Asia Pacific travel updates - which countries are open for tourism in September 2021? Flight hacking: hand-picked deals. How to travel hassle-free. New airline policies and visa regulations. Latest travel videos. More!

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Welcome to the Air Traveler Club — Tiket2's weekly newsletter about the current state of tourism and international travel. You can check our up-to-date list of countries reopened for tourism.

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🗞️  Weekly roundup

( 1 )  Fiji is getting ready: Its flag carrier Fiji Airways is already penciling in a December restart for international flights.

( 2 )  Travel bubble between Asia and Europe opens this week. Flights between Singapore and Germany, Hong Kong, and Brunei will be available for all vaccinated citizens.

( 3 )  Garuda Indonesia faces an existential threat and the Indonesian Government is reluctant to come to the rescue. 

( 4 )  Philippine Airlines, the flag carrier of the Philippines, files bankruptcy.

( 5 )  Thailand plans to revive its pandemic battered economy with reopening of Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Pattaya next month.

( 6 )  Bali: 68 hotels have gone bankrupt and ceased operations.

( 7 )  Crypto: Yes, you can book travel with bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies – but should you?

( 8 )  Golden passports: Which countries’ travel documents allow their citizens the greatest freedom?

( 9 )  Before 9/11: An entire generation has no idea how easy air travel used to be.

( 10 )  Flying during Covid: Tricks that will make your next trip as easy and low-stress as possible.

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40% – 80% off airfares
US to/from Asia Pacific

Flight hacking at its best! Sudden price drops, error fares, limited promotions. Hand-picked deals to save you money on your next trip.

Past deals →

Houston IAH →  Hong Kong HKG

Roundtrip Economy

Nov 2021, American Airlines
Regular price: ~$1,050


Los Angeles LAX →  Tokyo NRT

Roundtrip Economy

Sept 2021, Air Canada
Regular price: ~$690


Los Angeles LAX →  Phuket HKT

Roundtrip Economy

Sept 2021, Singapore Airlines
Regular price: ~$980


📺  Travel television

( video )  Australians will be issued vaccine passports from next month, as the country prepares for overseas travel to resume.

( video )  Fake vaccine passports are available online for purchase with bitcoin. The average price: $500. 

( video )  10 x Bali: In a bid to lure more international tourists, Indonesia plans to create 10 "new Balis" across the country.

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Travel update: 🇯🇵 Japan

Japan is not yet opened to international tourism.

All foreign nationals (both tourists and business travelers) are barred from entering the country. At the moment, only Japanese citizens and residents, as well as people in exceptional circumstances, are allowed to enter Japan.

The most likely date for the reopening of Japan’s borders to general tourism is early 2022. It is expected that lifting Japan’s travel ban will be a phased process – starting with students, business travelers, and then foreign tourists. If you plan to visit Japan, we recommend that you book your flights and accommodation for dates in the spring of 2022 at the earliest.

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40% – 80% off airfares
Europe to/from Asia Pacific

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

Past deals →

Oslo  TRF →  Bangkok BKK

Roundtrip Economy

Nov 2021, KLM
Regular price: ~$660


Vienna VIE →  Seoul ICN

Roundtrip Economy

Jan 2022, LOT
Regular price: ~$930


Berlin BER →  Singapore SIN

Roundtrip Economy

Nov 2021, Brussels Airlines + Etihad Airways
Regular price: ~$760


Airline promotions

Thai Lion Air 9.9 Promotion: discount up to 50% of base fare for all domestic routes. Plus free 10kg baggage allowance. Details

Garuda IndonesiaFly with Garuda and pay only IDR 1 for Antigen and PCR tests at Siloam hospitals. Details

Bangkok AirwaysPurchase Bangkok Airways Elite Card to get unlimited travel on any domestic flight operated by the airline. Details

Virgin AustraliaEarn Points when traveling with your pet. Details

QantasVaccinated? Claim your reward and get a chance to win a year’s worth of flights, hotel stays, and fuel. Details

More promotions ⟶

40% – 80% off airfares
within Asia Pacific

Flight prices constantly fluctuate and there is no single source of the cheapest airfare. We always give you a booking link to the website that offers the lowest price - Tiket2 (that's us!), Google Flights, Kayak, Momondo, Skyscanner, etc.

Past deals →

Bangkok BKK →  Chiang Mai CNX

Roundtrip Economy

Dec 2021, Thai Vietjet Air
Regular price: ~$35


Hobart HBA →  Brisbane BNE

Roundtrip Economy

Sept 2021, Jetstar
Regular price: ~$205


Cairns CNS →  Perth PER

Roundtrip Economy

Sept 2021, Jetstar
Regular price: ~$360


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