Southeast Asia Travel News | Update February 24
Bali proposes expanding list of eligible countries for visa-on-arrival
Tourism officials in Indonesia’s popular resort island of Bali have proposed the government extend its list of eligible countries for visa-on-arrival policy to 83.
EU Chamber of Commerce Advises Vietnam to Drop Tourist Visa Requirement for All Europeans
The European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam has required that the Vietnamese government removes the tourist visa requirement for all nationals of the EU who still need such a document to enter the country.
Lucky Air to resume flights to Laos
At least seven foreign airlines have opened flights to Laos to accommodate the growing regional tourism trade, which has made a significant recovery after Laos opened its doors to international visitors last year, a Lao Airlines operations manager has said.
TAT teams up with Netflix to create new Thailand travel guide
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has teamed up with Netflix to create an exciting new guide called Uncover Thailand: A Creative Travel Guide. The interactive guide will help tourists discover beautiful locations in Thailand that have been featured in popular films and shows on Netflix.
Philippines to start offering tax refund to foreign tourists from 2024
The Philippines has announced a new tax related program to boost tourism in the country. As per the news reports, President Ferdinand Marcos has approved a value-added tax refund programme for foreign tourists by 2024 to attract more visitors. The same was conveyed by the Presidential Communications Office (PCO).
Flight bookings to Vietnam surge
Asian tourist hotspots including Vietnam have become increasingly popular with international travelers post Covid, despite a sharp rise in airfares, aviation data shows.