Travel News

US Tourism – The Trump Slump

Donald Trump’s travel ban on 6 Muslim majority countries has already negatively affected tourism  to America, with  estimates as high as -6.8% just in the last month. Flight booking searches for the US  fell -17% between Jan. 26 and Feb. 1.  Due to the lack of travel and interest in…

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Budget Airline Alliance

With the growing number of airline alliances around the world, it’s only natural that budget (LCC) carriers will form their own to take advantage of a wider network of destinations and bigger fleet. The first LCC alliance, U-Fly, will have 10 members by year-end, and it looks to expand beyond…

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Hotel Glut

Phnom Penh’s Luxury Hotels In a bid to increase high-end tourism, a swathe of luxury hotels are in the pipeline in Phnom Penh, including two 5-star properties – offering over 1,000 rooms – slated to open this year, and three more to enter the market by 2020. However, occupancy rates…

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China Visa-Free Stopover

China has adopted visa-free programmes for travellers transiting through various Chinese cities for 24-hour, 72-hour and 144-hour stopovers. The 24-hour visa exemption is fairly easy with nearly all nationalities being able to receive the exemption. The 72-hour visa-free entry is available at 18 cities (including Beijing and Shanghai), while the…

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Travel Tips

The Selfie Tragedy

  The trendsetter. It sparked massively popular social media trends. It was the basis of a viral hit song produced by the EDM sensation The Chainsmokers. It influenced the demand and development of an entire mobile phone industry.   Ever since the “selfie” became a global phenomenon, this self-taken portrait…

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Essential Guide to Budget Backpacking in Vietnam

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Outdoor Photography

If you’re the type of traveller who needs images or videos to accompany every single minute of your adventure, then here are some alternative options for those who don’t want the hassle of lugging their DSLRs with the accompanying lenses. Not only do they take up space and weight, they…

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