Asia is the largest of the five continents with fifty countries. The largest is Russia and the second largest is China with the Maldives being the smallest independent state.

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Sakura, sake and spring with Hoshino Resorts

The first cherry blossom season open to international tourists post-Covid  starts on March 22, this year.

Hoshino Resorts has hotels and traditional “ryokan” inns for those wanting to experience Japan in its most colourful season.

HOSHINOYA Kyoto Boat Check in Autumn
Journey to Kyoto with Quay’s Peter Gilmore

An insider’s guide to Kyoto awaits with your hosts Jane Lawson of Zenbu Tours and Executive Chef Peter Gilmore of Quay and Bennelong restaurants.

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Top luxury ryokan stays in Japan

The film, Shotgun Wedding, was shot at the exclusive ÀNI Dominican Republic, and tells the story of Darcy (Jennifer Lopez) and Tom (Josh Duhamel), as they gather their lovable, albeit very opinionated families for the ultimate destination wedding.

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The launch of the fireflies at Buahan, Bali

Buahan, a Banyan Tree Escape launches Lentera Bumi – the first and only resort-based conservatory dedicated to supporting and restoring local firefly populations in Bali.

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Respendent Ceylon launches two new Sri Lankan properties

Along Sri Lanka’s picturesque coast, Reverie has opened two boutique properties. Kayaam House in Tangalle will open in January 2023, and Ahu Bay in Ahungalla in February 2023.

Pimalai Spa
Koh Lanta: a splash of luxury on Thailand’s Hideaway Island

Blissfully underdeveloped and with some of the best beaches in the region, the verdant island of Koh Lanta remains a haven for nature lovers and travellers. Travel journalist, Roderick Eime, sampled some of the island’s charm.

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Penang: Asia’s Most Magical Melting Pot

The Malaysian island of Penang might be pocket-sized but it packs a powerhouse of attractions. Within its 1048 square kilometres lies some of Asia’s best food, not one but two UNESCO heritage sites, an array of theme parks to delight children and adults alike and many other compelling places to visit.

Soneva Fushi Sandbank Dinner
Dining pop-up at Soneva Fushi

Award-winning Brazilian chef and restaurateur, Manoella ‘Manu’ Buffara, has launched a new pop-up restaurant at Soneva Fushi, the pioneering barefoot luxury resort in the Maldives.

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Discover a new Luxury Villa at Haven Gili Meno Indonesia

If you haven’t discovered Gili Island, now is the time with couples only Meno House offering six new luxury villas.

10 Tokyo Hot Spots in the Metropolis where Old meets New

Prepare to be amazed by the changes and the contrasts in this dynamic city where cutting-edge technology sits side-by-side with tradition.