Great Escapes: Hot new hotels, airline deals and events worth flying for

It’s that time of year again, where everyone’s searching relentlessly for cheap flights to escape the country for a well-deserved break. You’ll be glad to know that we’ve made things easier for you. We spent the last few months scouring the region for the best deals and hottest new openings and it’s all in this year’s Great Escapes.

This guide will give you the lowdown on ten countries: Australia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia. There’ll also be tons of quirky ideas with everything from running a half-marathon in Cambodia to sushi-making in Japan. What’s more, we’ve also got sleek luggage picks and tips from a local photographer so you come back with super Instagrammable snaps.

Oh and for those who want to take your trip to the next level, we’ve partnered with Airbnb to give you a list of awesome alternative accommodation options for wherever you’re heading.

Get booking before everyone else does. Download your copy here or you can find the hard copy on newsstands together with the Dec 19 issue of I-S.  

Bon voyage!