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How to have a steamy Taipei getaway in the spa hills

Taipei spas and hot springs in the Wulai area - also look at Beitou to the north on the train line

The rustic hot spring town of Wulai a 45-minute drive south of Taipei is a favourite with locals and intrepid visitors for its informal steam and public baths that line the meandering stream cutting through low hills

BUSINESS

Easy Taipei guide for pinstripers

Taipei business hotels review + a fun guide for all

LIFESTYLE

Seoul spa fun at a jjimjilbang

How to tackle a very local massage and much more

EDITOR'S RANT

The death
of loyalty

Author - Vijay VergheseWhatever happened to frequent flyers, returning guests, smiling faces, in-flight coffee, and lobster buffets? Hospitality – once based on warm human relationships that created powerful bonds – is now an anonymous industry crunching numbers and least interested in guest foibles and interests.

SPA ESCAPES

Taiwan spa hideaways

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

ISLANDS

Best Maldives resorts review

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

Grand Hyatt Bali