Category: South Korea

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 these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […]

Top 10 most expensive cities in the world

Top 10 most expensive cities in the world

Ever raised an eyebrow at the price of a meal on holiday? Spare a thought for those that live there. The Economist Intelligence Unit has published its annual Worldwide Cost of Living survey and it makes for very interesting reading. The survey was created to help companies calculate cost-of-living for expatriates and business travellers. Comparing the cost of […]

5 of the best UNESCO World Heritage Site tours

5 of the best UNESCO World Heritage Site tours

There are literally hundreds of UNESCO World Heritage Sites spread across all five continents with more being designated ever year. Each site offers a unique and fascinating experience to discover more about our history, culture and biodiversity. Every traveller has different interests, Battered Suitcase specialises in personalised itineraries, tailoring tours and holidays to suit the […]

8 great shopping cities for those who love luxury

8 great shopping cities for those who love luxury

Shopping is undeniably one of the most pleasurable things to do—especially when you are travelling, and you are eager to bring home some goodies to your family and friends (and of course, for yourself). There are many great shopping cities, but here are some of the best according to travellers and ladies! Seoul, South Korea Seoul […]

10 more of the weirdest things eaten by travel bloggers

10 more of the weirdest things eaten by travel bloggers

Our 10 of the weirdest things eaten by travel bloggers blog post from a few months ago proved to be quite a hit, so we here we are back with more weird and wonderful offerings. So, if you think your taste buds might be tempted by a spot of barbecued donkey or perhaps a scorpion […]

8 boutique experiences in Asia

8 boutique experiences in Asia

Traveling to Asia and looking for an alternative to the luxury chain hotels? There are many advantages to staying at smaller resorts in that you can have a more tailor-made experience that is harder to find when staying at a hotel that has over a hundred check-ins daily. Here is a collection of properties that […]

Man visits all 201 countries without using a plane

Man visits all 201 countries without using a plane

Visiting all 201 countries in the world is a feat in itself that few people ever achieve. British man Graham Hughes, though, has taken that challenge to a new level. He’s visited every country in the world in just 1,426 days, covering 160,000 miles in the process – and incredibly, he’s done it all without […]

Experience South East Asia in 5 luxury stops

Experience South East Asia in 5 luxury stops

Planning to take a tour around South East Asia? Well, here are the top 5 luxury stops that will take you around the region in an unforgettable trip. Cambodia: Sokha Beach Resort Beach life in Cambodia is fast gaining popularity these days, so if you’re planning to include this small historical stop in your itinerary, […]

A new city to rival the rest of the world?

A new city to rival the rest of the world?

South Korea has plans to build a mega metropolis – known as 8City – close to Seoul and costing an estimated $265 billion. The development is planned for Yongyu-Muui island near Incheon International Airport, and is so far being funded by luxury hotel operator Kempinski, South Korea’s flag carrier Korean Air and Daewoo Engineering and Construction. […]

The best airport in the world... for five years on the trot

The best airport in the world… for five years on the trot

The ACI annual Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Award has been won by Incheon International Airport once again and voted the world’s best airport for 5 consecutive years. Repeating its first place finish in the previous years, Incheon International Airport (IIAC) once again scored the highest marks in the ACI’s ASQ survey in three categories to […]

The best airport in the world

The best airport in the world

The results of the World Airport Awards from Skytrax are out. Congratulations go to Incheon International Airport in Seoul which beat last year’s winner (Hong Kong International Airport) into second place.   The top 10 were as follows: 1. Incheon International Airport 2. Hong Kong International Airport 3. Singapore Changi 4. Zürich 5. München 6. […]

Formula One heads for Korea

After successfully hosting the 1988 Summer Olympic Games, the FIFA World Cup and Asian Games in 2002 and being shortlisted amongst the final three contenders for the 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics, Korea continues to rise as a venue for major international sporting events by hosting its first F1 Grand Prix in 2010. The circuit […]

Who's for a $1.6 million house shaped like a toilet?

Who’s for a $1.6 million house shaped like a toilet?

The founder of the World Toilet Association  is to live in a luxury loo.   Sim Jae-Duck’s  419 square metre concrete and glass home Suweon, 40 kilometres south of Seoul, is lavatory-shaped building. The house has two bedrooms, two guest rooms and, of course, four toilets, one of which is situated in a showcase bathroom […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Discover why Korea makes the heart grow fonder Absolute happiness at Regency Country Club Tenerife Luxury tours from The Captain’s Choice Tour Unique villa holidays from Mallorca Farmhouses

Asiana Airlines awarded 5 star airline ranking status

Asiana Airlines awarded 5 star airline ranking status

Skytrax  have announced that Asiana Airlines is the latest addition to the exclusive group of 5 star airlines – highest quality accolade and recognition an airline can gain –  joining Cathay Pacific, Malaysia Airlines, Qatar Airways and Singapore Airlines.

The best airport in the world?

The best airport in the world?

The best airport in the world? Apparently it’s Incheon International Airport in South Korea, according to the 2006 Airport Service Quality Awards held by the Airports Council International in Dubai this week. The awards are based on responses to passenger surveys conducted throughout the year.