Stay in a ryokan, find a travel deal, conquer China, go on rail journey and how not to be a tourist.
Always wanted to experience an authentic Japanese ryokan stay but don’t know where and how to star? Check out The Ryokan Collection, a consortium of carefully selected premium ryokans from across Japan (ryokancollection.http://www.ryokancollection.comcom). The collection currently consists of 30 Japanese-owned establishments.
PACK YOUR BAGS SINGAPORE
There are now more reasons for Singapore to escape the country for a holiday, of course. Expedia, Inc., the world’s leading travel company, has launched its full-service site in Singapore (expedia.com.sg), offering travelers flight and dynamic holiday packages at unbeatable value.
HAVING commenced their inaugural service between Singapore and Ningbo in September, Jetstar now operates close to 100 weekly flights from Singapore to eight destinations in mainland and Greater China including Guilin, Haikou, Hong Kong, Hangzhou, Macau, Shantaou, and Taipei. In late November, expected jetstar to add Beijing to that list.
TO BE OR NOT TO BE
LIKE a tourist, that is. The current generation of discerning travelers now looks for an intimate connection to the cities they visit. If you’re for blending in with the locals, check out the How Not To Be A Tourist website (hntbat.com), where city residents give tips on tourist faux pas and how to look, act and live like a local.
Rail travel in Europe has been steadily increasing, giving budget airlines a run for their money. With successful global distribution systems and business to customer websites already under its belt, Rail Europe recently launched a business-to-business platform to facilitate bookings from travel agencies (railb2b.com).