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 Lifestyle, Spas & Travel Library  (Click title to read article)

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.

Letter from Ohio: Rock & Roll, Small Towns and Apple Pie
Cleveland, Ohio, may not be the most obvious destination for a first holiday in 20 months, but it certainly yields the most unexpected discoveries
Blue Skies Ahead: Factors Shaping Air Travel and Pricing in 2022
Amidst a healthy job market in many countries and changing attitudes to work-life needs and sustainability, travel buyers need to look at how to balance the desires of their staff with budgeting and building their travel programs
Opportunities Lie Ahead for Lifestyle Hotels in Asia Pacific
What makes a lifestyle hotel different from others? How did the segment grow to a 'must-have' in the portfolio of brands for large operators in Asia Pacific?
Why Frictionless Payments Matter: At the Airport, Destination and Post-Trip (part 3 of 3)
Our latest report, ‘Towards a frictionless future for travel payments’, seeks to highlight the opportunities for travel companies that take an end-to-end approach to payments throughout the entire traveler journey
Letter from 41,000 feet: Crying over Satay and The Father
I NEVER thought I’d feel emotional at the sight of satay but I am told that at 41,000 feet, cabin pressure does something to your senses so you cry more easily over movies (The Father is best watched when alone) and, in this case, fam...
Why Frictionless Payments Matter: Booking and Pre-Trip (part 2 of 3)
The first blog in this series introduced our latest report, ‘Towards a frictionless future for travel payments’, which seeks to highlight the opportunities for travel companies that take an end-to-end approach to payments throug...
What Does This Future Look Like for Travel: Travel Predictions 2022
Over the past year and a half, every aspect of our lives has been redefined repeatedly, especially how we travel, while the pandemic isn’t over, a sense of hope for the future is beginning to emerge
How Frictionless Payments Will Transform the Travel Experience (part 1 of 3)
The way we pay for goods and services has changed drastically over the past decade, driven by the convenience of mobile, new digital wallet options, contactless payments, QR codes, new approaches to authentication, and alternative payment m...
Growth of Indian Aviation Augurs Well for Tourism
The Indian aviation sector is finally flying high following a burst of encouraging news in recent weeks
Things Business Travelers Need to Know Before Getting Back On The Road
With a mix of excitement and apprehension, I took my first work trip, from Madrid to London, since the pandemic and it was really great to travel for business again!
Why We Must Bake Health Credential Checks Into Our Travel Eco-System, Everywhere
The welcome if gradual return of global air travel is placing significant strains on our industry’s infrastructure, caused by an array of disparate new passenger health requirements, such as COVID-19 testing and vaccine certificates
Hospitality Travel Trends As Set Out In a New Destination Digest Report
In this report we examine industry data, trends, and news to bring insights to the forefront
Business Travel Must Go On
If there is one thing entrepreneurs have to be, it’s to be resourceful and nimble and Blanca Menchaca, CEO & co-founder of tours and activities platform BeMyGuest, had to find a way not only to save her business but also to grow a...
What Travelers Think About Digital Health Passports
An optimistic recovery scenario -- combining infection containment, vaccine rollout, and rebounding economy -- seems to be on the cards for the travel industry, one of the sectors most impacted by the pandemic
The Travel Recovery Has Become a Travel Revolution
When Airbnb first got started in 2007, we were told that people would never open their doors to strangers
What Travelers Value in 2021
As we emerge from over 18 months of this ongoing pandemic, we observe significant changes in customer needs and wants
Plane Sailing: How to Mitigate the Irritations of Air Travel
For months people have been talking about a return to travel, and indeed willingness is strong and steady
When All You Can Do is Talk About it, Inspiration is the New Transaction
What is it they say about those who do, do and those who can’t, talk about it?
Growing Up at The Grande: Living at the World's First InterContinental Hotel
IHG Hotels & Resorts is celebrating the 75th anniversary of the InterContinental Hotels & Resorts brand: From one hotel to more than 200, InterContinental has grown with the advent of technology and evolving hotel operations
A Dose of Reality: Vaccinations and Returning to Travel
Vaccination programs are ramping up worldwide, and more people are starting to travel
At Last, First Two-Way Quarantine-Free Travel from Singapore to Germany, Brunei
A Singapore reaches almost 80% vaccination rate, the doors are creaking open and IATA (International Air Transport Association) was the first to applaud the opening of quarantine-free travel lanes from Germany and Brunei and urged other Asi...
What is Slow Tourism? The Next Big Hospitality Trend
The trend of 'Slow Travel' has become increasingly popular over recent years, however through COVID19 it has accelerated immensely and has almost become a new norm without people even realising
A Four Phase Theory to the Return of Travel in 2021
Implications and recommendations for hoteliers when moving through phases of COVID-19 recovery
Sri Lanka Tourism – Achieving the Next Growth Frontier
Sri Lanka’s tourism sector has become a mainstay of the economic development in the country in the past decade, contributing over 10% to the country’s GDP and 11% of the total employment in 2019 as per WTTC
Not Immune to Confusion: Do You Need a Vaccine to Travel?
Changes to COVID-19 travel-related guidelines occur every day and add to that, traffic light systems and news about new variants, and it’s no wonder that so many travelers find planning a trip a daunting task
Examining the Vaccine’s Impact on Leisure Travel Demand
Over the last twelve months, Tripadvisor has tracked the planning and booking behaviors of travelers all over the world
Terminal Tips: 5 Changes to Expect at the Airport
The vaccination rollout is well underway in many countries, restrictions are being lifted and nations are reopening their borders to welcome travelers again
High Stakes as Phuket Prepares for Reopening July 1
Spikes in bookings from all markets and across demographics, says Anthony Lark – except for Asia
Med Spa: A Cure for Ailing Hotels
To say that the hospitality and travel industry has been affected by the worldwide pandemic is truly an understatement
COVID-19 and Sleep
If you've had trouble sleeping over the last year, you're not alone, as reported in a new national sleep survey from 23andMe
Travel - The Essential Commodity
Why travelers are checking off big-ticket items on their bucket lists
Will Domestic Travelers Boost India’s Tourism Sector?
There was a time when Indians took pride in traveling to foreign locales and swapped stories with their friends on what exotic destinations they’d holidayed in
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
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