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Park Hyatt Bangkok

Thu, 2020-06-25 04:00
I was kind of anxious as I entered the hotel's premises, not because it was my first time at the property but because it's the first time in three months that I was to spend a night away from the safety of my own home. However, as the check-in process began the worries started to dissipate. By the time I reached my sanitised room, I was already feeling at home. It was the first time I realised how...

Subway museum ready to open

Thu, 2020-06-25 04:00
Museum Siam has joined hands with Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand and Bangkok Expressway and Metro Plc to launch a museum section inside Sanam Chai subway station next month.

Hallstatt debates post-Covid tourism

Wed, 2020-06-24 04:00
HALLSTATT, Austria: Only a few months ago residents of the impossibly picturesque Austrian village of Hallstatt were debating how to stem the influx of tourists thronging its narrow streets, nestled between soaring mountains and a sparkling lake.

Safety first for holiday getaways

Wed, 2020-06-24 04:00
After months of business suspension due to Covid-19, several hotels and resorts have resumed operation, and many more are soon to follow suit. Various promotions with special benefits are being offered to draw guests, and income, back to the properties. Still, despite immense travel cravings, a great many people may still feel uncomfortable to sleep at someplace other than home, and thus reluctant...

Machu Picchu July reopening ruled out over fears of virus spread

Mon, 2020-06-22 07:45
LIMA: The ancient Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, a jewel of Peruvian tourism, will not reopen in July as originally scheduled due to concerns over the coronavirus, local media reported Sunday.

Exploring the old ways of old town

Sun, 2020-06-21 09:00
It was a Sunday morning and the skies were brushed with a streak of grey.

Time to resume global travel says GBTA

Fri, 2020-06-19 17:19
The Global Business Travel Association, welcomes the European Commission's guidelines on how to resume travel to the Schengen area safely.

Visitors to Cambodia must pay $3,000 deposit

Fri, 2020-06-19 17:17
Travellers entering Cambodia will be required to pay a US$3,000 deposit by cash or credit card for “Covid-19 service charges” at the airport upon arrival, and have $50,000 in travel insurance cover, the government has announced.

Thailand to turn away from mass tourism, target the wealthy

Fri, 2020-06-19 11:42
The government's tourism-revival strategy is to target big spenders seeking privacy and social distancing in the Covid-19 era, rather than try to attract a large number of visitors, according to Tourism Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn.

HK Disneyland reopens after five-month closure

Fri, 2020-06-19 04:00
HONG KONG: Hong Kong's loss-making Disneyland theme park reopened yesterday to a limited number of local visitors and with enhanced health measures after the coronavirus outbreak forced it to close in late January.

Holiday in the sun

Fri, 2020-06-19 04:00
Welcome to Phase 4! No, I'm not talking about the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Phase 4, which hasn't kicked off yet because Black Widow is postponed to November. I'm talking about the easing of restrictions nationwide as the country goes back to "normal". Monday saw the lifting of curfew so we can finally go back to staying out late and sneaking back home, as well as the lifting of the ban on sales...

Sapporo Festival scales down due to coronavirus pandemic

Thu, 2020-06-18 13:00
The annual snow festival held in the northern Japanese city of Sapporo in February will be scaled down next year with the sculpting of large-scale ice statues cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, organisers has said.

Ready to roam

Thu, 2020-06-18 04:00
For a lot of travel addicts residing in Thailand, with the fourth phase of the easing of pandemic control measures the situation is good enough to return to fun mode.

Global airline industry set for huge losses

Thu, 2020-06-18 04:00
The airline industry worldwide may end up US$84.3 billion in the red for 2020, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Taiwan to let in Thai business people

Wed, 2020-06-17 14:48
TAIPEI: Taiwan will from the start of next week ease border controls put in place to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and will allow in business travellers from Thailand and some other lower-risk countries, though they will have to be tested and quarantined.

Japan hasn't decided to ease entry ban, foreign minister says

Mon, 2020-06-15 11:15
TOKYO: Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said on Monday it was not true the government had decided to ease an entry ban, which was implemented to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, for people from certain countries.

Machu Picchu to sharply limit visits after July reopening in Peru

Mon, 2020-06-15 07:45
LIMA: The ancient Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, a jewel of Peruvian tourism, will sharply reduce the number of daily visitors once it reopens from a virus-imposed closure in July, officials said.

Domestic tourism perks take shape

Fri, 2020-06-12 19:33
The government will offer a 3,000-baht subsidy on 5 million hotel rooms and a 40% discount on airline tickets to Thai tourists next month, under a 20-billion-baht programme to revitalise the tourism industry.

Phuket airport reopening on Saturday

Fri, 2020-06-12 19:19
PHUKET: The airport on this resort island will be open for business on Saturday after receiving the green light on Friday from the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT).