Best places to go abroad this Summer

Travelling abroad does not have to be as cumbersome and expensive as it seems to be. If planned well in advance, it’s always a great idea to redeem airmiles and bring down the cost of flights. However in order to redeem miles, one also has to earn airmiles and one of the easiest ways you can earn airmiles through every means possible. We’ve already shown you how to earn JPMiles every day.

One of the trickiest thing when planning a holiday overseas is the decision on where to stay and while there are lots of OTAs to help, there are only a few travel websites that help you earn miles on hotel stays.  One such website is hotels.jetprivilege.com, which has a large spread of hotels globally, across all price points, and allows people to earn JPMiles on stays booked.

To help you with planning your summer break, here are 10 International destinations you could put on your list, along with suggestions on places to stay which are iconic, beautiful and centrally located.

1. London, United Kingdom

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If you’re curious, London’s an amazing place. Take long walks in Hyde Park, visit the Buckingham Palace or just gorge on scones while enjoying the famous English afternoon tea. No matter what you are interested in, there will always be something for you. Summers is beautiful in the Queen’s capital.

Stay at the Flemings Mayfair Hotel

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Central London is the place to be, and the Flemings in the Mayfair district is a historic family-owned hotel that was established in 1851. This is one of the few remaining privately owned and operated boutique hotels in London, known for its personalised service.


2. Paris, France

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Coz Paris is always a good idea! Once you are done paying homage to the Eiffel Tower and the Notre Dame Basilica, explore the city’s food and wine culture, fine art, museums and beautiful Jardins (gardens) of this city. Even the elegant sound of the French language are among the city’s seductions. Don’t forget a date with Mona Lisa.

Stay at the Banke Hotel

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The Banke Hotel was an early 20th-century bank headquarters. The hotel makes a striking impression in the heart of the Opera quarter, housing a superb collection of world art and wonderfully comfortable rooms, it is the perfect hotel to enjoy the best of Paris.


3. New York, United States of America

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My favourite thing about New York is the view, the skyline. Wall Street’s skyscrapers to the neon lighting up Times Square to the leafy walkways in the Central Park, New York city radiates different energy. In this global centre of entertainment, fashion and finance, history meets hipness. With old-world cafes and trending nightlife, New York wears many crowns and there is no better time than the summer season to explore the city.

Stay at The NoMad Hotel

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Taste a little bit of Paris in New York when you stay at the NoMad in the Flatiron district. Designed by the French designer, Jacques Garcia the hotel ’s lobby lounge is cinematic. The floors are dark wood and the fireplaces with candles. It is urbane and cultivated, without a hint of stuffiness.


4. Tokyo, Japan

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Lights, Sushi, Genki! Japan’s capital city is an amalgamation of old and new. There are peaceful shrines and gardens and in contrast, crowded streets and soaring buildings coexisting in the megapolis. The Summer Sonic is a world-renowned rock festival that happens in June every year and if you are a nature lover, there’s also a fire-fly viewing festival. Also, in Tokyo, we have more three-star Michelin restaurants than Paris.

Stay at the Shangri-La Hotel

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The Shangri-La hotel in Tokyo is all about luxury with a capital L. The hotel is adorned with lavish chandeliers, intricate floral setups, expansive art collection and takes over the top 11 floors of a 37-storey skyscraper. It’s location make it the perfect choice for both, work and play.


5. Singapore

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Singapore is a melting pot of cultures and now one of Asia’s hit-list destinations for work and vacation travel. It’s perfect to travel with family or as a couple. The city has mind-blowing greenspaces and whizzing around is so easy thanks to the world’s most efficient MRT transport system.

Stay at The Fullerton Bay Hotel

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Iconic waterfront location adjacent to the Clifford Pier; Singapore’s very own Ellis Island, The Fullerton Bay Hotel is one of Singapore’s finest hotels known for enjoying the best views of the laser show that happens in front of the Marina Bay Sands. You can spend all day in your room inside gazing out of floor-to-ceiling windows at the calm waters in the bay.


 

6. Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Dubai is just not about gold and glamour but is also a desert outpost. Dubai is not just good for a few days but good for a few weeks. Think white sand beaches, bustling souks, white sandy beaches, international cuisine, various theme parks, shopping and so much more.

Stay at One&Only, The Palm

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If you are looking to stay away from Dubai’s humdrum, then One&Only The Palm is one of Dubai’s most seductive beachside resorts.  This is Dubai’s most intimate beachfront resort that offers unrivalled views of the Dubai Marina and the Jumeirah waterfront.


7. Bangkok, Thailand

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Bangkok is street life at its best. Hop on a tuk-tuk, have your fill of Bangkok street food and take a boat ride in the water markets. And perhaps the best part, Bangkok is one of the best value for money destinations in the world and suits everyone’s pocket.

Stay at Lebua at State Tower

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Lebua is Thailand’s third tallest building and there is no better hotel to soak up Bangkok’s sprawling metropolis than from the top of Lebua. The real gem of this hotel is the lofty restaurants and bars, where endless views will familiarise you with the City of Angels in no time.


8. Bali, Indonesia

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Out of Indonesia’s 17,000 islands, Bali paints the perfect romantic picture. A tropical rainbow of shores, towering volcanoes, beaches, green paddy fields and dense jungles, it’s natural beauty along with its rich cultural offerings and exciting nightlife make it the ideal getaway from India.

Stay at the Alila Villas, Uluwatu

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Perched on limestone cliffs 100 metres above the Indian Ocean, the view from the Alila Villas here is nothing less than picture-perfect. It’s minimalistic, modern and sophisticated. This is the picture-perfect resort to soak in the ocean blues and glorious sunsets.


9. Mauritius, Africa

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Mark Twain once wrote, ‘Mauritius was made first and then heaven, heaven being copied after Mauritius’. He was right. We may associate Africa with only wildlife safaris but Mauritius, an Indian Ocean island in Africa, is known for its beaches, lagoons and reefs.

Stay at The Oberoi, Mauritius

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Covering 20 acres of beautiful tropical gardens, The Oberoi, Mauritius occupies a gorgeous spot overlooking Turtle Bay. It offers everything one needs for an idyllic island. There are palm-thatched villas with Indian Ocean views and a spa in which therapists will knead away the pressures of your life at home.


10. San Francisco, United States of America

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San Francisco has attracted visitors since 1776. Sure, you want to walk across the Golden Gate Bridge take a ferry ride to the Alcatraz Island and drive across the wine country but Frisco is also home to gourmet restaurants and kitschy food trucks. A food lover’s paradise.

Stay at The Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghirardelli Square

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Built on top of the Ghirardelli Square, you’ll wake up to the Bay view at this urban resort. All rooms are luxuriously designed with enclosed glass shower in bathrooms and offer natural soundproofing through brick walls, a well-preserved element of the original Ghirardelli Square façade.


Earn miles for TripAdvisor Reviews

If you haven’t visited any of the above cities you should put it on your travel list. To maximise earning miles from your travel, pick from among a million plus stay options at hotels.jetprivilege.com and earn JPMiles on all your stays. When you are back, you can write a review on TripAdvisor, and get more JPMiles.

If you have registered for the promotion in May, then here’s how you can earn 3,000 Bonus JPMiles when booking on the JetPrivilege Hotels site.

  • 500 JPMiles on your 1st completed stay before July 31, 2018
  • 1,000 JPMiles on your 2nd completed stay before July 31, 2018
  • 1,500 JPMiles on your 3rd completed stay before July 31, 2018 

Not just that, right now, JetPrivilege Hotels is giving up to 12 JPMiles/ Rs 100 spent for completed hotel stays till July 31, 2018. So, combining both the offers, you have good enough miles to take on some redemption flights in the days ahead!

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Comments

  1. Don’t go to Tokyo in August if you do not enjoy being permanently in a sauna for your entire visit. I live in Tokyo and always leave the city when August comes around.

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