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Where the water is blue in Cebu: sun, sand, and sharks

Cebu fun guide and dives - best resorts and beaches

Diver watches a whale shark off Malapascua, Cebu, in the Philippines where azure waters make for superb sightings at close range. Cebu has the added allure of some fine beaches but you need to know where to look.


Top Asian brands for travellers

Asia's best hotels, airlines, airports and destinations


How big can
be beautiful

Author - Vijay VergheseWhy people must come first and what Marriott's acquisition of Starwood means for travellers. Yes, prices may climb but there are massive perks in the pipeline for the intrepid. We await the return of smiling staff. Hotels can smile and survive or sulk and sink.


Best Maldives resorts, dives

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


Taiwan spa hideaways

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