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TripAdvisor

Top travel websites offer unlicensed rooms

Popular travel websites are offering online bookings for unlicensed guest houses in Hong Kong, exposing tourists to safety hazards, a South China Morning Post investigation reveals.

Monday, 21 January, 2013, 4:59am 2 comments

'Guest house' in Causeway Bay cagey about location

Unlicensed guest houses are touting for business on popular travel websites - but dig a little deeper and their proprietors put up the "no vacancies" sign.

21 Jan 2013 - 6:19am

WHERE to go

2012 Travellers' Choice Awards

Thinking of where to stay in Asia this summer? Online travel community TripAdvisor provides some helpful insights, as it announces Asia's top resorts based on travellers' comments and recommendations, and a selection of top hotels in a range of categories.

Top 10 Asia Hotels

1 Taj Lake Palace Udaipur - Udaipur, India

7 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

COOKING up a treat

The curious traveller will always want to try the local cuisine of the country they are visiting. Finding a restaurant that serves up a good example of local fare, however, can be a challenge.

7 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

career tracker

Iven Du, director of retail services, Knight Frank Shanghai

10 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Simple ways to make journeys less stressful

Tough traveller

18 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Who reviews reviews?

Step forward if you've ever followed through on a recommendation from TripAdvisor. Hands up if you've ever made an Amazon purchasing decision based on its glowing five-star reviews, or taken a restaurant tip from Open Rice.

30 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

fare deals

Surfing the internet in a bid to snap up a good travel deal is a guilt trip for me. The reason: air travel is contributing to the planet's overheating.

So when you finish this guide, which investigates low-stress, no-frills travel websites rather than flashy contenders, please donate to Greenmountain.com or another equally worthy enterprise.

30 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Room service

My bucketshop-style, real-world travel agent makes some astonishing offers: 'Seven nights in London from $12*'. The rub lies in the asterisk, offset by the words 'conditions apply'.

The conditions make snaring the offer impossible unless you're prepared to catch stopover flights that require you to sleep overnight on aluminium airport seats or travel back in time.

27 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

room service

My bucketshop-style, real-world travel agent makes some astonishing offers: 'Seven nights in London from $12*'. The rub lies in the asterisk, offset by the words 'conditions apply'. The conditions make snaring the offer impossible unless you're prepared to catch stopover flights that require you to sleep overnight on aluminium airport seats or travel back in time.

24 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

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