December 4 (TravelAndy): The cash-strapped Jet Airways on Monday announced it would stop free meals for most of its domestic economy passengers from January. The passengers, however, will be able to buy meals.
The cash-strapped airline has not been able to pay salaries to many of its employees since August. On Sunday, it had to cancel at least 14 flights after several pilots reportedly called in sick to protest against pending salaries.
“With effect from 7th January 2019, the airline will remodel and refresh its current set of in-flight offerings with an exciting range of ready-to-eat menu options comprising both food and beverage selections. These have been developed to offer guests greater choice and variety, suitably tempered to the palette of the fast-evolving traveler. Guests can choose from a wide selection of vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals and snacks on select flights. The availability of meals will continue to be governed by factors such as time and duration of the flight,” a statement issued by the airline said. Continue reading Cash-strapped Jet Airways cuts down on free meals
November 27 (TravelAndy): Vietjet is offering hundreds of free tickets and activities as part of its festival promotional campaign.
The airline’s campaign is named “Love connection – Love is real touch” incorporates Asian countries and territories in Vietjet’s network — Vietnam, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia and China.
Participants throughout Asia can take part by sharing their love stories and expressing their desires and wishes to travel to one or more destinations. Stories should be in the form of an article of up to 1,000 words, accompanied by at least one picture. The love connection journey is specially designed for those who are passionate about travel and those interested in exploring and experiencing nature, culture and society. Continue reading Vietjet offers free tickets as part of festive promotion
Credit cards. Those guys from the bank call all the time pestering you to take one. But you don’t trust them of course.
You wonder what charges they will add to it. And your parents have never used credit cards. Any kind of debts are bad… and the credit card is the worst of them! You’ve heard enough stories.
As someone who has used credit cards for years, I will in this post attempt to demystify and de-demonise credit cards for you. If you have never used a credit card, read on to understand how credit cards work and how you can use them to your advantage without the risk of losing a single rupee. Continue reading Credit cards de-demonised: Why you should use them
November 15 (TravelAndy): Scotland’s tourism department is promoting the country as the place to be in 2019 with a host of new openings, festivals, events and anniversaries.
From Edinburgh’sHogmanay to the Glasgow Film Festival, Scotland is no stranger to staging huge international events. 2019 is set to be the year that the country strengthens its reputation as a top event destination as it welcomes the Solheim Cup for the first time, as well as an exciting new TEDSummit.
Read on to discover what’s happening in 2019, the latest food and drink news, impressive hotel openings and exciting new exhibitions to check out during the year ahead. Continue reading Scotland promotes itself as the place to be in 2019
You come across all these articles on social media on how to spend less while travelling to various destinations.
I know I have. In fact, I’ve written several of them myself! But perhaps the biggest factor and most non-complicated way to get your costs down significantly is largely ignored.
What am I talking about? Read on. Continue reading This simple hack will bring your travel costs down
November 11 (TravelAndy): From roof-raising celebrations to cosy Còsagach experiences, winter offers the chance to experience a completely new, yet equally exciting, side of Scotland.
As the landscapes change and the weather cools, the atmosphere is heating up as the country prepares to celebrate some of the biggest dates on the Scottish calendar including St Andrews Day, Hogmanay and Burns Night.
Winter is also the perfect time to embark on a new outdoor adventure to enjoy Scotland’s beauty during a different season. Following are the highlights: Continue reading Fun things to do in Scotland this winter
Have a day to spend in Bangkok but don’t want to spend too much? No problem at all, even if you throw in a meal at a Michelin-starred restaurant!
Earlier this year, I flew into Bangkok at 6 in the morning and had the entire day in the city before taking an overnight train (I travelled first class. SO GOOD. Video coming soon on the TravelAndy YouTube channel) out around 7.30 in the evening.
So, here’s how I went about it. Continue reading How to spend 12 hours in Bangkok
August 14 (TravelAndy): The popular Perth Festival is returning in February next year, with the free opening event – Boorna Waanginy: The Trees Speak – supported by the state government, through Tourism WA.
This amazing light and sound production will showcase Perth’s iconic Kings Park, and two streams of understanding about our land: Noongar knowledge and Western science, within the beauty of our unique natural environment.
Boorna Waanginy: The Trees Speak is exclusive to Perth and was a highlight of the 2017 Festival. Continue reading Perth Festival 2019 first shows revealed
July 13 (TravelAndy): It’s that time of year when the sun sets late, temperatures are mild, and it’s perfect weather to watch an outdoor sound and light show.
Here is a list of some awesome show on in Normandy this summer.
Every summer, hundreds of thousands of spectators line the square in front of Rouen cathedral to watch the facade come to life. This season, your eyes are sure to light up when you see the spectacular visuals narrating the story of William the Conqueror. The second show features the myth around Joan of Arc, Rouen’s most iconic figure.
From 15 June to 22 September 2018 at nightfall. Free! Continue reading Sound and light shows to see in Normandy this summer
July 9 (TravelAndy): If you’ve already managed to face your fears while crossing Vancouver’s iconic Capilano Suspension Bridge and are looking for a new challenge, you’re in for a treat! This summer, a new 427-ft-long (130 metre) suspension bridge will be opening at the peak of Whistler Mountain.
This suspension bridge is located at an elevation of about 7,200 ft above sea level, making it one of the highest elevated suspension bridges in the world. Located a 2-hour drive away from Vancouver, it may be worth the day trip!
Vancouver and the surrounding areas are no strangers to suspension bridges. If you want to make a day of it, consider making an effort to complete the “suspension bridge trifecta” complete with a trip to Capilano Suspension Bridge, the Sea to Sky Gondola Suspension Bridge, and now – the suspension bridge at the peak of Whistler. Continue reading New suspension bridge opening at Whistler
It’s natural to worry about travelling when you have a disability.
There’s more to take into consideration when you’re putting your plans together, which can make your holiday feel like hard work before you’ve even left the house!
Here, we’ve split the process into simple steps — having a disability doesn’t mean missing out.
Following are seven tips to help you master travelling with a disability. Continue reading 7 tips to master travelling with a disability
Japan is a different world and if you are thinking of going somewhere but haven’t decided where, consider Japan.
I’ve talked about Japan so much [Check out my Japan guide by clicking here] that my parents decided to go there next. My dad is 65, and mom, 57, and they prefer to travel by themselves together rather than going with a tour operator.
Earlier, this year they went to Bali for three weeks and had a great time and now they are looking forward to Japan. Indonesia is visa-free for Indians but Japan isn’t. So, I took care of their Japan visa application. Continue reading Japan visa for Indians: The importance of a detailed itinerary