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 — you can buy us a coffee ;)

Weekly roundup

1)  Hong Kong puts Indonesia in the A-1 group (extremely high risk) and bans all flights

2)  Slow recovery tipped for international travel across Asia-Pacific. The conservative restrictions by Asian governments can be the main barrier for tourism to return to pre-covid levels.

3)  Hotels will never be the same

4)  How blockchain can help to revive international travel

5)  Garuda Indonesia faces bankruptcy

6)  Emirates expands IATA Travel Pass to 10 cities

7)  From free flights to free accommodation: incentives being offered to those Australians who get vaccinated [video]

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8)  Southwest Airlines cancels and delays 1000s of flights. Again.

9)  How pilots stay alert on ultra-long-range flights

10)  “I prefer train travel and road trips”: What it’s really like to be a flight attendant

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

Indonesia 'on edge of catastrophe' as Delta variant fuels record rise in COVID-19 infections.

Indonesia travel update

Indonesia is not yet officially open for international tourism. Only foreigners holding a valid visa from accepted categories or a stay permit are allowed to enter Indonesia.

The beginning of 2022 is often cited as the possible date for opening borders to general tourism. The authorities in Bali are taking steps that would allow reopening the island to international tourism much earlier than the whole country – possibly as soon as in summer 2021. Though, given the recent surge in Covid infections in Indonesia, this plan may fail.

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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.


Manila MNL →  Denpasar, Bali DPS

Feb 2022, Cebu Pacific
Regular price: ~$150



Bordeaux, France BOD →  Bangkok BKK

Des 2021, Swiss Air
Regular price: ~$620



Singapore SIN →  Sydney SYD

Mar 2022, Philippine Airline
Regular price: ~$650



Sandakan SDK →  Kuala Lumpur KUL

Jul 2021, Malaysia Airlines
Regular price: ~$140



Frankfurt FRA →  Singapore SIN

Oct 2021, Etihad
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.


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Singapore SIN →  Denpasar, Bali DPS

Dec 2021, KLM


Regular price: $800

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

Air New Zealand → 250 bonus Airpoints from Air New Zealand when you sign up for a Visa Platinum card. Valid until 31 July 2021. Details

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