Asia Pacific

Earning flier miles is about to get pricey

Earning flier miles is about to get pricey

The trick to accumulating mileage was cheap tickets that went the distance. This year, the game's about to change
Checking out books in India's first city of literature

Checking out books in India's first city of literature

Kolkata is a haven for book lovers, with everything from major stores to cheap stalls to practitioners of Gutenberg's age-old method of printing
South Korea pushes for DMZ eco park, North says 'no thanks'

South Korea pushes for DMZ eco park, North says 'no thanks'

Seoul hopes to recruit outside help to persuade its northern neighbor to open a joint park in the famed demilitarized zone, now home to a thriving natural habitat
So long, Hong Kong! Chinese tourists seek greater challenges

So long, Hong Kong! Chinese tourists seek greater challenges

Chinese tourists are using social media to select exotic, new vacation destinations. CNN's Andrew Stevens reports
A new sex park for Taiwan?

A new sex park for Taiwan?

Word on the street -- or on the Internet at least -- is that plans are afoot to develop an erotic entertainment attraction on the island
Lampang: Northern Thailand's next big star?

Lampang: Northern Thailand's next big star?

For those looking for a side escape from Chiang Mai, the nearby province of Lampang is filled with historical sites and natural beauty
Town transforms itself with cartoon murals

Town transforms itself with cartoon murals

When locals began adorning the streets and houses of Hujia Village, Taiwan, with cartoon paintings, tourists unexpectedly began streaming in
Glittering flowers in winter: Japan’s biggest light show returns

Glittering flowers in winter: Japan’s biggest light show returns

A hot springs resort turns into a flower park in Japan’s most extravagant light display each winter
China considers air rage 'no fly list'

China considers air rage 'no fly list'

Passengers who misbehave on commercial flights in China could soon find themselves grounded
The best sushi restaurants in Tokyo

The best sushi restaurants in Tokyo

Get your raw fish fix at the capital’s sushi institutions
How President Xi Jinping is changing China's travel industry

How President Xi Jinping is changing China's travel industry

China's travel-happy president is a walking guidebook and tourism promoter