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2018 Singapore Tourism Trends That Will Surely Excite You

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Singapore remains one of the top tourist destinations in the world thanks to its thriving hospitality and tourism industry.

Millions of people visit Sentosa, Singapore attractions, as well as other famous destinations in the country. If you are planning a trip to the city-state in 2018, you can look forward to these cool travel trends:

More Chinese-centric Customer Experience

Many countries, including Australia and the United States, are working on attracting the Chinese tourism market. Not only are they avid group travellers, but they are likewise huge spenders.

In Singapore, the Chinese make up a huge percentage of tourists, increasing 7 per cent between January and July. That is almost two million visitors in only half a year. To grow the market, the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and Alipay partnered and used analytics to learn about their shopping behaviour and deliver a more personalised travel experience in the Lion City.

Excitement and Luxury

A recent survey revealed that more travellers are open to spending for a better experience. These may include a seat upgrade or a pricier hotel room with a good view. Travellers are likewise after a more enriching experience. Almost 58 per cent wanted to visit the places they have never been before whilst 49 per cent desired adventure.

In Singapore, many tourist attractions can offer both luxury and excitement. Buying a Sentosa day pass guarantees an all-day access to sprawling golf courses, award-winning spas and a deep water yacht marina. Adrenaline junkies can try the thrilling rides in Sentosa.

Smart Hotels

Singapore hotels are about to get smarter with a tech roadmap designed by STB and the hotel association. The framework will involve adopting cost-efficient technologies, such as artificial intelligence, facial recognition during the check-in process, and e-wallet systems for payments. This will pave the way for a more customised experience during the guest’s stay.

Singapore may be a small island nation, but it sure knows how to compete and stay on top. In the end, the tourists win.

3 Reasons You Must Not Fail to Visit Bath

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A view of Bath during the evening Visiting the UK is a dream come true for many. Mostly, people would love to take photos at the Westminster Abbey, London Eye, Buckingham Palace, and the like. Not many people know the historic City of Bath, which can give a totally relaxing and one-of-a-kind experience in London.

Here are three reasons you must not leave the UK without visiting this great city:

A World Heritage Site

UNESCO has made this city among the world heritage sites due to its rich history, which dates back to Roman remains. According to UNESCO, the City of Bath has cultural attributes that give it an Outstanding Universal Value. Bath has the Temple of Sulis Minerva and an awesome bath complex, which was established around the city’s famous hot springs.

A Fantastic View

Bath is in the countryside, so visitors can enjoy a breathtaking view. The old and well-preserved historic structures plus the sight all converges to give visitors a relaxing atmosphere.

Let your eyes feast on this delicate scenery and it will create a lasting memory that you will fondly recall. If you wish to stay away from the hustle and bustle of the urban jungle, you could always take short breaks in Bath and get back home with an energised mind and body.

A Royal Treatment

As Bath spas have a beautiful history that dates back to the Roman period, you can expect treatment befitting that of a royal. The grandeur of the Roman Empire clearly reflects its spas. You can enjoy the pampering that they provide to guests, and you will definitely have a great experience afterwards.

Indeed, Bath is a wonderful place to visit in the UK. You will have the experience of basking in a rich and powerful history while giving your mind and body a relaxing time. The moment you stay in Bath, even for just short breaks, you will surely feel rejuvenated as you go home.

Wondrous Beauty: Unusual Places to Visit in Australia

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Tourists in AustraliaThe Sydney Opera House and the Great Barrier Reef are great places to visit in Australia. But they’re awfully common. Almost every tourist who travels to the country finds himself taking photos in front of these spots. Bombarded with the wonders of the usual, locals and foreign tourists forget that the nation is also home to many historical, awe-inducing destinations that are often left untouched. 

Resort Brokers Australia shares that while places like Bondi Beach and the Sydney Harbour Bridge are beautiful marvels on their own, there are still spots in Australia not often explored by locals and visitors. Here are five of them.

Ngadiku Dreamtime Walk

For those visiting Mossman George in Queensland, the Ngadiku Dreamtime Walk is something you shouldn’t miss. Ngadiku, which in the local Kuku Yalanji language, means “myths and legends of the past.” Here, locals take visitors along on a journey through time as they visit culturally significant sites.

The Nut

Located in the historic town of Stanley in Tasmania, The Nut is an old volcanic plug that people can visit today. People can walk on the track to reach the summit of the volcano or take the chairlift so you can concentrate on and enjoy the sights and sounds this attraction offers.

Bay of Fires

Stretching 50 kilometres from Binalong Bay to Eddystone Point, Lonely Planet once referred to the Bay of Fires as one of the most beautiful places in Australia. The landscape is a contrast of emerald and bluish hues from the sea, orange granite boulders and the lush green of the rainforests that surround it.

Kakadu National Park

Located in the Northern Territory, Kakadu National Park is Australia largest national park, as well as one of the world’s largest tropics. It preserves extensive areas of floodplains, coastal areas, tidal mudflats and savannah wood flats. The reserve also has archaeological sites, as well as cave painting and rock carvings that record the former inhabitants’ skills and way of life.

Wycliffe Well

Also referred to as the UFO Capital of Australia, the place’s association with unidentified flying objects started back in WWII when a binder containing entries about unidentified objects seen only at night got into the hands of someone who blew it out of proportion.

Now, the settlement houses gas, food and accommodation, as well as an alien-themed holiday park for those driving through the outback.

Winter is almost over, so why not plan ahead for the remainder of the year? Whether you’re a local or a new visitor, there are many places in Australia you can explore. Start now and bask in the country’s rich culture and history.