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If you’re planning to visit Bali, you might want to learn a thing or two about the language spoken on the island. Though most Indonesians or Balinese speak English and you probably won’t have any problems communicating with the locals, it’s still a good idea to learn a few local phrases before you get there. Learning the local language helps break down the language barrier and encourages a more friendly interaction. Not to mention it also helps you find your way around, haggle when shopping, and avoid miscommunication. While we are unable to freely travel, for now, one of the things we can do to keep the travel spirit alive is to prepare for future travels. One of the ways you can do that is to learn basic phrases for the places you plan to visit down the road. Before we jump into the most useful phrases for tourists, let’s …

Asian luxury villa rental specialists, The Luxury Signature, has set its sights on classy French skiing destinations Megève and Courchevel as they expand their line of premiere deluxe vacation homes. This exciting venture marks another notable milestone for the company as they venture beyond Asia and head to the French Alps for the first time. The Luxury Signature brings with it years of expertise in the luxury hospitality sector, managing premium villa homes in the world’s hottest destinations, namely Phuket and Koh Samui in Thailand, and Bali in Indonesia. The company is no stranger to luxury chalet rentals, having launched its first ski chalet collection located in Niseko, Japan in late 2017. Destination: Megève, France Likened to Switzerland’s St. Moritz, Megève has a long, vibrant history dating back to the early 13th century. The medieval town is situated near the majestic Mont-Blanc alongside ski points suited to every level of …

After shutting down due to the crisis, the travel and tourism industry doors are slowly about to reopen. With travelers eager to get away after a challenging few months, vacation rental owners are also keen to get bookings going again – especially that private villas are poised to become the ultimate accommodation choice beyond the pandemic. A rush of interest is expected and to make the most out of this opportunity, it is vital that if you are a holiday property owner that you are preparing your villa rental for the travel industry reopening. Here are some useful pointers to get you ready: Run a maintenance check To make your villa stand out, check out what condition it is in. Tired looking décor can be easily refreshed with a lick of paint, while minor repairs easily fix wear-and-tear issues. Make sure everything works correctly, that the place looks spotless, and that all appliances are …

The quaint yet beautiful town of Niseko is well-loved for many reasons including its powdery-white snow during the winter season. But did you know that there is more to this ski resort town come summertime? As soon as the snow melts, Niseko transforms from a snowy playground into a lush green landscape with breathtaking scenery, delicious produce, a string of festivities and plenty of exciting outdoor activities – all waiting to be discovered. While we can only dream of that summer trip while waiting through this pandemic, we have collated seven reasons for you to fall in love more and consider this charming destination on your future summer holiday. Explore a Different Hokkaido As Japan’s largest island, Hokkaido has thriving biodiversity underlined with geothermal activity evident with its natural hot springs and rugged volcanoes. Summer is the best time to visit the prefecture to relish in its natural beauty. The …

To visit Thailand is to fall in love with this beautiful part of the world. If you’re lucky enough to be planning a future trip, you’ll have had the enviable next step of choosing which island destination to soak up some tropical Southeast Asian sunshine. If you’ve chosen to relax in style on the gorgeous isle of Koh Samui in the Gulf of Thailand, then give yourself some praise for having great taste. Koh Samui is a wonderfully special place that captures the imagination and has inspired many travelers from all over the world. Phuket is not only Thailand’s most visited vacation spot, it is also one of the most developed in terms of activities, tourist attractions, and dining; rightly deserving the accolade of being, ‘The Jewel in the Andaman’. However, there’s no question that Koh Samui, the Kingdom’s second largest island, is a fantastic choice and the size, coupled …