Executive summary by darmansjah
Travel the world from in front of your computer; snag cheap last-minute tickets; experience the best of Britain in first class; discover locals’ secret places and get insider recommendations
TRAVELING WITHOUT MOVING
Using interactive 3D CGI scenes incorporating genuine sounds to replicate the environment, 3rd Planet is an interactive 3D online travel portal, allowing users to explore the world’s most famous sights with the click of a mouse. Launched with its inaugural experience ‘Jouney to Everest’, the portal intends to roll out other locations (3rdplanet.com).
LAST MINUTE EFFICIENCY
Want a quick last-minute getaway? Thanks to Cheap Tickets.sg. an online travel agency, you’ll have access to the cheapest flights in town through a quick and easy online booking system. It is the only online travel portal to also offer flights on budget airlines, as well as last minute flights for those wanting to get away at short notice (cheaptickets.sg).
THE NEW FIRST
Though Bristish Airways launched its new First Class cabin a couple of years ago, travelers flying through Singapore will be pleased to know that come February, all of the airline’s long haul fleet to and from Singapore will boast this experience. The new First redefines British Style and elegance with a 60 percent wider bed, personal wardrobe and leather bound writing table (britishairways.com).
THE INNKEEPERS’ SECRETS
The iPad App ‘Inkeepers’ Guide to Discovering Asia’ presents a unique insight Relasis & Chateux destinations across Asia, through the eyes of the property’s innkeepers. Alongside profiles on individual properties and destination reviews are itineraries, ‘secret places’ and even recipes for local cuisine suggested by the ‘Maitre de Maison’ innkeepers (relaischateaux.com).
THE INSIDER CONNECTION
Trafalgar has unveiled The insider, its new range of products for 2012 that include Be My Guest, where guest are invited to intimate family-run restaurants and establishments; and local Experts where experts such as naturalists and historians take the place of regular guides to provide fascinating insights into destinations (Trafalgar.com).