Focus on Asia
A useful Web site is Asiatravel.com, which offers discounts of up to 75 per cent at 2,000 hotels and resorts. The site also offers air, hotel and transfer bookings as well as sightseeing and tour packages. It specialises in travel originating from the US and Europe. www.asiatravel.com
Eurostar train fares between London and Brussels have been reduced by up to 40 per cent for travel in June and July. The Leisure Fares package must be booked through the United States agency Rail Europe in May or June. The first-class one-way promotional fare is US$159 compared with the usual US$219 leisure fare. Standard class is US$89, compared with the usual US$139. www.raileurope.com
Turkish fare increase
Turkish Airlines will raise domestic fares by an average of 33.8 per cent as of Monday.
LanChile the best
LanChile is the best airline in South America, according to a survey of 2.7 million passengers conducted by Skytrax research of Britain. Additionally, the Official Airline Guide named LanChile the best airline in Central/South America and the Caribbean, while Business Traveller International said it had the best business class to South America, and ranked its onboard wine selection among the top 10 cellars in the air.