Travel

  • Marriott enters home-sharing market with London pilot project

    3 weeks ago

    Marriott enters home-sharing market with London pilot project

    NEW YORK, April 27 ― The home-sharing market is poised to become a lot more competitive, following news that the world's largest hotel company, Marriott International, is...

  • Buzz Lightyear and Woody come alive at Shanghai Disney Resort

    3 weeks ago

    Buzz Lightyear and Woody come alive at Shanghai Disney Resort

    SHANGHAI, April 26 — Shanghai Disney Resort opened its new Toy Story Land this week, where some of the most beloved Pixar characters like Woody, Buzz Lightyear and Mr Potato...

  • 4 weeks ago

    Times Square to get sprawling US$300m tropical-themed resort

    NEW YORK, April 26 — New York’s Times Square is going to get even more tourists crowding its streets, with the opening of a 234-room resort hotel from singer Jimmy...

  • 4 weeks ago

    Bulgari to open new hotel in Tokyo

    TOKYO, April 26 — After Paris, Shanghai and Moscow, Italian luxury goods brand Bulgari has announced plans to...

  • 4 weeks ago

    Saudi Arabia pushes back launch of 'entertainment city'

    RIYADH, April 25 ― Saudi Arabia yesterday said it has delayed by three days the launch of an “entertainment city” near Riyadh, part of a series of multi-billion dollar...

  • Report: Passenger satisfaction in US air travel declined over last year

    4 weeks ago

    Report: Passenger satisfaction in US air travel declined over last year

    NEW YORK, April 25 ― Between add-on airline fees, lost bags and increasingly cramped seating, a new report reveals that passenger satisfaction with US airlines has dipped over...

  • Iceland’s Reykjavik tops index for green city getaways

    4 weeks ago

    Iceland’s Reykjavik tops index for green city getaways

    LONDON, April 24 — Iceland’s small, snowy capital, Reykjavik, has been crowned the greenest city for travellers, with the most green space per head of 50 cities surveyed, a...

  • Wow Air introduces new ‘premium’ class tickets

    1 month ago

    Wow Air introduces new ‘premium’ class tickets

    NEW YORK, April 24 — Ultra-low cost carrier Wow Air has reversed its flight path and introduced a new premium, full-service ticket bundle for flyers who are willing to...

  • 1 month ago

    France’s Ritz hotel smashes record with furniture sell-off

    PARIS, April 22 — Luxury furniture auctioned off by the legendary Ritz hotel in Paris sold for €7.3 million (RM35 million), a world record in the industry, auction house...

  • Report: For the biggest savings in summer travel, best book next week

    1 month ago

    Report: For the biggest savings in summer travel, best book next week

    LONDON, April 21 — If your summer plans include a flight this year, you might want to book your travel next week. Because according to the number crunchers at Hipmunk, booking a...

  • Earth Day spurs travel industry to go carbon neutral

    1 month ago

    Earth Day spurs travel industry to go carbon neutral

    NEW YORK, April 21 — To mark Earth Day April 22, some members of the travel industry are responding to this conflict of interest with the launch of carbon offset programs...

  • 1 month ago

    NY to ban cars from Manhattan’s Central Park

    NEW YORK, April 21 — New York will soon ban cars from its beloved Central Park, the city’s mayor announced yesterday, citing a commitment to reducing pollution and...

  • 1 month ago

    Could stand-up seats be the future of ultra-low-cost air travel?

    NEW YORK, April 21 — Would you fly standing up? One aircraft seat manufacturer thinks that if the price is right, travellers will be willing to put up with the inconvenience of...

  • 1 month ago

    Warner Bros theme park in Abu Dhabi gets opening date

    ABU DHABI, April 20 — It’s official: The hotly anticipated Warner Bros theme park in Abu Dhabi will open its doors July 25. Some of the world’s most beloved superheroes,...

  • 1 month ago

    Take a tumble through 100 years of Singapore playgrounds

    SINGAPORE, April 20 — From impromptu play spaces, to functional swings and see-saws, and the iconic dragon playgrounds of Toa Payoh, Singaporeans of all ages will be able to...

  • 1 month ago

    Mechanical beasts pull in visitors to Isle of Nantes project (VIDEO)

    NANTES, April 20 — A giant, mechanical bird made of steel has taken flight in France. The massive metal sculpture carries adventurous visitors through a large, industrial...

  • 1 month ago

    Fire dancers hope to keep flame alive during Boracay closure

    BORACAY, April 20 ― As night falls on the Philippine resort island of Boracay, beach-goers eat, drink and watch a troupe of fire dancers twirling flames and performing...

  • Queen Elizabeth II liner now a floating luxury hotel in Dubai (VIDEO)

    1 month ago

    Queen Elizabeth II liner now a floating luxury hotel in Dubai (VIDEO)

    DUBAI, April 20 — It was the most storied ship during its lifetime, sailing around the world 25 times, carrying more than 2.5 million passengers. After four decades of service...

  • 1 month ago

    Maldives set to open world’s first underwater hotel residence

    NEW YORK, April 20 ― A luxury resort in the Maldives is set to open the world’s first undersea villa, offering guests the chance to sleep with the sharks in a dream-like,...

  • Paris named 2018’s top summer destination

    1 month ago

    Paris named 2018’s top summer destination

    NEW YORK, April 20 ― Not sure what to do for your summer holidays? Paris has been named this year's best summer vacation destination in a new report from US News &...

  • 1 month ago

    Pakistan’s long-delayed new airport set to open May 3

    ISLAMABAD, April 19 ― A long-delayed new international airport for Pakistan’s capital, Islamabad, is set to open on May 3, a civil aviation official said yesterday during an...

  • 1 month ago

    China to offer visa-free travel to its own ‘Hawaii’

    BEIJING, April 18 — China unveiled plans today to permit visa-free travel to its southern island of Hainan, as Beijing pushes international tourism to the tropical destination...

  • IATA: Airlines back creation of global drone registry

    1 month ago

    IATA: Airlines back creation of global drone registry

    SINGAPORE, April 18 — The world’s airlines are backing the development of a United Nations-led global registry for drones, as a rise in near collisions by unmanned aircraft...

  • 1 month ago

    Your selfie might soon be the key to your hotel room

    SINGAPORE, April 18 — Millennials and other tech-savvy tourists will soon be able to use their selfies to check into some hotels in Singapore. A sandbox to allow the testing of...

  • 1 month ago

    Death on Southwest plane shatters record US safety string

    NEW YORK, April 18 — Almost 100 million US-operated airline flights, carrying several billion people, had taken off and landed safely in this country over a nine-year span since...

  • 1 month ago

    Google ‘Open Heritage’ offers 3D tours of cultural wonders (VIDEO)

    NEW YORK, April 17 — With its new projet Open Heritage, Google is offering virtual access to the world’s cultural treasures. The partnership is a project between Google and...

  • Marriott unveils long-awaited loyalty program to anxious members

    1 month ago

    Marriott unveils long-awaited loyalty program to anxious members

    NEW YORK, April 17 — Marriott International Inc unveiled a new global loyalty program that promises richer benefits to its 110 million members and lower costs to hotel owners....

  • 1 month ago

    Mount Rinjani and Ciletuh-Palabuhanratu declared Unesco global geoparks

    JAKARTA, April 17 — The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation announced on its website on Sunday that it has accepted Mount Rinjani in Lombok, West...

  • 1 month ago

    China’s ‘Hawaii’ to allow horse racing, sports lotteries

    SANYA, April 16 — China is encouraging its southern island of Hainan to develop horse racing and introduce a raft of reforms as Beijing pushes the tropical tourism destination...

  • Atlanta airport is the world’s busiest

    1 month ago

    Atlanta airport is the world’s busiest

    ATLANTA, April 16 — With 104 million passengers in 2017, Hartsfield-Jackson airport in Atlanta, Georgia, was the world’s busiest airport in 2017, according to a report from...