6 lessons we’ve learnt in lockdown that will make us better travellers

The lessons we’ve learned in lockdown could inspire us to become better travellers ©Westend61/Getty Images Over the past few months, we’ve learnt to live in a post-travel world, relying on nothing but our immediate surroundings for stimulation, adventure and exploration. But with many countries tentatively reopening borders, businesses around the world carefully beginning to trade again, and airline bosses doing everything within their power to fill seats … Continue reading 6 lessons we’ve learnt in lockdown that will make us better travellers

Top 10 things to see and do in Phu Quoc, Vietnam

Phú Quốc is a Vietnamese island off the coast of Cambodia in the Gulf of Thailand (aka. Vịnh Thái Lan in Vietnamese). The island is actually closer to Cambodia than Vietnam. Phu Quoc is a rising star in the island destinations of south east asia. It has big ambitions and will catch up quickly with some key infrastructure already in place with more being hastily completed. Long … Continue reading Top 10 things to see and do in Phu Quoc, Vietnam

A 143-Year-Old Bangkok Hotel Gets Redone for the Instagram Era

Take a look inside the legendary Mandarin Oriental, fresh off the biggest renovation in its history. Bangkok’s first luxury hotel has been welcoming travelers for more than 143 years, making it one of the oldest five-star stays in the world. But even the grandest of dames need face-lifts, and the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok is unveiling one that comes with a $90 million price tag. The hotel’s renovation, … Continue reading A 143-Year-Old Bangkok Hotel Gets Redone for the Instagram Era

Bali’s Best Hotels 2020

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Global tourism growth slowed in 2019: UN

Global tourism slowed in 2019 due to a cooling world economy, especially in Europe and Asia where uncertainties linked to Brexit and protests in Hong Kong also weighed, the United Nation’s tourism agency said Monday.  The number of international tourist arrivals rose by 4.0 percent last year to 1.5 billion, its slowest rate since 2016, the Madrid-based World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) said in a statement. … Continue reading Global tourism growth slowed in 2019: UN

Qatar Airways Announces Eight New Destinations at the Kuwait Aviation Show 2020

New destinations: Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan – Two weekly flights (starting 30 March 2020) Almaty, Kazakhstan – Two weekly flights starting 1 April 2020, increasing to four weekly flights from 25 May 2020 Cebu, Philippines – Three weekly flights (starting 8 April 2020) Accra, Ghana – Daily flights (starting 15 April 2020) Trabzon, Turkey – Three weekly flights (starting 20 May 2020) Lyon, France – Five weekly … Continue reading Qatar Airways Announces Eight New Destinations at the Kuwait Aviation Show 2020

Intercontinental ® Phuket Resort Unlocks The Door To Sustainable Luxury

The newly opened InterContinental® Phuket Resort breaks new ground by introducing the first wooden hotel keycards to Phuket as part of its expanding sustainable initiatives to reduce environmental impact on the island.  The resort’s sustainability programme encompasses all-round ‘Green Solutions” based on IHG (Intercontinental Hotels Group) Green Engage system designed to reduce hotels’ environmental impact.  As the ban of single-use plastics becomes an industry norm, … Continue reading Intercontinental ® Phuket Resort Unlocks The Door To Sustainable Luxury

The 9 Best Cities in America to Visit in 2020

In a single lifetime, no traveler could ever be done exploring America. Even if you relegated yourself to just roaming the nation’s cities—setting aside the 50 states’ vast open, unincorporated spaces—there would still always be more to see. Still, there are a few cities every year that are a bit more worth visiting, either because they’re experiencing some sort of renaissance, they’ve been underrated or … Continue reading The 9 Best Cities in America to Visit in 2020

Vietjet expands its international network

SINGAPORE, 9 December 2019: Vietjet will launch four direct international routes linking Dalat and Can Tho to Seoul, Can Tho to Taipei and Hanoi to Bali. The new routes are part of the airline’s expansion of its international flight network. To celebrate the additional routes, Vietjet promotional zero-cost tickets until 12 December 2019 *. Tickets are available from 1300 to 1500 (SGT) and apply on … Continue reading Vietjet expands its international network

Slot shortage holds back Korean Air’s growth

When it comes to defining what makes the perfect airport partner, most airlines have a whole list of requirements, ranging from marketing support to comprehensive data analysis on the potential market for the new route. But when it comes to Korean Air, vice-president network planning team, passenger network and sales Hoyoon Jeong says there is only one, simple requirement to start the conversation: do you … Continue reading Slot shortage holds back Korean Air’s growth