Facebook launches City Guides

Facebook city guides

Facebook has quietly rolled out a new feature on its iOS and Android app that appears to rival the likes of Tripadvisor and Google Trips.

City Guides offers a range of features to help users plan their trips, including listing the most popular tourist attractions, “Places the locals go” and upcoming events.

How it differentiates itself from other planning apps is the social element of linking to your Facebook friends – showing you who’s been to a particular city, or who’s lived there.

It will also show venues based on where your friends have “checked in”, thereby building on the previous “Places” feature and giving people the option to curate an experience through their friends’ eyes.

The functionality extends to offering directions to various locales, showing reviews and even letting users book or directly contact venues through the app (depending on settings).

Facebook will also let people save places to reference later, making it easier to plan an itinerary.

 

DIAL launches e-shopping platform for flyers

Delhi Airport e-commerce

Delhi International Airport (DIAL) has launched an e-shopping platform that allows flyers to pre-order a product from retail stores at the domestic departure areas of Terminals 1 and 3.

To be able to shop, shopflydel.in asks flyers to register with their name, email address and mobile number. On doing so, they can browse and pay for items from 30 days up to 12 hours before their flight’s scheduled departure.

“Shopflydel.in creates a niche market for Delhi Airport in the e-commerce space,” said DIAL’s CEO, Prabhakara Rao. “Today more than 70 per cent of passengers travelling through Delhi Airport use smart phones. We will soon add more traveller-friendly features and value added services to this first-of-its kind interactive airport shopping portal for travellers.”

The e-commerce site divides items under fashion, pens and toys that is further divided under what is available at Terminal 1 and Terminal 3. To be able to check-out, flyers must select items from a since terminal.

shopflydel.in 

Delhi International Airport (DIAL) has launched an e-shopping platform that allows flyers to pre-order a product from retail stores at the domestic departure areas of Terminals 1 and 3.

To be able to shop, shopflydel.in asks flyers to register with their name, email address and mobile number. On doing so, they can browse and pay for items from 30 days up to 12 hours before their flight’s scheduled departure.

“Shopflydel.in creates a niche market for Delhi Airport in the e-commerce space,” said DIAL’s CEO, Prabhakara Rao. “Today more than 70 per cent of passengers travelling through Delhi Airport use smart phones. We will soon add more traveller-friendly features and value added services to this first-of-its kind interactive airport shopping portal for travellers.”

The e-commerce site divides items under fashion, pens and toys that is further divided under what is available at Terminal 1 and Terminal 3. To be able to check-out, flyers must select items from a since terminal.

shopflydel.in

Mumbai International Airport launches Harley-Davidson showroom

Harley-Davidson India

Mumbai’s international airport receives India’s first Harley-Davidson merchandise only showroom. 

The group that entered the country in August 2009 has dealership stores across 22 cities from Delhi to Kochi and Mumbai to Guwahati. In addition to motorbikes, they showcase “a range of Harley-Davidson genuine parts and accessories along with general merchandise”.

The showroom at Mumbai International Airport, Terminal 2 is a 47 sqm space that vends riding jackets, boots, helmets, T-shirts, caps, gloves, sunglasses and sweaters, among others. The collection of general merchandise is the largest at this outlet, in comparison to the 22 others nationwide.

India is an important market for the Harley-Davidson group. It recently launched the Roadster and the Road Glide Special as part of its 2017 motorbike line-up. 

harley-davidson.com 

Mumbai’s international airport receives India’s first Harley-Davidson merchandise only showroom. 

The group that entered the country in August 2009 has dealership stores across 22 cities from Delhi to Kochi and Mumbai to Guwahati. In addition to motorbikes, they showcase “a range of Harley-Davidson genuine parts and accessories along with general merchandise”.

The showroom at Mumbai International Airport, Terminal 2 is a 47 sqm space that vends riding jackets, boots, helmets, T-shirts, caps, gloves, sunglasses and sweaters, among others. The collection of general merchandise is the largest at this outlet, in comparison to the 22 others nationwide.

India is an important market for the Harley-Davidson group. It recently launched the Roadster and the Road Glide Special as part of its 2017 motorbike line-up. 

harley-davidson.com 

Mumbai’s international airport receives India’s first Harley-Davidson merchandise only showroom. 

The group that entered the country in August 2009 has dealership stores across 22 cities from Delhi to Kochi and Mumbai to Guwahati. In addition to motorbikes, they showcase “a range of Harley-Davidson genuine parts and accessories along with general merchandise”.

The showroom at Mumbai International Airport, Terminal 2 is a 47 sqm space that vends riding jackets, boots, helmets, T-shirts, caps, gloves, sunglasses and sweaters, among others. The collection of general merchandise is the largest at this outlet, in comparison to the 22 others nationwide.

India is an important market for the Harley-Davidson group. It recently launched the Roadster and the Road Glide Special as part of its 2017 motorbike line-up. 

harley-davidson.com 

Roundup: Asia’s top seven bars

The Main Salon of Manhattan, the Regent Singapore

Every year, Drinks International ranks the top bars across the globe in its annual survey of The World’s 50 Best Bars Awards. The results of the 2016 edition have now been announced, and Asia has increased its representation from five last year to seven this year. In case you missed it, here are the seven bars in Asia that made the list.

Manhattan, Singapore

Located inside the Regent Singapore hotel, Manhattan is a place of velvet armchairs and personalised cocktail-crafting service. As its name suggests, the bar puts a New York spin on the classic grand hotel bar concept, while the drinks are crafted using a variety of house-made ingredients and what is claimed to be the first in-hotel rickhouse (a warehouse for ageing bourbon).

regenthotels.com

28 Hongkong Street, Singapore

Don’t let the name fool you – this Singapore-based bar has been around for five years on the city’s Hongkong Street, located near Clarke Quay. The bar offers local, artisanal concoctions with unique twists, such as an Old Fashioned made with a rum base and Piña Colada accents. And while the bar itself remains relatively nondescript from the outside, the atmosphere and music within are undeniably lively.

28hks.com

Speak Low, Shanghai

Situated in Shanghai Huangpu district, a short distance east of its trendy Xintiandi area and a few minutes’ walk from the Intercontinental Shanghai Ruijin, Speak Low is another trendy speakeasy-style joint. The bar is the brainchild of Japanese bartender Shingo Gokan and covers three floors each offering an increasingly relaxed, private and exclusive experience. Whisky lovers will enjoy the back room with Japanese whiskies and live piano music, reserved for members and invited guests.

579 Fu Xing Zhong Lu, Huangpu district, +86 21 6416 0133

Operation Dagger, Singapore

A barebones warehouse-meets-apothecary store, Operation Dagger is secreted away in a basement on the corner of Club Street and Ann Siang Hill, and about 15 minutes’ walk from the new OUE Downtown development, the soon-to-be location of a new Oakwood serviced residences. Cocktails here can be bizarre, from drinks made using salted egg and yolk liqueur, to natural wines prepared in sous vide baths with vanilla and curry leaf.

operationdagger.com

High Five, Tokyo

Located in the city’s Ginza district and situated a short distance from The Peninsula Tokyo, High Five is the place to go for Japanese whisky-based cocktails. First opened in 2008, the bar changed locations earlier this year and its current dimly lit setting offers a relaxed environment four floors up with views of the Ginza railway tracks.

barhighfive.com

Lobster Bar and Grill, Hong Kong

The Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong’s level six bar offers carefully crafted, familiar cocktails with an Asian flair. The menu of cocktails, artisanal spirits and fortified wines rotates regularly, but expect to see familiar mixes such as a Pisco Sour and Old Fashioned. Like the city it’s in, the establishment has a vibrant feel, with live jazz performances taking place six nights a week.

shangri-la.com

Quinary, Hong Kong

Bartender Antonio Lai helms this Hong Kong bar, located on Hollywood Road in the city’s popular Soho nightlife district. The bar offers creative drinks often with a molecular edge, so expect to see some unusual concoctions and elaborate cocktail crafting. Take a seat at the long bar and watch the bartenders work.

quinary.hk