Phuket is known as a tropical island paradise for good reason. Photo: Alamy

From Phuket to Jeju Island, the best and worst of top Asia travel spots if you’re travelling at Lunar New Year

  • Asia is full of beautiful, fascinating tourist destinations, but there is often a flip side that can catch tourists unawares
  • We take a look at five of the region’s top travel destinations: Phuket, Jeju Island, Ho Chi Minh City, Penang and Manila
Topic |   Asia travel

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Phuket is known as a tropical island paradise for good reason. Photo: Alamy
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Travelling without adequate insurance can result in hefty medical bills in the event of an accident. Crowdfunding has bailed out an increasing number of tourists.

The tourists in Asia who crowdfund to pay crippling medical bills

  • About 40 per cent of under-35s who travelled overseas were uninsured, a 2017 British survey found; fewer than half of American travellers take out insurance
  • Travellers who have a health emergency and aren’t insured or covered turn to sites such as GoFundMe to pay for care, and sometimes repatriation
Topic |   Asia travel

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Travelling without adequate insurance can result in hefty medical bills in the event of an accident. Crowdfunding has bailed out an increasing number of tourists.
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