Hong Kong Travelers Prefer ATMs to Carrying Large Sums of Cash

When it comes to carrying large sums of cash, most Hong Kong travelers don't leave home with it, a consumer survey carried out by Visa reveals.  Instead they prefer to withdraw cash at ATMs after they have arrived in their overseas destination. According to the Visa survey, 25% of Hong Kong travelers would rather take …

Your Travel Horoscope for 2011

Worldhotels has released its always much anticipated Travel Horoscope for 2011, and the stars seem to be shining brightly on Europe. Four cities – Budapest, Milan, London, and Paris - are recommended holiday destinations by Worldhotels' astrologers. Asia and the United States are tied for second place, with three holiday destinations making the list. Two of …

Southeast Asian Countries Join Forces to Promote Tourism

The culturally diverse countries of Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam are joining forces in a campaign to promote tourism in Southeast Asia. The campaign will start with a contest to populate a website with user-generated articles, images, text, and videos. This will be supplemented by professional content from …

Capetown Named Year’s Travel Hot Spot

Capetown, South Africa, has been named the year's top travel destination by British Airways. With Table Mountain, which afford a 360 degree view of the Cape; the rugged cliffs of Cape Point, the southwestern-most point of Africa; V&A Waterfront, a splendid shopping and entertainment complex; world-renowned Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens; Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was …

All’s Well That Ends Well!

I am in Thailand, otherwise known as the Land of Smiles. So why am I frowning? After arising earlier than usual this morning, I headed for the cafe, where a wonderful breakfast buffet awaited. There were fresh and dried fruits. There were freshly squeezed fruit juices – some to order. There was Chinese dim sum …