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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Brazil – Yellow Fever

There have been a total 1,336 cases of yellow fever infection in Brazil from 1st December 2016 to 22nd February 2017, including 215 deaths (101 confirmed, 109 suspected, 5 discarded). For travellers who are planning to visit the locations at risk of yellow fever in Brazil, vaccination against yellow fever…

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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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