Survey: Flying Hassles Keep Travellers at Home

New Data Finds 38 Million Trips Avoided in 2013 – travellers don’t like delays! Security lines and checked-bag fees are among the well-publicized headaches of air travel, but passengers’ No. 1 concern is flight delays and cancellations, according to a survey conducted by the independent firm ResearchNow for the U.S. Travel Association. An economic analysis […]

Around the World in 20 Ways

Around The World in 20 Ways – Celebrate a Passion for Travel with Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts **Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime journey from USD$ 50,000 per couple** In celebration of its 20th Anniversary this year, Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts has created a unique journey of discovery: ‘Around the World in 20 Ways’: welcoming guests into […]

Thailand tackles the taxi fare issue

The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) announced that the taxi queues at Suvarnabhumi Airport are to be computerised in an effort to cut down on illicit control of cab operations. Under the new computerised system, the passenger queues will be managed by a card system and drivers will have to accept the fairs […]

dusitD2 Phuket Resort Splashes onto the Scene

Located only one block from Phuket Island’s popular Patong Beach and within walking distance from the Jungceylon shopping and leisure complex, the vibrant dusitD2 Phuket Resort burst on to the local scene at its Grand Opening Launch party held on 16 May. Beyond a hotel, it is a true entertainment destination, offering two internationally branded […]

A Camper-car in a Suitcase …

An incredible fusion between the simplicity of a suitcase, the ingenuity of a Swiss Army knife and the essential of a motorhome/camper functionalities, here is the new RoomBox® freeTech. The new RoomBox® freeTech revolutionises the motorhome concept Thanks to the ingenious folding concept of its intelligent modular system, in 5 minutes, a car turns into […]

Qualmark partners with TripAdvisor

It will soon be even easier for travellers to find quality accommodation thanks to a new industry partnership between Qualmark and TripAdvisor. From June 2014, any New Zealand accommodation provider with a Qualmark star rating will be automatically displayed alongside their TripAdvisor traveller rating. Qualmark is the New Zealand industry’s only independent and official provider […]

Curio – A Collection by Hilton

Hilton Worldwide have announced the launch of Curio – A Collection by Hilton, including plans for the first hotels to join the new brand. Created for travelers who seek local discovery and authentic experiences, Curio will be a carefully selected, global collection of distinctive four to five star hotels. Just as the word “curio” can refer to […]

Peppers comes to Canberra

Well known Australian accommodation brand, Peppers, will open its first CBD property in Australia in the nation’s capital when it takes over management of the Diamant Hotel Canberra.  The property will rebrand in July as Peppers Gallery Hotel Canberra. Boutique hotel operator 8Hotels sold the Diamant Hotel Canberra and the on-site Bicicletta restaurant to Mantra […]

WiFi at Australian and New Zealand airports

In a quest to keep travellers up to date with the best ways to save money when they travel, has researched which airports in Australia and New Zealand offer free WiFi. Australia Adelaide – Free WiFi at hotspots throughout Adelaide Airport. Brisbane – An hour of free WiFi is offered in both the International and Domestic […]

Banyan introduces Cassia

Nestled in a niche sector between hotel and apartment, Cassia offers one and two-bedroom units with flexible living and dining options. Cassia has been created to bring together investment opportunities for the growing middle-class looking for affordable holiday homes as well as the opportunity to develop an innovative hotel product in the serviced apartment segment. […]