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

Best in Travel Poll 2017 - Asia's top airlines, hotels, destinations


India tiger spotting - an all stripes family album of sorts

Guide to India tigers, safaris, lodges and game parks

Regal T19 - the eternal mother of Ranthambhore - with cubs at a watering hole. In her heyday she was a force to be reckoned with, an Indian tigress in her prime/ photo: Abhinav Dhar


If you are heading to Vietnam

Best Vietnam beach resorts from Hoi An to Phu Quoc


2017 Best in Travel winners

Asia's best airlines, and hotels. See Winners album


Why it's an Aye for an Aye

Author - Vijay VergheseOnline it’s like for like, follow me follow you… but what does this have to do with influencing genuine travellers? It’s all numbers, and quality be damned as well known brands disappear and the click storm continues unabated. Whatever happened to the brave new world of Google and Facebook?


Widest economy seats and WiFi picks

Frequent flyer perks get squeezed, widest seats in economy, the widest business class seats to Asia, and how Small Asian airlines have opened up the region. Plus the A380 vs B787.


Sabah fun guide for dives and stays

Phnom Penh, a detailed Asian cruises review, wickedly good Tioman dives, an insightful Angkor fun guide to jungle adventure plus breathless Himalayan treks in Ladakh and Nepal treks around Annapurna. Plus Bhutan fun guide.


Arty Hanoi stays for all pockets

The best Asian child-friendly hotels, a big Bali fun guide, top Vietnam beach resorts, a detailed Bali resorts review, with a Penang spa resorts wrap, Hawaii, and some Sanya sizzle.


Taiwan spa hideaways

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


Best Palawan resorts, dives

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

Bali Mt Agung volcano eruption, evacuation and safety update

Bali's sacred Mt Agung continues to rumble but with seismic activity dropping, the alert level was dropped a notch from Level 4 on 29 October 2017. Hotels continue to watch and wait while making preparations for any possible developing situation.