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Swine Flu Hits Asia Hong Kong Hotel in Quarantine

Category: Tourism, Posted:02 May 2009 | 10:04 am

Hong Kong's Metropark hotel in Wanchai has seen over 300 people sealed off and is under quarantine after a guest who had traveled to Mexico was confirmed to have the virus. South Korea has also reported its first case. Deaths from the epidemic now are close to 400.
I spoke to a few hotel contacts in Hong Kong this morning and most properties are now in the midst of contingency planning should further cases occur in the SAR. Airlines in the region are reporting a slow down in long haul travel and the situation remains very much an unknown. Undoubtedly the global travel business is going to see a sharp reduction in travelers and with the latest news the impact looks set to hit these shores as well.

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It’s A Tuesday, What’s Up in Thailand

Category: Tourism, Posted:03 Aug 2021 | 10:49 am As the Thailand red zone closures mount, and domestic travel remains challenged, we take a few minutes to bring you some of our new feature videos. August looks to be challenging but vaccinations are continuing and there is light at the end of the tunnel, for now to our readers we say – keep the […]
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Why Is The Phuket Sandbox Important?

Category: Tourism, Posted:02 Aug 2021 | 10:27 am As Bangkok grapples with rising numbers of Covid infections, leading tourism voice KP Ho, Executive Chairman of Banyan Tree Group, has told European envoys, airlines, senior officials and business leaders, that for Phuket Sandbox to succeed it is imperative for Phuket to be given “green” destination status. Speaking at the Phuket Sandbox Summit held at […]
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Direct International Flight For Koh Samui Coming

Category: Tourism, Posted:27 Jul 2021 | 11:29 am Koh Samui is set for the resumption of international flights from Singapore on the 1st of August. Under the Samui Plus program and expecting increased demand, Bangkok Airways is taking this first step for the direct overseas service. The initial stage is three flights a week on Monday, Thursday and Sunday. Meanwhile in the Phuket […]