July 2021: fresh travel update for Asia Pacific // List of countries open for tourism now // Flight hacking: hand-picked deals // How to travel hassle-free now // New airline policies and visa regulations // Latest travel videos

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Weekly roundup

1)  Singapore bans travels and transits from Indonesia starting 12 July.

2)  The raising trend of booking flights and hotels with crypto. Q2 revenue surges at the Binance-backed travel platform Travala.

3)  Australia-Singapore travel bubble ‘more likely to happen’ end-2021. If implemented, this would be Australia’s second 'green lane', after a similar arrangement with New Zealand.

4)  Bali: Expats deported for violating prevention protocols during the lockdown.

5)  AirAsia takes another step on its intention to become an Asian super-app with the acquisition of Indonesian ride-hailing firm Gojek’s business in Thailand. 

6)  Phuket: More trouble than it's worth? Tourist tells her story of arriving in Thailand through the “Phuket Sandbox” program.

7)  Southeast Asia travel will resume in September: AirAsia CEO [video]

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8)  A post COVID-19 boom in young people travelling overseas is expected as restrictions lift. It's been a rite of passage to travel overseas to explore the world before coming back and settling down. 

9) More than 600 would-be space tourists have already booked US$250,000 reservations with Richard Brandon's Virgin Galactic.

10) New rule about dogs on planes has sparked a fierce debate. The strict ban on pets in planes is set to be relaxed.

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Paradise in lockdown: Fiji’s volatile second wave of coronavirus

Fiji travel update

Fiji remains closed to tourism, and international flights are suspended until further notice. There is not yet a set date for Fiji borders to reopen for tourism. When the country starts to report lower numbers of COVID-19 cases, it may be included in the Trans-Tasmanian travel bubble with Australia, New Zealand, and other Pacific islands. We can expect that visitors wanting to take advantage of a Fiji travel bubble will need to be fully vaccinated.

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Flight hacks

This is where pure flight hacking takes place! Sudden price drops, so-called ‘mistake fares’, or limited promotions from the airlines – our team scans the web, so you can fly cheaper. Expect 40%-80% savings on every flight deal we publish.


Melbourne AVV →  Sydney SYD

Aug 2021, Jetstar
Regular price: ~$119



Wellington WLG →  Auckland AKL

Oct 2021, Jetstar
Regular price: ~$97



Jakarta CGK →  Singapore SIN

Nov 2021, AirAsia
Regular price: ~$120



Hong Kong HKG →  Shanghai PVG

Nov 2021, China Eastern
Regular price: ~$355



Houston, Texas IAH →  Hong Kong HKG

Nov 2021, American Airlines
Regular price: ~$744



London LHR →  Bangkok BKK

Jan 2022, Swiss Air
Regular price: ~$880



Chicago ORD →  Seoul ICN

Sept 2021, Air Canada
Regular price: ~$1010


RoundtripBusiness Class

Kolkata CCU →  Bangkok BKK

Jan 2022, Srilankan
Regular price: ~$760


RoundtripBusiness Class

Perth PER →  Cairns  CNS

Mar 2022, KLM
Regular price: ~$1,010


RoundtripBusiness Class

TaiPei City TPE →  Jakarta CGK

Feb 2022, Philippines Airlines
Regular price: ~$1,200


Please note: most deals are time-sensitive and don't last long. If you can't find the price shown above, play around with different date combinations (several days before or after the original deal) - similar low prices may still be available.


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Airline promotions

Thai Lion Air→ Up to 20% plus 10kg extra baggage allowance with 'SAFETRIP' promo code. Details

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