Travel News

Uber’s Third Launch Location

After announcing plans to introduce electric-powered air taxis to Los Angeles and Dallas, Uber has shortlisted five countries to launch its Uber Air “flying taxi” service – Japan, France, Brazil, Australia and India. The criteria for the third international city include having a metropolitan population of more than two million…

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Tourism’s Top Destinations & Markets

Among the top destinations in the world in terms of tourism earnings in 2017, Japan entered the top 10 in 10th place after six straight years of double-digit growth while, Russia re-entered the top 10 of world spenders at eighth place. Spain rose to become the world’s second most-visited destination…

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Hong Kong High Speed Rail

The Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link has been running between Guangzhou Nan and Shenzhen Bei since December 2011, and the long-delayed Hong Kong section will be operational on September 23 – it was originally scheduled for 2015. Once opened, travellers will get access from West Kowloon station to 44 locations…

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Asia’s Best and Worst Cities for Airport Transfers

Siem Reap was found to provide the fastest journey (26 mins) from airport to city centre, while the trip from Tokyo-Narita takes the longest – almost two hours (100 mins). Journeys from Kuala Lumpur, Seoul and Hong Kong airports are most efficient, averaging less than one minute per kilometre. Car…

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New Airline Routes

Taiwan’s China Airlines now operates codeshare flights with Japan Airlines for seven domestic routes in Japan, including Sapporo-Niigata, Sapporo-Hanamaki, Fukuoka-Miyazaki, Fukuoka-Hanamaki, Fukuoka-Amami, Kagoshima-Amami and Kagoshima-Tokunoshima. The two carriers have been full partners on all international routes between Taiwan and Japan since 2017. Drukair (Royal Bhutan Airlines) has launched its latest route between Guwahati…

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Travel Warning To France

The state of emergency in France has now been extended to July 15th 2017. Under the state of emergency act, enhanced security measures are in place such as, tougher border controls, restrictions on the movement of people and motor vehicles, closures of public places if necessary, and increased police surveillance…

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Travel Tips

Travel Tips

We’ve got to admit, traversing the subterranean actually sounds pretty scary, even to the seasoned explorer. Here are some safety pointers that you should follow. Illumination With no or limited form of natural lighting, it can get pretty dark at times. Be sure to bring along at least two sources…

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Travel Tips

READY TO EMBRACE the gorgeous golden sand? This list is crafted to optimise your trip to the desert, whether with a guide, or as a solo sojourner. Drink Water The golden rule for any adventure, but especially, especially essential in the desert. With the temperatures possibly rising to above 40°C…

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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 image type…

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Essential Guide to Budget Backpacking in Vietnam

Looking for a nearby getaway on a shoestring? Vietnam is your go-to backpacking destination in Southeast Asia, complete with its delectable local cuisine and myriad natural wonders to explore on foot. Here, we present you with an ultimate guide to backpacking the beautiful expanse of Vietnam on a budget.  …

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