Asia Travel

Travel Jobs – Earn While You’re on the Road
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Hands-up if you would like to travel long term or even permanently! As unrealistic as it sounds, it can be done and many people are living the dream of long-term travel. However, the question of how to fund long-term travel is a stumbling block for many. There are several options on how to passively fund […]

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US Orders Engine Fix for Boeing Dreamliner
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US officials have ordered Boeing to fix engines on some of its 787 Dreamliner airplanes to avoid sudden failure in icy conditions, calling the problem an “urgent safety issue.” Friday’s Federal Aviation Administration directive concerns a potential problem in General Electric’s most advanced engines that affects 176 planes worldwide, following a January incident that caused an […]

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Myanmar Pagoda re-clad with Gold
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Teetering on bamboo scaffolding, expert craftsmen are busy attaching blocks of gold to a Buddhist pagoda in downtown Yangon, burnishing one of the city’s major landmarks and racking up spiritual credit for devotees. The five-yearly renovation at the Sule Pagoda sees the monument shed its weather-damaged frontage. It is re-clad in several hundred solid gold plates […]

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The Backpacker – an endangered species?
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Intrepid travelers once ventured to the jungles of Southeast Asia for genuine budget adventure, where getting around could mean sweating for hours on a bus with locals taking their chickens to market. Now, visitors to places like Thailand and Cambodia could well find themselves bundled onto a tour bus full of backpackers, relaxed after a stint […]

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13 of the World’s Best Airports for Customer Service
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From check-in to duty free, your experience at the airport doesn’t have to be tedious. Thankfully, the Airports Council International has announced the winners of its 2015 Airport Service Quality Awards so you can take to the skies with confidence. The air passenger service surveyed over 550,000 travelers at more than 300 airports in 80 […]

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Qantas Business Class Upgrades Frequent Flyer Awards
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Qantas travellers on domestic and international flights can now use their frequent flyer points to upgrade to premium economy and business class when booked on ‘Classic Flight Reward’ tickets bought using frequent flyer points. (‘Classic Flight Rewards’ bookings require a fixed and lower number of frequent flyer points compared to ‘Points Plus Pay’ bookings, which […]

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7 Reasons to Love Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
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First impressions count for plenty, and our first impression of Samsung’s new Galaxy S7 Edge is that this will be the Android smartphone to beat in 2016. The Korean colossus could perhaps have settled for incremental upgrades to the S6, which already chalked a starting line well down the field from the previous generation, but […]

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Cathay Pacific Changes Marco Polo Club Frequent Flyer Scheme
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Oneworld alliance member and Qantas partner Cathay Pacific will make sweeping changes to its Marco Polo Club frequent flyer scheme from April 15 2016, impacing how elite status is earned as well as the perks it provides. It’s a mixed bag, with an all-new points-based qualification system, a loss of ‘anytime lounge access’ privileges for […]

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