Footsteps in Asia is offering a 10-day North Korea tour to provide an insight into a secretive, often reviled country. Everything you see and do will be 100 per cent controlled by the government. But hey, don’t let that stop you.
All the world’s big name hotels are here and The Pullman Jakarta Central Park Hotel is the newest. It looks more like a funky pop-art museum. Cutting edge design at its most hip, and at its most whimsical.
What grabs my attention in Jakarta’s Batavia Square are the candy-colored bicycles for rent, some of them complete with sunhats and sorbet-tinted helmets.This South-East Asian capital is full of surprises.
Step away from the keyboard, social media tweetie darlings, because almost no-one is listening. A study of 500 British travellers found that less than 1 per cent of people use social media when researching where they’ll go for their annual holiday.
It’s not spam or a load of hot air. It’s the real deal. Australian Capital Territory’s tourism team offers 500 people (and their families) a free holiday to the capital on the condition they promote the city on social media.