Tis’ the season for travel! Good news wee-wanderers, we have put together a fabulous newsletter for your family travel planning for the upcoming holidays and CNY. Whether you are booked and looking for some insider inspiration on your destination or seeking a last minute deal, we have lots of destinations, news, and more to keep you and your clan on the go!
Weather wise, the best destinations for the Christmas and CNY holidays with kids are below. Of course, many families enjoy getting off the radar and taking in some adventures in a less popular destination or hitting up a holiday over rainy season (for example Bali's rainy season is over January/February but still ultra lovely). There are still plenty of deals to enjoy! Book up and hit the road.
SUN: Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Macau, Thailand, Singapore, Philippines, Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, India, Bali
SNOW: Japan, China
Chinese New Year:
SUN: Australia, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Thailand, Macau, Singapore, Phillipines, Vietnam, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, India, Laos
While there are a few popular hubs for snow skiing in Asia such as the oh-so-fabulous Niseko, there are plenty of other options around the region that don't get as much attention. Little Steps has rounded up a list of easy to access snow skiing playgrounds in Asia for families looking to practice their skills. See you on the slopes!
Family-Friendly Short-Haul Ski Holidays, Click here
Family-Friendly Niseko, Click here
There are plenty of gorgeous beach vacations for December holidays, New Year celebrations, and CNY getaways. Whether you are looking to relax in a hut on the beach or head to an ultra glam family-friendly resort, we have you sorted in style.
Top 10 Beach Getaways For Holidays + CNY, Click here
Family-Friendly Beach Holidays Close to Home, Click here
Cities are fabulous for kids and often times you can get great deals on flights too! From Perth to Singapore to Taipei, cities offer loads ofopportunities for families to eat, shop, explore, and enjoy time together. Take an escape...city style!
Been to all the main sights in Asia and looking for an alternative to overcrowded beaches, touristy treks and heaving cities? Little Steps take you to our favorite off-the-beaten-track destinations. But ssshhh…don’t let the cat out of the bag! We want to keep these destinations off the radar for at least a little while longer.
Off The Beaten Track Guide To Asia, Click here
Long Haul Favorites:
Families are flocking to Hoi An, Siem Reap, Sri Lanka, Maldives, and beyond thanks to more flights and family-friendly hotels for these destinations. What's more, we hear many are giving some last minute deals too. Hurry on!
If you’re looking for some good quality family time, road trips are the way to go. The below journeys can be done with both younger kids and teens, varying up the stops and drive lengths based on their needs - and attention spans!
Top 5 Road Trips For Kids, Click here
The eggnog, the pies, the champagne! If post-holiday guilt sends you into the new year with a New Year's resolution list as long as the Nile, then take a time out with a detox holiday (with or without the kiddies). Little Steps has sussed out the coolest detox holiday spots in Southeast Asia from the hills of the Himalayas to the beaches of Thailand and coffee plantations of Java and beyond. Om, yes!
Detox Retreats In Asia, Click here
Yoga Retreats In Bali, Click here
Healthy Getaways To The Farm, Click here
Lots of news on new flights in the region!
* HK Express will be offering direct flights to Chiang Rai starting November 25, 2016!
* HK Express will launch to Saipan and Guam in December 2016.
* Cathay Pacific will launch direct flights to Tel Aviv in March 2017!
AirAsia X launched their flights from Malaysia to Mauritius this month.
Scoot Singapore now flies to Chennai, Amritsar and Jaipur.