Smart Travel Asia
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An exclusive collection of the best Asian hotels, resorts and spas

Best in Travel Poll 2019 - Asia's top airlines, luxury hotels, destinations

 

Cruises into the blue: islands, ice, and incredible beaches

Best Asian cruises for 2020 and 2021 - QE at Alaska's Inside Passage, Glacier Bay

Cunard's Queen Elizabeth cuts a stately passage through Glacier Bay along Alaska's Inside Passage sailing from Vancouver and heading north before looping south to San Francisco.

SNOW ESCAPES

Hokkaido winter ski breaks

Luxe resorts, top powder, lodges and dogsled tours.

HEALTH

Medical tourism in Asia

Treatments and check-ups across Asia + health risks

Shanghai Bund trail fun runs

EDITOR'S RANT

Why it's brand on the run

Author - Vijay VergheseHotel behemoths are slowly moving further away from their customers who are offered a fiction of choice and cut-rate guarantees. Best rates are sheer gobbledegook. Monopolies push prices just one way. Up. Yet loyalty programs offer more points for those who stay with a single hotel family.

Jim Thompson silk, Thai icon


The Fullerton Hotel Singapore Grand Hyatt Bali