Here’s what happens to unauthorized Airbnb hosts in Singapore

Here’s what happens to unauthorized Airbnb hosts in Singapore

IN SINGAPORE, listing your property on Airbnb can get you in trouble with the law. Just this week, two Singaporeans learned it the hard way. #DIGS Beyond accommodation: How people are using Airbnb’s ‘Suitable for Events’ function The men, property

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Oh, the irony: Clipboard fiasco forces plane to make emergency landing

Oh, the irony: Clipboard fiasco forces plane to make emergency landing

A PLANE had to make an emergency landing because of a safety error caused by the person in charge of safety. The incident took place last October, but the report following an investigation led by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau

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Beyond accommodation: How people are using Airbnb’s ‘Suitable for Events’ function

Beyond accommodation: How people are using Airbnb’s ‘Suitable for Events’ function

AIRBNB is well on its way to becoming a full-scale travel agency, having rolled out a bunch of new features in the past couple of months. This includes Experiences, Business Travel Ready, payment splitting, and Airbnb Plus and Beyond by Airbnb.

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Seoul’s taxis might get more expensive

Seoul’s taxis might get more expensive

THE PRICE of a taxi rise could rise as much as KRW1,500 (US$1.40) this summer in Seoul to reflect the current labor conditions of taxi drivers. On top of basic flat-rate charges being increased, taxi drivers will also be able

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When will ignorant tourists learn?

When will ignorant tourists learn?

AS FIVE Thai nationals face sentencing for clambering on the ruins at Wat Mahathat in Thailand, conscious travelers continue to ask themselves, when will ignorant tourists learn? The five tourists involved in this incident posted a self-incriminating photo on Facebook

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Trendy Taiwan: China’s cool neighbor

Trendy Taiwan: China’s cool neighbor

TAIWAN has seen a significant increase in tourists over the past few years, and for very good, tasty, awe-inspiring reasons. You may associate Taiwan with the long-winded, dramatic soap dramas, but it is so much more than that. Let us

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Future Games: Where the Olympics will be held through 2028

Future Games: Where the Olympics will be held through 2028

THE 2018 WINTER OLYMPICS in PyeongChang, South Korea officially closed out on Sunday, marking the end of the first of three consecutive Olympic Games to be held in East Asia. And now, the spotlight is on China, who will host

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Halal eats: 10 Muslim-friendly restaurants in Tokyo

Halal eats: 10 Muslim-friendly restaurants in Tokyo

MUSLIMS who enjoy traveling to places out of their comfort zone, such as destinations that aren’t traditionally Muslim-friendly, may find it a challenge to find halal-certified or Muslim-friendly restaurants. More often than not, Muslim travelers resort to bringing their own

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Sweet dreams are made of Jeff Goldblum: A very odd hotel request

Sweet dreams are made of Jeff Goldblum: A very odd hotel request

HOTELS are used to strange requests, it’s part of creating a memorable guest experience. If they can pull off these odd requirements, then there is more of a chance of getting a good review and customer retention. But this most recent

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How to make your vacation first class without breaking the bank

How to make your vacation first class without breaking the bank

HANGING around at airports is about as fun as watching the grass grow and when you’ve got a long stop-over it can seem as though time passes even more slowly than a herd of snails traveling through sticky peanut butter.

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