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How to Organize a Low-Cost Holiday: A Step-By-Step Guide

In this guide, I will guide you through all the steps helping to organize a low-cost holiday — everything you need to know from when to book the flight and what type of travel insurance to take out. And, each step will be accompanied by a paragraph with a close look at the issue. Ready to travel more? FLIGHTS Let’s start this guide with one of the most important things or at least the one that will determine the beginning and end of your holiday. Are you sure you know the tricks to save some ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Sponsored, Greece, Bali, Indonesia, Mexico, Southeast Asia, Spain, Philippines, Mexico City, Portugal, Peru, Croatia, South America, Cuba

Notes on North Goa Beaches

Goa is the smallest state in India, with a coastline of approximately 160 kilometres facing the Arabian Sea. Despite its diminutive size its a bit of a pain to get around due to the roads and its geography. The state is comprised of two districts: North Goa, and South Goa. When people are planning a trip to Goa they are confronted with a decision of whether to stay in the north or south. I had this decision to make on my first trip to Goa. On that trip I was still undecided where to stay even ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, London, Bali, Southeast Asia, India, North, Goa, Mumbai, Bangalore, Travel Blog, Kerala, Bombay, Karnataka, Northern Thailand, Pai

Facebook bans pages linked to telecom companies over alleged disinformation against competitors

In one of the first instances of Facebook taking action against a business for disinformation tactics, on February 12, the social media platform banned 10 pages and 13 fake accounts linked to Vietnamese and Myanmarese telecom providers Viettel and Mytel, after accusing the companies of discrediting competitors, and violating Facebook’s policy against coordinated inauthentic behaviour. Facebook […] ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, News, Southeast Asia, Telecom, Disinformation, Viettel

Using Tinder Passport

Despite editing a website that constantly promotes the power of solo travel, particularly for women, I hadn’t actually traveled anywhere solo. I’d been to the odd work conference alone and been on group press trips where I didn’t know anyone, but backpacking through Southeast Asia as a fearless solo traveler — something nearly all of my coworkers have done at some point in their lives — has never appealed to me. I crave companionship. My best travel memories are all moments of connection betw...
Tags: Travel, New York, Tinder, Southeast Asia, New York City, Toronto, San Francisco, Dating, New Jersey, Italy, Omaha, East Coast, Facetime, Delaware, Alice, Bay Area

Earn Double Points at New Hotels in Southeast Asia 2020 With IHG Rewards Club — But…

You can earn double IHG Rewards Club points when you stay at your choice of eight participating new hotel properties in southeast Asia... ...but you must... The post Earn Double Points at New Hotels in Southeast Asia 2020 With IHG Rewards Club — But… appeared first on The Gate.
Tags: Travel, Deals, Asia, Southeast Asia, Promotions, Ihg Rewards Club, Hotels And Lodging, Discounts And Coupons, Loyalty Programs

Travel News: February 14, 2020

Italian Shipyard Delivers Virgin Voyages First Cruise Ship, Scarlet Lady Cruise Critic The Italian shipyard Fincantieri presented Scarlet Lady, the first of four planned cruise ships for Virgin Voyages, at a ceremony in Genoa today. The 2,770-passenger ship will then sail to Liverpool on the 24th where it will spend the night before beginning its transatlantic voyage to New York, where it will host a showcase event in mid-March. The ship will then head to Miami where it will be christen...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Japan, New York, China, Southeast Asia, Thailand, Malaysia, Liverpool, Alaska, Italy, Miami, Venice, West Coast, Seattle, Caribbean

GameSnacks, from Google’s Area 120, brings fast, casual online games to developing markets

A new project called GameSnacks is launching today from Google’s in-house incubator, Area 120, with the goal of bringing fast-loading, casual online games to users in developing markets. Billions of people are coming online through mobile devices. But they’re often on low memory devices with expensive data plans and struggle with unreliable network connections. That makes web gaming inaccessible to millions, as the games aren’t optimized for these sorts of constraints. Today, over half of mobile...
Tags: Travel, Google, Mobile, Gaming, Apps, Games, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Mobile Games, Area 120, Southeast Asia Gojek, Ani Mohan, Neel Rao GameSnacks

Japanese vacation rental management startup H2O raises $7 million Series B from investors including Samsung Ventures

Japan’s tourism industry is booming, but it faces a hotel room shortage, especially in Tokyo as it prepares for the Summer Olympics. H2O addresses the market opportunity with a platform that helps vacation rental owners manage their properties. The startup announced today it has raised $7 million in Series B funding from Samsung Ventures, Stonebridge Ventures, IMM Investment and Shinhan Capital, bringing its total raised to $18 million. H2O (the name stands for Hospitality 2.0) allows owners to ...
Tags: Travel, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, South Korea, Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Tech, Tourism, Tokyo, Morgan Stanley, Samsung Ventures, Cornell University, Lee, Hospitality Industry

January 2020: Travel Summary and Statistics

I don’t even know how to begin writing about January. It was… a month.  I kicked off 2020 with a panicked phone call to New Zealand’s Healthline service at 3 a.m. on New Year’s Day. I had spontaneously developed nerve pain across my body — tingling and prickling all over, and a sensation that had me feeling like my body had been both set on fire and dipped into a bucket of menthol. It was one of the scariest moments of my life, but things were about to get even scarier.  Because I was soon to le...
Tags: Travel, Australia, Southeast Asia, India, Dave, Thailand, New Zealand, South Pacific, Melbourne, Vietnam, Goa, Western Australia, Christchurch, St Kilda, Queenstown, Kerala

Skymind Global Ventures launches $800M fund and London office to back AI startups

Skymind Global Ventures (SGV) appeared last year in Asia/US as a vehicle for the previous founders of a YC-backed open-source AI platform to invest in companies that used the platform. Today it announces the launch of an $800 million fund to back promising new AI companies and academic research. It will consequently be opening a London office as an extension to its original Hong Kong base. SGV Founder and CEO Shawn Tan said in a statement: “Having our operations in the UK capital is a strategic ...
Tags: Travel, TC, Asia, Hong Kong, Europe, UK, London, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Ceo, Artificial Intelligence, Malaysia, United Kingdom, Hadoop, Computing, Vice President

Chow Kit – an emerging inner city neighbourhood in Kuala Lumpur

While reading the NY Times 52 Places To Go In 2020 I raised an eyebrow when I saw Chow Kit in Kuala Lumpur listed as one of the featured destinations. Older KLites who have not been to Chow Kit for many years might have raised both eyebrows and popped their eyes out a bit. Chow Kit is a sub-district of Kuala Lumpur, not far from the Golden Triangle area and the Petronas Twin Towers. Chow Kit had a reputation for being a seedy part of town, being home to the largest red light district in KL. It...
Tags: Travel, Google, London, Southeast Asia, Brooklyn, Malaysia, New York Times, Kuala Lumpur, Travel Blog, Kl, Penang, Bukit Bintang, Soho, Ny Times, KLCC, Golden Triangle

15 Best Countries to Visit in Asia

The largest continent on Earth, Asia stretches all the way from the shores of the Mediterranean Sea to the Pacific Ocean. Its vast landmass encompasses everything from epic mountain ranges such as the Himalayas to the dry and desolate Arabian and Gobi deserts. Steamy jungle can also be found in Southeast Asia, as well as
Tags: Travel, Asia, Southeast Asia, Culture, Nepal, Oman, Cambodia, Himalayas, Jordan, Pacific Ocean, Maldives, Mediterranean Sea, South-korea, Earth Asia

Mideast’s Biggest Lender Focuses on Southeast Asia to Expand - Bloomberg

Mideast’s Biggest Lender Focuses on Southeast Asia to Expand - Bloomberg:Qatar National Bank is putting Southeast Asia as the focus of its expansion, the chief executive officer of the Middle East’s biggest lender said.“Our focus really was the Middle East and then we expanded to Southeast Asia where we’re now focusing,” Abdulla Al-Khalifa said in an interview with Bloomberg TV. “If we find the right opportunity for acquisition, we will consider it,” he said, adding there are no deals currently ...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Southeast Asia, Qatar, Bloomberg, Egypt, Middle East, Gulf, Mideast, Bloomberg TV, Al Khalifa, United Arab Emirates Bahrain, Qatar National Bank, QNB, Societe Generale SA, Rupert Neil Bumfrey

New Year, More Wander Lust: 7 of the Best Countries to Visit in Southeast Asia

Are you looking for a vacation destination that’s full of beautiful sites that look like they came out of National Geographic? Are you trying to find one that is full of delicious food and won’t break your piggy bank? Look no further than Southeast Asia. Each place has its own appeal and bustling culture.  It will be hard to pinpoint the best countries to visit in Southeast Asia on your own. That’s why we’re here to help you out. To assist you in planning the best vacation for your entire family...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Ubud, Luang Prabang, Singapore Singapore, Phillippines, Kampong Ayer, Southeast Asia Indonesia, Southeast Asia Each

How Street Food is the Ultimate Travel Guide: 50 Favorite Street Food Dishes

Food and travel, one of life’s great experience intersections. Although we enjoy our share of refined cuisine and elaborate meals at restaurants, it’s often our street food quests around the world — raw on-the-ground journeys that convey authenticity — that yield some of life’s most revealing moments and enlighten us in unexpected ways. Here are our 50 favorite street food dishes from around the world. Food generally serves as a natural gateway to a more profound understanding of cultu...
Tags: Travel, Food, Bali, Australia, Mexico, China, Berlin, Southeast Asia, Singapore, India, Iran, Ukraine, Uganda, Colombia, Thailand, Hungary

Indonesia, #UAE sign business deal worth about $23 billion: Widodo - Reuters

Indonesia, UAE sign business deal worth about $23 billion: Widodo - Reuters:Indonesia signed 11 business deals with the United Arab Emirates worth a combined 314.9 trillion rupiah ($23 billion) covering investment in energy and other sectors, Indonesian President Joko Widodo said via his Twitter account on Monday.Widodo witnessed the signing of the deals with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed over the weekend during an official visit to Abu Dhabi, his tweet said. President Widodo,...
Tags: Travel, Indonesia, Wam, Southeast Asia, United Arab Emirates, Joko Widodo, Abu Dhabi, Widodo, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, PT Pertamina, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company Adnoc, Indonesia UAE, Widodo Reuters, PT Chandra Asri Petrochemicals TPIA JK UAE

A Traveler’s Manifesto: 30 Travel Rules to Live By

Posted: 1/9/20202 | January 9th, 2020 As travelers of the world, we have a unique opportunity to break down barriers, foster cultural exchange, and create a positive impact on communities around the world. We can banish stereotypes of our own cultures, stimulate the local economy, and bring fresh ideas and perspective to places. Travel can be a life-changing experience — not only for the destination you are visiting but also for yourself. We walk away a better version of ourselves and with a be...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Southeast Asia, Travel Tips, Budget Travel, Travel Advice, Hostelworld, Don t Forget Travel Insurance Travel, SHHLR

6 Ways To Improve Your Travel Experience in 2020

It’s the start of a new year and many of us are busy checking out our calendars, planning our adventures for the year. Whether it’s a brief trip or two close to home or an epic jaunt around the world, many of us will travel in 2020, but along the way we will also make plenty of mistakes. That’s ok; travel is about making mistakes and learning from them. It’s what makes us better people. However, there are a few simple ways you can improve your next trip, and I don’t mean just by avoiding co...
Tags: Travel, Google, Australia, Southeast Asia, Rome, Paris, Eiffel Tower, Madrid, Rick Steves, Anthony Bourdain, Top Travel Tips, Allianz Travel Insurance, London Westminster Abbey

Notes on Can Tho – Urban life in the Mekong Delta

Can Tho is the fourth-largest city in Vietnam, and it’s one of 5 cities that’s an independent municipality at the same level as a province. From a tourists perspective it’s mainly seen as the jumping off point for the Cai Rang floating market and other trips around the Mekong Delta. I’ve been to the market and had a taste of Mekong rural life, so for this trip I wanted to experience urban life in the largest city in the Mekong Delta. My main mission on this trip was to look for remaining he...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Southeast Asia, City, Delta, Cambodia, Starbucks, Vietnam, Taipei, Seoul, Kfc, Travel Blog, Mekong River, Mekong, Phnom Penh, Saigon

Noodle soups around the world

Nothing wards off the winter chill like a bowl of hearty, piping hot soup. After the rich and filling dishes of the holiday season, and many months of pumpkin-spiced everything, however, it can be hard to get excited about seasonal staples like butternut squash bisque or beef stew. Enter noodle soup, the perfect combination of delicate, savory broth and long, slurpy noodles, plus any number of toppings under the sun. It’s not news that the world loves noodle soup, but ramen and pho seem to be...
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Indonesia to sign billions of dollars of energy and trade deals in #AbuDhabi - Reuters

Indonesia to sign billions of dollars of energy and trade deals in Abu Dhabi - Reuters:Indonesian President Joko Widodo will oversee the signing of $18.8 billion worth of energy and trade deals on a visit to Abu Dhabi, including Pertamina’s deal with Abu Dhabi National Oil Co to upgrade a West Java refinery, ministers said on Tuesday.Some of the deals have been under discussions for some time, while others, such as Pertamina’s purchase of LPG from ADNOC, are new.Widodo will witness the signings ...
Tags: Travel, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Joko Widodo, Abu Dhabi, West Java, Widodo, Pertamina, ABU DHABI Reuters, ADNOC, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Abu Dhabi National Oil Co, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahyan, AbuDhabi Reuters

17 Best Islands in the Philippines

The Philippines is an enchanting island country in Southeast Asia. Sprinkled across the western Pacific Ocean are 7,000-plus islands, each offering their own unique allure – from volcano trekking adventures to authentic Filipino homestays and diving extravaganzas. The islands of the Philippines are the perfect place to indulge in a get-away-from-it-all castaway experience. Spend you
Tags: Travel, Southeast Asia, Philippines, Pacific Ocean, Best Islands

Where we are headed 2020 – travel, life and business plans

So much to write about since our return to Raleigh (and last year’s travels) but it will all come soon enough. Settling back into normal life has been particularly challenging for the past few months. More on that later. For now, we wanted to kick start the new year and decade with enthusiasm and insight for the year to come. There is so much we are excited about. I’m intent on getting back to the old days of blogging where we shared more of our personal thoughts and stories to inspire you more....
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Europe, Usa, UK, London, Australia, Mexico, Southeast Asia, US, Alabama, Gmo, Ireland, Travel Inspiration, Paris, Mexico City

Top 10 Travel Safety Tips for Women

Is it possible for a woman to travel the world and stay safe? Absolutely. Even if you steer clear of resorts. Even if you go to developing countries. Even if you don’t speak the local language. Even if you’re traveling alone. I’ve got travel safety tips to help you travel anywhere. I created this site so I could help women travel safely and independently around the world. And after a decade (!) as a full-time travel blogger, it’s working — I get daily emails from women who have gone on their ...
Tags: Europe, Indonesia, Mexico, France, Southeast Asia, India, US, Blog, Colombia, Thailand, Britain, Ireland, Paris, Italy, New Zealand, Google Docs

Where to travel in 2020

The 25 places you need to travel in 2020 Photo: Scott Sporleder W e are now at the dawn of a new decade. And though today might not feel much different than yesterday, for some reason years that end in zero always make us think a little harder about what the future will hold. Some think about marriage and children. Others wonder about their career paths. But nearly all of us wonder where the next 10 years will take us around this beaut...
Tags: All, 2020, 2020 Destinations, 2020 Travel, 2020 Travel Guide, Where To Travel In 2020

Luxury Travel on a Budget: Tips to Follow

It sounds a bit anticlimactic to put luxury travel and budget together in the same sentence, right? Well, before you say anything, let me tell you that there are ways to add a bit of luxury in your life as a traveler without spending your budget in one round. The secret stands in the perspective you have on things and how far you’re willing to go in order to get some sparkle in your life. The tips below won’t get you into five-star hotels or luxurious chalets, but they can make your trip mor...
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The Spirits of Malaysia

Great article by Dan Nosowitz on all of the fascinating spirits of Malaysia. Malaysia Has Good Ghosts, Bad Ghosts, and Gremlin-Babies That Will Steal Your Stuff Its spirit culture is unlike any in the world. Everybody loves a ghost story. Really, everybody. All cultures have some variety of ghost story, by that name or another. But some are more pervasive and deeply ingrained than others. It isn’t really possible to identify the most ghost-heavy culture on the planet—there’s no clear metri...
Tags: Travel, Southeast Asia, Mythology, Malaysia, Ikea, Malaysia Airlines, Mecca, Astrology, South China Sea, Superstitions, China India, Nicholas, Malays, Spells and Charms, Archetypes, Fables

The Best Things to Do in Kanchanaburi

What to do in Kanchanaburi If you plan to spend a few days in Bangkok and want to extend your visit, a trip to Kanchanaburi is a must. If you like to explore less touristy places including off-the-beaten-path sites, rather than the classic destinations in Thailand, Kanchanaburi is the right place. While most travellers associate […] The post The Best Things to Do in Kanchanaburi appeared first on Rocky Travel. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, an...
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The origin of classic holiday spices

“The holidays” is not technically a scent, but we all know exactly what the phrase “smells like the holidays” means. Catching a whiff of five key spices — allspice, anise, cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg — evokes a warming feeling of comfort during the coldest months in the Northern Hemisphere. A major reason these spices are nearly universally accepted as holiday staples is that many of them appear in the food and drinks we consume this time of year (and candles, but first and foremost food). T...
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Where to Stay in Bali With Kids (Adult’s love these places too!)

Bali, known as the island of gods, is a stunning Indonesian Island located in Southeast Asia that has beautiful temples, great surfing beaches and picturesque landscapes. But what makes Bali a must visit destination is the Balinese people. So warm and welcoming, they invite you on to their island with open arms. The mixture of culture, delicious food and family-friendly resorts makes it a great choice for your family holiday to Bali. Choosing where to stay in Bali with kids can be a hard decisio...
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