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Megève has become a beloved skiing destination for jet setters and celebrities, spending their winter holidays in the French Alps. But did you know that this quaint mountainside commune offers a whole lot more? Come summertime, the frosty white village transforms into a palette of verdant hues with endless blue skies on the horizon and the majestic Mont Blanc in pure sight. So what can you honestly expect as you spend your summer break in this Alpine holiday getaway? Let’s find out more as we explore the allure of a typical Megèvan summer. Megève, a summer dream The charming resort town was once a humble farming village dating back to the 12th century. However, the Rothschild family saw its potential as a skiing destination in the early 1900s, elevating it to the luxury status that it now enjoys. With a cozy temperature of just around 14.2 °C during its hottest …

The quiet town of Niseko prides itself in its rich landscape and heritage, making it a hotspot for travelers seeking to experience a different side of this wintry paradise. The ski holiday destination is dubbed as ‘the powder capital of the world,’ thanks to the iconic fine snow that blankets the region come wintertime. Its proximity to Sapporo, just a couple of hours’ drive away, makes it accessible to those yearning to be surrounded by the snowcapped mountains while exploring the other delights that Niseko has to offer. Accommodations in Niseko come aplenty while arranging your stay can be quickly done courtesy of the many luxury lodgings to choose from. We have prepared a guide to help you choose the best accommodation that suits your needs. We shall focus on three accommodation types, namely hotels, apartments, and chalets, and discuss their distinguishing features from each other. Hotels As with every …

Asia’s abundance in natural beauty makes it a mecca of paradisal destinations and has people from around the world listing them on their bucket lists. Two of the world’s most gorgeous coastal getaways are found in Phuket and Bali, and it comes as no surprise. Their rich landscape, mouth-watering cuisine, and warm hospitality are enough reasons to lure travelers and leave them coming back for more. The goal of this guide is not to pick which is a better destination, but rather to highlight their similarities, differences and their strengths which will hopefully get you closer to your dream holiday destination. An overview of Phuket and Bali Phuket prides itself as a luxury destination, thanks to its top-notch destinations and excellent accommodation, entertainment and dining options. Its marinas make it a popular choice for yachting and boat tours that lets you explore Phuket’s seascape and surrounding islands. People visiting Phuket …

A year has passed since the COVID-19 pandemic first struck the world, and we are still reeling from its impact. As strict lockdowns and border closures are continuously enforced everywhere, life as we know it has drastically changed. Its ripple effect has left a sizable dent in various industries, affecting people from all walks of life, while governments and private entities continually battle this silent killer.  Like its Southeast Asian neighbors, Thailand’s economy has been pummeled by the pandemic and is expected to record a 6.5% contraction in 2020. Reliant on tourism cash flow, data from the Ministry of Tourism and Sports showed that tourist arrivals in 2020 plunged to 6.7 million from 39.9 million a year earlier. This generated a total of 760 million baht in tourist receipts, a drastic drop from around 3 trillion baht in 2019. Although Thailand’s Ministry of Finance has forecasted the country’s economy to …

2020 was full of unforeseen challenges and events. But it also brought with it something which we did not have prior to the pandemic – fresh and relevant data. Collected and assessed, these statistics may serve as essential building blocks in formulating a strategic approach to the months that lie ahead. Much of the industry has invested hope in the highly-anticipated, post-quarantine revenge travel. And there are recorded facts that may actually support this (as discussed in the following pointers). This would indicate that there will be a readily available market once borders are fully lifted. Given this, the travel industry is led to focus on two general objectives – to be prepared to re-generate business once international tourism resumes. And secondly – to sustain itself until international tourism resumes. The list below aims to provide a data-supported guideline on how we, as a community, can dredge across this deluge …