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Vietravel Airlines Receives First Plane To Increase Competition for Domestic Vietnam Flights

Vietravel has been established for many years offering tourist activities and tours throughout Vietnam. Last year they announced plans to begin offering internal travel through their own airline. On 5th December they received their first plane, an Airbus A321CEO. They have not confirmed the number of seats on the plane but did mention that theContinue reading “Vietravel Airlines Receives First Plane To Increase Competition for Domestic Vietnam Flights”

Flight Attendant Faces Prosecution Over Vietnam Covid Outbreak

The fallout from the latest community based transmission of Covid-19 is building after a Vietnamese Flight Attendant was the source of a new outbreak in Ho Chi Minh City. The 28-year old flight attendant had completed a shortened quarantine in a state facility, testing negative twice. As part of special arrangements for flight crew, heContinue reading “Flight Attendant Faces Prosecution Over Vietnam Covid Outbreak”

70% of Destinations Lift Travel Restrictions But Southeast Asia Remains Mostly Closed

The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) recently published the 8th edition of their UNWTO Travel restrictions Report. The headline figure is that 70% of destinations worldwide had, at least partly, eased the travel restrictions that had been imposed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The outlook in Southeast Asia is less promising however with AsiaContinue reading “70% of Destinations Lift Travel Restrictions But Southeast Asia Remains Mostly Closed”

Vietnam Suspends International Flights After New Locally Transmitted Covid Cases

Following the first locally transmitted case of Covid-19 in 89 days, Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has ordered the suspension of all commercial international flights. State media reported that a 32 year old man in Ho Chi Minh City tested positive for the virus after visiting a flight attendant who was self-quarantine. The flightContinue reading “Vietnam Suspends International Flights After New Locally Transmitted Covid Cases”

Southeast Asia Winners at World Travel Awards

We recently reported on the Southeast Asia winners in the Asia category of the World Travel Awards and now we can look at the overall winners. Airlines & Airports World’s Leading Airline to Asia – Singapore Airlines World’s Leading Cultural Airline – Vietnam Airlines World’s Leading Low-cost Airline – AirAsia World’s Leading Low-cost Airline CabinContinue reading “Southeast Asia Winners at World Travel Awards”

Illegal Entrants In Vietnam Cause Covid Concern As Airlines Struggle

Illegal entrants into Vietnam are increasing the risk of community transmission of Covid-19. Vietnam have been a consistent success story in the fight against Covid-19 with just 1,321 cases so far recorded and just 35 fatalities. There have been no new cases of community transmission for more than two months with the greatest risk beingContinue reading “Illegal Entrants In Vietnam Cause Covid Concern As Airlines Struggle”

Storm Vamco Hits Central Vietnam As Philippine Death Toll Rises To 67

Storm Vamco made landfall in Central Vietnam on Sunday after the Philippine authorities confirmed that at least 67 people have now died following the storm. Philippines Sustained winds of 150 kph (90mph), equivalent to a category 2 hurricane, hit the the largest island, Luzon, causing landslides and extensive flooding, forcing thousands of people to fleeContinue reading “Storm Vamco Hits Central Vietnam As Philippine Death Toll Rises To 67”

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”

Storm Goni Heads to Vietnam Following Philippines Devastation

The Super Typhoon Goni, known in the Philippines as Rolly, is heading towards Central Vietnam after causing destruction in the Philippines. Philippines Reports in VietnamNews.Net say that around 361,000 people are in evacuation centres and almost 55,000 are being housed by family or friends, mostly on Luzon island which bore the brunt of the storm.Continue reading “Storm Goni Heads to Vietnam Following Philippines Devastation”

50 Not Out

No this is not a post on cricket (50 not out is a cricket term), instead it is a celebration of reaching 50 posts since we launched in July. Here we look back at some of our, and your, favourite posts as we head towards our next 50. Where It All Began The very firstContinue reading “50 Not Out”

South East Asia Travel Update

6th October 2020 We have scoured the internet, consulted with our sources and read press releases to find the latest tourism news from South East Asia. We recently published tourism updates for Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand which all have more detail on the current situation in each of those countries. We also regularly update ourContinue reading “South East Asia Travel Update”

South East Asia Flights

We recently published an update on South East Asia Airlines and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on them. We also shared a post looking at the latest flight price trends to the region (mostly downwards). In this post we will look at some of the top routes in South East Asia and the effectsContinue reading “South East Asia Flights”

South East Asia Flights

We recently published an update on South East Asia Airlines and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on them. We also shared a post looking at the latest flight price trends to the region (mostly downwards). In this post we will look at some of the top routes in South East Asia and the effectsContinue reading “South East Asia Flights”

Angkor Wat

South-East Asia, Open to Travel?

Travelling may once have been a luxury for some but for the past few months it has been nigh on impossible. The world has been on lockdown. In the UK, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)  advised against non-essential international travel, and then the UK Government implemented a 14 day quarantine for anyone returning fromContinue reading “South-East Asia, Open to Travel?”


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