Safe Spaces: A closer look at hospitality’s new normal

The current climate has forced the hospitality industry to re-examine its offering and start operating from a (literally) clean slate. Claudia de Brito speaks to the experts about the road ahead Recognising that consumer priorities have drastically shifted as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic is just the first step of the sizeable and constantly changing task that lies before operators. As hotels start … Continue reading Safe Spaces: A closer look at hospitality’s new normal

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

8 changes we can expect when flying after COVID-19

One thing seems clear with COVID-19 and the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes it: we’re in it for the long haul, and it has already changed the face of life as we know it. Airlines, which are always in a perpetual state of change, are no exception. Aviation journalist John Walton looks at the changes we can expect when we start flying again.    Costs will … Continue reading 8 changes we can expect when flying after COVID-19

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

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