Asia

A Year Round Traveller’s Guide to Thailand Weather

1st Dec 2016 Asia

A Year Round Traveller’s Guide to Thailand Weather

Thailand holidays are tropical, warm and humid practically all year round although seasonal changes do occur throughout the north and south. Thailand’s climate is characterised by high temperatures, high levels of humidity and plenty of sunny days, except during the monsoon when the majority of rainfall occurs.

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Is Bali The New Place to Celebrate Schoolies?

16th Nov 2016 Asia

Is Bali The New Place to Celebrate Schoolies?

Any high school aged Australian knows the term schoolies, in fact, if they’re within a couple of years of graduating they’re probably already on the count down. But what has primarily been a traditional celebration on Queensland’s Gold Coast is now spreading to other beach holiday hot spots, including Bali. Renowned as an incredibly affordable overseas holiday destination, Bali schoolies is becoming increasingly attractive for Australian high school leavers wanting to celebrate their graduation before beginning uni or full time employment.

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Balinese Massage: Technique or Religious Experience?

28th Sep 2016 Asia

Balinese Massage: Technique or Religious Experience?

I recently went on my first Bali holiday and, I’m not going to lie, was pretty excited about the idea of getting a massage every day for about the same price as I’d pay for my cup of coffee back home. Ok, I may be exaggerating a little, but only slightly. Sure, everybody knows about Bali’s beaches but I’d also heard from family and friends just how cheap the massages and spa treatments are in Bali so they were at the top of my list. Boy was I ready to be pampered. I wasn’t, however, expecting to be converted to the church of the latter day Balinese massage.

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6 Must See Things to Experience in Malaysia

24th Aug 2016 Asia

6 Must See Things to Experience in Malaysia

Once a popular stopover location, Aussie visitors are now flocking to Malaysia to tick off some of their world-class ‘must-see’ attractions and experiences. A short stopover is not enough to fully appreciate this truly extraordinary part of the world. Malaysia holidays really are a ‘choose your own adventure’ encounter. From trendy fashionistas to intrepid travellers and families to foodies, there are niches and nooks to embrace every kind of visitor. There is so much to see and do in this cultural melting pot, but here are 6 must see things to experience in Malaysia.

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Bali Holidays Int-Erupted: Why Volcanic Ash Clouds Ground Flights

17th Aug 2016 Asia

Bali Holidays Int-Erupted: Why Volcanic Ash Clouds Ground Flights

In 2015 and 2016 Bali volcanoes erupted and their resulting ash cloud caused the cancellation of a number of flights between Australia and Bali. For many travellers, their Bali holidays were either cancelled, or extended for up to 2 weeks – whether they wanted them to be or not. However there’s no need to be afraid of Bali’s volcanoes or volcanic ash clouds, and major disruptions are pretty rare. In fact tourists have an interesting relationship with Bali and its volcanoes. They’re both drawn to them as mysterious and majestic tourist attractions but also wary of the disruptions they can cause to their travel plans. Still, it’s interesting to discover just what it is about volcanic ash clouds that make them so dangerous for airplanes. As you’ll see, there’s a lot more to it than just needing to switch on the windscreen wipers.

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Sample Michelin Star Cuisine for $1.50 in Singapore

10th Aug 2016 Asia

Sample Michelin Star Cuisine for $1.50 in Singapore

Foodies rejoice, no longer do you have to take out a personal loan and book months in advance in order to experience Michelin star cuisine. In fact, a quick collection of coins from the back of the couch should be enough to get you your very own Michelin starred dish in Singapore. The very first street hawker has been bestowed with the honour of receiving a Michelin star and it’s set to shake things up in the culinary world.

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Weird & Wonderful Thailand

6th Jul 2016 Asia

Weird & Wonderful Thailand

The travel guides tell us that Thailand holidays are all about tropical beaches, elephant rides and incredible temples and while all that is true, we also know that there are some wacky and wondrous experiences to be had. From drinking out of little plastic bags to selling gasoline in whiskey bottles by the roadside (beware of that one!), there are plenty of weird and wonderful things to see while in Thailand. Although they make great stories to tell your friends, some of them you’d probably rather avoid having to experience firsthand. Dive head first into the wonderful, but prepare yourself for some of the stranger things you may see.

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5 Incredible Vietnam Experiences

4th May 2016 Asia

5 Incredible Vietnam Experiences

Vietnam is a wonderful fusion of Cantonese and Chinese religion and culture offering a fascinating blend of modern day city and time honoured tradition. With dynamic cities and a breathtaking natural environment, Vietnam is rich in gorgeous coastline, spectacular national parks and lush green mountains. The region also pays homage to significant leaders, past struggles and famous wars which have helped to shape this beautiful and independent country. Discover the sights, sounds and tastes of Vietnam with these 5 incredible experiences that showcase some of the country’s most popular regions and attractions.

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Travel On A Budget: Experience Amazing Japan

17th Feb 2016 Asia

Travel On A Budget: Experience Amazing Japan

Although the falling Australian dollar might be making overseas travel more expensive for Aussies, it doesn’t appear to be affecting our appetite for international holidays. In fact, according to a recent report, international travel from Australia has actually increased! Outbound travel from Australia grew 5.35% in the year ending October 2015. Just a 9 hour flight but practically a world away, Japan is high on the list of popular destinations. As bookings to Japan increase, we look at some ways to enjoy a Japanese holiday for less.

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Ski Japan: Powder, Culture & Cuisine

17th Aug 2015 Asia

Ski Japan: Powder, Culture & Cuisine

The newest addition to TravelOnline, Japan ski holidays offer a unique way to holiday and experience the wonder of some of the world’s best ski fields along with the exotic culture and cuisine of Japan. The iconic onsen hot springs and fascinating Japanese culture are just part of what make Japan ski holidays so unique.

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Bali Best Value for 2015

22nd Oct 2014 Asia

Bali Best Value for 2015

Popular travel publisher Lonely Planet has just released their top 10 best value destinations to visit in 2015 and right smack bang in the middle is Bali. Surprised? We weren’t, after all Bali has long been known as one of the best value holiday destinations for quite some time.

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A Winner's Week in Phuket

30th Jun 2014 Asia

A Winner's Week in Phuket

We recently sent one lucky winner on a holiday for 7 nights in Phuket. Amanda from WA had such a great time she wanted to share her experience with you all. Having been to Phuket a number of times before, Amanda has some great tips and fantastic advice to share. Read on to hear from Amanda about her week in Phuket thanks to TravelOnline.

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Bali Resorts with Meal Plans

26th Jun 2014 Asia

Bali Resorts with Meal Plans

Bali is a popular holiday destination renowned for its affordable yet exotic atmosphere along with is excellent shopping, beaches and nightlife. A great way to make your Bali holiday easier and even more affordable is by choosing one of the Bali resorts with meal plans.

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Best Time to Visit Thailand

23rd Jun 2014 Asia

Best Time to Visit Thailand

When it comes to deciding the best time to visit Thailand, like most places you wish to travel in the world, it generally comes down to the weather. Thankfully, there are really no extremes when it comes to Thailand weather therefore any time of year is the perfect time to visit.

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Bali Property Spotlight: Melasti Beach Resort & Spa

11th Sep 2012 Asia

Bali Property Spotlight: Melasti Beach Resort & Spa

Despite how much we try to ignore it, Christmas is hurtling toward us at what feels like an increasing speed. It is September after all and the festive season will be here before we know it.

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Bali Property Spotlight: Hard Rock Hotel

4th Sep 2012 Asia

Bali Property Spotlight: Hard Rock Hotel

In line with our recent celebrations of some of our most popular properties winning TripAdvisor awards, this week we're also very excited to tell you that the Hard Rock Hotel Bali has won a 2012 Traveller's Choice Award.

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FuramaXclusive Ocean Beach, Seminyak Bali

14th Aug 2012 Asia

FuramaXclusive Ocean Beach, Seminyak Bali

FuramaXclusive Ocean Beach, Seminyak Bali has long been a favourite place to stay in Bali with our customers. Although we've always known it's had a lot going for it, we're very pleased to share in celebrating its recent accolade.

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Bali Property Spotlight: Bali Dynasty Resort

31st Jul 2012 Asia

Bali Property Spotlight: Bali Dynasty Resort

Bali Dynasty Resort is one of our top performing properties in South Kuta but we suspect it's going to become even more popular with some of the recent high-flying improvements they have made to their onsite facilities.

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Property Spotlight: BALI Semara Resort & Spa Seminyak

17th Jul 2012 Asia

Property Spotlight: BALI Semara Resort & Spa Seminyak

Having recently celebrated their first birthday, Semara Resort & Spa Seminyak have been busy with a few updates to keep the atmosphere fresh.

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NEW SITE: Compare Bali Villas & More Features!

21st Oct 2011 Asia

NEW SITE: Compare Bali Villas & More Features!

If you've visited our website recently, you will have noticed a few changes around the place. Apart from looking much nicer and sporting a contemporary new layout, the website is now much more user friendly.

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Hard Rock Hotel Bali

24th Jun 2011 Asia

Hard Rock Hotel Bali

The Hard Rock Hotel Bali has just undergone a refurbishment and revitalisation project over the last 8 months and we're pleased to announce it is now fully complete!

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Le Meridien Phuket Resort

17th Jun 2011 Asia

Le Meridien Phuket Resort

On the West Coast of Phuket lays a secluded cove of lush gardens, pristine beaches and the crystal waters of the Andaman Sea. It is here you'll find some of the most popular accommodation in Phuket, if not Thailand, Le Meridien Phuket Resort.

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SPOTLIGHT: The Haven, Seminyak - Bali

31st Mar 2011 Asia

SPOTLIGHT: The Haven, Seminyak - Bali

As the rainy season draws to a close, we're coming in to the ideal months to visit Bali so this week we have the spotlight on one of our recommended and very popular places to stay in Seminyak.

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