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Indonesia Lifts Quarantine Requirements for International Travelers
March 22, 2022

Indonesia Lifts Quarantine Requirements for International Travelers

By Sebastian Strangio
In recent months, Southeast Asian nations have begun stripping away pandemic-era travel restrictions. But tourism recovery is likely to be slow.

Philippines Fully Opens to Foreign Visitors After Nearly 2 Years
February 10, 2022

Philippines Fully Opens to Foreign Visitors After Nearly 2 Years

By Sebastian Strangio
The move, which follows a sudden easing of COVID-19 infections, will deliver a much-needed jolt to the nation's tourism industry.
Indonesia Sets Date for Full Bali Tourism Opening
February 01, 2022

Indonesia Sets Date for Full Bali Tourism Opening

By Sebastian Strangio
The move, along with similar steps in Thailand and the Philippines, could mark the beginning of the end of the great Southeast Asian tourism recession.

Laos Prepares to Welcome Foreign Tourists From January 1
December 20, 2021

Laos Prepares to Welcome Foreign Tourists From January 1

By Sebastian Strangio
The limited opening ends an 18-month shutdown that has had serious impacts on the country's economy.

Across Southeast Asia, Countries Reopen Borders In Time For Holidays
November 16, 2021

Across Southeast Asia, Countries Reopen Borders In Time For Holidays

By Alifah Zainuddin
Southeast Asian countries are taking a cautious approach to restart tourism.

Doubling Down on Tourism Today will Constrain Cambodia’s Policy Options Tomorrow
October 13, 2021

Doubling Down on Tourism Today will Constrain Cambodia’s Policy Options Tomorrow

By Nay Darlin
COVID-19 has given Cambodia an opportunity to rethink its reliance on tourism. Will the government take it?

Why Vietnam Is Pushing Ahead With the Phu Quoc Tourism Sandbox
September 21, 2021

Why Vietnam Is Pushing Ahead With the Phu Quoc Tourism Sandbox

By James Guild
Some Asian nations' headlong push to restart tourism is a function of deeper structural imbalances in the global political economy.
Report Reveals COVID-19’s Deep Impact on Cambodian Tourism Economy
August 31, 2021

Report Reveals COVID-19’s Deep Impact on Cambodian Tourism Economy

By Sebastian Strangio
First the industry was devastated by the collapse of international visitors. Then the virus began its rapid spread.

ASEAN Readies Regional COVID-19 Vaccine Certificate
March 05, 2021

ASEAN Readies Regional COVID-19 Vaccine Certificate

By Sebastian Strangio
The move is an important step in reviving intra-regional tourism and recovery from the coronavirus recession.

COVID-19 and the Perils of International Tourism
October 27, 2020

COVID-19 and the Perils of International Tourism

By James Guild
Tourism has been a boon for Southeast Asia, but the pandemic has exposed the region's unhealthy dependence on foreign visitors.

The Trouble with Tourism in Southeast Asia
June 15, 2019

The Trouble with Tourism in Southeast Asia

By Luke Hunt
Travel website founder Stuart McDonald talks about the opportunities and challenges in the tourism industry in the region.
Philippine Floods: Benigno Visits Hard-Hit Areas
August 22, 2013

Philippine Floods: Benigno Visits Hard-Hit Areas

Plus, Thai police have increased their efforts to crack down on illegal street racing. Thursday ASEAN links.

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