Category: Travel Stories

Travel Opportunity: AirAsia’s ASEAN Pass

Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam and the Philippines form a political & economical association referred to as Association of South-East Asian Nations i.e ASEAN. AirAsia has a launched pre-paid ASEAN pass for about Rs 10,000 ($160) valid for 30 days and 10 credits. The 60 days/20 credits version is Rs 18000 ($290). […]

Days in Norway: Yes, it exists!

Many years back I happened to visit the office of a travel agency. One of the posters caught my attention. It was a long shot composed of lush green mountains with a water-filled deep & narrow valley. A ship in the long spanse of still waters that looked tiny from the distance. The picture stayed […]

Uber gets to learn from the market

Question: When did booking a taxi become an exciting affair? Answer: When Uber was launched I and my family & friends are enjoying the plethora of discounts & free rides that Uber has been offering. The technology is disruptive i.e it can break existing economics of the transportation business. Much as been said and written […]

My tryst with Accor hotels

My tryst with Accor hotels began in the early 2009 in Paris with stays in Novotel & then switched to the preferred Suite Novotel. While Novotel is good for short stays of less than a week, Suite Novotel is cosy for long stays. Also, a couple of times in Ibis when I wanted to stay […]

Travel Opportunity: Fly to Singapore for Rs 9,000-13,000 return

Origin: Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Tiruchirappalli Destination: Singapore Travel: “Fly to Singapore for Free” by Tiger Airways Stay: Not big deals on the table. For now, Avoiding early-mover’s curse in hotel bookings & wait to catch the last-minute deals. Subscribe for updates on hotel opportunities as they emerge Window of opportunity: Bangalore, Hyderabad Kochi: Available now Chennai, Tiruchirappalli: Hopefully soon […]

Demystifying 3 myths about earning miles

Myth #1: Flying is the only way to earn miles While this is how it all started, flying is just one of the many ways to earn miles. Credit card spends are the most lucrative ways to earn miles today. Picture this: Among the 72,000 Emirates miles that went into redeeming the Copenhagen-Bangalore award ticket, […]

Travel Surprise: Staying in centuries-old palace or fort hotels is not all that expensive

Fancy staying in a century-old palace or fort hotel such as the Dadhikar Fort or Neemrana Fort-Palace? Did I hear you say “Ofcourse yes but it would cost a bomb” Surprise, surprise, it is not! When AirAsia India introduced the launch sale in the Bangalore-Jaipur route, I researched for some interesting stay options around Jaipur. (You can […]

Travel Opportunity: Fly to Jaipur, Stay in a Palace/Fort @ ~Rs 12,000-Rs 15,000 (EXPIRED)

Origin: Bangalore Destination: Jaipur Travel: AirAsia India Bangalore-Jaipur @ ~Rs 4,000 Stay: In a palace/fort hotel in Alwar @ ~Rs 4,000 Miscellaneous: ~Rs 4,000-Rs 7,000 Window of opportunity: 2014, 25th Jul, 00:30 to 27th Jul, 00:00 (3 days) How To: 1. Book air tickets online on AirAsia 2. Pick a palace/fort hotel & book – […]