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 strongly worthy in attracting travellers from near and far to visit the kingdom.
By Jeremy Khalil on February 3, 2016
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 with easy access Many cities in Southeast Asia are known for their traffic jams, and Kuala Lumpur is no exception. Nothing is more frustrating and time-wasting than being stuck in meandering traffic. For work trips or city tours within the Golden Triangle, the heart of modern Kuala Lumpur, consider hotels that allow you to hop on and off the light rail transits (LRT) and monorail stations for easy […]
By Brand Inc. Sdn. Bhd. on January 26, 2016
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 why one would want to visit the eccentric, landlocked nation: from the population’s smiley disposition to an absence of chain stores; from its laws (which ban smoking but not alcohol), to its assortment of unusual animals. With so many calling cards, Insight Vacations has selected ten of the greatest reasons to visit Bhutan. 1-By far the most popular attraction, Paro Taktsang (also known as the ‘Tiger’s Nest’) was built into a cliff side […]
By Gaya Travel on January 22, 2016
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 awards have recognised more than 7,000 properties around the world, with lists covering 97 countries and eight regions worldwide. The hallmarks of Travellers’ Choice winners are remarkable service, quality and value “We congratulate the properties around the world that have won Travellers’ Choice Hotel awards,” said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. “Travellers considering their next trip can book confidently selecting from these award-winners that have already delighted millions of members of the TripAdvisor community.” The average nightly rate of Travellers’ […]
By Gaya Travel on January 20, 2016
Trafalgar shares with you 6 things that may certainly surprise you about coach touring, or as we like to say, guided holidays.
By Gaya Travel on January 15, 2016
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, Japanese style hot spring baths and exquisite local cuisine. “A stay at a ryokan can provide a window into age old traditions that the Japanese take a huge amount of pride in,” said Janice Lee Fang, TripAdvisor’s Communication Director for Asia Pacific. “Travellers looking for a truly cultural experience should take advantage of TripAdvisor as a resource to research, plan and book their upcoming holidays, as well as to find interesting things to see and do whilst they are in Japan. Best […]
By Gaya Travel on January 14, 2016
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.
By Lily Riani on January 14, 2016
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 Genting Hotel, Pahang, Malaysia www.rwgenting.com/hotel/awana-hotel Located roughly 3,000 feet over sea level, the hotel offers a wide range of facilities for personal challenges and team-building alike. The natural landscape is especially suitable for activities such as jungle-trekking and obstacle courses, with steep cliffs and inclines ideal for abseiling and rock-climbing. Also, golfers can enjoy the award-winning 18-hole championship golf course while taking in the cool crisp air. Idaman, Pahang, Malaysia […]
By Shahida Sakeri on October 24, 2015
Though Malaysia is strongly bent towards becoming more developed and urbanised, the country still preserves unique local cultures, arts and crafts by creating centres or specific spaces not just for posterity but also for educating the public, including travellers, regarding the ethnic groups that make up the country and their respective traditional cultures, backgrounds and lifestyles. Gaya Travel therefore has selected 10 venues that are all destinations in their own right and worth checking out by travellers due to their enriching and eye-opening content. Mah Meri Cultural Centre, Pulau Carey If you fancy unique aboriginal cultural experience, the best place to head to is the Mah Meri Cultural Village in Pulau Carey, just 20 minutes from Klang, the Royal Town of Selangor. […]
By Shahida Sakeri on October 12, 2015
Home to prehistoric rainforests and a melting pot of culture, Malaysia is an amazing country to discover. Here are our Top 15 picks of what to see, do and experience in Malaysia. World’s tallest twin towers – Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur Towering at 451.9m above street level, this world-renowned icon is currently the world’s tallest twin structure and fifth tallest skyscraper. The sky bridge that links the two towers is also the world’s highest two-storey bridge, doubling up as a superb viewing platform. The 88-storey building features glass and steel on the outside, and a traditionally-inspired interior, reflecting Malaysia’s aspirations in moving forward while maintaining its national identity. Shop till you drop – BBKLCC, Kuala Lumpur Featured as the world’s […]
By Gaya Travel on September 9, 2015
For the past few years, boutique hotels and resorts have become one of the most desired accommodations among travellers, which may due to its well designed architecture, personalised service and strong local identity and characteristics.
By Shahida Sakeri on August 24, 2015