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How airlines, airports stack up on duty-free shopping

Best Asian duty-free prices at airports and 30,000ft aloft

At Seoul's Incheon International Airport duty-free shopping sales are intense and varied with fragrances and skin-care products and face masks leading the way at the Shilla Duty-Free and Lotte stores/ photo: Vijay Verghese.


It's foolish to talk to a silly robot

Hotel room voice controls spark lively debate


Corporate meetings Asia guide

Great event venues and ballrooms for all occasions


Accident by design?

Author - Vijay VergheseThe tragic B-737 MAX-8 crashes have put the spotlight on possible design flaws and an absurdly cosy aircraft certification process. What has emerged over the years is a pattern of obfuscation by Boeing and consistent deflection of media discussion to pilot incompetence or poor maintenance.


Taiwan spa hideaways

Taiwan spa resorts, and a Taipei fun guide with 22 must-do things. Plus our Taipei business hotels review.


Best Maldives resorts review

Plus our Cebu resorts review for lovers, divers and an exotic Palawan resorts review for all tastes. Boracay is back.

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