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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Flights to Asia are cheaper now

Countries of Asia and the Pacific are gradually reopening to tourism 🏝️⛱️ 🌞. To encourage air travel, airlines offer significantly lower prices to popular destinations. Flights can now be booked much cheaper than before the pandemic — especially if you make your reservation 2-3 months in advance. 

Please note: new airline policies include free ticket rebooking and easy refunds so use them to your advantage.

Tiket2 is the only ticket booking website that focuses on flights to Asia Pacific. Expect much cheaper airfares than anywhere else! 👍

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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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( 1 )  Indonesia aims to reopen its borders to foreigners in November - once 70% of the population gets at least one vaccine shot. Budget travelers are not welcome though - Bali plans to forbid backpackers from entering the island.

( 2 )  Indonesia is not yet open for tourism, but the general travel ban has been lifted on Tuesday. Any foreign nationals can apply for a single-entry visa B211A that allows staying in the country for 2 months and can be extended 4 times with 30-days extensions.

( 3 )  Australia's international travel ban could be lifted in November. Initially, only travel to and from low-risk countries like New Zealand, the USA, and Singapore will be allowed.

( 4 )  Fiji will be open to travel by the end of the year.

( 5 )  Vietnam is planning to allow some destinations to welcome back fully-vaccinated foreign visitors. Phu Quoc Island in the south will be the first, with a trial vaccine passport program.

( 6 )  Malaysia: Leading up to the opening of Langkawi island, Malaysia Airlines, Firefly and MHholidays offer low airfares and travel packages. Book until Sept 30, travel until Oct 31, 2021.

( 7 )  USA: Don’t get charged a fee for changing your travel plans: 10 airlines with flexible booking policies.

( 8 )  Kids on planes: Plenty of people would rather not sit near children on a long flight. Japan Airlines has a solution.

( 9 )  New normal: Just as 9/11 changed travel forever, so has COVID. The new normal in travel means adapting to an ever-growing set of new policies and procedures.

( 10 )  Airports: In the face of lockdowns and travel restrictions, airports become a “zombie region” - crowded with empty, idle, parked airplanes.

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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 →

New York LGA →  Dubai DXB

Roundtrip Economy

Jan 2022, United
Regular price: ~$900

$52541% off

New York JFK →  Maldives MLE

Roundtrip Economy

Mar 2022, Etihad
Regular price: ~$1100

$62940% off

Los Angeles LAX →  Tahiti PPT

Roundtrip Economy

Nov 2021, French Bee
Regular price: ~$1200

$65845% off

📺  Travel television

( video )  The return of the travel agent. People are turning to travel agents to navigate local rules during the pandemic.

( video )  Magic of Asia in 8K Ultra HD.

( video )  Bali: Preparing to welcome you back.

( video )  The harsh reality of Phuket without tourists.

( video )  US: nationwide domestic airfares are expected to drop in September.

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Travel update: Pacific Islands

Most Pacific Islands are closed for general tourism, with some exceptions. New Zealand and Australia are reportedly in talks about the possible expansion of their existing Trans-Tasman travel bubble to include some parts of the Pacific Islands. At the moment New Caledonia, Tahiti, Fiji, and Tonga are considered.

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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 →

Paris CDG →  Bangkok BKK

Roundtrip Economy

Sept 2021, Finn Air
Regular price: ~$660

$39040% off

Amsterdam AMS →  Hong Kong HKG

Roundtrip Economy

Jan 2022, Finn Air
Regular price: ~$720

$42641% off

Viena VIE →  Jakarta CGK

Roundtrip Economy

Nov 2021, Etihad
Regular price: ~$1020

$56643% off

Airline promotions

Emirates Fly to Dubai during Expo 2020 and get up to 20% off for your flights. Valid for travel between 26 Sep 2021 and 31 Mar 2022. Details

Bangkok AirFree roundtrip ticket from Singapore to Samui in Thailand. Details

Philippine Airlines20% discount for seniors over 60 years of age. Details

CitilinkFree PCR test for the first 200 customers every day. Details

Philippine AirlinesSign up for Mabuhai membership and win miles for life. Details

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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 →

Seoul ICN →  Fukuoka FUK

Roundtrip Economy

Nov 2021, T'way Air
Regular price: ~$230

$11848% off

Cairns CNS →  Sydney SYD

Roundtrip Economy

Nov 2021, Jetstar
Regular price: ~$260

$11854% off

Hong Kong HKG →  Tokyo NRT

Roundtrip Economy

Jan 2022, Hong Kong Express
Regular price: ~$450

$14867% off

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