It will be summer of 2021 before air travel returns to growth path, says Emirates chief

Hopes tourists will start making a return to Dubai from next month: Tim Clark Emirates airline President Tim Clark believes it will be summer of 2021 before air travel sees a definite improvement.Image Credit: Bloomberg Dubai: A marked improvement in air travel might need to wait until summer of 2021, according to Emirates airline’s President. “We will start to see an uptick, quite a large … Continue reading It will be summer of 2021 before air travel returns to growth path, says Emirates chief

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

Ever wondered what it takes to become cabin crew on Emirates?

Dubai: William Wilson opens the airplane door, looks down at the grey escape chute, nods to the red lipstick marks smearing their way down to the ice cool pool, and says, “It doesn’t always go to plan.” The Emirates crew safety instructor has just led us through a series of disaster scenarios during which smoke and canned screaming has been plied into the cabin as … Continue reading Ever wondered what it takes to become cabin crew on Emirates?

9 Times You’ll Regret Being Cheap When You Travel

Some parts of travel are worth the splurge. Although saving a little cash feels good when you first book that rock-bottom-price plane ticket, that pre-dawn moment when your alarm rings for that 6:00 a.m. flight might make you regret being cheap. You May Regret Being Cheap While Traveling A cheap flight, inconveniently located hotel, or minuscule rental car may save you money, but they’ll likely … Continue reading 9 Times You’ll Regret Being Cheap When You Travel

Checks on Chinese travellers intensify

30 January 2020: Thailand is now screening all arrivals from China for symptoms of the novel coronavirus, but has stopped short of banning Chinese tourists even though it has reported 14 cases the highest outside of China. The new strain of coronavirus claimed its first victim in Beijing, the Chinese capital, on Wednesday, taking the death toll to 132. The count on Wednesday evening stood … Continue reading Checks on Chinese travellers intensify

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

Lunar New Year With Emirates

Travellers flying with Emirates to and from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam are in for a treat this Lunar New Year. Available for a limited time only, a specially curated selection of festive goodies and traditional Chinese fare will be available onboard, as well as on the ground at select Emirates airport lounges. Lunar New Year marks the beginning of the new … Continue reading Lunar New Year With Emirates

The Best Cities To Indulge in Chinese New Year Feasts in 2020

Authentic Chinese Flavours with a Modern Twist in Shanghai Spend time in Shanghai, China’s most metropolitan city, and get lost in its weaving alleys and immersive museums and galleries. Complete your experience at The Middle House, one of Shanghai’s most prestigious hotels, when you dine at Sui Tang Li – a shining star on the Shanghai food map, and an inspiring spot showcasing authentic Chinese culinary experience … Continue reading The Best Cities To Indulge in Chinese New Year Feasts in 2020

16 Things You Should Never Do during Chinese New Year

Chinese People regard their right practice during Chinese New Year as an omen of luck for the coming year. Not only observing the festival by adhering to ancient rules, they would also try to avoid violating various taboos. Some of those Chinese New Year taboos will only sustain for first few days of the festival, while others may be kept till the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of … Continue reading 16 Things You Should Never Do during Chinese New Year