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Wu Kingdom News

Wu Kingdom News

What's happening in the world of Wendy Wu Tours

Celebrating 25 Years of tour excellence

TRAVEL NEWS

China's borders are set to re-open!

15 March 2023

China's borders are set to re-open!

BREAKING NEWS: China is back!
 
Following a long-awaited announcement from the Chinese Government, the borders to China are set to re-open and travel will resume for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic. It has been confirmed that the China consulate will commence issuing visas! We will keep you updated of details and entry requirements as they become available.

Many of us have been waiting to hear these magical words, with most of our travel plans going on hold for almost 3 years. We are looking forward to returning to our favourite destination!
 
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Whispers Magazine Summer Edition Out Now

15 February 2023

Whispers Magazine Summer Edition Out Now

Welcome to the summer edition of Whispers and our very first for 2023!
 
Our magazine is filled with pages of travel inspiration and the latest news. There are new destinations, plus our favourites ready to welcome you back. This special edition kick starts our 25-year anniversary celebrations. Read all about Wendy’s journey from her very first tour in China and how you can celebrate with Wendy on board the deluxe Victoria Mekong.
 
Explore the magazine now
 
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Christmas in Vietnam

17 August 2022

Christmas in Vietnam

Spend the most magical time of year exploring one of the world's most magical destinations, Vietnam. Our brand new, fully inclusive Christmas in Vietnam tour, departing 16th December 2022, takes you on a fascinating journey exploring Vietnam's many magnificent sights, plus you'll spend Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in style on the picture-perfect waters of Halong Bay and La Ha Bay.


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2022 on sale

8 July 2022

2022 on sale

So many countries are open and ready to welcome you back – Japan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Borneo, India, Sri Lanka, South Korea, and New Zealand to name just a few. We are thrilled to see so many of you exploring and the feedback has been incredible. It really is a unique time to be travelling when crowds are fewer and scenery has rejuvenated.
 
Longing to see Japan's stunning autumn leaves first-hand? You're in luck with availability on some tours this year. Or perhaps cruise the Mekong River on our deluxe cruise boat, joined by our very own Founder Wendy Wu for this exclusive VIP departure.
 
To help you make the most of 2022 and get that long awaited adventure in the diary , you can save up to $500pp on an impressive selection of 2022 tours. Your hardest decision will be where to go first!
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Celebrate with our Japan reopening event

Thursday, 16 June 2022

Celebrate with our Japan reopening event

Join us for an exclusive online event as we celebrate Japan's reopening.
 
Japan has finally reopened! We are so proud to be one of the first to receive approval to bring Australians back to this amazing country! 
 
Please come away with us on a journey to the mystic and ancient, yet ultra-modern and futuristic, Japan at this magical reopening time: where pristine nature has rejuvenated and flourished, and the charming locals are warmer than ever and waiting to welcome you back to their home. 
 
Let us sweep you off your feet with the stunning colours of the forthcoming autumn leaves and the blush hues of the 2023 cherry blossoms, which are the most anticipated ever!
 
- Find out everything you want to know about visiting Japan!  
- Explore Japan's best highlights, hidden gems, and authentic experiences on our finest tours! 
- Meet our team of experts, fellow travellers, and our founder Wendy Wu (back from London specially for this event), who are all so eager to share their passion of Japan with you.
 
Entry is FREE but places are limited so please register and lock in the date now by simply clicking on the button below. 
 
Japan is back!
Virtual Travel Show
Wednesday, 22 June - 2pm (AEST)
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Japan is back

Friday, 10 June 2022

Japan is back

The destination we have all been waiting for is back. As the Japan borders get ready to open on 10 June 2022 to fully inclusive escorted tour groups, now is the time to start planning your next Japan adventure. 
 
We know you've been waiting long enough to visit Japan and many of you are itching to go as soon as possible. 

Be the first to experience Japan's magnificent reopening and join us on 26th July 2022 for an exclusive early departure of this immensely popular tour.
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Vietnam reopens

15 March 2022

Vietnam reopens

Vietnam has reopened to international visitors on 15 March 2022. Untouched and untravelled for over two years, now is the time to discover this extraordinary country. 
This is just the latest country to reopen its borders and make it onto the Wendy Wu Tours Green List. Explore more on our dedicated Green List page. Learn More
Fantastic news from Japan, hold onto your seats!

31 May 2022

Fantastic news from Japan, hold onto your seats!

We are receiving very encouraging news from our sources in Japan regarding the reopening, here is what we know:
- From next month Japan will be increasing their entry cap to allow 20,000 travellers to enter Japan from low-risk Covid destinations, which includes Australia. 
- The Japanese government have confirmed travel will first commence with organised escorted tours. 
- There are trial tour groups who are currently exploring the country on fixed itineraries, accompanied by a guide, with the last groups to depart Japan by early June.
 
This incredible news is a huge step in the right direction, as Japan could open to tourists in time for the Autumn leaves season later this year. 
What we know for certain is the demand for Japan is at an all-time high. If you are looking to travel in 2022 or 2023, beat the rush and book your Japan group tour now to avoid disappointment.
 
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Laos open to travellers

13 May 2022

Laos open to travellers

There has been some great news from Southeast Asia with Laos announcing the easing of entry travel requirements. Laos is now officially open to fully vaccinated travellers with no testing or quarantine required.
 
Laos joins Cambodia and Vietnam in welcoming back international travellers, and we couldn't be more excited to get you exploring Southeast Asia again.

Check out our range of tours here:
 
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Live South Korea Event

5 May 2022

Live South Korea Event

Join us  together with our friends at the Korea Tourism Organization Sydney on Thursday, 19 May at 2pm AEST for a very special online event as we take you on a fun and interactive journey showcasing the very best of this sensational country. 

Here is just a taste of what you can look forward to: 
* Our experts will uncover the ‘must see’ gems of South Korea 
* Enjoy a virtual journey of our Scenic South Korea tour with our ground partners 
* What is travel like in South Korea today? See for yourself and have all your questions answered 
* Have fun with us! Test your trivia knowledge & win some amazing prizes 
* Benefit from our exclusive offer and receive a very special gift when booking our October departure. Limited numbers available 
Plus, so much more! 
 
South Korea opened its borders to international travellers on 1 April and cannot wait to welcome you! 
Register for your spot today and join the fun.

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Pack your bags, because international travel just got a whole lot simpler!

6 April 2022

Pack your bags, because international travel just got a whole lot simpler!

The Australian Government have just announced they are set to relax their travel requirements for fully vaccinated travellers, advising that from April 18 travellers will no longer require a COVID-19 test to enter Australia.

A number of other countries have already relaxed their entry requirements including Cambodia and Thailand.


So what are you waiting for? Browse our upcoming tour departures and get ready to embark on that trip of a lifetime.


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Hong Kong; an ever-evolving city with something new to discover around every corner

30 March 2022

Hong Kong; an ever-evolving city with something new to discover around every corner

Hong Kong is an ever-evolving city with something new to discover around every corner.

West Kowloon is the island’s newest vibrant cultural quarter, buzzing with culture, art and food.
Rent a bike and explore the spectacular park, enjoy the theatre or live music experience, sample the local cuisine at one of the many restaurants, explore the M+ museum exhibitions or just sit back and relax in beautiful surroundings.
Whatever it is you’re looking for; Hong Kong’s West Kowloon is where you will find it.

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South Korea reopens borders

15 March 2022

South Korea reopens borders

In exciting news South Korea has announced plans to reopen borders to fully vaccinated foreign tourists from 1 April. More details are still to be released but it has been confirmed travellers will no longer need to isolate on arrival in the country.
 
South Korea has joined a number of Asian nations who are opening their borders for international travel in 2022 including Cambodia, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam and Sri Lanka.
Join us on our Scenic South Korea group tour departure in October and enjoy the vibrant colours of the Autumn leaves. But get in quick, this departure will sell out fast!

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Malaysia reopens 1 April

1 March 2022

Malaysia reopens 1 April

Hanging to visit Borneo?
 
Well we have some good news for you!
Malaysia has announced they will be reopening to international visitors from 1 April 2022.
The Malaysian Prime Minister stated that despite the ongoing situation with the Omicron variant he has made the decision to open international borders due to the country’s high vaccination rate, small percentage of serious cases and the hospital system coping well with minimal beds occupied by COVID patients.
More details are still to be announced however the news has been met with celebration in Malaysia with next week marking two years since the closure of the country’s borders.
 
Embark on the adventure of a lifetime and join us on our Best of Borneo tour with departures scheduled in 2022 & 2023

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Vietnam announces plans to reopen 15 March

17 February 2022

Vietnam announces plans to reopen 15 March

Vietnam has finalised a plan to fully reopen its borders to foreign tourists from 15 March, as it looks to accelerate its economic recovery and revive a battered tourism sector.

"The approval is in accordance with the government's new responses to the pandemic, which are adapting safely and flexibly and controlling the virus effectively," the government said in a statement.

Starting March 15, it is expected that visitors to Vietnam will still have to undergo a one-day quarantine and test negative for COVID-19 before departure and upon arrival.  
 
Vietnam will reopen three months earlier than planned even as coronavirus cases surge. 
It follows similar reopening steps taken by other Southeast Asian countries like Thailand and the Philippines, where the Omicron COVID-19 variant has caused a recent spike in new infections, but fewer hospitalisations and deaths than previous variants.
 
Full entry requirements for travellers are being finalised and we will bring you the latest information and requirements once confirmed. 
 
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 Norfolk Island sold out. Register your interest for new departures

10 February 2022

Norfolk Island sold out. Register your interest for new departures

Once again our Norfolk Island tour has sold out, and we cannot wait to guide our guests on an island  adventure unlike any other!

There’s little wonder why seats on this unique tour were quickly snatched up. With a focus on the islands vibrant history and fresh produce culture, our Christmas in July tour will spoil guests with delicious paddock to plate experiences set in historic locations, overlooking stunning natural views of the South Pacific Island.
 
Due to popular demand, we are set to release another unique Norfolk Island tour which will surprise and delight. Don’t miss out on the chance to join one of our once-in-a-lifetime  departures, register your interest here and be the first to know all about it when it’s released.

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Travel solo, your way.

21 January 2022

Travel solo, your way.

Travelling solo can be an enriching experience, full of adventure and new friendships, but for some it can also be daunting. Over the years, we’ve come to know that there isn’t just one experience that is perfect for everyone. That is why we’re dedicated to making sure you find your perfect experience.

We’ve made sure to provide you with different options when travelling solo. You can select from a guaranteed single room on every single one of our tours with our single supplement, our happy to share option or our dedicated solo tours which have been designed with a single room included in the cost plus other exclusive perks. You are able to choose the way you want to holiday.

Our dedicated solo hub contains all the information you need to know to help you choose how to experience your next adventure with us.

Why not take advantage of highly anticipated Free Single Supplement offer Offer ends 28 Feb 22

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