Traveling out of the country anytime soon? Find out if you’ll be landing on one of Skytrax’s Best Airports. The Skytrax World Airport Awards is done annually and is based on millions upon millions of votes worldwide. The votes are collected via passenger surveys, of course.
This year, the list has not changed as much. Singapore’s Changi Airport is still reigning, bagging the Best Airport title for the fourth consecutive year. And they rightly deserve it. Passengers are very pleased with the technological innovations Changi Airport has installed for its travelers.
Below is the complete list of Skytrax’s 2016 Best Airports:
10. Hamad International Airport (Doha, Qatar)
Built to replace Doha International Airport in 2014, this facility is the very first Middle Eastern airport to get a spot in the Skytrax annual airport list.
9. Kansai International Airport (Osaka, Japan)
From 12th place in last year’s list, Kansai International Airport has climbed the ladder and has taken the number 9 spot. This facility is located on an artificial island in the middle of Osaka Bay. Pretty cool, huh?
8. London Heathrow Airport
Said to be the busiest airport in Europe, London Heathrow is 8th on the list. Yes, this was the same airport in Hugh Grant’s blockbuster movie, Love Actually.
7. Zurich Airport (Switzerland)
Slipping one notch down from last year’s list, Zurich Airport is green and modernized.
6. Chubu Centrair International Airport (Nagoya, Japan)
Located 22 miles south of Nagoya, Chubu Centrair International Airport clinches the 6th spot for the year.
5. Hong Kong International Airport
Serving over 100 airlines with flights to over 180 destinations worldwide, the Hong Kong International Airport was a multiple winner of the Airport of the Year Award.
4. Tokyo International Airport Haneda
The third Japanese airport on the list, Tokyo International Airport Haneda boasts of both international and domestic terminals.
3. Munich Airport (Germany)
The second busiest airport in Germany, Munich Airport has over 150 retail stores and around 50 other places you can visit, the airport is like a city center on its own. No wonder travelers love this airport, there’s so many things to do.
2. Incheon International Airport (South Korea)
The largest airport in South Korea was a former Airport of the Year title holder. It is also one of the busiest airports in the world.
1. Singapore Changi Airport
Winner of the Worl’d Best Airport title for the fourth consecutive year, Changi Airport has been connecting travelers to 200 destinations worldwide. There are two 24-hour movie theaters that screen the latest blockbusters, a butterfly garden and yes, even a rooftop swimming pool.
With airports like these, traveling becomes even more exciting and better for tourists and travelers.
10 Hilarious Photos That Show Travel Expectations Vs. The Reality
These images will have you in stitches!
Have you ever looked twice at the food you ordered in a fast food restaurant and wondered why it wasn’t as big and appealing as the one pictured in ads and on their lighted display board-style menu? Nobody would want a sloppy-looking burger or soggy fries, right? So, of course, for marketing purposes, those foods had to be prepped and photoshopped to look delectable or mouth-watering on the menu. That's reality.
Unfortunately, travel brochures are like that sometimes. The photos of some famous landmarks had to be edited in a way that would make the site appear more inviting. Tourists may be a bit shocked, though. As soon as they arrive, they'll realize that the place isn’t exactly as picture-perfect as they have been expecting.
Well, especially when myriads of people decided to take a vacation the same time you did.
Take a look at these hilarious images:...
This Solar-Powered Tricycle Is All Sorts of Awesome
I totally want to have one!
You hit two birds with one stone when you ride a bike to work. Aside from helping you save on gas, you get to enjoy regular exercise for free. No wonder, more and more employees can be seen riding bikes on a daily basis. It’s really an economical and practical way to stay in shape.
These benefits, however, are not as accessible during the rainy season. No one likes to get wet, after all.
Fortunately, VeloMetro came up with a brilliant solution for that dilemma by creating Veemo, the “next wave of sustainable personal transportation”.
VeloMetro's Veemo is considered the "next wave of sustainable personal transportation."
This Japan Hotel Is The World’s Oldest, Operating For More than 1,300 Years
There’s one particular reason why guests just love this hotel.
It was once thought that the Hoshi Ryokan, which was constructed in 718 A.D., was the oldest operational hotel in the world, until it was realized that there was a much older hotel – Nishiyama Onsen Keiunan, built in 705 A.D and located in Hayakawa village in Japan.
This year, the hotel is now 1, 311 years old. The inn has been operational ever since and only closed down during renovations. The business has been operated by all 52 generations of the descendants of Fujiwara Mahito.
On the inside, you can expect a traditional Japanese interior design, but guests can enjoy a modern type of accommodation. People from all walks of life have stayed in the hotel including samurai and politicians, and all are after one thing – the hot springs.