Don’t Eat That!

C’mon, who doesn’t like a big bag of bugs?

Trying new foods is one of the biggest benefits of travelling, and on the streets of Asia you can buy just about any kind of food you can imagine. And many more you probably don’t want to! In this part of the globe almost everything is considered edible.

Here are our top picks of bizarre, unique and unusual food to be found in Asia. You’ll need a strong stomach for some of them!

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How to Spice up your Love Life in Asia

Valentine’s Day is just round the corner. With stunning tropical islands, breathtaking scenery, ancient ruins and deliciously fiery food, you don’t have to go far to find romance in Asia.

Whether you’re plucking up the courage to propose, trying to reignite the passion, or single and searching for your soulmate – there’s a place out there for you in amorous Asia.

And luckily we’re here to help point you in the right direction to start your hearts racing:

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5 Exotic Massage Treatments to Try in Asia

There’s nothing as good as a massage to unwind, recharge and rejuvenate. Asia is a mecca for massages. From luxury five star hotel spas to shady backstreet massage parlours – there’s a multitude of invigorating activities for the mind and body.

So, if you’re hankering for a well-deserved pampering, here are some of the massage treatments guaranteed to ensure a happy ending to your holiday…

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Food for Thought: Socially Responsible Restaurants

Asia is known for its foodie culture. But when you venture out to sample the local cuisine, wouldn’t it be great to know that you’re also helping someone in need?

Luckily for us, places that pride themselves on fresh, wholesome food with a social conscience are popping up all over Asia.

Check out these restaurants that support the local communities and help disadvantaged youth cook their way to a better future:

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ICS Travel Group appoints José Gregorio Manzo as Sales Manager for Spain, Portugal and Italy

Jose Gregorio Manzo - Sales Manager

We are pleased to announce the addition of a new sales manager to our global sales team. Based in Barcelona, José Gregorio Manzo will take on the position of Sales Manager for Spain, Portugal and Italy.

José was born in Venezuela but grew up in Italy where he studied tourism in university. He is fluent in Spanish, Italian, French and English, and is an expert in the Latin European markets. An avid traveller, he has explored many of the world’s most exotic destinations.

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8 Alternative Asian Destinations for Christmas

Fed up of the cold weather and the dark days? Don’t feel like cooking Christmas dinner for the entire family, and maybe more? A last-minute Christmas getaway to Asia is the perfect solution.

Whether you want to don your party hat and celebrate, or would rather just escape from it all, here are our suggestions for an alternative festive season:

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Dark Tourism – Do you Dare?

As we approach Halloween, let’s move away from sundrenched beaches and ancient temples and take a trip into the heartbreak and despair of ‘dark tourism’.

Remembering the macabre past of a country is important to understand where that country is today, to educate ourselves and learn from past mistakes.

Here are our suggestions for grisly but necessary places to visit:

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