Tourists are flocking back to Southeast Asia — but the robust recovery is showing signs of cracks

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Tourists are flocking back to Southeast Asia — but the robust recovery is showing signs of cracks

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Southeast Asia is attracting visitors again, but rising costs, hiring troubles and the absence of Chinese tourists may dampen a robust travel recovery.

Most countries in Southeast Asia — including Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, and the Philippines — have stopped requiring fully vaccinated travelers to take Covid-19 tests before traveling.

Since tourists are spending more time in Singapore, Foo and his team of tour guides are taking clients to places outside the usual tourist itinerary — to the suburbs to watch residents do tai chi and to order coffee at hawker centers "the Singaporean way," he said.

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Author / Journalist: Rachel Phua

Category: Economy

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Published On: 2022-06-23, 07:22:32

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