Building Safe Travel Bubbles

People will be eagerly following the expected launch of the world’s first travel bubble later this month, which will enable people who test negative for Covid-19 to travel between Hong Kong and Singapore on designated flights without having to go through quarantine. If successful, the initiative could help pave the way for reopening travel and… Continue reading Building Safe Travel Bubbles

Peloton, Pizza and Videogames Grow in ‘Stay at Home’ World

Consumers are redeploying their travel and entertainment budgets during the Covid-19 pandemic Consumers holed up during the coronavirus pandemic redirected their travel and entertainment dollars toward pizza, videogames, home-exercise equipment and luxury goods, according to several companies that provided business updates Thursday.

Wellness Hospital and Resort Project, Natai Medical Center & Resort in Phangnga

Property developer Cissa Group and V Plast Medical Group plan to spend 3.5 billion baht for a wellness hospital and resort development, Natai Medical Center & Resort, in Phangnga to tap individual investors. Autthanop Pandkamnerd, Cissa chief executive, said the global wellness economy has a tremendous market, valued at US$4.5 trillion. For medical tourism alone,… Continue reading Wellness Hospital and Resort Project, Natai Medical Center & Resort in Phangnga

Special Tourist Visa (STV) to Revive Phuket Property Market

A plan to gradually open the country to tourists will be a boon for property sales in Phuket, following a slump due to travel restrictions that keep travellers at home, according to an online property marketplace. Stuart Coakley, director of the Property Discount Centre Thailand, applauded the government’s decision to welcome tourists under the special… Continue reading Special Tourist Visa (STV) to Revive Phuket Property Market

Rosewood Phuket Hotels & Resorts Re-Opens

Rosewood Phuket has opened its doors to guests once again with a special celebratory offer: Those who book two consecutive nights at Rosewood Phuket before December 19 will receive a complimentary one night stay at Rosewood Bangkok that can be redeemed up to December 30, 2020. During their Rosewood Phuket getaway, guests will also receive… Continue reading Rosewood Phuket Hotels & Resorts Re-Opens

Hoteliers Chafe at Seeking ALSQ Status

The lack of balance between tourism demand under the special tourist visa (STV) scheme and the number of quarantine facilities has made hoteliers lukewarm about applying for alternative local state quarantine (ALSQ) status. According to the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, the number of foreign visitors is limited to 1,200 per month during the trial… Continue reading Hoteliers Chafe at Seeking ALSQ Status

New Marriott International feature points guests to ‘Remote Working’ with ‘Marriott Bonvoy’

Marriott International, Inc. has announced a new program to work anywhere with Marriott Bonvoy that meets consumers where they are in their lives – juggling working and schooling from home and seeking a little inspiration to break-up the monotony. Marriott Bonvoy’s new Day Pass, Stay Pass and Play Pass packages were designed as flexible options… Continue reading New Marriott International feature points guests to ‘Remote Working’ with ‘Marriott Bonvoy’