Singapore Airlines’ Expanded June-July Schedule: All You Need To Know

Although it’s way too early to tell if we’ve turned the corner on COVID-19, there are some encouraging signs starting to emerge from the aviation sector.  Domestic travel has resumed in countries like New Zealand, South Korea and Vietnam. European countries are talking about reopening borders this summer. Changi Airport and Hong Kong Airport will reopen to transit passengers in June. And now Singapore Airlines has announced a significantly expanded … Continue reading Singapore Airlines’ Expanded June-July Schedule: All You Need To Know

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

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

10 most romantic destinations for solo travellers

Amalfi Coast, Italy Exploring the world on your own can be exciting. You have the freedom to go where you want, when you want, and no one can tell you otherwise. That said, solo travel can also be challenging, and at times can certainly get lonely. Here are the top 10 most romantic destinations for solo travellers to help connect you with other wanderlust-filled explorers … Continue reading 10 most romantic destinations for solo 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