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”

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”

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”

Uncertainty Over Pattaya October Tourism Reopening

There are fears that the ambitious plans in Thailand to open new areas to fully vaccinated foreign tourists from 1st October may be too fast for Pattaya. Main picture Pattaya Beach pre-pandemic credit Ashwani Verma on Unsplash As new Covid-19 cases finally start to consistently reduce in an outbreak dating back to April, plans wereContinue reading “Uncertainty Over Pattaya October Tourism Reopening”

Bangkok Limited Tourism Reopening Planned

The Thai government yesterday announced plans for a limited reopening of Bangkok to foreign arrivals in October. Main picture Chinatown in Bangkok, Thailand credit VasenkaPhotography on flickr The reopening schedule in Thailand always suggested a 1st October reopening for Bangkok. However the city was the epi-centre of the latest Covid-19 outbreak and earlier this monthContinue reading “Bangkok Limited Tourism Reopening Planned”

Confirmation Of Vietnam Tourism Reopening

Yesterday we reported that plans were underway to reopen Phu Quoc in Vietnam to international tourists from October. Those plans have now been confirmed following an official statement. Main picture snorkelling off Phu Quoc credit Zoe Shuttleworth on flickr The Phu Quoc Sandbox tourism pilot is expected to run for 6 months and will allowContinue reading “Confirmation Of Vietnam Tourism Reopening”

Vietnam Vaccine Passport Plan To Welcome Back Tourists

Despite a widespread outbreak of Covid-19 in Vietnam, plans are proceeding to start welcoming back fully vaccinated international tourists from as early as next month. Main picture Phu Quoc, Vietnam credit Darren Nunis on Unsplash As previously reported the island of Phu Quoc is likely to be the pilot destination benefiting from its island locationContinue reading “Vietnam Vaccine Passport Plan To Welcome Back Tourists”

Will Hua Hin In Thailand Be Ready To Welcome Back Tourists

There are conflicting reports regarding the readiness of the Hua Hin Recharge tourism reopening plan, scheduled to start on 1st October. Main picture Hua Hin, Thailand credit Thomas Oxford on Unsplash Travel Daily Media are reporting that the Minister of Tourism and Sport, and chair of Hua Hin Recharge, has confirmed that the area isContinue reading “Will Hua Hin In Thailand Be Ready To Welcome Back Tourists”

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