Travel News

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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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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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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