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

Turkish Airlines adds Xi’an to network

Turkish Airlines has added Xi’an, the starting point of the historical Silk Road, to its flight network. The city, which claims three thousand years of history, becomes the carrier’s fourth destination in mainland China and the 318th destination in the world. The flights will be operated three times a week with Airbus A330 aircraft. Having launched flights to China back in 1999, with Beijing, Turkish … Continue reading Turkish Airlines adds Xi’an to network

12 Reasons Why You Should Visit Shanghai at Least Once in Your Lifetime

Shanghai may not have pandas like Chengdu or rice terraces like the south, but it is every bit as worthy of your time as any other spot in China. In fact, there are endless reasons to visit this dynamic ‘Paris of the East’. Sit back and let Culture Trip introduce you to your next favourite travel destination. Shanghai is full of beautiful contrasts When people … Continue reading 12 Reasons Why You Should Visit Shanghai at Least Once in Your Lifetime

Review: MTR High Speed Rail first class (Hong Kong to Guangzhou)

With a journey time of under an hour from Hong Kong Kowloon to Guangzhou, why take a plane when you can take the train? Introduction Guangzhou and Hong Kong have never been closer together: in just 51 minutes, you can be whisked from Kowloon to the home of the Canton Fair, and easily return the same day. 51 minutes is about as long as it’d … Continue reading Review: MTR High Speed Rail first class (Hong Kong to Guangzhou)

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

Business travel costs to rise in 2020

SINGAPORE, 23 September 2019: Global hotel rates will increase by 1% to 3% and airfares by 1% to 2% in 2020, according to leading business travel management company BCD Travel’s newly released 2020 Industry Forecast. The increase in global hotel prices is being driven by solid demand, keeping occupancy high in most regions. Rate increases will be higher in Asia — particularly Japan, host of … Continue reading Business travel costs to rise in 2020

Hong Kong turmoil continues

HONG KONG 5 August 2019: Anti-government protests continued for the ninth weekend in a row on Sunday as activists called for a mass strike on Monday. Hong Kong police fired tear gas after protesters besieged Tsim Sha Tsui police station who started fires on the station’s steps. Shopping malls remained deserted and tour operators admitted the protests are now seriously impacting on advance bookings. Months … Continue reading Hong Kong turmoil continues

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