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KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA – 16 March 2016: Traveling can be a pricey affair. In today’s uncertain economic climate, it’s easy to see why many have put their travel plans on hold. However, everyone deserves a getaway and seeing the world does not necessarily have to cost the world either. Hotels.com has selected some of...

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Mention springtime in Japan, we bet the first image that comes to your mind would be the sakura (cherry blossom)! This flower is taken very seriously in Japan, and we were quite amused when we noticed that news reports on where the sakura blooms are treated as importantly as the weather forecast.   Spring time in...

Gaya Travel Magazine catches up with the good-natured and astute lady Rosnina Yaacob and her convivial team at Laman Padi in Langkawi to learn more about their experience in helping to grow the island’s brand as a major tourism destination. Originally meant to be seconded to the Langkawi Development Authority (LADA)...

TripAdvisor®, the travel planning and booking site, today announced the winners of its Travellers’ Choice™ awards for Beaches. This year’s awards honour 343 beaches including the top 25 in the world and lists for Asia, Africa, Australia, Caribbean, Central America, Europe, South America, the South Pacific, the U.K....

Some people says it hard to pack less for travel. Read on to fulfill your noble intention of packing less and be minimal while travelling. H&M Basic shirts They come in various plain color & universal. Mix and match your basic shirt with any pants to double the usage! Basic shirts are interchangeable, so you dont...

Jordan might not be exploding with numerous tourism objects and attractions compared to the other Middle Eastern tourism heavyweights like United Arab Emirates or Egypt. However, what Jordan has that the rest of the world doesn’t have such as Petra, Wadi Rum, Ma’in and the Dead Sea are ultimately compelling and...

Amongst all of its collection up untill today, Nikon finally introduced a new gadget in town: the Coolpix S6900 camera. Mainly targeted for travel enthusiasts and definitely selfie lovers, this handy camera is an indispensable companion to photograph beautiful sceneries and landscapes, as well as uploading onto...

Whether you’re a frequent business traveller or out on a family holiday, finding the perfect place to stay is often difficult, especially in cities offering a kaleidoscope of choices. If you’re planning a trip to Kuala Lumpur, here are 5 insider tips to keep in mind:Traffic jam can be a nightmare: Stay somewhere...

Sandwiched between India and China, Bhutan wasn’t unified until the 17th century and four hundred years passed before the country’s doors were officially opened to tourists in 1974. Even today numbers are closely monitored. The result of this historical anomaly is that there are millions of little justifications as to...

TripAdvisor®,  the world’s largest travel site*,  announced winners of its Travellers’ Choice™ awards for Hotels. Travellers’ Choice award winners were determined based on the millions of reviews and opinions collected in a single year from TripAdvisor travellers worldwide. Now in its 14th year, the Travellers’ Choice...

Nikon introduced in Malaysia the Nikon Df, which is the latest addition of Nikon Digital SLR Cameras. It comes with a smaller- sized full frame DSLR equipped with full mechanical dials for setting shutter speed, ISO sensitivity, exposure compensation, exposure mode and independent release mode to give...

As we step into a brand new year, our minds are very much occupied with endless possibilities of travelling to various destinations. It is always an exciting time for us, brainstorming and dreaming about our 2016’s travel plans. We’ve been keeping a mental note of our friends and family members’ travel photos...

As we step into a brand new year, our minds are very much occupied with endless possibilities of travelling to various destinations. It is always an exciting time for us, brainstorming and dreaming about our 2016’s travel plans. We’ve been keeping a mental note of our friends and family members’ travel photos...

Trafalgar shares with you 6 things that may certainly surprise you about coach touring, or as we like to say, guided holidays.

TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel site*, today announced Japan’s best ryokans or traditional Japanese-style inns, according to reviews1 from TripAdvisor’s global travel community. Unique to Japan, Ryokans are known for their distinctive cultural hospitality experience, featuring tatami floors, futon beds,...

Words and images by Lily Riani unless stated Kansai, comprising seven beautiful prefectures, has always attracted travellers all over the world, luring them through its unique culture, gastronomy, and eco-tourism, which includes landscapes and outdoor activities. Taking it to the next level, Kansai has now embarked on...

Being one of the latest additions in Kuala Lumpur’s burgeoning hospitality scene, Fraser Residence opened its doors in early 2015 and have been attracting local and international travellers in droves. Its General Manager, Mr Michael Lee, talked to Gaya Travel Magazine on the uniqueness offered by the Fraser brand and...

To understand more about Hotel Istana Kuala Lumpur City Centre and the direction that it is currently taking, Gaya Travel interviewed the hotel’s dashing and astute General Manager, Mr Aamir Khan, an international hotelier whose family has been in the hotel business for three generations and grew up in hotels in...

SINGAPORE, December 11, 2015 – In time for the year-end holiday season, TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel site*, today unveiled its ranking of Asia’s top cities for shopping1. New Delhi has topped the list for the best shopping city in Asia, followed by Bangkok and Singapore. This ranking is based on the...

Gaya Travel Magazine recently sat down with the handsome and sharp Datuk Rashidi Hasbullah (Deputy Secretary General of the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia) to get his valuable opinion on Malaysia’s rising costs, new policies, homestay programme and ASEAN.  Talking about challenges in the tourism industry,...

The Evolution Of Izakaya Izakaya refers to a bar or rather a place to hang out and gather in Japan, and like the country, it has evolved from the old days when Japan was a country closed to all foreigner influence. Modern Japan’s Izakayas now feature varied offerings that have been shaped by significant cultural...

Dato’ Mirza Mohammad Taiyab, Director General, Tourism Malaysia Due to his steadfast commitment and dedication in promoting Malaysia’s tourism industry for over three decades while overcoming various challenges along the way, Dato’ Mirza Mohammad Taiyab has become one of Malaysia’s foremost marketing personalities and...

When the heat wave strikes the city, there is no better place for travellers alike to escape other than the highlands that offer tranquillity, soothing and lush green landscapes and cooler climate. The following are Gaya Travel’s selection of 10 Highland Escapes in South East Asia that readers can check out:Awana...

Langkawi is the only island in Malaysia that has an international airport. This island welcomes a steady flow of local and foreign visitors throughout the year. It is especially crowded during the school holidays and whenever there are big international festivals happening on this enchanted island. One of the main...