The COVID-19 pandemic has heightened our awareness of the importance of protecting our planet and traveling responsibly. While travelers must take responsibility for their own impact on the environment (for example through carbon offsetting, using public transport, or walking wherever possible, and reducing their use of disposable products), many hotels have introduced initiatives to encourage people to travel more sustainably. For Earth Day this year, we have collated some of the top sustainable hotels that are bookable via Trip.com. These hotels are all actively working towards a common goal of reducing their environmental impact. Initiatives include: resorts that have energy-efficient buildings, hotels that no longer provide single-use plastic products, and hotels that offer savings or reward programs for travelers who re-use their sheets and towels over more than one night.
Over the past year, we have had more time to think and reflect on what is truly important in our lives. Protecting and caring for our local communities and the environment has been at the forefront our minds because of the impact of the global pandemic. The good news is we are not in this alone. It is within our power to make better choices when we travel, choices that have a positive and meaningful impact on the countries we visit.
This Earth Day we have the chance to focus on our planet, our home. The global pandemic forced us to give up traveling – and understandably we want to get our travel groove back on and start discovering the world again. Today is an opportunity to consider how we can travel differently, and we want to share some useful practices and tips you can use to make your next trip as sustainable as it is enjoyable.
The SingapoRediscovers Voucher campaign is already in full swing. As more and more economic activity returns, residents can expect additional opportunities and ways to use their vouchers for maximum enjoyment. Here are some excellent budget-friendly hotel stays available for under S$150. These places offer loads of comfort and amenities without breaking the bank.
Singaporediscovers vouchers: Discover Singapore with fresh eyes and experience familiar places from new perspectives. Use your SingapoRediscovers Vouchers and spend time with family and friends at Trip.com, we offer a list of tours, attraction and hotels. From 1 December 2020 to 30 June 2021, take advantage of off-peak promotions or go off the beaten path to stay sage while having fun.
Singapore’s tropical weather means yes to all year round summer vacations and endless pool parties. If you’re thinking of going on a weekend staycation with Instagram worthy pools or pools that make you feel like you’re in a tropical paradise, read on!
An island off Vietnam’s southwest coast, Phú Quốc Island is an idyllic location that is perfect for travellers looking to relax and recharge on their vacation. From pristine beaches to nature-fuelled day trips, Phu Quoc is a great option to explore for your next trip!
2020 looks set to be an exciting year with seven long weekends lined up for you to look forward to!
If you are planning a holiday, this is a good time to maximise the long weekends in 2020 to scoot away for some downtime. With National Day, 9 August 2020, falling on a Sunday this year, the following Monday, 10 August 2020 will be an observed public holiday. Starting Friday evening, 7 August 2020, you can look forward to an uninterrupted three days of holiday.
The southern city of Vietnam may very well be known for its colonial influences found particularly in its renowned architectural landmarks like the famous Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon. Yet, the locals have retained their distinct cultures and traditions in this cosmopolitan metropolis at every corner.
Known to be home to the best beaches in Bali, Uluwatu is a mecca for surfers. The major surf destination sits in Bukit Peninsula on the southern tip of Bali. Filled with attractions, luxury accommodations, and awesome activities, Uluwatu is a stunning destination for all travellers. Simply rent a scooter and explore the coast for a great day out. Most accommodations have scooters for rent, so getting from one location to another should not be a hassle.
If you ever toyed with the idea of promenading through the streets of Japan in a Kimono, Kyoto is the ideal place to do so.
With statuesque landmarks and breath-taking sights, Kyoto is the place to experience Japanese culture. There are tons of Kimono rental stores littered all around the city with modern, luxurious, traditional and vintage pieces!
It is not uncommon for Singaporeans to find our Asian delicacies sold at superbly high prices in the West. Yet, much of the price tag is the result of the low demand for such cuisines in those countries alongside the costs required to bring in the ingredients for these dishes.
From magnificent architecture and breathtaking views to happening theme parks and lively shopping districts, South Korea has something for everyone. We have planned a 9-day itinerary to some of its leading destinations in Busan, Jeju and Seoul!
Many countries in Southeast Asia are known for their beautiful beaches, amazing shopping hideouts and unforgettably good food. This makes for an ultimate weekend getaway idea for Singaporeans. However, for those who are keen to get off the beaten track for your next trip, you can plan a camping escapade with a fellow thrill-seeker and head out for an adventure near Singapore!
With many public holidays landing on Fridays and Mondays this year, 2020 offers exciting opportunities for those looking to plan a holiday. There is ample opportunity for you to plan long-haul vacations, day trips in the region as well as short weekend getaways.
If you still want a break with the family but are unable to travel out of the country, a staycation might just give you the respite you need. Staycation is now a trend in Singapore and hotels all over the island are jumping on the bandwagon to offer experiences that appeal to locals looking for a good getaway within the country.
Connected by two bridges with Singapore, Johor Bahru, also known as JB, is the second-largest city in Malaysia. Boasting 16 million annual tourist visits, its many towns are a melting pot of culture that is bound to have you experiencing Malaysia’s unique diversity. A day trip to JB lets you discover plenty of hidden gems!
Just across the water from Singapore, Batam is the perfect destination if you are looking for a short and sweet getaway. It is the largest city in the province of Riau Islands in Indonesia and is part of the free trade zone in the Indonesia-Malaysia-Singapore growth Triangle.
Take a respite from the hustle of Melbourne’s City and make your way east to the lush rainforests of Dandenong Ranges. If driving through tranquil surroundings with towering Mountain Ash trees is what you would envision as a perfect getaway to the countryside, the Dandenong Ranges will make for an unforgettable day trip for you and your family. Not forgetting your pals if you are travelling to Melbourne with them - this mountainous hideout will excite anyone!
Thanks to Good Friday, we will have a long weekend in April 2020 to look forward to!
Good Friday in 2020 falls on 10 April, which means we will get a long weekend of three days before we’re back in office on 13 April.
If you are tired of the hustle and bustle of working life, why not plan a short weekend trip?
Ipoh, the thriving capital city of the Malaysian state of Perak, is well-known for its majestic temples, magnificent caves, hipster cafés, and jaw-dropping architecture. With many hidden gems waiting to be discovered, Ipoh offers all travellers a great escape away from the hustle and bustle of the big city into a charming paradise of modern art and history.
We’re left with barely more than a month to the awaited March school holidays in 2020. If a vacation with your kids is what you need to escape the hot (and unexpectedly rainy) weather of Singapore, Perth City might just be a fine option.
Sydney may be a bustling metropolis but this vibrant capital offers some of Australia’s best caricatures of Mother Nature and an abundance of history that ignites the wanderlust in both the young and old. From pretty coastlines and harbours to magnificent parks and heritage landmarks, we invite you to explore the beauty of this city on two wheels.
Located off the coast of Penang is this little exotic and tropical island that has since become one of the more popular tourist destinations in Malaysia. Always attracting a steady stream of backpackers and locals, Langkawi boasts a range of activities that are bound to match different traveller styles.
The land of the rising sun is known for many attractions, fresh produce and seafood, jaw-dropping architecture and excellent hospitality. One principal attraction that has thousands of travellers visiting Japan in spring is none other than the Japanese Cherry Blossom, or Sakura.
Chinese New Year in 2020 falls on the last weekend of January which makes it perfect for avid travellers planning for a quick getaway. With the 25th recorded as a Public Holiday in lieu of the two-day festivity, all you need to do is apply for leave on the Friday right before Chinese New Year and you are set for a four-day vacation!
Planning a trip to Australia? It is no secret that Melbourne is one of the most popular cities to visit in Australia. Known for its labyrinth of laneways, spectacular mountain ranges, and dynamically diverse city neighbourhoods, the cultural capital of Australia is a place you have to see for yourself if you are planning a trip sometime soon.
Ubud is not only just a nature paradise for grown adults. It is also an adventure playground for children who are ever ready to jump on any activity that gets their adrenaline running. These young inquisitive minds are longing for experiences that open their horizons and lead them to uncharted territories which, most importantly, let them have fun. For parents thinking about what to do in nature-abound Ubud, we believe the best way to admire earth’s jewels in the uplands of Bali is by foot.