My Khe beach, in Da Nang, on July 28, the day Vietnam suspended all flights into and out of the city. Photo: AFP My Khe beach, in Da Nang, on July 28, the day Vietnam suspended all flights into and out of the city. Photo: AFP
My Khe beach, in Da Nang, on July 28, the day Vietnam suspended all flights into and out of the city. Photo: AFP
Mercedes Hutton
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Destinations known by Mercedes Hutton

‘Singapoliday’ and other dubious tourism board initiatives amid the coronavirus pandemic

  • Regional tourism authorities are pulling out all the stops to get domestic travellers travelling, even if they don’t want to
  • Uncertainties and safety issues created by Covid-19 mean that even a simple staycation is an exercise in risk assessment

My Khe beach, in Da Nang, on July 28, the day Vietnam suspended all flights into and out of the city. Photo: AFP My Khe beach, in Da Nang, on July 28, the day Vietnam suspended all flights into and out of the city. Photo: AFP
My Khe beach, in Da Nang, on July 28, the day Vietnam suspended all flights into and out of the city. Photo: AFP
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Mercedes Hutton

Mercedes Hutton

Mercedes Hutton is a Hong Kong-based journalist. She joined the Post in 2018, where she writes about culture, the environment and history for Post Magazine, and covers travel and tourism in Asia in a weekly column, Destinations Known.