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Media Round-Up

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 http://bit.ly/2C8dAdR
Everything you need to know about visiting Kyoto http://bit.ly/2GVYz4o
Finding the real Sri Lanka in the places that were once off limits http://bit.ly/2Fclt5J

The Guardian

Where to go on holiday in 2019 – the hotlist, featuring Japan, Vietnam, Macau and Taiwan http://bit.ly/2GWvSnN
Healthy holidays and a sunscreen rethink: top five travel trends for 2019 http://bit.ly/2se64cH
On location: 2019 film releases to inspire your travels, mentions Abominable, a movie trekking through China to Everest http://bit.ly/2QuHRbK
The best travel discoveries of 2018: chosen by Guardian writers, includes the Teshima Art Museum, Japan http://bit.ly/2TywykK

The Evening Standard

Wish you were here? The hottest holiday destinations of 2019 – The culture shock, Japan http://bit.ly/2TsDWOC
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 http://bit.ly/2FbnZtg

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 https://dailym.ai/2RbPmtr


Wanderlust hotlist: The top 15 places you need to visit in 2019, features Japan and the Silk Road in China http://bit.ly/2LV6q11
5 things you need to know before staying in a Japanese ryokan http://bit.ly/2FfRtVP
19 for ’19: Our list of unique travel experiences and celebrations in 2019, suggests you ‘Tuck into ramen and rugby in Japan’ http://bit.ly/2RczXJq
10 of the best things to do in Vietnam http://bit.ly/2LSQXyk
9 of the best things to do in Sri Lanka http://bit.ly/2VwW8bM
Winter warmers: 3 South Korean comfort food recipes http://bit.ly/2VA3zik
‘Tis the season to be jolly: 8 alternative winter festivals guaranteed to cheer you up, includes the Ice and Snow Festival, Harbin, China http://bit.ly/2TAlxj3

Food & Travel

48 hours in Siem Reap http://bit.ly/2RgqLni
Unsung Asian islands, features Hon Nghe, Vietnam http://bit.ly/2SECaKo

Conde Nast Traveller

Top holiday destinations for 2019, mentions Chengdu, China http://bit.ly/2AyGa8h
Where to go on holiday in January: 20 top destinations, has China at no. 6 http://bit.ly/2LU7Fxh
Top travel trends for 2019 http://bit.ly/2LWYEUa
Sri Lanka’s Hottest new hangouts http://bit.ly/2ABxaiz
10 cool things to do in Da Nang http://bit.ly/2RaBobj

Suitcase Magazine

Everything you need to know about skiing in Japan http://bit.ly/2SGIFwb
Winter sun destinations: The ultimate hotlists, suggests Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Cambodia http://bit.ly/2SHdnFw
Rugby legend Dan Carter’s insider guide to Tokyo http://bit.ly/2C61RMK

National Geographic Traveller

The Cool List 2019, features: Setouchi, Japan, Cambodia, Hong Kong http://bit.ly/2VzNTf9
City guide to Taipei http://bit.ly/2LUFcYi
Like a local: Best bars in Hong Kong http://bit.ly/2SFGYPH
Setouchi’s top five heritage attractions http://bit.ly/2Vtphoa
Game on: see the Rugby World Cup at Setouchi’s Kobe Misaki stadium http://bit.ly/2SBVo33

Culture Trip

Hiburi Kamakura: The Festival of Fire and Snow http://bit.ly/2LX2L2y
Japan is giving away abandoned homes for free http://bit.ly/2VzPr8X
Is the show over for Mong Kok’s street performers? http://bit.ly/2VDeY19
Are these Japanese traditions the secret to a long lifespan? http://bit.ly/2GY7y59


China’s Harbin ice festival in pictures https://bbc.in/2TvZ7PV
Chang’e-4: Chinese rover now exploring Moon https://bbc.in/2RvguDd


China kicks off month-long winter festival in northern city of Harbin https://reut.rs/2AxJwbI
Tuna sells for record $3 million in auction at Tokyo’s new fish market https://reut.rs/2F8Rqfi
Masked dance tradition rises from near extinction in Cambodia https://reut.rs/2sd9r3x


5 alluring places to visit in April, features Kyoto, Japan https://cnn.it/2LW45Tw
Ulleungdo: The mysterious island drawing travellers to South Korea https://cnn.it/2LW45Tw
Here’s 8 million cubic feet of ice sculptures https://cnn.it/2TwsaTn

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