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

( 1 )  Tavel bubble: Everything you need to know about the incoming Singapore-Australia travel bubble.

( 2 )  Fiji reopens: Currently, the only way to visit Fiji is by booking a private island. It may change in November - Fiji has just announced its plans to reopen to international travel.

( 3 )  Qantas says it expects Australia to embark upon a total u-turn, and open international borders from December 2021. 

( 4 ) The United Arab Emirates opens up tourist visa applications to vaccinated travelers from all countries.

( 5 )  Etihad Guest loyalty program is celebrating its 15th anniversary. If you are a member, you can now receive 1,500 free miles, and 15% off award flights.

( 6 )  Private jet travel: What you need to know before chartering that plane right now.

( 7 )  737 MAX: Next time you'll fly to India, it may be on Boeing 737 MAX. The infamous aircraft has just been cleared as 'fit to fly' by the Indian aviation regulator.

( 8 )  Indonesia: Hotel operators in Bali are on their knees.

( 9 )  Loyalty programs: How do frequent flyer programs make money?

( 10 )  Vaccines: Soon there may be a new factor to consider before booking a trip: when you received your last vaccine dose. Some countries are setting vaccine expiration dates for travel.

More travel news →

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 →

Portland PDX →  Hong Kong HKG

Roundtrip Economy

Nov 2021, Air Canada
Regular price: ~$1,100


Miami MIA →  Tokyo NRT

Roundtrip Economy

Jul 2022, Air Canada
Regular price: ~$1,250


Las Vegas LAS →  Denpasar DPS

Roundtrip Economy

May 2022, Alaska + Singapore Airlines
Regular price: ~$1,700


📺  Travel television

( video )  Singapore SilverKris Business Lounge is still the only open lounge in Changi Airport. Check this review made by KrisFlyer Gold members.

( video )  Hotels in Singapore are introducing tighter measures as more foreign travelers are expected to arrive via new travel bubbles. 

( video )  Returning to the skies: Qantas may resume international flights by mid-December.

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Travel update: 🇮🇳 India

India’s borders remain closed for tourists.

Due to concerns over the third wave of Covid driven by the Delta variant, the Indian Medical Association has asked the government not to reopen the country to tourism in the coming months. Most countries advise their citizens against all but essential travel to India, and most airlines have reduced/suspended their flights.

India is expected to reopen its borders for international tourism not earlier than at the turn of 2021 and 2022.

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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, Finnair
Regular price: ~$690


Frankfurt FRA →  Singapore SIN

Roundtrip Economy

Sept 2021, Etihad Airways
Regular price: ~$880


Zurich ZRH →  Denpasar DPS

Roundtrip Economy

Nov 2021, KLM + Singapore Airlines
Regular price: ~$890


🔥 Airline promotions

Emirates →Fly to Dubai during Expo 2020 and earn 1 Skywards Mile for every minute you spend in the city. Details

Malaysia Airlines→Extended: Join MHexplorer and win Malaysia Airlines $500 Travel Voucher. Ends 30 September 2021. Details

Bangkok AirwaysWin THB 2 million when purchasing domestic ticket from 15 Jul to 15 Sep 21.  Details

Virgin AustraliaEarn 5,000 bonus Points when you sign up to bundll plus 1 Point for every $5 spent. Details

Asiana AirlinesFree extra baggage when you fly from Jakarta to Incheon.  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 →

Sydney SYD →  Melbourne MEL

Roundtrip Economy

Nov 2021, Jetstar
Regular price: ~$120


Singapore SIN →  Bangkok BKK

Roundtrip Economy

Sept 2021, Scoot
Regular price: ~$144


Seoul ICN →  Tokyo NRT

Roundtrip Economy

Nov 2021, T'Way Air
Regular price: ~$260


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