Category: Asia

India wants to ditch ‘offensive and embarrassing' GAY airport code

India wants to ditch ‘offensive and embarrassing' GAY airport code

In a report tabled in parliament last month, India’s Committee on Public Undertakings has recommended to the government that the airport code for Gaya Airport, also known as Bodhgaya Airport, be changed. The panel asked that government officials take the matter up with the International Air Transport Association (IATA). An IATA airport code is a
Win a luxury trip to Sri Lanka!

Win a luxury trip to Sri Lanka!

Travelling Whale is giving away a 5 day holiday to Sri Lanka for 2 people, starting and finishing in Colombo. The prize includes 5* accommodation, activities and a private guide. The lucky winners will enjoy a Jeep safari to the Minneriya National Park, to spot sloths, elephants, leopards and birds, as well as a visit
The Philippines to re-open to tourists

The Philippines to re-open to tourists

The Philippines has announced that it will start to accept fully-vaccinated foreign leisure travelers from visa-free countries beginning 10th February 2022. Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat made the announcement after the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) approved the proposal of the Department of Tourism (DOT). It is the first time
7 of the best places to see cherry blossoms in Tohoku

7 of the best places to see cherry blossoms in Tohoku

Wandering through a blanket of pink-and-white fluffy cherry blossoms is on everyone’s Japan bucket list. And why shouldn’t it be? Cherry blossoms are synonymous with Japan and the iconic blossoms are a sublime sight that kicks off spring. From early April to mid May, the Tohoku area becomes a sakura wonderland for would-be flower watchers.
Hong Kong cuts the quarantine period for inbound travellers

Hong Kong cuts the quarantine period for inbound travellers

The government of Hong Kong has announced that from the 5th February 2022, the compulsory quarantine period for inbound travellers from overseas destinations will be adjusted to 14 days (from 21 days previously) in designated quarantine hotels (DQHs), to be followed by a seven-day self-monitoring period. Strict coronavirus rules have previously made Hong Kong one
Coming in 2024: Rosewood Residences Kamala

Coming in 2024: Rosewood Residences Kamala

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has announced Rosewood Residences Kamala, the first branded residential project in Kamala on the island of Phuket, Thailand. Located next to one of the most discrete coastlines along the lush tropical hillside of Kamala Bay and set in a posh neighborhood brimming with shops and restaurants, the property’s 14 stand-alone luxury
Gourmet marshmallows at the Intercontinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort

Gourmet marshmallows at the Intercontinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort

Escape the everyday as InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort hosts a series of bespoke guest experiences throughout 2022 in celebration of the 75th anniversary of InterContinental Hotels & Resorts. This 1st to 5th March 2022, the hotel is teaming up with The Marshmallowist – the UK’s first producer of gourmet marshmallows for an unforgettable sweet escape
Luxury travel news this week

Luxury travel news this week

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive regular updates from A Luxury Travel Blog, please make sure you subscribe to our mailing list. Saudi Arabia to convert palaces to luxury hotels Saudi Arabia crown prince Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud has launched Boutique
Top 5 art experiences in western India

Top 5 art experiences in western India

India is a country with a rich tradition of art and culture. It has a long history that dates back to the time when civilization began in the Indus valley. With time many different arts form developed here. A luxury tour of India’s various unique art forms can provide you with important insights of its
The ultimate resorts to have worldwide sun, sea and fun

The ultimate resorts to have worldwide sun, sea and fun

By now I’m positive we all have the Lenny Kravitz feeling where we sing to ourselves “I wanna fly awaaaay….”. With Fiji opening up again, Maldives being a solid option throughout the whole Covid crisis and many other destinations looking for ways to welcome visitors again, it’s time to find out where you need to
Michelin stars rain down on Galaxy Macau Integrated Resorts

Michelin stars rain down on Galaxy Macau Integrated Resorts

Continuing its star-winning brilliance, Galaxy Macau Integrated Resorts has announced that StarWorld Hotel, Galaxy Macau™ and Broadway Macau™ have made another glorious achievement in the newly released MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong Macau 2022. Feng Wei Ju has been awarded 2 Michelin Stars for the 6th consecutive year, while 8½ Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA and Lai
New romantic beach bubble experience at Finolhu Baa Atoll Maldives

New romantic beach bubble experience at Finolhu Baa Atoll Maldives

Spending the night under the stars in a state-of-the-art Beach Bubble on a secluded private beach in the Maldives is a truly magical bucket list experience for the romantically adventurous. Finolhu Baa Atoll Maldives by Seaside Collection, is delighted to announce an exciting new upgrade to its exclusive Dream Eclipse Experience; with the introduction of
The best places in the world to view incredible wildlife all year round

The best places in the world to view incredible wildlife all year round

Leading long-range optic specialists SWAROVSKI OPTIK, has partnered with wildlife specialist Natural World Safaris, to offer exclusive tips for nature enthusiasts looking to explore the ‘unseen’ and spot incredible wildlife throughout the year in different destinations across the globe. From spotting the elusive Snow Leopard in the Himalayas from January to encountering the striking Puma in Chile from
5 best hotels in North Male Atoll

5 best hotels in North Male Atoll

Hotels and resorts in the Maldives provide the perfect tropical paradise retreat. The Maldives is often regarded as the world’s most exclusive holiday destination for honeymooners, sun worshippers, discriminating tourists, scuba divers, and celebrities alike. Moreover, the islands north of Male are home to some of the country’s top resorts, and they’re only a short
Post-COVID adventures with Grasshopper in Southeast Asia

Post-COVID adventures with Grasshopper in Southeast Asia

As countries in Southeast Asia start to open their borders to vaccinated travellers, now is the time to plan that post COVID adventure. Enjoy everything that Southeast Asia has to offer without the crowds, a truly once in a lifetime opportunity to explore this enchanting and exciting region. With our passion for travel that ‘treads
5 intimate properties from the Cheval Blanc collection

5 intimate properties from the Cheval Blanc collection

Celebrating a delicate alchemy between tradition and innovation, local architecture and timeless elegance, the Cheval Blanc Maisons blend bold design and contemporary inspirations with local craftsmanship. Since the opening of its first Maison in 2006 to the most recent last September, Cheval Blanc has developed a collection of five unique properties with an unparalleled sense