Travel

How to avoid overpaying for your next vacation

by ValueChampion According to a report by the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS), an estimated 81% of consumers report that they were charged a higher price than was initially advertised for their online travel bookings. To help you stay on budget for your next trip, we’ve laid out some of the common causes of expensive trips and tips for …

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Saudi Arabia to offer tourist visas for first time

by Anuj Chopra Saudi Arabia said Friday it will offer tourist visas for the first time, opening up the ultra-conservative kingdom to holidaymakers as part of a push to diversify its economy away from oil. Kickstarting tourism is one of the centrepieces of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s Vision 2030 reform programme to prepare the biggest Arab economy for a …

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When is it worth buying annual travel insurance?

by ValueChampion Travel insurance is a popular purchase for a lot of vacationers. But given that travellers have different preferences and habits, it can be difficult to navigate all of the available offerings. In this article, we explore whether you will benefit most from an annual travel policy or a single trip policy. With so many travel trends taking Singaporeans by …

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Singaporeans booking travel deals to Taiwan most vulnerable to fraud, says McAfee study

There’s no doubt that Singaporeans love travelling and they’re constantly on the lookout for novel travel destinations and experiences. Unfortunately, the lucrativeness of the online travel industry has made it a hotbed for cybercriminals who target innocent customers with phishing scams and fraudulent accommodations. According to a study by McAfee, cybercriminals are capitalising on consumers’ risky holiday booking habits for …

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Asian countries dominate when it comes to passport power in 2019

Japan goes into the new year holding 1st place on the Henley Passport Index, with citizens enjoying visa-free/visa-on-arrival access to 190 destinations. In a further display of Asian passport power, Singapore and South Korea now sit in joint 2nd place, with access to 189 destinations around the globe. This marks a new high for South Korea, which moved up the …

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Commuters to Malaysia asked to plan journey for holiday season

Traffic is expected to be particularly heavy on weekends throughout the holiday period as the year-end school holiday approaches, warned  the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) in a press release on Monday (12 November). The authority noted that travellers using the land checkpoints during this period can expect delays and should take note of this advisory. ICA stressed that security …

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