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

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

The 51 Best Things To Do in London

1. Walk My favorite thing to do in most big cities is to walk and London is no exception. It’s the best way to experience the city’s culture, daily workings, and personality. If you want to learn about a city’s past then a museum, palace, or historical sight will be best. But if you want to take in today’s London then walking is the way … Continue reading The 51 Best Things To Do in London

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

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)

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

My Penang Diary

Penang still conjures the perfect holiday destination for anyone. This is where food and places of interests collide wonderfully well in terms of accessibility, value for money fulfillment, safety and options. Options means that you are spoiled for choice in whatever you want to do even with so little time. So how many days should you actually need to spend on this island once dubbed … Continue reading My Penang Diary

Malaysia visitor count up 4.9%

KUALA LUMPUR, 27 August 2019: Malaysia reported its half-year tourism results Friday declaring tourist arrivals reached 13.35 million up 4.9%, while tourist receipts improved 6.8% over the same period in 2018. Tourism Malaysia’s data summary showed the travel industry had contributed MYR41.69 billion in revenue to the country’s economy January to June this year. Tourism Malaysia said the performance also saw a growth in terms … Continue reading Malaysia visitor count up 4.9%

Inside The Newly-Reopened Raffles Singapore Hotel

Singapore’s iconic luxury hotel opens its doors after an extensive two-year restoration. That most iconic and elegant of Singapore’s luxury hotels, Raffles, is once again welcoming guests after an extensive two-year restoration to bring the historic property back to the grandeur of its golden days. Everything about the Raffles Singapore experience transports guests back to the 19th century, except of course for the modern touches … Continue reading Inside The Newly-Reopened Raffles Singapore Hotel