Tourism Officials Optimistic

Tourist arrivals in the Asia Pacific were up slightly for the month of October against the same month one year earlier. Still, for the first 10 months of the year, figures were down 4%. “October marks the third straight month of above the line gains for international visitor arrivals to the Asia Pacific region,” says …

Eating Out in Shenzhen: No Longer Hong Kong’s Poor Cousin

Shenzhen is starting to shake off its image as Hong Kong’s poor cousin, and nowhere is that more apparent than in the city’s thriving F&B sector. But is it really worth the trip to Shenzhen just to eat out? Many people – attracted by fresher ingredients, improving standards, and more variety – seem to think …

From Bangkok to Vientiane in Style

The green and cream carriages of the Eastern & Orient-Express will cross the Friendship Bridge that links Thailand with Laos for the first time ever next month. Trains were previously able to go only as far as Nong Khai, with travelers having to finish their journeys by other means. With the opening of the Friendship …

Go to Goa

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Incredible India Goa is India's smallest state, but it is also one of the country's most interesting travel destinations. There are Portuguese and Hindu heritage sites. excellent shopping, great nightlife, and excellent beach. Check Goa's best beachfront hotels. Portuguese navigator Alfonso de Albuquerque captured the Indian territory of Goa in 1510, turning it into an …

Where to Spend Chinese New Year

Based on the Lunar Calendar, Chinese New Year can fall between late January and mid-February – it varies from year to year. This year is unique because Chinese New Year and Valentine's Day coincide. To celebrate this rare coincidence, the Ayana Resort and Spa in Bali is offering a special package. From now until the …