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

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

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

When Is the Best Time of Year to Visit Seoul?

Changdeokgung in spring | © KoreaNet / Flickr Save to WishlistSeoul has four very distinct seasons, and each offers something unique to visitors staying in the South Korean capital. But depending on what you want to see and do during your visit, some times are better to visit than others. Read on to find out what to expect from each month of the year. January While most … Continue reading When Is the Best Time of Year to Visit Seoul?

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

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