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Monthly Media Round-up – January

by Links Travel & Tours | January 7, 2019

Monthly Newspaper & Magazine Round-up – Monday 7 January 2019

If you haven’t had the opportunity to read the Travel sections from the last few week’s newspapers and magazines, our regular monthly feature shares some links to what you may have missed…


How to build a city from ice: China’s 2019 snow festival is here
Everything you need to know about visiting Kyoto
Finding the real Sri Lanka in the places that were once off limits

The Guardian

Where to go on holiday in 2019 – the hotlist, featuring Japan, Vietnam, Macau and Taiwan
Healthy holidays and a sunscreen rethink: top five travel trends for 2019
On location: 2019 film releases to inspire your travels, mentions Abominable, a movie trekking through China to Everest
The best travel discoveries of 2018: chosen by Guardian writers, includes the Teshima Art Museum, Japan

The Evening Standard

Wish you were here? The hottest holiday destinations of 2019 – The culture shock, Japan
The best places to travel in 2019: a month by month guide; February – Beijing, Cambodia; March – Sri Lanka; April – Japan; September – Great Wall of China; November – Shenzen, China

Daily Mail

Prepare for take off! These thrilling destinations will all be buzzing in 2019 – so is this the year to treat yourself? Includes Japan: Srum Down


Wanderlust hotlist: The top 15 places you need to visit in 2019, features Japan and the Silk Road in China
5 things you need to know before staying in a Japanese ryokan
19 for ’19: Our list of unique travel experiences and celebrations in 2019, suggests you ‘Tuck into ramen and rugby in Japan’
10 of the best things to do in Vietnam
9 of the best things to do in Sri Lanka
Winter warmers: 3 South Korean comfort food recipes
‘Tis the season to be jolly: 8 alternative winter festivals guaranteed to cheer you up, includes the Ice and Snow Festival, Harbin, China

Food & Travel

48 hours in Siem Reap
Unsung Asian islands, features Hon Nghe, Vietnam

Conde Nast Traveller

Top holiday destinations for 2019, mentions Chengdu, China
Where to go on holiday in January: 20 top destinations, has China at no. 6
Top travel trends for 2019
Sri Lanka’s Hottest new hangouts
10 cool things to do in Da Nang

Suitcase Magazine

Everything you need to know about skiing in Japan
Winter sun destinations: The ultimate hotlists, suggests Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Cambodia
Rugby legend Dan Carter’s insider guide to Tokyo

National Geographic Traveller

The Cool List 2019, features: Setouchi, Japan, Cambodia, Hong Kong
City guide to Taipei
Like a local: Best bars in Hong Kong
Setouchi’s top five heritage attractions
Game on: see the Rugby World Cup at Setouchi’s Kobe Misaki stadium

Culture Trip

Hiburi Kamakura: The Festival of Fire and Snow
Japan is giving away abandoned homes for free
Is the show over for Mong Kok’s street performers?
Are these Japanese traditions the secret to a long lifespan?


China’s Harbin ice festival in pictures
Chang’e-4: Chinese rover now exploring Moon


China kicks off month-long winter festival in northern city of Harbin
Tuna sells for record $3 million in auction at Tokyo’s new fish market
Masked dance tradition rises from near extinction in Cambodia


5 alluring places to visit in April, features Kyoto, Japan
Ulleungdo: The mysterious island drawing travellers to South Korea
Here’s 8 million cubic feet of ice sculptures

A selection of tours for inspiration

Sample Tours

  • Cherry Blossom bird japan
    Japan Group Tour Nature

    Cherry Blossom Tour

    13 day tour from £4,299

    A 13 day tour that explores the very best of Japan’s culture and nature, during the popular cherry blossom season.

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  • China Tailor Made Couples

    Explore Yunnan Province

    15 day tour from £3,128

    Discover China’s Yunnan Province, home to a varied landscape encompassing snow-capped mountains, rice terraces, lakes and deep gorges.

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  • Galle sunset sri lanka
    Sri Lanka Group Tour Culture

    Sri Lanka Highlights

    12 day tour from £2,099

    This 12 day tour of Sri Lanka takes in fortresses, tea plantations, wildlife and beaches in one memorable holiday to this wonderful island.

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  • Wat Xieng Thong Luang Prabang Laos
    Cambodia Special offer Culture

    Grand Indochina

    19 day tour from £3,698

    The Grand Indochina visits Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam for a cruise around Halong Bay

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  • Great Wall China
    China Tailor Made City

    Cities of East Asia

    14 day tour from £4,099

    This unique itinerary takes you to some magnificent and iconic cities in East Asia

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