Top News Thailand seeks travel bubble with Singapore By TTG Asia / Posted on 7 April, 2021 13:29 Thailand’s Ministry of Tourism and Sports is exploring plans to open up a travel bubble with Singapore. Tourism and sports minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn was quoted by a Nation Thailand report as saying that the discussions would take place within this week with the Embassy of Singapore. Thailand to begin travel bubble talks with Singapore this week as it looks to revive its battered tourism industry “We have acknowledged that Singapore has previously run the travel bubble with Australia and New Zealand. If Singapore agrees to run the scheme with Thailand as well, we would probably be able to receive tourists from Australia and New Zealand, in addition to Singaporeans,” the minister said. The travel bubble is expected to kick off on October 1. Phiphat added that plans were also underway to establish travel bubbles with other low-risk South-east Asian countries, such as Vietnam and Laos. In addition, he also said that his ministry is looking at courting back Chinese tourists, once China lifts travel restrictions on outbound travel.