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

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

Top 10 things to see and do in Phu Quoc, Vietnam

Phú Quốc is a Vietnamese island off the coast of Cambodia in the Gulf of Thailand (aka. Vịnh Thái Lan in Vietnamese). The island is actually closer to Cambodia than Vietnam. Phu Quoc is a rising star in the island destinations of south east asia. It has big ambitions and will catch up quickly with some key infrastructure already in place with more being hastily completed. Long … Continue reading Top 10 things to see and do in Phu Quoc, Vietnam

Why Italy really is the mother of all family-travel destinations

Ask any avid family traveller, ‘Where’s the best place that you’ve visited with your children?’ and we bet the answer will be somewhere in Italy.  It’s no secret that Italy is an incredibly (and deservedly so) popular destination for holiday-makers of all stripes. Yes it can be crazily busy, unbearably hot and super expensive – all factors most families don’t often put on the top … Continue reading Why Italy really is the mother of all family-travel destinations

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

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?

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 grandeur of Russia

Visit iconic monuments and see treasures from the past in one of Europe’s oldest cities FOR all its great political and social upheavals which have given rise to many a good movie script, the largest country on earth has never quite popped up on glossy tourist brochures boasting a “bucket list” of must-see architectural wonders like the Eiffel Tower or the iconic Taj Mahal. Neither does … Continue reading The grandeur of Russia