Deal Alert: Flights to Thailand Have Dropped to $466+ Round-Trip

Written by Jane Frye @ The Points Guy

Want to see the latest flight deals as soon as they’re published? Follow The Points Guy on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to text message alerts from our deals feed, @tpg_alerts. Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency such …

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When Airbnb Is Better Than a Hotel for Families

Written by Juan Ruiz @ The Points Guy

Love them or loathe them, strict hotel occupancy limits (as in the number of people bookable per room) are a real nuisance for families and groups looking to travel outside of the US. Hotels in Europe, Southeast Asia and Latin America are notorious for restricting the number of guests one can include in a hotel booking …

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Is Southeast Asia Safe for Travelers?

Written by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

Posted: 6/22/2019 | June 22nd, 2019 Southeast Asia is one of the most popular regions in the world for backpackers and budget travelers. It’s home to a well-worn travel trail that dates back to the 1960s and ’70s, stretching across Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia, and Singapore. I’ve been visiting the […]

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Taj Mahal Visitors Will Be Fined for Staying Longer Than 3 Hours

Written by Jordan Allen @ The Points Guy

The Taj Mahal thinks visitors are overstaying their welcome. In this week’s battle against overtourism, the Taj Mahal has made yet another attempt to whittle down the nearly 50,000 visitors that pass through its doors every day. Now, guests at the Taj Mahal will have a three-hour time limit when visiting the UNESCO World Heritage …

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Backpacking Cambodia: 3 Suggested Itineraries for Your Trip

Written by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

Posted: 5/1/2019 | May 1st, 2019 Cambodia: it’s full of warm and friendly people, beautiful coastlines, a lively nightlife, and it has a growing foodie scene. It’s also one of the cheapest countries in the world. I didn’t have high expectations when I first visited in 2006. Back then, all I knew about Cambodia was […]

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Thailand Wants to Pay Its Own Citizens to Get Out of Bangkok to Boost Domestic Tourism

Written by Jordan Allen @ The Points Guy

International tourists keep pouring into Thailand — 38.27 million in 2018 — with over 20 million of them stopping in Bangkok, the country’s bustling capital city. The beaches of Phuket continue to attract visitors and influencers. And there’s Ko Phi Phi, which had to close itself to tourism following Leonardo DiCaprio’s 2000 film, “The Beach.” …

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The Best Ways to Get to Thailand Using Points and Miles

Written by Ethan Steinberg @ The Points Guy

Thailand is a traveler’s paradise, offering ancient history, delicious street food, warm hospitality and bustling city life all rolled into one. From the picturesque islands in the south to Chang Mai in the north, it’s an absolute must-see for almost every serious traveler out there. Thankfully, Thailand is also one of the most frequent targets …

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A Guide to Family Travel in Vietnam

Written by Elen Turner @ The Points Guy

In the minds of many Americans, Vietnam is still connected with the war of the 1960s and ’70s. But in 2019, Vietnam is vibrant, thriving, safe, welcoming and endlessly fascinating. It is also the 15th-largest nation in the world by population (95 million and counting), despite its relatively small land area. With crowded cities, traffic …

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Hotels Targeted in Deadly Easter Bombings in Sri Lanka

Written by Max Prosperi @ The Points Guy

Sri Lankan officials have confirmed that 207 people were killed and hundreds more were injured in a series of bombings that targeted hotels and places of worship popular with foreigners. Sri Lankan Defense Minister Ruwan Wijewardena described the bombings as a terrorist attack. Wijewardena confirmed that seven suspects have been arrested. On the morning of …

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Potty Break: Preparing Your Child for Toilets Overseas

Written by Kathleen Porter Kristiansen @ The Points Guy

It would be a shame to tackle saving your points, planning your travel, getting the time off work and school and surviving a long-haul flight with kids only to arrive on the other side of the world and realize that your child is ill-prepared to use the bathroom in an unfamiliar setting. I’ve taken my …

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Ahead of the Game: A Review of the InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort in Vietnam

Written by Katie Genter @ The Points Guy

The InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort is a new property that opened in June 2018 on Phu Quoc island in Vietnam. Pros: beautiful property, extremely comfortable bed and plenty of activities. Cons: confusing reception upon arrival and active construction on both sides of the property.

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5k Points Per Night and No Resort Fees: A Review of the Hyatt Regency Kuantan Resort in Malaysia

Written by Katie Genter @ The Points Guy

The Hyatt Regency Kuantan Resort is a beautiful beachfront Category 1 property in Malaysia. Pros: 5,000 Hyatt points per night, beautiful resort grounds, no resort fees and relaxing atmosphere. Cons: the beach was closed our entire stay, no lifeguards on duty and limited places to hang towels in the bathroom.

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