initial 90 days, with extensions up to 270 days Diplomats andContinue reading “Thailand Visa Information”

Southeast Asia Holidays in 2021 Looking Promising

It has been a hard year for everyone involved in the travel and tourism industries as large parts of the world have been in lockdown or have closed their borders. Most of Southeast Asia is still off limits for most travellers but there are signs that things may be more promising for 2021. International TourismContinue reading “Southeast Asia Holidays in 2021 Looking Promising”

Garuda Indonesia in Merger After $1 Billion Loss

Garuda Indonesia, the flag carrier airline, has reported a US$1.09 billion (£820 million) loss for the first 9 months of 2020. Garuda Indonesia to Shed 700 Jobs Last week the Indonesian Government announced plans to form a new holding company for 9 state-owned companies, including Garuda, to create operational efficiencies and to provide more attractiveContinue reading “Garuda Indonesia in Merger After $1 Billion Loss”

Cambodia Covid-19 Warning

The Phnom Penh Post has reported that Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen has said that the “Kingdom is at high risk of a Covid-19 outbreak.” The situation is reported to be “alarming.” Hun Sen is also reported as saying “I won’t declare a state of emergency, either partly or for the whole country. And IContinue reading “Cambodia Covid-19 Warning”

Singapore Airlines Retires Planes After Record Loss

Singapore Airlines has reported a record 3rd quarter SG$2.34 billion (£1.3 billion, US$1.74 billion) loss as the pandemic continues to rock the airline industry. Singapore only ran 11% of its normal capacity during September and the hopes of a quick recovery have now faded as the pandemic continues in many key markets while others remainContinue reading “Singapore Airlines Retires Planes After Record Loss”

Bali to Re-Open to Tourists?

A report in the Bali Sun has reported on widespread media rumours that Bali may re-open to foreign tourists from 1st December. The rumours apparently come from a leaked memo from a recent meeting of top level officials. The Bali Sun quoted the Bali Hotels Association as issuing a statement that said “There has beenContinue reading “Bali to Re-Open to Tourists?”

Vietnam Takes Massive Hit on Tourism

In 2019 a record 18 million tourists visited Vietnam earning VND720 trillion (£23.2 billion or US$30.8 billion) in tourist generated income. This was expected to be beaten in 2020 with up to 20 million foreign visitors. The COVID-19 pandemic put a rapid stop to those expectations as the country closed its borders in March toContinue reading “Vietnam Takes Massive Hit on Tourism”