Asia and the Pacific

Explore Asia through our guides to the best the continent offers.

The Peninsula Manila Launches Academy Programs Collection

Guests at The Peninsula Manila can experience a taste of Philippine culture with eight new adventures from heritage walks through colonial towns to afternoon tea with a bespoke jeweler. Just in time for the last quarter of the year, The Peninsula Manila […]

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Counterpunching in The Philippines

    When record setting Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines November 8 it gained worldwide attention for its death and destruction.   It also undermined the efforts of The Philippines Tourism Promotion Board (http://www.elitetraveler.com/travel/destination-guides/asia-and-the-pacific/domingo-ramon-c-enerio-iii-chief-operating-officer-philippines-tourism-promotion-board) which despite the tragedy was able to […]

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New Zealand By Land, Sea and Air

If as some say, “adventure travel is becoming more luxurious and luxury travel is becoming more adventurous” New Zealand is center stage. From helicopter hunting and hiking to super yacht refurbishment, wining, diving and golfing, the Kiwis are hosting more […]

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Truth Be Told (and Televised)

If you have ever been on the wrong side of general media news reporting about something you’ve been involved with, there is a decent chance that what you read did not align with what was really going on. Popular tourist […]

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Making the List

This year may be Visit Malaysia Year, but for Minister of Tourism YB Dato Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz despite a one slot drop in world ranking for visits last year (from 9th to 10th according to the United Nations […]

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Dancing With The Minister

Schooled in the United Kingdom, originally a lawyer who rose to create his own law firm, then a Senator, Dato’ Seri Mohd Nazri Aziz certainly exudes charm not to mention fancy footwork. According to his biography, he was born in […]

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The Ghan

Top cabin: Platinum Cabin Key selling points: The private lounge space with ample seating and a movable table in this premium cabin takes in postcard-worthy views through panoramic windows and becomes a comfortable double-bedded (or twin-bedded upon request) sleeping space […]

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Eastern & Oriental Express

Top cabin: Presidential Cabin Key selling points: The largest and most opulent accommodations on board, the Presidential Cabins have their own separate dressing areas with an en-suite shower and lavatory, plus a deluxe lounge decorated with intricate marquetry that converts […]

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Maharajas’ Express

Top cabin: Presidential Suite (Navratna) Key selling points: Reserve this tony cabin, also known as Navratna, which means “nine precious gems,” and you’ll have an entire railcar to yourself—just like a modern-day maharaja. Reminiscent of a bygone era, the suite’s […]

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