Vietjet to restart select international flights from Vietnam

Vietnam’s budget carrier Vietjet will reopen some of its regular international flights from Vietnam to Japan, South Korea and Taiwan from September 29, 2020. The airline will operate once-weekly flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Tokyo’s Narita every Tuesday, and one flight per week from Ho Chi Minh City to Seoul’s Incheon every Wednesday. […]

Chinese tourists to make 3.4 billion domestic trips

According to the Chinese Tourism Academy, Chinese tourists will make 3.4 billion domestic trips in 2020. This number is down 43 per cent year on year from 2019 tourism statistics. Revenue is also meant to fall by 2.76 trillion yuan ($394 billion) in 2020, half of its previous year’s total revenue. The country’s initial strict […]

Vietnam proposes tourism travel bubbles within ASEAN

Vietnam has suggested ASEAN to research safe “tourism travel bubbles” within the region amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Specifically, Vietnam wants ASEAN to research “travel bubbles” between “green countries” as a preliminary initiative in opening borders and forming safe travel zones, said Nguyen Manh Tien, deputy head of the National Assembly’s Foreign Affairs Committee. He made […]

With Travel Limited, Plane Cafes Take Off In Thailand

Plane Cafes: On board a retired commercial airplane in the coastal city of Pattaya, coffee drinkers make themselves comfy on first-class-style seats and pose for photos by the overhead lockers. With millions around the world stuck at home due to the pandemic, “plane cafes” in Thailand are offering customers the chance to pretend they are […]

Lao Thiao Lao Campaign Launched to Boost Domestic Tourism

The Lao Thiao Lao marketing campaign kicked off on 11 September at a launch event in Vientiane, demonstrating how the public and private sectors are coming together to boost domestic tourism against the backdrop of the global Covid-19 pandemic. This public-private partnership brings together the Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES), the Ministry of Information, Culture and […]

TAT highlights travel promotions for expats in Thailand

Bangkok – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is organising the ‘Expat Travel Deal 2020’ to offer domestic tourism promotions for expatriate residents to encourage them to travel more domestically, and enjoy Thailand’s many attractions.   The event will take place from 11 to 13 September, 2020, from 10.00 to 22.00 Hrs. at the Quartier […]

Thailand allows resumption of inflight services on domestic routes

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) has announced guidelines on resumption of inflight services on domestic routes, as part of the its relaxation measures implemented to curb the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). As of 3 September, 2020, airlines operating domestic flights in Thailand are now allowed to resume their inflight food […]

TAT targets Chinese expats in Thailand to boost domestic tourism

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), in partnership with Alipay and Fliggy, has launched a campaign to encourage Chinese expats living in Thailand to travel domestically, as it banks on domestic tourism to jumpstart the industry’s recovery amid the pandemic. Run from August 24 to December 31, 2020, the campaign enables Chinese expats who live […]

Resumption of tourism between China and Thailand ‘not happening any time soon’

A senior official of the Chinese embassy in Bangkok has ruled out early reopening of tourism between China and Thailand, as the two countries are not ready to open the sector. China has been recently reopening for domestic tourism, but has not yet welcomed foreign tourists, or urged Chinese people to travel abroad, said Yang […]

Phuket reopening delayed

The government’s plan to reopen the resort island of Phuket as a model to welcome back foreign visitors has hit a snag after the country last week saw the first case of local Covid-19 infection in more than three months. Yuthasak Supasorn, governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), said the launch of the […]