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Southeast Asian Tourism Slowly, But Steadily, Recovered in 2023

Southeast Asian Tourism Slowly, But Steadily, Recovered in 2023

By James Guild
Is this the year that the region's tourist sector finally returns to its pre-pandemic levels?

Southeast Asia’s Post-Pandemic Tourism Revival

Southeast Asia’s Post-Pandemic Tourism Revival

By James Guild
Regional tourism is finally rebounding from the impacts of COVID-19. Will Southeast Asian government do things differently this time around?
The Problem With Indonesia’s Plan to Attract ‘Digital Nomads’

The Problem With Indonesia’s Plan to Attract ‘Digital Nomads’

By Stephanie Wild
Will tourism actually benefit the country over the long-run, or is it simply turning parts of the Indonesian economy into a neocolonial service economy?

Asia Travel Hotspots Quiet as Chinese Tourists Stay Away

Asia Travel Hotspots Quiet as Chinese Tourists Stay Away

By Tassanee Vejpongsa and Elaine Kurtenbach
Bali and Chiang Mai are the busiest they have been since the pandemic struck three years ago, but they're still relatively quiet.

Thai Tourism Recovery On Track as International Arrivals Jump

Thai Tourism Recovery On Track as International Arrivals Jump

By Sebastian Strangio
The country welcomed 11.15 million foreign visitors in 2022, up from just 428,000 the previous year.

Bali Welcomes Chinese Flight After Long COVID-19 Hiatus

Bali Welcomes Chinese Flight After Long COVID-19 Hiatus

By Sebastian Strangio
Indonesian authorities are hoping that the return of Chinese visitors will mark the beginning of the end for the island's long COVID-19 slump.

Southeast Asia Prepares to Welcome Back Chinese Tourists

Southeast Asia Prepares to Welcome Back Chinese Tourists

By Sebastian Strangio
Unlike the U.S., Japan, and many other nations, most Southeast Asian governments are choosing to impose no new restrictions on the expected influx of Chinese nationals.
Thai Tourism Sector Has Turned a Corner, Senior Officials Say

Thai Tourism Sector Has Turned a Corner, Senior Officials Say

By Sebastian Strangio
The country is aiming to attract more than 30 million tourists in 2023, but its success may depend on the future of China's "zero-COVID" policy.

Indonesia Lifts Quarantine Requirements for International Travelers

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

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

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

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.

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