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Monday, 13 August 2018

The Family Pleasure offer at InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort


InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort – special promotions




The InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort on Thailand's Koh Samui provides the perfect location to enjoy family holidays this year like never before with extensive activities for children and romance for parents.

The InterContinental Koh Samui provides magical views of the Gulf of Thailand, breathless sunset views, mouth-watering cuisine and award-winning service to its 79 romantic luxury guest rooms, suites and villas.

Featured is the multi-award-winning Baan Thai Spa by HARNN offering a variety of aroma and relaxation therapies and pampering including therapeutic head-to-toe massage.

On offer are free meals for kids and complimentary activities including the Resort's own kids' club Planet Trekkers, featuring activities and entertainment for children aged 4 –12 years.

There are a host of recreation activities to enjoy during your school holiday stay - truly something for everyone:  From snorkelling to Thai boxing, Thai cooking classes to yoga, dolphin watching to walks through the Angthong National Marine Park.  And,

Water Sports Centre offering stand-up-paddle boarding, windsurfing, kayaking and snorkelling
  • PADI Dive Centre 
  • Fully-equipped fitness centre
  • Yoga and Pilates
  • Thai Chi
  • Fit Ball classes
  • Aerobics
  • Beach volleyball
  • Mini beach soccer
  • Table tennis
  • Mountain biking
  • Thai cooking classes including a visit a local market
  • Cocktail classes
Special promotions have been created for the spring school holidays and are available until December 2018 only online and are subject to availability.  Five islands of Koh Samui tour is now included in the offer for the first 25 guests to book.

The Family Pleasure offer includes a stay at the luxurious Club Napa reserve Three Bedroom Residence Villa or three nights for two adults and two children at the Club Two Bedroom Residence Villa from THB 71,000 (AUD $2868.24).

The package also includes free meals for children designed by our consultants of celebrity chefs in all outlets for the entire stay plus

  • Daily breakfast for the family at Amber, our Award-winning restaurant by Thailand Tatler
  • Complimentary two-hour babysitting by our certified Nannies
  • One 60-minute therapeutic body massage for two adults at our Beach Sala (once per stay)
  • Complimentary daily access to Planet Trekkers, InterContinental Samui's signature Kids Club (for 2 kids)
  • One Junior Master Chef Cooking Class for the children (once per stay)
  • Welcome children's amenities
  • Complimentary WiFi access throughout the Resort

Koh Samui is one of Thailand's most popular island getaways.  The 5-star award winning resort spans nine hectares (22 acres) on the unspoilt west coast of Koh Samui, only one hour by air from Bangkok and a 45-minute drive from the airport.

Surrounded by more than 50 islands the property is a self-contained relaxed paradise that offers sheer tranquillity and romance for parents and a range of activities for the children. The resort is also idyllic for couples and honeymooners as well as weddings and corporate functions.

The resort focusses on water fun with seven swimming pools and a variety of aquatic sports for guests supported by a fully equipped Fitness Center featuring life fitness cardio machines, resistance and free weights.

Further information: http://samui.intercontinental.com

 

InterContinental Koh Samui: A Unique Photographic Opportunity


InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort




Some of the greatest photographic opportunities in the world are on offer at the luxury InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort, perched on a mountainside overlooking the Gulf of Thailand on Koh Samui's west coast.

The luxury beachfront resort has been named in the World Travel Awards (WTA) as Asia's Most Romantic Resort and ranked in the New York Times bestseller 1000 Places to See Before You Die with world-class views on offer from almost every room, suite and villa in addition to the signature Air Bar and restaurants.

The InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort offers a stunning backdrop for filming, commercial photography, fashion shoots, engagement photos and weddings.

"The resort lends itself to countless creative photographic and artistic opportunities," says the Resort's Jocelyn Whiteside. "It presents one of the most breath-taking vistas you will ever see.  Guest have recorded stunning images during sunset and sunrise, weddings and other events with our numerous locations including our suspended bridge and private pier. We extend an invitation to photographic minded people, organisations and professionals to visit the Resort, enjoy its facilities and services and capture that gem of an image or memorable photo shoot," she said.

The InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort is a super luxury resort set on a cliff that descends to a white sandy beach. It is surrounded by 22 acres of lush tropical gardens overlooking magical views of the Gulf of Thailand, nearby Five Islands and Ang Thong National Marine Park. The 79 guest rooms, suites and villas are situated on the former site of Baan Taling Ngam Resort which commands legendary status as Koh Samui's first luxury resort.

Featured are two restaurants, Amber and Flames, which serve Thai, Asian and modern European cuisine; an open-air cocktail lounge, Air Bar, and Club InterContinental, lobby bar and café. The award-winning Baan Thai Spa by HARNN offers an exclusive range of HARNN body and beauty treatments.

The Resort's own kids' club, Planet Trekkers has activities and entertainment for children aged 4 –12 years.

Koh Samui is an hour's flight from Bangkok with direct domestic connections to Phuket and Pattaya. International direct flights with key Asian cities include Hong Kong, Singapore and, Kuala Lumpur.

"The resort would like to offer its luxurious accommodation, facilities and world ranked views to businesses or individuals keen to produce outstanding commercial images and captivating family shots," said Jocelyn Whiteside.  

"Interested parties should contact at e-mail: events@ickohsamui.com for more information on request date and time, a member of our team will contact you shortly to discuss your request".

Further information: samui.intercontinental.com


Saturday, 7 July 2018

Win a trip to Morocco with Peregrine



https://www.peregrineadventures.com/en-au/win-trip-morocco

Friday, 29 June 2018

Win a trip to Queenstown NZ for 2


You and a friend could win a trip to Queenstown!

Just spend $15 or more on any Canadian product for your chance to win

Win a Trip to New York City - you and two friends #travelcompetitions


The prize comprises of a trip for the winner and two (2) friends to New York, US valued at up to $22,000 (ex GST) depending on the winner’s location. The prize must be taken 4/10/2018 – 8/10/2018 inclusive.

Win a Trip for 2 to Chile with flights


#travelcompetitions



Return Economy Class flights on LATAM Airlines for 2 people. 3 nights Alto Atacama All-Inclusive package. 2 nights at the Singular Santiago Hotel including breakfast, transfers and a Santiago city tour. All other outgoings are at the winner’s expense.



Enter here:

http://letstravelmag.com/win-a-trip-to-chile/

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Michael Palin returns to Australia

Lateral Events is delighted that Michael Palin, iconic comedian, actor, writer and television travel presenter, has agreed to tour Australia in December with a new live show. Tickets will be on sale from 29 June at ticketek.com.au.

Monty Python, the Beatles of comedy, epitomized the innate ability to take good ideas and compress them into diamonds.

Think about Monty Python and a myriad of conflicting sketches crash into your mind: The Dead Parrot, Nudge Nudge, Argument Clinic, Hell’s Grannies, The Lumberjack Song, The Killer Joke. Then come the quotes: ‘Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries!’, ‘What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow, ‘It’s just a scratch, I’ve had worse’, ‘What have the Romans ever done for us?’, ‘He’s not the Messiah, he’s a very naughty boy’ and so on.

Add Ripping Yarns, A Fish Called Wanda and travel; Around the World in 80 Days, Himalaya, Pole to Pole and Brazil.

Michael Palin will re-live his legendary comedic repertoire before delving into his latest project, a change of pace and focus; documenting the maritime adventures of HMS Erebus.

Erebus was part of a successful 19th-century British expedition to the Antarctic which set out from Hobart, but later met her doom in search of a Northwest Passage across what is now Canada's Arctic. Franklin's disastrous 1845 expedition saw the sinking of both the HMS Erebus and HMS Terror after they became trapped by ice. The entire expedition, comprising 129 men including Franklin, was lost.

Michael Palin will describe what life was like for the officers and crew who froze and starved to death in the Arctic wastes, driven to cannibalism and poisoned by the food that they hoped would sustain them.

“The story of the life and death of HMS Erebus appeals to me on many levels. It combines my love of the sea and ships, my fascination with those who went where no-one had been before, and my conviction that history is made by accident rather than intention,” said Palin.

Register for pre-sale tickets at www.lateralevents.com

TOUR SCHEDULE

Tuesday 4 December Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne
Wednesday 5 December Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Thursday 6 December Southbank Piazza, Brisbane
Tickets from $95.00

Bookings for all shows from 29 June at ticketek.com.au

Monday, 18 June 2018

INTREPID DEALS: Savings of up to $1299 on last minute winter escapes

From Africa to the Amazon, please find below a series of last-minute winter escapes from Intrepid Travel and Peregrine Adventures, with savings of up to $1299 on offer.



INTREPID:

Save $497 on the 18th July 2018 departure of Intrepid Travel’s 12-day North China Getaway.

Was AUD $1,990 per person now AUD $1,493 - a saving of $497 per person twin-share.

Discover the ancient sights and modern delights throughout China’s north travelling from Beijing to Shanghai. Travellers experience an overnight stay at a family run guest house at the Great Wall, seeing this iconic structure without the crowds, journey on two sleeper trains, discover the mountain heights of Huangshan and learn about China’s ancient history through locals, sites and tour guides. This tour explores the crazy contrasts and experiences that make China a truly remarkable destination.

Inclusions: Transport, accommodation and some activities.

For more information please visit www.intrepidtravel.com.au or call 1300 458 437


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Save $648 on the 26th July 2018 departure of Intrepid Travel’s 15-day Best of Cuba Westbound.

Was AUD $2,595 per person now AUD $1,947 - a saving of $648 per person twin-share.

Travel to Cuba to experience its historical streets through to the pristine shores of the Caribbean. This tour includes old-world charm, rich history and exciting nightlife where travellers can witness the difference between city and coastal life, take an informal salsa lesson with locals and practice their Spanish in a language class. This adventure takes travellers to the heart of Cuba where there is no shortage of historic cars, fragrant cigars and rum.

Inclusions: Some meals, transport, some accommodation and some activities.

For more information please visit www.intrepidtravel.com.au or call 1300 458 437


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Save $791 on the 5th August 2018 departure of Intrepid Travel’s nine-day San Francisco to Las Vegas tour.

Was AUD $3,955 per person now AUD $3,164 - a saving of $791 per person twin-share.

Explore the contrast between the steep hills of the country to the bright lights of Las Vegas. This trip takes travellers to the most iconic landmarks on a journey from California to Nevada including hiking and exploring the Yosemite National Park, diverse landscapes of Death Valley, stunning Lake Tahoe and the famous wine region of the Sonoma Valley. Travellers on this trip end their journey enjoying a free day exploring all that the fabulous Las Vegas has to offer.

Inclusions: Some meals, transport, some accommodation and some activities.

For more information please visit www.intrepidtravel.com.au or call 1300 458 437


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Save $888 on the 28th July 2018 departure of Intrepid Travel’s seven-day Kilimanjaro- Marangu Route adventure.

Was AUD $3,555 per person now AUD $2,667 - a saving of $888 per person twin-share.

Travel to Africa and conquer its highest peak, Mt Kilimanjaro. Travellers hike on the most direct path to the summit, covering the trail in just five short days with the help of local and experienced guides. On this trip travellers can spot monkeys on their way to Mandara Hut, walk through stunning alpine zones and stay in one of Northern Tanzania’s most historic buildings. Highlighting this tour is the panoramic views from the top of Mt Kilimanjaro which need to be seen to be believed.

Inclusions: Some meals, transport, some accommodation and some activities.

For more information please visit www.intrepidtravel.com.au or call 1300 458 437


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PEREGRINE ADVENTURES:

Save $808 on the 22nd July 2018 departure of Peregrine Adventures eight-day Slovenia and Croatia adventure.

Was AUD $4,040 per person now AUD $3,232 - a saving of $808 per person twin-share.

Explore the beautiful cities, mountains and waterfalls of both Slovenia and Croatia. Upon arrival, travellers will glide through the centre of Venice by boat, gaining a unique perspective of the city from the water. Throughout this tour, travellers will enter the underground world of the Postojna Caves, ride a cable car to the exceptional views of Mt Vogel, soak up the vibrancy of Zadar and enjoy local truffle tasting in Istria.

Inclusions: Some meals, transport, some accommodation and some activities.

For more information please visit www.peregrineadventures.com.au or call 1300 207 354


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Save $1,267 on the 29th July 2018 departure of Peregrine Adventures 16-day Amazon and Inca Adventure.

Was AUD $6,335 per person now AUD $5,068 - a saving of $1,267 per person twin-share.

Delve into the Incan history of Peru and discover the Amazon rainforest’s national treasures. Travellers on this tour enjoy a two night feature stay in an Amazon Lodge where they can stroll the jungle in search for monkeys, parrots, otters and caymans. This trip also takes travellers to the world class culinary destination of Peru, private island of Suasi, catacombs underneath Lima and two visits to Machu Picchu. Finishing this tour travellers take a trip to the highest capital city in the world, La Paz, a modern cosmopolitan city combined with ancient traditions.

Inclusions: Some meals, transport, some accommodation and some activities.

For more information please visit www.peregrineadventures.com.au or call 1300 207 354

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Save $1,299 on the 28th July 2018 departure of Peregrine Adventures 15-day Mexico in Depth adventure.




Was AUD $6,495 per person now AUD $5,196 - a saving of $1,299 per person twin-share.

Discover Maya ruins, Indian communities and colonial towns through one of Mexico's most comprehensive tours. Travellers experience a tour throughout Mexico that is rich in historical and cultural highlights getting up close and personal with the country’s diverse heritage. On this trip travellers enjoy Mexico City’s heady street food, rest up on the white sands of Playa Del Carmen and stay for three nights at Hotel Geneve, a property with over 100 years of history. Whether travellers are history buffs, nature lovers or foodies, this trip has something for everyone.

Inclusions: Some meals, transport, some accommodation and some activities.

For more information please visit www.peregrineadventures.com.au or call 1300 207 354

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Banyan Tree Bintan Winter offer


Save 30% on a luxury getaway to the Indonesian island of Bintan with Banyan Tree Bintan

Indulge in a three-night stay from SGD367 plus tax night per night

Between now and 31 March 2019, Banyan Tree Bintan is offering guests booking to stay for three nights or more a 30% discount off the best available rate. Guests can therefore enjoy a three-night stay for as little as SGD367 plus tax per night.




Banyan Tree Bintan is a hidden gem located on the northwest tip of Bintan island in Indonesia – only 45 minutes by ferry from Singapore and on a secluded bay overlooking the South China Sea. Inspired by the traditional fishing villages on Bintan island, villas are built on stilts to preserve the towering 100-year-old trees lining the hillside. As a result, villas soar above the ground, giving a delightful tree-top experience in the heart of nature. All private villas feature a king-sized four-poster bed, en-suite bathroom and sunken bath as well as a private sundeck and an outdoor relaxation pool overlooking the sea.

Located next door to Banyan Tree Bintan, Angsana Bintan is the young, fun sister to Banyan Tree. For adventure lovers, there is a large selection of land and watersports activities available, including quad bikes, all-terrain vehicles, golf and many more.

Banyan Tree's properties across the world have an impressive range of programs that support conservation, biodiversity, education and social enterprise for local communities. The on-site Conservation Lab at Banyan Tree Bintan nurtures eggs and hatchlings and releases baby hawksbill and green sea turtles (both species are endangered) when they're about four months old. Thanks to education programs, local fisherman now report new nests of eggs, which are brought into the lab's hatchery away from predators.

This offer includes daily breakfast at Treetops restaurant; return transfer by private car between Bintan ferry terminal and Banyan Tree Bintan, 20% off dining at restaurants within Laguna Bintan and 20% off body massages at Banyan Tree Spa Bintan.

For further information, or to book, visit,  www.banyantree.com/en/indonesia/bintan/offers/stay-longer-save-more

Monday, 14 May 2018

Taronga Zoo Sydney shines a light on endangered animals for Vivid Sydney

#visitnsw #sydney




Vivid Sydney's wildest precinct returns as Taronga Zoo Sydney shines an even bolder, brighter spotlight on conservation and endangered wildlife with a family friendly spectacular display of giant animal light sculptures from 25 May to 16 June.

As the Zoo's permanent residents retire for the evening, Lights For the Wild will burst into colourful life to introduce visitors to fierce, friendly and quirky creatures on a journey through fragile habitats, from the ocean, to the jungle and the Australian bush.

Festival favourites, the giant multimedia light sculptures return with old friends including the majestic Sumatran Tiger and giant Bilby joined by a new mob of endearing species, from an epic Goanna to a school of Blue Devil Fish.

Guests will step through a marine world to meet some of NSW's most endangered aquatic species and emerge from the mouth of a Port Jackson Shark as it splashes through the façade of Taronga's heritage entrance. Tread quietly through the Sumatran jungle to encounter endangered yet ferocious animals along the way before stepping into our Taronga Centenary Theatre to behold a multi-award winning animated film, presented here as a 270° cinematic experience. Pause a while and rest beneath a canopy of stars and glowing planet earth as imagined by children, before a final journey through an illuminated Australian bushscape takes everyone all the way home again.

Minister for Tourism and Major Events, Adam Marshall said, "Vivid Sydney at Taronga Zoo is a unique experience that shines a light on conservation in the most incredible way. Come 25 May visitors will be able to walk among the spellbinding display of magnificent creatures and discover the illuminating stories of these endangered species."

Vivid Sydney Creative Director, Ignatius Jones said, "Taronga Zoo is a much-loved family favourite which brings out the child in all of us. Where else can you take a stroll through a PJ shark's mouth or come face to face with a giant ferocious Sumatran tiger while holding mum or dad's hand!"

What: Vivid Sydney at Taronga Zoo
Where: Taronga Zoo, Bradley's Head Rd, Mosman. Entry only via the main upper entrance on Bradley's Head Road.
When: Friday 25 May to Saturday 16 June
Session start times: 5.30pm, 6.30pm, 7.30pm (approx. 2 hour experience)
Tickets: Pre-purchase tickets at taronga.org.au/vivid

Mon-Thurs (excluding public holiday):
Adult - $23.95
Child (4-15 years) - $17.95
Concession - $21.56
Under 4 - free

Fri-Sun and Mon 11 June public holiday:
Adult - $26.95
Child (4-15 years) - $18.95
Concession - $24.26
Under 4 – free

Note: Last entry at 8.30pm, zoo closes at 9.30pm.
Taronga Zoo is not for profit. All ticket proceeds go directly back to work in conservation and wildlife care. 




About Vivid Sydney

Vivid Sydney is the world's largest festival of light, music and ideas and now the largest event in Australia. For 23 days - from 25 May to 16 June 2018 – the event places a spotlight on Sydney and reinforces its position as the home of light, creativity, cutting edge music, engaging conversations and the exchange of new ideas. The festival is owned, managed and produced by Destination NSW, the NSW Government's tourism and major events agency. In 2017 Vivid Sydney attracted a record 2.33 million attendees and injected over $143 million into NSW's visitor economy. For more information visit www.vividsydney.com

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