In pictures: Hong Kong, 21 years later

In pictures: Hong Kong, 21 years later

ON JULY 1, 1997, the Union Jack flag flying over the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre was lowered and removed, replaced by a five-star national flag. It was made official: Hong Kong has officially returned to China. And this

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Regulators put booking platforms under microscope

Regulators put booking platforms under microscope

Have you been motivated to make a booking at a hotel because you’ve seen how many other people are “looking” at the same property? Well, that, among other things, is now being scrutinized by legislators in the UK. #TRAVEL MALAYSIA

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Discover the historic Melaka City through this new app

Discover the historic Melaka City through this new app

The coastal region of Mekala may not be as well known as Penang or Kuala Lumpur, but it is a place full of treasures and has been recognized as a Unesco World Heritage Site since 2008.  The city is steeped

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Japan’s airlines have rolled out this new security check

Japan’s airlines have rolled out this new security check

TRAVELERS flying with Japan Airlines (JAL) and All Nippon Airways (ANA) will need to be extra careful about the things that they pack in their carry-on luggage this point onwards. The airlines have begun conducting new security checks for powdery

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#WorldCup: Travel options open up as teams tumble out

#WorldCup: Travel options open up as teams tumble out

THE WORLD CUP has seen shocking losses so far: Germany (the defending champion), Argentina, Portugal, and Spain. But if you have time to spare and you’re still considering going to Russia for the tournament, here’s your chance. #EXPERIENCES #WorldCup: What

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What does Japan’s new tax rule mean for you?

What does Japan’s new tax rule mean for you?

THE JAPANESE GOVERNMENT has announced relaxed duty-free shopping regulations for foreign visitors.  This is the latest effort from the government in an attempt to match the record-breaking amount spent by travelers in the nation last year. #INDUSTRY NEWS Stepping up Shinkansen

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Do you have hodophobia? Here’s how to manage it

Do you have hodophobia? Here’s how to manage it

“I HATE TRAVELING. If I could avoid having to get in a car, on a train, or a plane to go somewhere far-ish, I would,” Terence Fang, a 33-year-old investment banker from Singapore told Travel Wire Asia. Terence was traveling

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‘Baby, it’s cold outside’: Asia’s stunning snowy destinations

‘Baby, it’s cold outside’: Asia’s stunning snowy destinations

“OH, BABY, you’ll freeze out there. Say, lend me your coat. It’s up to your knees out there.” Destinations such as Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Singapore, and Malaysia celebrate a hot and humid Christmas every year. But some countries in the

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