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Views on lifestyle, wellness and travel by our travel writers whom travel frequently throughout the world on assignments for the major travel magazines. In combination with health & spas at hotels and resort which have become an important feature for a growing number of today's travellers.

Workations and 'Bleisure' Concepts Take Root in Japanese Work Culture, Thanks to Covid
ALL eyes are on Japan as its major cities enter a state of emergency, a couple of months before the Olympics
From Dog Cruises to Creepy Tours, Singapore Rides Out Covid and Prepares for the Future
Technology and sustainability at the heart of change, THE Year of No Travel may well be 'one of the most fertile periods' in the Singapore tourism sector, with new products, experiences and bundled packages being launched, said Keith Tan, c...
Could Wellness Tourism Provide the Boost Hospitality Industry Needs?
Post the pandemic and after travel norms have been relaxed, it almost feels like the only natural thing for people to do would be to seek out wellness related initiatives
Despite Asia Being Closed, Maldives on Track to Achieve Tourism Recovery by Mid-2021
Having practised Covid-safe management policies since July 15, destination will get headstart when borders fully open
How to Handle Lost Luggage: A Lesson From the Airlines
It’s been almost a year since my last business trip and I’m excited as I’m writing this article because I’m about ready to take the first trip since the global pandemic lockdown
Rethinking Heritage Tourism in the Post-COVID India
India is known for its rich heritage and cultural diversity and heritage tourism has the potential to lead the revival of travel & tourism sector in the country and collaborative efforts by the public and private sectors will be crucial...
Wellness Tourism will Flourish in the Post-COVID Era
Wellness tourism, one of the fastest growing tourism segments globally in the pre-COVID era, is expected to reach greater heights post-COVID as the pandemic has been a wake-up call for people – never before has health & wellness b...
Here’s Looking at You, 2021, Part 1: Mixed Start, 'Time to Claw Back Lost Ground'
WE kicked off the year with a gathering of views and opinions from our community of industry leaders on their outlook for 2021, from their levels of optimism and their plans to get through the year
​Seeing Stars: Ways to Prepare Your People for Post-Brexit Travel
31 Dec 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition period and as we get closer to this date – the theme tune to the game show 'Deal or No Deal' is in the back of our minds - it’s natural to be concerned by the dizzying news emer...
How Cruise Ships Can Return to the Seas - Safely
Yesterday, I received an email from Viking Cruises detailing how the cruise line intends to protect its passengers, I was (and am) so impressed that I had to share it with you
Travel 2021 Predictions – A Take on What Travel Might Look Like Next Year
Let’s be honest: Who in 2019 could have predicted that a microscopic organism would come out of the blue and like a wrecking ball turn our world upside down? Yet, here we are, hoping that the next year will be the ray of sunshine at t...
​Open for Business: What Matters in Travel Right Now
Green Lanes: We're seeing openings between select destinations like Singapore & China
Phuket Can Reap Huge Rewards from the World’s Biggest Free Trade Agreement
On November 15, 2020, the heads of 15 Asia-Pacific nations – including China, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia and Australia – signed the unique Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)
AirAsia Group Confident of Returning Stronger Post Pandemic Despite Setbacks
AIRASIA Japan, a unit of Malaysia-based AirAsia Group (33% stake), which shut down its operations October 5, filed for bankruptcy on November 17
From Global to Local Hero: The Singapore Fight to Stay Ahead of Covid and Revive Travel
SAFE bubbles; pilot events; partnerships with Klook, Airbnb, Expedia; domestic vouchers – you name it, Singapore Tourism Board is pulling out all the stops to buy time for local businesses until borders open or a vaccine arrives
​Checks and Balances: Can Pre-Trip Approval Boost Travelers' Confidence?
There are many things we couldn’t have imagined doing a year ago – wearing a surgeon’s mask to buy groceries, working solely from home, and embracing tasks we once loathed
'Hello, I am Zooming in While Cruising'
From cruises and conferences, to Tokyo Olympics and Expo2020 Dubai, slow and steady steps are being taken to revive economies
Don’t Fear, K-Travel is Alive and Well – Industry's Bursting with Creativity and Feistiness
WiT Seoul 2020 captured how online travel players are executing by millimetres to last the long game
Handling baggage post-Covid: Automated, contactless, mobile
In an era where human touch is not welcomed, baggage handling and retrieval are going the same way too, as discussed in SITA webinar on baggage solutions for the aviation industry in a post-Covid environment
Smarter, Kinder, Safer: Predictions for the Future of Travel Revealed
With few facets of our lives and world unchanged by the unparalleled impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, travel too will be forever re-shaped by this extraordinary moment in time
Ready for Take-off: Two Mindset Shifts for Modern Travel
The internet is awash with travel tips - roll your clothes to save space, change your money before you depart, and pack extra socks
Luxury Boutique Hotels – A Growing Concept in India
Luxury boutique hotels and resorts, a widely prevalent concept globally, is still at a nascent stage in India, with very few brands and properties
Hydromassage in Today’s 'No Touch' Normal
Automated massage can help spas overcome social distancing rules, decrease personnel costs and deliver the evidence-based wellness that today’s consumers demand
The Looming Impacts of Reduced Corporate Travel
Travel bans have proliferated in countries around the world during the pandemic, but even as governments tentatively ease restrictions, companies are making more permanent changes to business trips
Air Travel in the Time of COVID-19 and Beyond
Not surprisingly, I personally miss getting on airplanes; I miss it a lot but actually, I do not miss getting on airplanes as much as I miss meeting new people and being exposed to new cultures
Boost the Confidence of Your Traveling Employees
Leading a team – especially during a crisis – takes patience and fortitude and when your direct reports express confusion, it’s important to support them
Improving Hotel ROI – Thinking Out of Box from Design to Operations
As an industry there is a need to make hotels more viable, the pandemic has taught us to rethink in this direction and develop hotel assets that can drive higher ROI and it can only be done when we look at making changes from Design to Oper...
The 3 P’s of Traveling During Covid
Concerns about business travel have left many scanning news headlines and feeling none the wiser, while travelers are increasingly confident that hotels, ride-sharing companies, and airports have safety and security measures in place
​Ready to Fly: What to Expect at the Airport
If you haven’t stepped foot in an airport since before Covid-19 restrictions were introduced, it can be hard to know what to expect, especially as measures change constantly, such as the increasing adoption of test-on-arrival faciliti...
Post-Lockdown Lingo: 7 Words for a Return to Travel
We’ve learned a lot in recent months: We’ve discovered that we’ll never take hairdressers for granted, that teachers should probably be paid more than top-tier athletes and that we’ll never bake our own bread again n...
A Deep Dive into Wellness Hospitality
In this article, we take a deep dive into this rapidly advancing industry and identify what distinguishes an immersive and transformational spa-and-wellness experience from a traditional hotel or resort spa facility
Into the Unknown: Weighing Up the Risks of Travel
I wasn’t able to say goodbye to my wife and young daughters inside the airport terminal recently, as I normally do at this time of year, as they head off to spend their summer in France
The Experience of Flying Private
There is only one way of flying that can accommodate even the pickiest client, and that is – via private jets
Why Travel Advisors Are Everyone’s Best Friend Right Now
While it’s clear that the pandemic hasn’t put an end to the desire to travel, how clients book and the priorities they now hold have undoubtedly shifted
Hotel Amenity Ideas That Will Wow Your Guests
Guests stay at hotels for a variety of reasons: Some are business travelers looking for a place to rest their heads between meetings while others are vacation travelers looking for nearby tourist attractions
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