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By 2016, the Chinese Will Spend More on Business Travel than Americans

By 2016, the Chinese Will Spend More on Business Travel than Americans Oct 29th, 2013 at 11:56AM: As China grows, so does how much the country's inhabitants travel, especially when it comes to business travel. While the United States has lead the pack in terms of spending on business travel, Americans are about to be overtaken by the Chinese: by 2016 China will have the world's largest business travel market, according to Global Business Travel Association (GBTA). What does that...

Singapore Photos Artfully Depict Passage Of Time

Singapore Photos Artfully Depict Passage Of Time Sep 9th, 2013 at 3:30PM: When Singapore-based photographer Fong Qi Wei decided to photograph cities around the world, his approach to the project was different than that of most photographers in that his primary focus was to capture the passage of time. To do so, Qi Wei took several photos of the same scene over a span of a few hours and then developed a composite image of the scene. With an artful eye, Qi Wei managed...

Strange Laws That Can Get You Locked Up Abroad

Strange Laws That Can Get You Locked Up Abroad Aug 28th, 2013 at 12:07PM: F Delventhal, Flickr Getting arrested is probably far down the list of most people's travel concerns. After all, we're usually focused on checking museums and monuments off our bucket list -- not engaging in illicit activity. But seemingly innocuous behavior can get you into trouble in many parts of the world, including things like wearing bikinis and chewing gum. The British Foreign Office has...

How Much Would You Pay to Fly in a Kid-Free 'Quiet Zone?'

How Much Would You Pay to Fly in a Kid-Free 'Quiet Zone?' Aug 21st, 2013 at 10:30AM: jyri, Flickr Would you pay to fly without children? Singapore-based budget carrier Scoot thinks passengers will fork over some extra cash in order to sit in a special "quiet zone" where there are no babies on board. For about $14.50 extra, passengers will find themselves in the 41-seat adults-only area, which spans rows 21 to 25 of the fleet's aircraft. But sitting outside of earshot of...

Call An Ice Cream Truck On Demand Today With Uber

Jul 19th, 2013 at 11:33AM: Today is the hottest day yet in New York City's latest heat wave, and the summer weather is no less forgiving in many other cities in the western hemisphere. To help beat the heat, car service app Uber is offering ice cream trucks on demand, today only from 11-5 p.m. in 33 cities worldwide. The stunt is to help promote the app's expansion to new cities in the United States and in Australia,...

Bumpier Rides Ahead: Singapore Airlines Flight Hits Terrifying Turbulence

Bumpier Rides Ahead: Singapore Airlines Flight Hits Terrifying Turbulence Jun 4th, 2013 at 3:00PM: Earlier this year we heard that climate change may be creating more turbulent flights as weather patterns shift. We may be seeing the results of that shift already. Flight crew members and passengers on board a Singapore Airlines flight from Singapore to London saw only clear, blue skies when suddenly the plane plunged 65 feet, causing cups of coffee to splatter on the roof and leaving a...

Photo Of The Day: Sri Lanka Temple

Photo Of The Day: Sri Lanka Temple May 30th, 2013 at 6:00PM: Jaliyaj, Flickr I've been traveling vicariously this week through my aunt who is temporarily based in Singapore and exploring Sri Lanka right now. The south Asian country has been on my wish list for years, ever since I learned the capital from playing "Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?" and imagined it was a place where my bartender might be an international jewel thief with an eye patch. On...

Better Know A Holiday: Buddha's Birthday

Better Know A Holiday: Buddha's Birthday May 16th, 2013 at 2:00PM: xcode, Flickr AKA: Vesakha, Vesak, Wesak, Visak, Vixakha and many more derivatives. When? The second Sunday in May OR the day of the full moon in May OR the Sunday nearest to the day of the full moon in May OR the eighth day of the fourth lunar month OR if you've decided all that calendric work is too much hassle, like the Japanese, April 8. Public holiday in: Hong Kong, Macau, Thailand,...

International Adventure Guide 2013: Singapore

International Adventure Guide 2013: Singapore Apr 2nd, 2013 at 11:00AM: Contrary to popular belief, Singapore offers more than just skyscrapers and street food. In the last few years, the Asian city-state has transformed itself into a premiere destination for adventure and nature lovers. Singapore doesn't just have gardens; it is a city within a garden. Plus, its tropical climate makes it the perfect place to indulge in outdoor pursuits year round. What does...

Virgin America And Singapore Airlines Launch Mileage Partnership - Star Alliance Next?

Virgin America And Singapore Airlines Launch Mileage Partnership - Star Alliance Next? Mar 10th, 2013 at 3:00PM: Passengers on the scrappy airline startup Virgin America were introduced to a new benefit last week: an expanded partnership with Singapore Airlines. Now, in addition to the assorted codeshare agreements currently in place, fliers on each airline can accrue miles from the partner carrier. So the 2000 Elevate points earned on Virgin America from Chicago to Los Angeles can now turn into 11,000 miles...

Traveling Couple Hits 20 Countries In 312 Days On 3 Minutes Of Video

Feb 5th, 2013 at 4:00PM: In a quest to tackle 30 must-have travel experiences before they turn 30, career breakers Gerard & Kieu of GQ trippin traveled 108,371 kilometers (67,338 miles) in 312 days through 20 countries for one adventure of a lifetime. Shooting 1,266 videos along the way, the traveling couple ended up with 11 hours of video but has reduced it and their entire year of travel to just three...

Flight Attendant Confesses Ups And Downs Of Job

Flight Attendant Confesses Ups And Downs Of Job Dec 3rd, 2012 at 1:00PM: An anonymous woman who said she is a 22-year-old flight attendant for a major airline urged Reddit users to ask her anything in an open forum over the weekend. The candid Q&A session turned into a behind-the-scenes look at the life of a flight attendant, including a tell all on the weird things passengers ask for, a discussion on how many people really try to join the mile high club and a...

Video Of The Day: Rummaging Through Singapore's Thieves' Market

Nov 19th, 2012 at 6:00PM: This short documentary film about making personal connections at Singapore's Thieves' Market is a little different from Gadling's usual Video of the Day, when we often feature time lapses and quick glimpses of cities or neighborhoods. Filmmakers John Clayton Lee and Jaspas Deck capture a place often avoided by tourists: Sungei Road, the largest and oldest flea market in Singapore. People...

Orlando Braces For Decepticon Takeover, Wookiee May Intervene

Orlando Braces For Decepticon Takeover, Wookiee May Intervene Nov 2nd, 2012 at 2:00PM: Universal Studios Orlando announced Thursday a new ride based on the Transformers movies to open next summer. That's big news for theme park fans around the world. The new four-minute Transformers ride in Orlando will be entirely in the dark and use 3-D flight simulator technology, said to be the next generation of Spider man, much like Transformer rides already in motion at Universal...

Universal Once Again Transforms Blockbuster Movie Into Attraction

Universal Once Again Transforms Blockbuster Movie Into Attraction Nov 1st, 2012 at 7:45PM: It seems the Universal Studios is making a second trilogy out of the popular "Transformers" movie series. Florida's Universal Orlando Resort has just announced the amusement park will unveil the third Transformers-themed ride in summer 2013. The ride, which is already attracting fans at Universal Studios Singapore and Universal Studios Hollywood, takes the hugely successful toy line...

Photo Of The Day: Supertree And Sands

Photo Of The Day: Supertree And Sands Sep 8th, 2012 at 5:00PM: This Photo of the Day comes from Gadling Flickr pool member BaboMike who captured this image taken in Singapore, titled "Supertree And Sands," with a Canon EOS 60D. Mike captions the image: "Marina Bay Gardens' Supertrees in front of the fantastic Marina Bay Sands Hotel. This is Singapore at its most spectacular." Upload your best shots to the Gadling Group Pool on Flickr. Several times a...

In-N-Out Burger Pop-Up In Singapore Sells Out In Less Than 5 Minutes

In-N-Out Burger Pop-Up In Singapore Sells Out In Less Than 5 Minutes Jul 30th, 2012 at 1:00PM: Who knew locals of one of the most world-renowned food destinations on Earth would go crazy over American burgers? On July 24, an In-N-Out Burger pop-up restaurant opened in Singapore, lasting less than five minutes before they were completely sold out of patties. Originally scheduled to run from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., locals began lining up for the event at 9:30 a.m. By that time, 300...

Three Great Fall Food And Wine Festivals To Plan On Now

Three Great Fall Food And Wine Festivals To Plan On Now Jul 7th, 2012 at 12:00PM: As summer heat bears down on much of America, thoughts might turn to fall, which brings food and wine festivals. Visiting some of them might require just a quick drive to experience. Others, much farther away, are good choices but require some advance planning. Here is a quick list with three of the more interesting fall festivals and events coming up this year. Hawaii Food and Wine Festival-...

Singapore Celebrates Launch Of Bay South Garden With Two Weeks Of Events

Singapore Celebrates Launch Of Bay South Garden With Two Weeks Of Events May 19th, 2012 at 4:00PM: On the night of June 28, 2012, Singapore will debut its brand new Gardens by the Bay, which has been under construction for the past five years. The attraction is the first of its kind in Singapore. The launch takes place in the city's new Marina Bay downtown area, and is part of the "city in a garden vision," which aims to make Singapore a place of natural beauty. From June 29 to July 8, to...

Where To Get Singapore's Favorite Historical Cocktail: The Singapore Sling

Where To Get Singapore's Favorite Historical Cocktail: The Singapore Sling Apr 23rd, 2012 at 2:00PM: Developed sometime before 1915 by Ngiam Tong Boon, a bartender who worked at the Long Bar in the Raffles Hotel Singapore, the Singapore Sling is a historical cocktail that has made a revival over the past few years. The original recipe used only the best ingredients – gin, Cherry Heering, Bénédictine and fresh pineapple juice. While by the 1980s the quality of the drink had...

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