Japan to allow limited foreign package tours as experiment: Travel Weekly

Japan to allow limited foreign package tours as experiment: Travel Weekly

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s government announced Tuesday it will begin allowing small package tours from four countries later this month before gradually opening up to foreign tourism for the first time since it imposed tight border restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic….

Hong Kong to lift flight bans: Travel Weekly

Hong Kong to lift flight bans: Travel Weekly

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s leader on Monday said that the city would lift flight bans on countries including Britain and the U.S., as well as reduce quarantine time for travelers arriving in the city as coronavirus infections in its latest…

Hong Kong to lift flight bans: Travel Weekly

Hong Kong to lift flight bans: Travel Weekly

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s leader on Monday said that the city would lift flight bans on countries including Britain and the U.S., as well as reduce quarantine time for travelers arriving in the city as coronavirus infections in its latest…

Australia's borders are reopening for vaccinated travelers

Australia's borders are reopening for vaccinated travelers

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia will open its borders to all vaccinated tourists and business travelers Feb. 21 in a further relaxation of pandemic restrictions announced Monday. Australia imposed some of the world’s toughest travel restrictions on its citizens and permanent residents…

Philippines lifts ban on foreign tourists as outbreak eases

Philippines lifts ban on foreign tourists as outbreak eases

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines will lift a ban on the entry of foreign tourists and businesspeople next month after nearly two years, in a move to revive the battered tourism industry as the latest coronavirus outbreak started to ease, officials…

Olympic travel a big challenge for some Pacific Island teams

Olympic travel a big challenge for some Pacific Island teams

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Famous athletes in sports like tennis and golf heading to the Tokyo Olympics will probably arrive in Japan at the front of the plane. It’s a style to which the athletes of the Pacific Islands are unaccustomed….

Is the party over for Bali’s digital nomads?

Is the party over for Bali’s digital nomads?

tand still at any given moment in Bali and you’ll hear a constant flow of scooter engines, clucks and crows of free-roaming chickens, sizzling street carts cooking local treats like gorengan and terang bulan, myriad languages from excited tourists navigating their way…

That summer: Learning to love life again in Bali in 2016

That summer: Learning to love life again in Bali in 2016

I never thought I’d be indebted to a plate of fried rice, but that’s what I find myself thinking about whenever someone asks what or who the turning point was in my four-year fight with anorexia. It was a Nasi Goreng to…

Seeing Bangkok in new light at Hyatt Regency

Seeing Bangkok in new light at Hyatt Regency

There are few skylines more compelling than Bangkok’s. As seen from above, the Chao Phraya river snakes through a sea of ancient temples and towering steel. At sundown, the sky fades to a bluish gray as the cityscape begins its steady nighttime…