The idea of layovers is about to become less painful. In Taipei, travelers passing through Taoyuan International Airport, and have a layover of longer than eight hours, can explore the city’s greatest attractions through two tours, visiting the astonishing Zushih Temple, or the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall and Taipei 101 – the country’s tallest building.
Singapore’s Changi Airport is taking the meaning of customer service to a superior level by offering special comfortable amenities and cultural enhancements for all travelers with a layover of six hours or more. Now, passengers can benefit from free massage chairs, as well as a brand new gaming room and butterfly garden. Moreover, cultural city tours are also offered. Travelers can take a downtown tour, highlighting the Merlion and the Garden by the Bay, or experience the famous neighborhoods of Little India and Kampong Glam on the “Heritage Tour.”
Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport is one of the busiest airports in the world. If you at least a six-hour layover here, you can register for the “touristanbul” program and enjoy a tour of the local sites. This program is focused on covering the city’s most unique locations, offering expeditions to Hippodrome Square, the Blue Mosque and the Topkapi Palace.
Amsterdam’s airport is one of Europe’s most popular hubs, and to enhance the experience of its passengers, KLM has developed a program called “layover with a local”. With this program, passengers can see the sites of Amsterdam while paired up with a local as their guide. KLM is offering free transportation from the airport to the meeting guide’s point and back, as well as a complimentary free round of drinks with your new Dutch friend!
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City is a major departure point for transcontinental flights from the US. If you’ve got a layover clocking in at two hours or more, you can choose from options to visit the Temple Square or other unique attractions like Creek Park and the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art. These trips are possible through a partnership between the airport and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, offering transiting passengers a taste of what SLC has to offer.