Where can disabled people easily travel? Survey names the top cities

Where can disabled people easily travel?  Survey names the top cities

The Valuable 500, a business coalition, released its list of the top 10 most accessible cities in the world. The report cited a survey conducted among 3,500 individuals with disabilities, who rated cities based on “transport links, proximity of accommodation to attractions, shops, and restaurants, and the availability of information about accessibility.” The survey was … Read more

Is it safe to cruise again? Yes, say fans who are cruising again

Is it safe to cruise again?  Yes, say fans who are cruising again

Outbreaks, port refusals, travelers stuck onboard. Cruise ships dominated the news in early 2020 for all the wrong reasons. Some people predicted the industry would never recover. But cruising fans say: That’s ancient history. “Given a choice, we would be living on the cruise ship for the remainder of our lives,” said Singaporean Peter Lim. … Read more

Donors dig deep to prop up Pacific economies left reeling by the ‘dire consequences of COVID’

A mother carries a baby in front of a dilapidated shack

New figures show foreign aid to the Pacific surged to record highs as the COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on regional economies, while Chinese development assistance fell to a new low. Key points: Donor countries responded “swiftly” during the pandemic In 2020, donors ploughed $6.2 billion into the region, up from $4.5 billion the year before … Read more

‘Japan is Back’: Asia Occupies Center Stage at G1 Global Conference

'Japan is Back': Asia Occupies Center Stage at G1 Global Conference

“There is a lot that Japan can contribute to the world order. Japan is Back,” said Minister of Digital Transformation Taro Kono, in words reminiscent of the former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, as he spoke at the G1 Global Conference in Tokyo on October 10. What is Japan’s place in the world, and what can … Read more

High-touch, tech-enabled patient engagement + patient activation resolve barriers to accessing care

High-touch, tech-enabled patient engagement + patient activation resolve barriers to accessing care

Healthcare decision-makers increasingly recognize that patients who are more actively involved in their personal health care will experience better health outcomes and incur lower costs. While there is broader understanding of the term “patient engagement” — strategies ranging from educating people about their conditions to involving them more fully in making decisions about their care … Read more

More flights in Asia may cause airfares to fall, but it may take time

More flights in Asia may cause airfares to fall, but it may take time

Many flights that were canceled during the pandemic are returning to the skies this month. Last week, Singapore Airlines and Scoot announced they’re adding dozens of flights to cities across Asia. Citing strong demand and relaxed border restrictions, both airlines announced more flights between Singapore and Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. Scoot is bringing back … Read more

4 Tips to Keep in Mind When Visiting China

The view from above Phoenix Town, Hunan, China. Shutterstock A country with 31 provinces, over 300 languages ​​and 7,000 years of history, China’s wealth as a travel destination is both vast and deep. Between unlimited historical sites, cutting-edge fashion commerce, numerous and varied geographies, and a general culture of hospitality, its potential as a destination … Read more

China Airlines: “Pikachu Jet CI” Set for 9/30 Micro-Trip with Pokémon

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The long-awaited China Airlines “Pikachu Jet CI” is departing soon! The one-day micro-trip aboard “Pikachu Jet CI” scheduled for September 30 will give the general public a chance to see the Pokémon up close. The flight will take off from Taoyuan Airport and land at Taipei-Songshan Airport. Only 80 seats are available and bookings start … Read more

Futureproofing tourism through digitalization | Technology

Futureproofing tourism through digitalization |  Technology

Penang (Malaysia), Sep 2 (360info) While traditional tourism has been the mainstay for many economies, smart tourism is the way forward post-COVID. COVID-19 is an opportunity to rethink tourism for the future — a shift from traditional tourism to adopting futuristic trends in the industry to ensure it’s resilient in future crises. The pandemic saw … Read more

US avenges China’s COVID airline policies by suspending 26 flights in ‘one-for-one response’

US avenges China's COVID airline policies by suspending 26 flights in 'one-for-one response'

The US is striking back at China for a spate of recent flight cancellations. Its “one-for-one response” will see 26 flights by Chinese carriers suspended this September. Earlier this month, the Chinese government suspended 26 American, Delta and United Airlines flights to comply with revised COVID regulations. Why did China cancel flights by US carriers? … Read more