Category: Asia Pacific

Gradual reopening of tourism in Singapore, attractions and tours to resume operations

As part of the resumption of activities in Phase 2 after the Circuit Breaker, tourism businesses in Singapore have been permitted to resume operations in stages from 1 July, beginning with 13 attractions. STB will also allow domestic tour operators to begin submitting their applications to resume operations. Attractions and tour operators are required to […]

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SriLankan Airlines supports export industries by converting passenger aircraft to full freighter

In its quest to continuously support Sri Lanka’s export industries and to keep the country connected with the global economy during the pandemic, the National Carrier SriLankan Airlines has converted a wide-body passenger aircraft into a dedicated cargo aircraft. This converted Airbus A330 aircraft commenced operations on the 25th of June to key destinations in […]

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Taiwan offers Tea Trails and Celebrations as a part of its “Holidays for Healing”

Acknowledging the Indian love for a good cup of tea, Taiwan has included a series of tea-centred celebrations and holidays as part of the ‘Holiday for Healing’. These holidays are part of a larger outlook by Taiwan to promote organic tea and work on international standardisation of quality. Taiwan’s Tea context Currently, Taiwan accounts for […]

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Taiwan is looking at how local festivals can help the COVID recovery process

Taiwan has continued to prove to be highly successful at limiting the effects of COVID-19, with zero domestic cases of the virus reported for two consecutive months. A slow and careful transition to the “new normal” is starting with plans for healing travel experiences. Festivals that celebrate nature are the perfect medicine. According to a […]

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Thailand ranked second best in the world for ongoing COVID-19 recovery

Thailand ranked second best in the world for ongoing COVID-19 recovery. Thailand has ranked second best in the world out of 184 countries for its ongoing COVID-19 recovery effort, according to a study produced by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and top-level organisations in Malaysia. As of mid-June, it is probably fair to say that Thailand […]

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Fiji declares itself COVID-19 Free

Here’s the statement by Hon’ble Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama on the COVID19 situational progress in Fiji. Bula vinaka, everyone! Word in Fiji spreads fast, so you may have already heard the good news: Our final three patients in isolation have all tested negative for the coronavirus and will be released back home. There are now […]

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Tourism Authority of Thailand unveils three part strategy for “new normal” tourism recovery

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is moving quickly to draft strategy to support the Royal Thai Government’s third phase of easing business activities and restrictions after its most recent, which is effective immediately.  The relaxation helps some tourism-related businesses while other venue operators must wait and continue to follow guidelines issued by the Department […]

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Tourism Fiji announces new messaging, ‘Our Bula Spirit Awaits You’

As on 29 May 2020, Fiji’s Government confirmed that domestic travel within Fiji can resume. As a result, Tourism Fiji has progressed into Stage Two of their Market Re-entry Plan. Tourism Fiji developed its Market Re-entry Plan to coordinate an aligned return to market across all its international destinations in the wake of COVID19. Until now in […]

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Mountain Tourism as the primary focus in Taiwan Tourism Bureau’s ‘Holiday for Healing’

Earlier in the year, Taiwan had globally announced 2020 to be the Year of Mountain Tourism. Encouraging this thread of planning, especially with the needs to Holiday for Healing, Taiwan has over 275 mountain peaks standing at 3,000 metres or higher, the opportunities to immerse within nature and explore are immense, without congesting any particular […]

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Taiwan Tourism Bureau (TTB) reveals post-pandemic safe travel plans

As countries of the world begin to establish ground rules for easing off of lockdowns, and the beginning of travel, especially close proximity travel, Taiwan begins to work on a Post-Pandemic Safe Travel plan as part of ‘Holiday for Healing’. Before the country begins to welcome international tourists, it is carrying out two-fold activities: Acting […]

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