A remote Japanese fishing town has sparked debate after spending coronavirus relief funds on a giant squid statue that cost nearly $250,000 in a controversial bid to boost post-pandemic tourism.
Surfers in the coastal Australian town of Byron Bay staged a “paddle out” protest Tuesday as locals rally against a planned Netflix reality show some say could attract hordes of “vacuous” Instagram tourists to their beachside paradise.
The chief of the International Air Transport Association on Tuesday said airlines are suffering a “scam” as pricey coronavirus tests are required of people travelling to Britain.
Several hundred people have already booked their tickets and begun training for a spectacular voyage: a few minutes, or perhaps days, in the weightlessness of space.
“Men in Black” rides and “Jumanji” water slides are some of the star attractions of a theme park being jointly built in Thailand by Sony as the tech giant seeks to broaden its entertainment offerings.
It’s Tokyo, but unlike you’ve ever seen it before — a miniaturized 1:1,000 scale version of one of the world’s biggest capitals, displaying everything from sea levels to population densities.
Airline food might be one of the last things people are missing during the pandemic, but one Japanese carrier has customers flocking to sample luxury in-flight meals on its parked planes.
Britain told Hong Kong on Friday that it had “no right” to order other countries not to accept a UK travel document for a popular youth working scheme after the city confirmed it had made the request to several other nations.
Toshiko Ishii spent $180,000 renovating her traditional Japanese inn in expectation of a flood of tourists for the Tokyo Olympics, but now she won’t be hosting a single overseas fan.
It’s the hottest new exhibition in town: an immersive digital art experience filled with futuristic light installations that doubles up as a sauna complex.
Here we go! After months of pandemic delays, Nintendo’s first ever theme park, featuring a “Mario Kart” ride in a real-life Bowser’s Castle, opened in Japan on Thursday to delighted fans.
Feeling cooped up and looking for a place to go take the edge off? Luckily, we have a little something for you that has everything you haven’t done in the past year with Covid-restrictions, with Asia moving ahead in opening up, you can now experience everything from music, art, adventure, meeting new people, and world-renowned artists and DJs. This is a list of the best music festivals from various genres in Asia.
China is poised to ease border restrictions to allow some foreigners — including from the US, India and Australia — back in, provided they have taken a Chinese-made Covid-19 vaccine.
China has launched a system of “virus passports” to kickstart international travel, as Russia sealed its first deal on Tuesday to manufacture the Sputnik V jab in the European Union.
Singapore Airlines will begin trialling a coronavirus digital travel pass developed by aviation’s industry body next week, the carrier said Monday, the first airline to pilot the scheme as the pandemic-hit sector seeks to recover.