From romantic getaways to family reunions, weddings, stag and hen weekends, travel has long been considered a group activity. But travel trends are changing: in recent years, more people have embraced solo travel to satisfy desire for alone time. To investigate this growing phenomenon, Klook, a world-leading travel activities and services booking platform, commissioned a Solo Travel study conducted by YouGov, which found that the vast majority of travellers are interested in hitting the road alone – regardless of age, gender, or nationality.
By Klook on November 21, 2019
Travelling during such difficult times might seem like a wild idea, but it helps. It takes off the negative, consuming thoughts out of your head and replaces it with happier ones. Here are seven places you can go to cure that lovesickness.
By Aina Nabiha on October 25, 2018
Situated right smack in Singapore’s lively neighbourhood, here are your 10 fail-proof vacation tips list with Mercure Singapore on Stevens
By Mercure Singapore on Stevens on October 24, 2018
Packist, a Malaysian-based online travel agency, switches its gear to introduce an all-new Online Travel Platform. Coining a new direction, Packist aims to inspire its customers with the best, truly unique and exclusive premium travel experiences locally and internationally.
By PACKIST on October 24, 2018
The beauty and grandeur of Western Australia means that Australia’s largest state hides surprises all year around, but Spring (September to November) brings on mild weather, clear blue skies and sprawling wildflowers that makes it a delight to visit.
By Tourism Western Australia on October 10, 2018
Club Med invites creative content creators to secure a spot in Club Med’s exclusive Insider Bootcamp in the Maldives. Selected finalists will emerge as Club Med Insiders, preferred content creators for Club Med over the course of the upcoming year, with one lucky winner being crowned as the ultimate Club Med Star Insider
By Club Med on October 4, 2018
‘Scoot’ yourself into an exciting getaway with these tips and tricks.
By Scoot on September 4, 2018
Survey busts myth of adventure-seeking solo millennial traveller SINGAPORE, 17 April 2018 – A recent survey by Club Med, the French vacation giant specializing in premium all-inclusive (PAIs) holidays across the world, debunks some of the myths around the travel habits of millennials. The survey conducted amongst 4,500 millennial travellers across Australia, Japan, Korea and Singapore provided Club Med with plenty of insights into the future of travel and anticipates the rise of a rapidly growing demographic that is set to take the hospitality industry by storm: family –oriented millennials. Men might be from Mars and Women from Venus, but when it comes to travelling, Club Med’s millennial survey, bursts that bubble and finds that men and women behave very similarly, with […]
By Club Med on April 17, 2018
Singapore/Jakarta, 7 June, 2017 – Wego.com, the leading travel search site in the Asia Pacific reveals some exotic, great value Idul Fitri escapes from Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. “It is still possible to grab a fantastic travel deal and make the most of an escape this Idul Fitri,” said James Huang, Market Development Manager, Asia. “We are so lucky living in South East Asia, with a large choice of budget airlines, great connectivity and short flight durations – there are a number of affordable Idul Fitri breaks available to suit any budget, no matter how big or small your family is.” “Wego’s enormous travel marketplace covers more than 700 travel supply sites which equates to thousands of hotel rates and airfares available […]
By Gaya Travel on June 8, 2017
Gaya Travel Magazine continues travelling using bullet trains and buses around the Hokuriku-Shinetsu region, located on the northwestern part of Japan’s Honshu island. The entire experience introduces the writer to the legendary Japanese efficiency, excellent customer service and obsession with hygiene and cleanliness that all of us should emulate. The region is also teeming with pristine nature, inspiring landscapes and quintessential Japanese culture.
By Ahmad Furqaan Hod on March 16, 2017
Kuala Lumpur, 9 March 2017 – Malaysians will be able to enjoy special fares to a host of exciting destinations across Emirates’ vast global network during the upcoming Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) Fair which takes place from 17th – 19th March 2017 at Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC). These fares, which cover over 90 popular destinations in Europe, the Americas, Africa and the Middle East are offered in conjunction with Emirates’ participation as the Official Airline at this year’s MATTA Fair. Bookings have to be made between 10th March 2017 and 26th March 2017 for travel between 1st April 2017 and 31st January 2018. All-inclusive Economy Class fares start at RM2,539 to the United Kingdom and Ireland; RM2,279 […]
By Emirates on March 9, 2017
Gaya Travel Magazine team will never get tired of Terengganu due to its bucolic, laid-back, fishing village vibe. In conjunction with Visit Terengganu Year 2017, why not travellers take the opportunity to visit and engage in activities that can only be experienced in Terengganu? 1. Combing and basking on Terengganu’s legendary beaches With a coastline that runs for 244 km, Terengganu’s beaches are some of the best. Along the way from the south, Teluk Bidara in Dungun is a bay near Tanjong Jara Resort where one can explore the cave and lighthouse on Tanjung Api Hill at low tide. Kuala Abang and Kemasik beaches have some interesting sea-side rock formations on which to perch and enjoy the miles of blue, while […]
By Gaya Travel on February 23, 2017
The Okinawan people have a wonderful rich history. It was once part of an independent kingdom called Ryukyu that acted as a key player in the maritime trade networks that reached medieval East and Southeast Asia like Malacca, Pattani, Palembang, Siam and Sumatra.
By Shahida Sakeri on February 22, 2017
KUALA LUMPUR – 25 January 2017 – According to the Future of Outbound Travel in Asia Pacific 2016 to 2021 report by Mastercard, outbound travelers from Emerging Asia Pacific (China, India, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Sri Lanka) currently outnumber those from Developed Asia Pacific (Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand) by one and a half times. Furthermore, this figure is poised to grow more than twice as fast over the next five years (7.6 percent vs. 3.3 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR)). Collectively, Asia Pacific markets are expected to grow by 6 percent annually from 2016 to 2021. Malaysia, in particular, is forecast to grow by an average of 3.5 percent […]
By Gaya Travel on January 31, 2017
Most often turn to TripAdvisor for the wealth of reviews you can easily look up so you feel more confident of where you want to stay, what you want to eat, see or do when you’re on a trip. Aside from researching your options, making reservations and bookings are a lot easier now and something you can do directly on the site or through its mobile app. But how many of us truly know how to travel like a pro? Here are some hacks so you can use TripAdvisor to feel like a Jedi traveller – read on and go forth to conquer new destinations. It is your destiny. Inspire your inner wanderer #1 Try an airline you’ve not flown with […]
By Gaya Travel on January 24, 2017
Cathay Pacific Airways hosted a preview of its new Business Class Lounge at The Pier at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), following a comprehensive refurbishment. Located adjacent to Gate 65 in the North West concourse of HKIA, the new Business Class Lounge occupies a space of 3,306 square metres – approximately 1,000 square metres larger than the previous lounge – and is now the largest among all Cathay Pacific lounges, with seating for 550 people. Designed by Studioilse, the London-based design studio led by Ilse Crawford, The Pier Business Class Lounge aims to create an environment that makes passengers feel relaxed and refreshed, engaging the senses and focusing on wellbeing. Aligning with the airline’s brand ethos and reflecting the airline’s commitment to […]
By Gaya Travel on January 12, 2017
Dragonair is today officially rebranded as Cathay Dragon, bringing the award-winning airline closer to Cathay Pacific in a launch that will provide customers with a more seamless travel experience across the airlines’ respective regional and international networks. At an unveiling ceremony at the newly-named Cathay Dragon House, the airline’s headquarters in Hong Kong, Cathay Dragon Chief Executive Officer Algernon Yau said: “This is a momentous day in the history of Cathay Dragon and I am excited about the future of the airline and the fresh opportunities that our rebranding brings. As we align more closely with Cathay Pacific, new prospects will open up on multiple fronts enabling us to become stronger and thrive in this intensely competitive industry.” The airline’s customers also […]
By Gaya Travel on January 12, 2017
Malaysia, December 2016, A leading brand in laptop cases and accessories, Targus® Inc. unveiled the 15.6″ cabin-sized Transit 360 Spinner, the latest travel companion that tailors to the needs of the rising number of business travellers. Travel and tourism contributed to more than USD7.6 trillion to the global economy in 2014. Comprising 38% of global business travel, Asia is the largest business travel region in the world and is expected to have double digit growth in the next few years. Sophisticated yet functional, the new 15.6” Transit 360 Spinner integrates protection, mobility and versatility, making it ideal for short trips and business travellers. The Transit 360 Spinner was put to the test, and remains fully functional. Withstanding a wide range of tests […]
By Gaya Travel on December 30, 2016
Singapore, 22 December 2016 – Worldhotels is pleased to announce that Geoff Andrew, the organisation’s current Chief Operating Officer, will now assume the role of Chief Executive Officer with immediate effect. Geoff will be succeeding Dirk Fuehrer, who has chosen to step down due to personal circumstances. An established and well respected veteran in the travel and hospitality industry with almost 30 years of experience under his belt, Geoff is slated to lead the organisation in achieving even greater heights. Since joining in 2014, Geoff’s wealth of knowledge, expertise and contribution in the field of sales, marketing and distribution has been invaluable. Prior to joining Worldhotels, Geoff spent seven years as the Managing Director of Worldhotels’ former sister company, Nexus, and also […]
By Gaya Travel on December 23, 2016
Singapore, 21 November, 2016 – As 2016 comes towards a close and the final credits for the year are about to roll, Wego.com, the leading travel search site in the Asia Pacific and Middle East, reflects on some new destinations that starred in some of this year’s most popular film releases. “At Wego, we’ve examined film tourism in the past and witnessed how movies and television have contributed directly to attracting and increasing visitors based on the location they were filmed in,” said Dean Wicks, Chief Flights Officer for Wego. “In 2016, we’ve had an array of film releases which have created quite a diverse range of new destination stars, and I expect their unique personalities to feature in a variety of […]
By Gaya Travel on November 21, 2016
Western Europe is renowned for its numerous ancient buildings, alluring landscapes, diverse cultures, solid world-class infrastructure, and up-to-date upscale lifestyle. Embarking on a journey to this part of the world is certainly a dream of every traveller, including mine.
By Mohd Shahril Fawzy on October 28, 2016
London, 26th October, 2016 – Travel Managers finding it tough to keep travel safety training interesting now have a brand new resource at their fingertips – an online quiz designed to test the knowledge of even the most well-travelled employee. The five-minute ‘Travel Wise’ game, created by the team at beTravelwise, invites corporate travellers to test – and refresh – their travel safety knowledge by answering multiple choice questions on 10 pertinent topics: pre-travel booking; things to know before you travel; packing; arrivals; vehicles; at the hotel; health; free time; medical support; and home again. Players work their way around the game board, which takes them through every stage of their trip, and for every question answered correctly they receive a Travel […]
By Gaya Travel on October 27, 2016
Kuala Lumpur, 26 October 2016 – Sutra Travel Management Sdn Bhd, through its travel agency business arm Sri Sutra Travel (SUTRA), had officially launched the country’s first one stop global travel booking portal called Sutra.my, in August last year. This portal is locally developed using cutting edge technology and fully owned by Sutra. Sutra.my offers more than 1,000,000 travel products worldwide, both to local and foreign travelers. It integrats the booking of flights, hotels, apartments, airport transfers, tour packages, sightseeing, car rentals, express buses and more; with real-time booking capability and payment options, all under one platform. Recently, added to the list of services is the Online Travel Insurance (which will be available live early November 2016). This is the collaboration […]
By Gaya Travel on October 26, 2016
KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia business events industry once again marked another milestone by hosting another incentive travel group from China for a four-day event. Returning to the country for the second time, Xi’an 38FULE, a premier health and advisory company headquartered in Xian, China selected 652 of its high achievers to participate in the 38FULE Employee Malaysia Fantastic Tour happening from 20 to 24 October 2016. The group is currently in Malaysia to attend a one-day conference at Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC) and will be experiencing Malaysia through a three-day event packed with various incentive activities planned by a local Destination Marketing Company (DMC), Mayflower. Corporate Travel Services Sdn Bhd and supported by Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), an agency under the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia. […]
By Gaya Travel on October 24, 2016
United States, Malaysia, October 11th, 2016 – The United States is the biggest beneficiary of global Muslim tourism spend, according to a new report by a leading authority on the Muslim travel sector, Salam Standard. The Muslim travel market accounted for US$145billion of total international tourism spend in 2015 and the US received a 24% share or almost $35 billion, according to an executive summary of The Economic Impact of Muslim Tourism on the United States 2015 -2016 research paper. Muslim tourism also contributed $16 billion to US GDP in 2015, driving the prosperity of restaurants, hotels, cultural venues, travel agents, airlines, local transport and retailers country-wide. “The United States benefits more from Muslim tourism than any other economy in the world in terms of direct […]
By Gaya Travel on October 14, 2016
After the resounding success of the Eat.Travel.Write first and second version, the journey continues to the third phase. This time around, the programme brought 30 participants involving members of media, social network influences and bloggers to explore Kuala Kubu Bharu, Fraser’s Hill, Genting Highlands and Shah Alam. Read on to explore things you can do when being in the territories. Where we visited 1. Sungai Dusun Wildlife Reserve Sungai Dusun Wildlife Reserve is a wildlife rescue and breeding centre with a peat swamp and lowland dipterocarp forest that is home to tapir, Selangor’s iconic animal. There are eight adult and three baby tapirs currently at the centre. The tapirs are fed twice a day and they will only stop eating once […]
By Nadya Ryzal on September 29, 2016