June 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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Welcome to the weekly newsletter about the current state of tourism and international travel. You can check our up-to-date list of countries reopened for tourism. If you want to support us — join our community on Patreon.

Weekly roundup

1)  Virgin Australia: free business class flights to win for vaccinated Australians

2)  What do we know about the Australia-Singapore travel bubble?

3)  World: Book carefully, some open countries are shutting down again

4)  Vaccination is key to bringing tourism back in Asia

5)  US warns its citizens against traveling to Thailand, citing Covid risks and civil unrest

6)  'Unprecedented' violence on planes as travel returns and passenger aggression soars

7)  [VIDEO]  Thailand is taking its first steps to reopen to tourists

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8)  Another former Garuda Indonesia CEO going to jail

9)  48 travel photography tips to improve your craft

10)  This is the most beautiful beach in the world, according to Instagram

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Travel update (switch on images in your email client to see this picture)

Quarantine-free travel bubble between Hong Kong and Singapore remains on hold

Hong Kong travel update

Hong Kong has only opened its borders to international tourism from selected countries. Only tourists coming from Macau, Taiwan, and Mainland China are permitted to enter Hong Kong provided they do not have a recent travel history elsewhere in the past 14 days.

Non-Hong Kong residents from overseas will be denied entry in most cases.

A new travel bubble with Singapore that would enable its residents to visit Hong Kong for short-term tourism purposes, is still on hold.

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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.


Dallas DAL →  Denpasar, Bali DPS

Apr2022, Singapore Airlines
Regular price: ~$1400



Delhi DEL →  Maldives MLE

Sep 2021, Air India
Regular price: ~$550



Sydney SYD →  Auckland AKL

Jul 2021, Jetstar
Regular price: ~$350



Singapore SIN →  Brisbane BNE

Sep 2021, Fiji Airways
Regular price: ~$1500



Hanoi HAN →  Denpasar DPS

Dec 2021, AirAsia
Regular price: ~$600


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.


Business Class

RoundtripBusiness Class

Jeddah JED →  Jakarta CGK

Jul 2021, Etihad


Regular price: $4000-$5000

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Airline promotions

Jetstar→ Weekly sales on Jetstar Friday Fare Frenzy. Discounted flights during the limited-time sales (12 PM to 8 PM) that run every Friday. Details

Korean Air → 1 additional piece of check-in baggage for free if you fly economy from Singapore to Korea on KoreanAir. The promotion lasts till 30 June 2021. Details

Korean Air → Free date change for all Korean Air tickets purchased before 31 Oct 2021. Details

More promotions ⟶

Tips, tricks & hacks

Lost baggage prevention

Avoid lost luggage nightmares by removing old tags on your suitcases. Tags are printed with a barcode which is used for identification and tracking – so the old tags can really confuse baggage handlers and the conveyor belt scanners. They are one of the reasons so many bags miss their flight or get misrouted.

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