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  • AirAsia, Uber team up for seamless travel experience

    January 9, 2018 5:37 AM 41

    The two companies will help passengers get home or to work, or to the airport and back in 52 cities in 16 markets across Asia Pacific and the United States. — Reuters picKUALA LUMPUR, Jan 9 — AirAsia is partnering with Uber to provide a seamless, affordable and convenient door-to-door experience for its travellers. Guests can plan their entire trip from home to their

  • A month by month calendar of thriftiest N. American destinations to visit in 2018

    January 7, 2018 1:00 AM 42

    Booking.com says that July will be the most affordable time of year to visit New York in 2018. ― AFP picNEW YORK, Jan 7 ― With a new travel year unfolding before us, the most eager among us are already plotting out their 2018 holidays. For those with lighter post-holiday wallets and budget-conscious travel styles, online hotel reservation site Booking

  • Malaysia Airports implements self-baggage drop in KLIA2

    January 5, 2018 1:07 PM 40

    Badlishami said with the SBD system at the terminal, baggage drop queue time could now be cut to half. — Reuters picKUALA LUMPUR, Jan 5 — Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) will fit 15 counters at Row V and W in the KL International Airport 2 (KLIA2) with self-baggage drop (SBD) facility between Jan 7 and Feb 11, 2018. “The SBD facility is Scan&Fly by SITA, a world-leading

  • These are the world’s safest airlines 2018

    January 4, 2018 12:50 AM 43

    Qantas Airways — Picture courtesy of QantasLONDON, Jan 4 — Attention nervous flyers: A new report has identified the world's safest airlines for 2018, with Qantas Airways getting a special mention. In the newest edition of Airlineratings.com's annual safest airlines list, analysts identified the top 20 airlines with the best safety records, taking into consideration

  • Blackout prompts evacuations at Disneyland California

    December 28, 2017 1:35 AM 43

    A blackout forced evacuations at a number of Disneyland attractions in California. ― AFP picLOS ANGELES, Dec 28 — A blackout forced evacuations at a number of Disneyland attractions in California yesterday, which was crowded on a day many were off for year-end holidays. Visitors at “Toontown” and “Fantasyland” attractions were plunged into darkness

  • Shop at Maeklong Railway Market, but watch out for the train!

    December 27, 2017 5:51 AM 51

    Traders and tourists are seen at Maeklong Railway Market in the province of Samut Songkram about two hours from Bangkok. — Bernama picSAMUT SONGKRAM, Dec 27 — Hundreds of local and foreign tourists will flock to the Maeklong Railway Market daily to take a closer look at one of Thailand’s top tourist attractions. Armed with their cameras or smartphones

  • Blues festival at Langkawi beach next week

    December 22, 2017 4:49 AM 42

    Pantai Chenang will be the venue for the three-day Langkawi International Blues Roots Aseana (LIBRA) Music Festival from December 29, 2017. — Picture courtesy of langkawi-info.comKUALA LUMPUR, Dec 22 — Langkawi is set to host the largest blues festival in Malaysia at Pantai Chenang over three days from Dec 29. The Langkawi International Blues Roots Aseana

  • AirAsia kickstarts KL-Davao flight

    December 21, 2017 7:09 AM 41

    AirAsia said the new route would operate with four weekly flights on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. — Reuters picKUALA LUMPUR, Dec 21 — AirAsia today launched its inaugural Kuala Lumpur (KL) to Davao (the Philippines) flight. In a statement, the low-cost airline said the new route would operate with four weekly flights on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday

  • The most wish-listed homes on Airbnb in 2017

    December 12, 2017 2:46 PM 57

    Atlanta treehouse is one of most wish-listed homes on Airbnb. ― AFP picNEW YORK, Dec 12 ― A fairytale treehouse for adults in the city of Atlanta was one of the most wish-listed homes on Airbnb in 2017. The short-term vacation rental site released a country by country look of the most popular homes on people’s wish lists ― homes bookmarked for future

  • Bali’s rumbling volcano slashes peak Christmas tourist numbers

    December 12, 2017 6:39 AM 86

    A tourist from Russia poses while a friend takes her photograph with Mount Agung volcano erupting in the background from Amed, Karangasem Regency, Bali December 1, 2017. — Reuters picDENPASAR, Dec 12 — Imran Ameer booked tickets to spend 10 days on the beaches of Lombok, near Bali, with his pregnant wife and 17-month-old daughter. Then Mount Agung in eastern