Sabre identifies top trends in travel

SINGAPORE, 18 October 2019: Five top trends emerge in the latest Sabre study that shows travel agents can still find a meaningful role cutting through the travel content clutter for their clients. Sabre Corporation released the results of an APAC-wide study that compiles insight from over 500 travel professionals earlier this week. There are five key trends revealed by leisure travel consultants from over 24 … Continue reading Sabre identifies top trends in travel

7 Reasons Why You Should Go on a Solo Journey

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of travel? Are you thinking about all the fun things you could do with your family and friends? If your answer is yes, perhaps you should consider venturing through a destination alone instead. Rest assured, embarking on a solo journey could be one of the best decisions you make for yourself. In case you’re … Continue reading 7 Reasons Why You Should Go on a Solo Journey

Passports with more power

LONDON, 4 July 2019: Moving into the third quarter of 2019, Japan and Singapore share the top spot on the Henley Passport Index, with a visa-free/visa-on-arrival score of 189. This latest ranking of passport power and global mobility– marks the culmination of an 18-month long winning streak, after the duo unseated Germany from its long-held top position at the beginning of 2018. The index, based … Continue reading Passports with more power

The 10 cheapest destinations for five-star hotels

If you want a bit of luxury without the high price tag, then perhaps it’s time to consider a trip to the destinations that offer five-star hotels at the cheapest rates. Travel site Asher & Lyric recently compiled a report determining the average price for a room at the five best-rated five-star hotels for a weeknight stay during December, March, June and September 2018. You can find … Continue reading The 10 cheapest destinations for five-star hotels

OAG: World’s busiest airline routes

LONDON, 1 April 2019: Between South Korea and Singapore they can claim to have the world’s busiest airline routes. Airline analytics specialist, OAG reported last Friday that South Korea was home to the busiest domestic route in the world linking Jeju (CJU) and the capital  Seoul (GMP) with 79,460 flights annually. Singapore (SIN) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL), in Malaysia, was identified as the busiest international … Continue reading OAG: World’s busiest airline routes

Google Sneakily Launches Hotel Booking Site

TECH GIANT GOOGLE HAS QUIETLY LAUNCHED ITS FULLY-FLEDGED DESTINATION BOOKING SITE FOR HOTELS, WITH TRENDS AND FLIGHT DEALS AMONG THE FEATURES. With Google Hotel Search, the company now offers its own direct service for hotel bookings – a move away from providing its own external links for booking through third-party providers directly. The new service comes with a few advantages over a third-party provider, with similar search … Continue reading Google Sneakily Launches Hotel Booking Site

11 Trips You Need to Take as Soon as You Retire

You’ve got all the time in the world and all the world to see. Start planning. No more waiting for your annual vacation and then filling it end-to-end until you drag yourself back to work needing another week off. You are retired — and if you’re reading this, you probably love to travel. In fact, according to AARP’s 2017 survey, travel is at the top of 83 percent of Baby … Continue reading 11 Trips You Need to Take as Soon as You Retire

The World’s Most Romantic Cities

Getty Images   You’ll feel the love the second you touch down in one of these romantic destinations. Paris Hilton had the surprise of a lifetime when her boyfriend, actor Chris Zylka, bent down on one knee and popped the question while the two were skiing in Aspen, Colorado. Photos of the proposal show the happy couple kissing atop a snow-capped mountain, with the famous ski … Continue reading The World’s Most Romantic Cities

World tourism numbers up 6.0% in first half of 2018: UN

Tourists and visitors gather around the 18th Century Baroque Trevi Fountain in downtown Rome on August 26, 2018. (AFP/Vincenzo Pinto) International tourist numbers grew 6.0 percent in the first half of 2018, with southern Europe and southeast Asia posting the biggest growth, due to the upturn in the global economy, the UN World Tourism Organization said Wednesday. The number of international tourists surged to around … Continue reading World tourism numbers up 6.0% in first half of 2018: UN

2017 was a record year for tourism – here’s where travellers went

Last year was a record-breaking year for tourism, and once again France remained firmly on top as the most-visited country in the world by international travellers. The pedestrian Pont des Arts crosses the River Seine, linking the Palais du Louvre (shown) and the Institut de France. Image by ©Adrienne Pitts/Lonely Plane The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has released its “Tourism Highlights 2018 Edition”, which outlines just … Continue reading 2017 was a record year for tourism – here’s where travellers went