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Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Cruiseco Silversea offer




An extraordinary level of personal pampering are highlights of Silversea's 9 night Singapore to Hong Kong voyage aboard Silver Shadow, on 25 March next year via Ho Chi Minh City, Chan May (Hue/Da Nang) and Ha Long Bay.

Luxury all-suite cruising aboard the luxurious five star 382-guest Silver Shadow includes complimentary shore excursions*; private transfers between airport, hotel and ship; and even complimentary round-trip transfers from ports into the centres of most cities being visited.

Fly from Australia and transfer to the exquisite Shangri-La Hotel Singapore in a Horizon Club Deluxe Room including Club privileges for a two-night pre-cruise stay with breakfast included; before transferring to the Silver Shadow.

Selling through Cruiseco, this outstanding 13 night holiday including return Economy Class international airfare from Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane or Perth; private car transfers and two night post cruise stay at the luxurious Langham Hotel Hong Kong  in an Executive Room with Club privileges and daily breakfast – all from just $8,400 per person, twin share in a Vista Suite.

Deduct $470 per person, twin share ex Perth. US$200* Bonus onboard credit per suite – valid until 31 December 2017 or until sold out - conditions apply

Prices are subject to availability at time of booking. *Offer is valid until 30 November 2017 and may be withdrawn at any time.

For full details of all 2017 Ultimate Cruising Holidays and the name of your nearest Cruiseco cruise specialist travel agent, go to www.cruising.com.au

 

Thursday, 16 November 2017

ET’s Ultimate Fishing Adventures



'ET's Ultimate Fishing Adventures' features Andrew Ettingshausen's favourite fishing destinations with hundreds of his wonderful images, essential tips and background stories of adventure. The ideal book for any casual fisherman who dreams of landing the perfect catch. Explore some of the most beautiful fishing destinations across Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Isles with 'ET' as your guide.

Hardback RRP $49.95

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Monday, 23 October 2017

Chiva-Som Tranquility Offer for Thai Pavilion

#traveldeals

Chiva-Som has announced a Thai Pavilion Tranquility Offer across the exclusive range of Speciality Retreats for guests staying at this pioneering Thai health and wellness resort from 1 November to 19 December 2017 inclusive.

Priced from AUD3531 per person twin share, this offer represents a saving of AUD883 per person for three nights and includes:

·         Accommodation in a stunning Thai Pavilion
·         Individual health and wellness consultation
·         3 wellness cuisine meals per night
·         Optional skin consultation
·         Optional physical analysis
·         Daily fitness and leisure activities (8 classes daily)
·         Unlimited use us Water Therapy Suites (Steam, Sauna, Jacuzzi)
·         One daily treatment per night of stay selecting from Thai Massage, Invigorating Massage, Relaxing Foot Massage, Oriental Scalp Massage, Chiva-Som Skin Haven Body Polish)

For bookings of the Chiva-Som Thai Pavilion Tranquility Offer contact your travel agent or a Chiva-Som Specialist on 1300 857 437.

The Speciality Retreats vary in a minimum of nights required for a stay at Chiva-Som and are tailored to address guests' goals and objectives, current state of health and ability to achieve those goals.

The Chiva-Som advisor will assist guests in achieving the most out of their stay by devising a personal program of treatments and services. The retreats include A Taste of Chiva-Som, Optimal Performance, Spa Wellbeing, Yoga For Life, Fitness, Natural Renewal, Weight Management, Cell Vitality, Cranial Relief, Emotional Wellbeing, Tension Release and Sustainable Slimming.

Chiva-Som, the 'Haven of Life', is at the forefront of health and wellbeing and accommodates guests in 54 stylish rooms with Thai Pavilions exuding traditional charm and newly renovated Ocean rooms and suites providing spectacular views of the Gulf of Thailand.

The resort features 70 treatment rooms at Niranlada Medi-Spa, a kinesis studio, gym, watsu pool, flotation pool, large outdoor swimming pool, bathing pavilion with kneipp bath, sauna, steam, Jacuzzi and indoor swimming pool. Spa cuisine presents organically-grown fruits and vegetables from the Chiva-Som garden and guests can enjoy the elegance of fine dining in the Emerald Room or relax outdoors at the Taste of Siam restaurant by the sea.

Friday, 20 October 2017

Secret Pool Villas at The Library, Koh Samui


The Library is set to unveil the new Secret Pool Villas meticulously crafted under the concepts of space, privacy and mystery in November 2017.

Each of these new accommodation offerings will present an amazing new resort experience at this beautiful property set against the backdrop of Koh Samui’s Chaweng Beach in Thailand.

In celebration, The Library has announced an introductory rate of THB27,064 per night for two people, including breakfast, for bookings made from now up until 30 November for stays in a one-bedroom Secret Villa from 1 November to 20 December 2017 and from 6 January to 30 April 2018. (Trade partners welcome)

Collectively known as Secret Chapters, these exclusive one- and two-bedroom Secret Pool Villas will exude a sense of unmitigated luxury and freedom. Perfectly suited for discerning couples and honeymooners, these are sprawling private spaces with mysteries to uncover and secrets to make.

The commission will be based on bookings of the one-bedroom Secret Villas at the introductory rate of THB27,064 per night for two people including breakfast.

Guests staying a minimum three nights in a Secret Pool Villa over the same period at this popular Thailand resort, set against the backdrop of Chaweng Beach, will also receive a complimentary 3-course dinner for 2 people and roundtrip Samui airport transfers.

The Library will introduce the one-bedroom and 2 two-bedroom Secret Pool Villas in November with the special villas, including The Editor and The Writer, due to be open by early 2018.

The floor area of the one-bedroom Secret Villas will be 220 square metres with a custom-made 3-metre-wide bed. Key features include a dedicated entertainment space, full dining area with pantry, spacious Jacuzzi bathtub, 8-metre long saltwater swimming pool, oversized tandem rain shower and his and hers walk-in closets.

The Editor will be a luxurious villa geared towards the working creative and The Writer, a singular, expansive unit featuring an absolute beach frontage and access, dedicated living and dining spaces, a private library, outdoor cinema and backyard gym, an upper floor terrace with spectacular views and an 8.5 x 7.5-metre saltwater swimming pool.

For booking enquiries please contact your travel agent or rsvn@thelibrarysamui.com.

www.thelibrarysamui.com

Monday, 9 October 2017

Discover a World of Thrilling Outdoor Activities in Lonely Planet’s Atlas of AdventureIn



Don’t just walk on the wild side, but climb, ski, mountain bike, canoe, surf and even skydive with Lonely Planet’s Atlas of Adventure, published this October.

In bookshops now
Lonely Planet’s Atlas of Adventure is an action-packed showcase of the best outdoor experiences in more than 150 countries across the globe. Featuring inspiring photography, maps, interviews and expert authors, it’s the ultimate introduction to a thrilling new world of adventure.

“We tracked down our most adventure-loving experts, wherever they happened to be, and asked them to share their tips for the best places to experience thrilling outdoor activities,” Lonely Planet explains.

“This book is the result: an alphabetically ordered romp around the globe, highlighting the best outdoor pursuits you can enjoy in each country,” Lonely Planet says. “We’ll take you climbing in Thailand, mountain biking in America and sailing along the south coast of Britain.”

“We’ve included everywhere it’s currently feasible to set your intrepid foot,” Lonely Planet adds, “exploring the less trafficked corners of popular spots and venturing to far-flung places you may never have previously considered visiting.”


Lonely Planet devotes 18 pages of its Atlas of Adventure to Australia’s outdoor activities. “From plunging into the azure ocean surrounding the world’s biggest coral reef to hiking through primordial landscapes dating back to Gondwana, adventure is everywhere in Australia,” the book says. “Whatever your adventure poison – be it climbing or kayaking, skiing or surfing, road cycling or mountain biking, trail running or camel trekking – you will find it here, usually in world-class form, and often without too many others around to break your solitude.”
LONELY PLANET’S ATLAS OF ADVENTURE
320pp, full colour; H270 x W230mm, hardback; AUD $44.99

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

MSC Cruises 50% off second passenger, during October


PLAN A CRUISE MONTH

MSC Cruises will be offering 50% off second passenger, during October for Plan a Cruise Month. With 90 itineraries to choose from in the Mediterranean, Arabian Peninsula, Northern Europe & Fjords, Caribbean, West Indies, Cuba and repositioning cruises, it will be hard to say no to this great offer.

Nobody knows the Mediterranean like MSC and during Plan a Cruise Month they are offering a 7-night West Mediterranean cruise from AU$799 first passenger and from AU$487 for the second passenger (From NZ$1,089 first passenger and from NZ$650 second passenger).  Mix with celebrities in Portofino, re-trace the steps of history in Rome and Malta and discover the vibrancy of Barcelona and Marseille in France on board state-of-the-art MSC Meraviglia.  

In Northern Europe, MSC will take you to spectacular fjords, ancient cities and picturesque hamlets aboard MSC Magnifica from AU$1,999 first passenger and AU$1,110 second passenger over ten nights.  (From NZ$2,349 first passenger and from NZ$1,325 second passenger).

Fancy a longer cruise? Journey from the beautiful city of Venice to the colourful town of Cuba over 21 nights. From AU$1,685 first passenger and AU$993 second passenger.  (From NZ$1,889 first passenger and from NZ$1,130 second passenger).

A sample of the 90 itineraries available with MSC Cruises' 50% off second passenger promotion, valid during Plan a Cruise Month from October 1 to 31.  To BOOK NOW call 1300 028 502, www.msccruises.com.au or call your local travel agent.

*Conditions apply

www.msccruises.com.au

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Royal Caribbean Celebrates 10th Birthday in Australia with 40% off




To celebrate its 10th year cruising down under and the launch of the summer cruising season, Royal Caribbean has launched a spectacular birthday sale offering savings of up to 40% on a range of international and local itineraries, priced from just AUD$449. Plus kids travel from just AUD$69 per day.

"It's our birthday, and you get the gifts! Our 10th Birthday Sale is just one way of thanking our guests – past, present and future – for all their support in helping us reach this milestone," said Royal Caribbean managing director, Adam Armstrong.

This summer, Aussies have a choice of four of the youngest, most modern and adventure packed ships from Royal Caribbean sailing from Sydney to the South Pacific, New Zealand and around Australia, including the all new Ovation of the Seas, twin sister ships Voyager of the Seas and Explorer of the Seas and culinary favourite Radiance of the Seas.

For the new to cruise, they can sample the delights of the most modern megaliners sailing down under with a three-night 'cruise to nowhere' from Sydney on Voyager of the Seas, departing on 2 February 2018. Was AUD$709, now priced from just AUD$449 per person, twin share in an Interior stateroom.

For the ultimate family fun holiday in the sun, travellers can cruise the South Pacific with a 9-night roundtrip on Explorer of the Seas, departing Sydney on 12 February 2018 and calling to Mare, Port Vila, Mystery Island and Noumea. Was AUD$1,299, now priced from just AUD$889 per person, twin share in an Interior stateroom.

Or choose to cruise in New Zealand with a 12-night roundtrip cruise from Sydney on Ovation of the Seas, departing on 17 October 2017 and calling at Sydney to Bay of Islands, Auckland, Tauranga, Dunedin and Milford Sound Region. Was AUD$2809, now priced from just
AUD $1819 per person, twin share in an Interior stateroom.

Hurry, offer ends 31 October 2017.

For further information or to book a Royal Caribbean cruise, visit www.royalcaribbean.com.au, phone 1800 754 500 or see your local travel agent.

 

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

SHE launches new Sri Lanka retreats – and this time men are invited


#expeditioncruising .



Expanding on its women-only surfing retreats to Bali, SHE surfs has teamed up with Westside Yoga for ‘Earth to Ocean’ – a marriage of fitness, adventure and spiritualism in Sri Lanka.

The first Earth to Ocean experience will launch late November and promises to take participants “to their edge”, teaching skills for life that they can take home and utilise daily. And for the first time, men will also be able to enjoy a SHE surfs experience.

The timing is especially convenient for travellers from Melbourne as SriLankan Airlines is launching direct flights to Colombo from 29 October, while those from other locations are recommended to fly to Singapore and connect to Colombo.

SHE has selected the seaside area of Kabalana for its pristine beaches, intriguing history, and its untapped attractions that should impress even seasoned travellers.

Founder of Westside Yoga Mark Pheely said, “I grew up in Queensland and am a long-time surfer. The essence of yoga and surfing is seamless – it’s the same principles. At the end of this trip, our participants will be able to stay more grounded, connected and more mindful in their everyday world.”

Suzanne Hart of SHE surfs said the seven-day experience would incorporate al fresco daily yoga overlooking the ocean, surf lessons catered to any skill level including beginner, and massages to soothe newly-used muscles.

“As always, we will cater for the solo traveller who wants to try something new in the comfort of a group, but Earth to Ocean is also perfect for couples who may have tried either surfing or yoga and want to share their loves.

“With Mark on board and a group size capped at 14, it’s a genuine, boutique adventure with a special connection to nature,” Ms Hart said.

Two modern villas will house Earth to Ocean guests with direct access to a white sand beach, air-conditioning, an ensuite for each bedroom and a resident chef sourcing produce from the local markets. Two pools overlooking the ocean and gardens sprinkled with coconut trees will add to the feeling of escapism.

According to Mark, who has practiced yoga for 15 years and taught for 5 of those, “When I surf, I get the sense that the water remembers me and sometimes I will just sit in the ocean on a surfboard. It’s a real quietness of mind in this busy world.

“Sri Lanka is an untapped, underdeveloped wonderland. Its spiritualism is more subtle than in other countries, the food is extraordinary, it’s accessible and the coastline is stunning. All of that combined makes for a delicious melting pot of experiences.”

www.shetravels.net.au


Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Chiva-Som special Travel The World offer


TRAVEL THE WORLD OFFER FOR CHIVA-SOM STAYS UNTIL END OF SEPTEMBER

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Guests booking a Speciality Retreat for a minimum 7-night stay at Chiva-Som in Thailand for travel until 30 September 2017 will receive an additional complimentary night and an exclusive VIP Fast Track Service at Bangkok International SuvarnabhumiAirport with guests to be met on arrival by a personal porter and hostess and escorted through immigration for collection of luggage and transfer to the resort.

Chiva-Som is situated within seven acres of tropical gardens in the Royal city of Hua Hin on the Gulf of Thailand, 185 km south of Bangkok.

This pioneering Thai health and wellness resort is a popular destination for Australians offering guests a total lifestyle transformation to achieve wellness and longevity with a full range of health and wellness Speciality Retreats, integrating naturopathic and conventional medicines, including A Taste of Chiva-Som, Optimal Performance, Spa Wellbeing, Yoga for Life, Fitness, Natural Renewal, Weight Management, Cell Vitality, Cranial Relief, Emotional Wellbeing, Tension Release and Sustainable Slimming.

All components are set and overseen by expert health professionals including consulting doctors, naturopaths, fitness instructors, spa therapists, nutritionists and alternative health practitioners.

This Travel the World Chiva-Som Speciality Retreat Offer is priced from AUD6179 per person twin share including:

· 8 nights in an Ocean Room (including 1 complimentary night)
· VIP Fast Track Service at Bangkok International Suvarnabhumi Airport
· THB2500 cash credit per person redeemable for resort treatments
· Individual health and wellness consultation
· 3 wellness cuisine meals per night
· Optional skin consultation
· Optional physical analysis
· Daily fitness and leisure activities (8 classes daily)
· Unlimited use of Water Therapy Suites (Steam, Sauna, Jacuzzi)
· One daily treatment per night of stay selecting from Thai Massage, Invigorating Massage, Relaxing Foot Massage, Oriental Scalp Massage, Chiva-Som Skin Haven Body Polish

For bookings of the Travel the World Chiva-Som Specialty Retreat Offer contact your travel agent or a Chiva-Som Specialist on 1300 857 437 and quote Promotion Code AUS2017

Friday, 18 August 2017

Intrepid's Deal of the Week: Las Vegas to Los Angeles


Intrepid Travel is offering great deals on a range of United States itineraries this week, including 25 per cent savings on a Las Vegas to Los Angeles tour taking in Yosemite National Park.

This nine-day trip leads travellers to some of the United States best attractions, passing through one of the hottest places on earth, Death Valley, before exploring the forests of Sierra Nevada and reaching the famous Pacific Coast. Travellers enjoy the sights and fun of Las Vegas before heading to California's mountain region to explore Yosemite National Park and marvel at the giant granite Half Dome. The tour concludes at the Los Angeles coast, having covered America's most diverse scenery and landscapes.

 The tour departs September 13, 2017 with fares from AU$1638* per person, a saving of AU$547.

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