Welcome to our ‘Experience Asia’ Newsletter for July 2021
After a very bleak and difficult time over the past year, we can look forward to again welcoming tourists to our destinations around Asia. Some countries are opening their borders faster than others and there is clearly some way to go before tourism fully returns
Thailand has begun a process of re-opening and so we are highlighting a selection of new hotels opening later this year. We can see a pent-up demand already.Our new tariffs for Thailand are now available, so please contact us to receive your dedicated password to access our agent’s website.
Firstly, below is an update regarding current entry conditions to Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia
Opening of Asian Destinations
As we are all aware, the Covid-19 pandemic has meant that countries around the world have been forced to close their borders, including destinations around Asia. Experience Asia would like to update you on as to when tourist can travel again to our Asian destinations.
Phuket has already opened to tourists, with strict conditions, and Samui is following this month, with Bangkok and Chiang Mai opening later in the year. Details of the current situation regarding Covid-19 and entry conditions into Thailand can be found in the following link so please click here for more details.
Opening of Vietnam
Details of the current situation regarding Covid-19 and entry conditions into Vietnam can be found in the following link. One important update is that Vietnam has agreed trial a Vaccine passport from IATA in August. Please click here for more details.
Opening of Indonesia and Bali
Details of the situation regarding Covid-19 and entry conditions into Indonesia can be found in the following link. Unfortunately, the current situation is quite negative with little chance of a quick opening for international tourists. Please click here for more details.
Product Update Thailand – ‘June Bahtra’ Luxury Junk Ship in Phuket
‘Asian Oasis’ presents their traditional wooden junk boats, the June Bahtra 1 & 2 and the Jit Jai. These wooden sailing yachts are fully seaworthy and have created memorable and unforgettable experiences for passengers from Phuket for over 25 years. Regular Half-day, Full-day, Sunset cruises or Private Charter are available. More information and prices are available from ‘Experience Asia’.
Spotlight Hotel in Thailand – ‘Hyatt Regency Koh Samui’
This luxury resort has opened its doors on 5 July, marking the Hyatt brand’s first hotel in Samui. Occupying 3.2 ha of private coastline, the resort features 140 guestrooms, including 24 suites and villas, all of which look out to sea views from private balconies.
New Hotels Opening in Thailand
‘Kimpton Maa-Lai’ Bangkok (deluxe) is scheduled to open in early October
‘Melia Chiang Mai’ (Superior) is expected to open from October
‘Kimpton Koh Samui’ (deluxe) is also expected to open in October
‘Centara Reserve Samui’ (deluxe) is opening in August 2021
*Further details on these new hotels are available on request
We look forward to working with you and to welcoming your tourists to our destinations
Warm wishes and stay safe
Stephen McEvoy / Managing Director