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Phuket sandbox playtime quarantine-free from July?

Phuket's Naithon Beach on the northern west coast offers beautiful white sand

Phuket's west coast at Naithon will be one of the draws on the island if Thailand's 'Sandbox' quarantine-free scheme gets off the ground July 2021. Phuket is viewed as a gateway for Thailand/ photo: Vijay Verghese


Why cut key hotel services?

Greg Meadows lambasts the new route to profit


New faces, new beds, new smiles

Bali set for travel restart with several new brands


Vexed with antivaxxers

Author - Vijay VergheseYou can play whack-a-mole with those who deny science or you can simply pose a simple question. Would you rather embrace life or death? It’s the only way to get travel, and business, back. Rumour is rife from the US to HK and India as chat groups muscle out sites that check the facts

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Taiwan spa hideaways

Taiwan spa resorts, and a Taipei fun guide with 22 must-do things. Plus our Taipei business hotels review.


Best Palawan resorts review

Plus our Cebu resorts review for lovers, divers and an exotic Maldives resorts review for all tastes. Boracay is back.

Jim Thompson silk, Thai icon

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