Travel News

Battle of the Skies

Singapore remains on top! According to the Henley Passport Index, Singapore remains in the top spot together with Japan and South Korea. Passport holders from these three countries have a visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 189 destinations. Scoot suspends flights to four cities Due to weak demand and shortage in…

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Venice to Charge Tourists an Admission Fee

The world’s ‘City of Canals’ is now the first Italian city to charge tourists an admission fee to enter. Its astounding number of approximately 25 million visitors prompted this new regulation, the proceeds from which will be channelled toward maintaining its World Heritage site. The main target of the 3…

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Production of Airbus A380 to End

Aircraft manufacturer Airbus has announced that the superjumbo Airbus A380 model will soon be removed from the production line.   The final deliveries of the aircraft will take place in 2021.   The decision was made after Emirates, decided to slash their order for the A380, from 162, to 123.…

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SIA Adds Third Daily Service to Osaka

From April this year, Singapore Airlines (SIA) will run a third daily flight to Kansai International Airport in Osaka.   The Airbus A330-300 aircraft will be operated. Flight SQ620 will take off from Singapore at 8.30 am, and touch down in Osaka at 4.10 pm. Flight SQ621 will serve as…

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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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Travel Tips

Travel Tips (Issue 89)

Packing for a snow-capped adventure? Dealing with the frosty weather is a challenge even for a seasoned adventurer. Here are some tips to help you prepare for your wintry getaway!   Layer Up Three basic layers should be secured. The base layer fulfils the primary purpose of removing moisture from…

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Travel Tips: Respectful Tourism

Being a tourist is an incredible adventure! Many of us embark on journeys across continents to marvel at gargantuan structures, foreign to our homeland. Many of these beautiful places plastered across social media are that of religious sites. Places such as La Sagrada Familia Basilica of Barcelona or Singapore’s own…

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Packing Up: Dealing with Baggage

Packs are something that you carry around town, through the wilderness, stow in several spots on a plane and allow you to arrive wherever you are headed with more than just the clothes on your back. As always, the features that will matter the most to you will depend on…

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Survival in the Outdoors

When it comes to packing survival gear there’s a multitude of products on the market and deciding which can be hard. Environment aside, there are certain key pieces you should always pack to be prepared for the worst. If you are travelling somewhere remote where there’s a risk of getting…

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