Issue: November 08, 2010   (Archive)
Thursday, July 24, 2014   




Save on Samui
Book now to enjoy savings of up to 35 percent off the best available rates at Conrad Koh Samui.

Flight club
So which airlines are passenger favorites? The Skytrax 2014 World Airline Awards, which surveyed 18.85 million travelers across all cabin types, have been announced and here are some of the winners.

All fired up
Kids can learn how to train their dragon at Sheraton Macao's DreamWorks Dragon Adventure Package. Available until September 30, it includes Dragon Training Camp as well as the opportunity to upgrade to Shrekfast with the DreamWorks Gang.

Pilgrim's progress
The Camino de Santiago de Compostela, or the Way of St James - an ancient pilgrim route supposedly traveled by the apostle to preach the gospel on the Iberian peninsula.

Mood blanket
Imagine a blanket that does away with the Do Not Disturb sign. British Airways is testing a high-tech blanket which changes color to tell flight attendants whether to wake you up for meals or just let you lie.

Golden glories
We were lucky, although it didn't seem so at first. We knew we would arrive very late in Rangoon - the flight from Hong Kong has a terrible schedule and our group waited at least half an hour in the immigration queue. We were exhausted when we finally arrived at the hotel at around 1.30am.

Dim sum delights
Hong Kong's famous dim sum has taken to the skies - with Siu Maai leading the way. HK Express recently organized a "Name the Plane" competition and winner Kitty Choy chose dim sum as the theme - reasoning that the airline's low- cost fares make overseas travel and weekend breaks as simple as having a Sunday yum cha session.

The race is on
Don't forget to book your Singapore Grand Prix tickets. The only Formula One full-night race is back on September 19-21.

Stay and play
Staycations are here to stay, says Expedia. Figures from the online travel agency show 5 percent of Hongkongers book hotel rooms within the SAR, putting it in third place. The first and second most popular destinations are Taipei (13 percent) and Seoul (9 percent).

Lounging around
Hong Kong Airlines recently opened its new VIP lounge. The more than 5,000-square-foot Club Bauhinia was designed by local designer Phill Cheng and houses a business center, showers, a resting area and private conference rooms.



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