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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Fabulous Food Shopping & Picnic at W Taipei’s Farmers Market in Spring


To celebrate the spring in the air, W Taipei launches “Farmers Market” at the kitchen table outdoor sky 
04 12  Farmers Market (4)garden every sunny Saturday & Sunday at 12pm – 5pm from April 12 to May 11.

Bask in the blossoming spring in the weekend afternoon after the laid-back Bubblissimo Brunch. Guests can not only taste the delicious deli, handmade breads and pastries by W chefs, but also select the design tableware handpicked by GQ Taiwan editors, the fine coffee beans and the collection of wine by Creation Food, and the seasonal bouquets by CN Flower. The highlight of this year is “Taiwan Pop Up Store” to feature the goodness of Taiwan, including “Green & Safe” – Taiwan organic food products from the farms to the tables on April 12, 13, 19, 20, and “Lovely Taiwan” – the handcrafts from the beautiful tribes around Taiwan on May 3, 4, 10, 11. Moreover guests are welcome to have a picnic on the outdoor lawn, to enjoy the live music performance from the up-and-coming Taiwan artists by “StreetVoice,” and to flavor a tasty piece of happiness of spring.
04 12  Farmers Market (5)“This is the second year to hold Farmers Market in the sparkling season, and we are happy to do it with GQ Taiwan this year to bring out the awareness of healthy lifestyle, the local culture and design to our guests and Taiwan citizens and to explore a nontraditional W experience.” shared Mr. Cary M. Gray, General Manager of W Taipei.
W Taipei’s executive chef and Sweetologist chef Ponytail work hand-in-hand to present 5-star take-out deli and pastries. It’s the first time to sell the W homemade jam on-the-go which has been popular since the debut of YEN Bar W T Time. The premium western menu includes “Truffle dressed mozzarella, tomato,” “Golden pumpkin salad, corona beer, rice vinegar, plum,” “Beetroot, juniper berry infused Salmon gravlax,” “Prawn, salmon, mushroom, spinach terrine,” “Homemade Mexican chorizo sausage.”  And chef Ponytail makes the French-style breads and sweets, e.g. “Baguette,” “Brioche,” “Truffle cheesecake,” “W jam, pineapple/cassis/mango/granny smith/raspberry/pineapple.” The menu may be adjusted by the weekly ingredients.
04 12 Farmers Market (1)GQ Taiwan” magazine has advocated “Men’s Style” for years in terms of the every aspect of men’s daily life. In this co-branded event “Farmers Market,” GQ has selected the high quality and exclusive lifestyle products, especially the tableware to present a fashionable table setting.
Taiwan Pop Up Store” is the fabulous food shopping place for the urban citizens who can purchase Taiwan goods easily without traveling around Taiwan. “Green & Safe” offers the organic food products - the fresh box of Taiwan farm’s vegetables and fruits, the home-catered chili sauce from Yilan Nan-ao, the Atayal aboriginal tribe’s hand-baked mushroom, and the century Wanchuang organic black bean soy sauce from Yunlin Xiluo.
04 12 Farmers Market (2)Lovely Taiwan” has dedicated to the Taiwan town culture since 2009, and the revenue is invested back to the local community’s development fund. The Taiwan goods featured in this bazaar are the honey from Taitung Guanshan, the black tea from Nantou Yuchi village, and the hand-crafted wooden Taiwan bear from Miaoli Sanyi.  “Creation” food group sells the selected wine, sake and Arabica coffee beans. In addition, the chromatic “CN Flower” presents seasonal bouquets and cactus pots. W Taipei’s “Farmers Market” will carry out a piece of vivid colors to Taipei citizens’ life in this spring.
For further information please call: +886 2 7703 8887, visit www.wtaipei.com/farmersmarket or email: bf.taipei@whotels.com. Follow W Taipei on Facebook: www.facebook.com/wtaipei, #wtaipei @wtaipei on Twitter and Instagram.


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Your Villa, Your Pool and Your Personal Butler Awaits You at Ametis Villa Bali in April at a Massive 40% Discount


Ametis Villa, located in Canggu - 20 minutes from Seminyak - is offering a superdiscount of 40% off from the Best Available Rate for accommodation in April. 

Bookings must be made by 19th April 2014.  Discounted Rates start from US$354++ per night and inclusive of Luxury benefits;
  • Return airport transfer with Ametis exclusive private car
  • Special Cocktail or Mocktail Welcome drink upon arrival based on Guest preference
  • Refreshing chilled towel upon arrival.196210_num717837_600x600
  • A 30 minute relaxing massage
  • Daily breakfast
  • Fully complimentary coffee, tea and homemade snack around Ametis villa from 7.00am to 11.00pm
  • Daily complimentary sunset cocktail and canap├ęs at Restaurant & Lounge from 6.00pm to 8.00pm
  • Daily complimentary afternoon tea at Restaurant, Lounge or in villa from 4.00pm to 6.00pm
  • Daily fresh fruit and flower arrangement in villa
  • Daily Newspaper ( based on Language preference )
  • 24 hours drop and pick up service by Ametis private car within Canggu and Seminyak area
  • Personal Butler service
  • 24 hours WIFI internet access
  • Complimentary daily stocked mini bar in villa (soft drinks, beer)
This is a terrific opportunity for you or your clients to visit Bali.
NB - Accommodation at Ametis Villa is available only for guests aged 12 years and above.

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Celebrate the spirit of the ANZACs and honour their legacy this centenary with Trafalgar


As next year marks the centenary of the Gallipoli landings, Trafalgar (www.trafalgar.com), the global leader in guided holidays, is inviting clients to celebrate the legend of the ANZACs and discover the historical regions of Turkey when choosing from two emotionally-charged itineraries.

In response to unprecedented demand, the Insider is accepting bookings on its 2015 ANZAC Day guided holidays to all guests including those without balloted tickets, offering Australians and New Zealanders a chance to be a part of this commemorative experience.
image006To avoid disappointment, agents are urged to get in fast to secure their clients a spot to see Gallipoli from the inside selecting from the 9-day Highlights of Turkey with Anzac Day or the 15-day Best of Turkey with Anzac Day guided holidays. For lucky guests who received a ticket in the ballot, they will travel from Bursa to Canakkale where they’ll enjoy a special remembrance dinner at a local restaurant, before taking part in the events at Gallipoli including the Dawn Service. Non balloted ticket holders will still be able to honour the bravery and sacrifice of WWI soldiers and all Australian servicemen and women, visiting Gallipoli earlier on in the itineraries.
Matthew Cameron-Smith, Managing Director, Trafalgar Australia said: “Following the release of the 2015 ANZAC Day ballot, we have been inundated with booking requests as many Australians and New Zealanders vie to be a part of this once-in-a-lifetime, global event. Our specialist group offering allows us to easily package up our renowned Insider Experiences with the travel essentials, to take clients deep into this historical region and provide them with a hassle-free yet immersive means of reflecting on our war-torn past.
“We truly understand the significance of this event, thus have increased our capacity on both dedicated departures to also cater to clients who missed out on a balloted ticket, providing them with options to still be a part of several milestone occasions whilst discovering many historical landmarks throughout Turkey.”
Led by specialist Travel Directors who live and breathe the history of the ANZAC legend, clients will discover ANZAC Cove, Lone Pine cemetery and areas of Turkey through the eyes of a local when travelling on these two extensions. They’ll visit ancient ruins in the city of Troy, discover Istanbul's spectacular Blue Mosque and be welcomed into the homes of locals for a special Be My Guest dining experience. The Highlights of Turkey with Anzac Day guided holiday is priced from $1799 per person – twin share (land only) departs 18 April 2015, with the Best of Turkey with ANZAC Day guided holiday priced from $2625 per person – twin share (land only) departs 13 April 2015. On both expertly planned itineraries, clients will enjoy First Class accommodation, travel by luxury air-conditioned coach, led by a knowledgeable Travel Director and Local Experts who’ll reveal several Hidden Treasures and Local Specialities along the way.
As your trusted friend in every destination, Trafalgar offers departures all year round on the Highlights of Turkey and the Best of Turkeyguided holidays providing guests with an opportunity to experience Gallipoli minus the crowds during off peak season. For more information, contact your sales manager or visit www.trafalgaragent.com.


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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Aston Hotels & Resorts Invites Travel Agents to Kick Off Summer Travel with Cash Back Bonuses of up to $100



Aston Hotels & Resorts is offering Cash Back Bonuses of up to $100 to its valued travel agents for travel this season at select Aston destinations across the four major Hawaiian Islands, South Lake Tahoe, Calif., Lake Las Vegas, Nev., and Orlando, Fla.

Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel is offering a Double Cash Back Bonus of $100 for bookings and travel through April 30, 2014, and $50 for bookings now through May 31, 2014, with travel in May. Other Aston properties offering extra Cash Back Bonuses for bookings through May 31, 2014 include:
  • Aston at the Maui Banyan (Maui): $25 for travel from April 19 through June 12, 2014
  • Aston Waimea Plantation Cottages (Kauai): $25 for travel from April 19 through June 12, 2014
  • Aston Kona by the Sea (Hawaii Island): $25 for travel from April 19 through June 12, 2014
  • Aston Waikoloa Colony Villas (Hawaii Island): $25 for travel from April 19 through June 12, 2014
  • Aston Lakeland Village Beach & Mountain Resort (Lake Tahoe, Calif.): $25 for travel from April 1 through June 12, 2014
  • Aston MonteLago Village Resort (Lake Las Vegas, Nev.): $10 for travel from May 1 through June 30, 2014
  • Tuscana Resort Orlando by Aston (Orlando, Fla.): $10 for travel from May 1 through June 15, 2014 
Agents can earn these special Cash Back Bonuses when enrolled in Aston’s industry-leading STARs Online program. To become a STAR with Aston, sign up at www.AstonStars.com. STARS Online is a free web-based program that provides travel agents in the U.S. and Canada unlimited access to submit their Aston bookings, track STARs points and Cash Back Bonuses, and redeem rewards. Agents can earn free Aston stays and gift cards at a variety of national merchants such as Target, Macy’s and Amazon.com.
Aston’s Cash Back Bonus promotions are not applicable with other offers, or for group bookings of
10 rooms or more. Other restrictions may apply.


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Pizza… Fragrant from the oven at Wine Pub


If you are pizza lover, don’t miss our Italian taste at Pullman Bangkok King Power!
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From now – 31st May 2014Wine Pub invites you and your friends to try out our delicious pizza with 3 choices of topping, created Chef Cyrille Vero between 18.00 – 22.00 hrs.
  • Mascarpone Focaccia Pizza, rich mascarpone cream and parmesan cheese and black truffle oil in Italy style at THB 390 nett
  • Duck Confit Pizza, redefined pizza, tomato and duck sauce, Pullman duck confir and bake in French style at THB 490 nett
  • Chorizo Pizza, special for who love spicy taste of chorizo sausage from Spain at THB 690 nett
For more information and please call at 02 680 9999


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Fraser Place Melbourne rewards for group bookings


Choose the stylish Fraser Place Melbourne for your group booking of 15 or more rooms and you will be rewarded with a $100 Myer gift voucher.

The offer is only available for bookings made before the end of this month which means there are only two weeks left to take advantage of this fantastic promotion.
Tucked away from the busy main streets on one of Melbourne’s laneways (Exploration Lane), Fraser Place Melbourne provides the perfect base to explore the cultural, retail and business precincts of Victoria’s capital. unnamed (4)
Centrally located in the middle of the city, just a short distance from some of Melbourne’s great shops, restaurants and famous laneway attractions, Fraser Place offers the perfect home-away-from-home experience in the city.
To be eligible for the reward, the group booking must be made before April 30, 2014 and hold a minimum value of $3,000.
To take advantage of this offer, please call the sales team at Fraser Place Melbourne on (03) 9669 8811 or email louise.osborne@frasershospitality.com
For further information on Fraser Place, please visit www.melbourne.frasershospitality.com
Frasers Hospitality Pte Ltd’s current portfolio, including those in the pipeline, stands at 81 properties in 44 gateway cities, and more than 13,000 apartments worldwide.
Frasers Hospitality offers three contemporary serviced residences in Australia designed to appeal to discerning business and leisure travellers alike including Fraser Place Melbourne, a unique offering centrally located in a hip Melbourne laneway, the award-winning Fraser Suites Sydney located in the heart of the CBD and the sleek new Gold-Standard residence, Fraser Suites Perth.
For further media information, please contact Bianca Alosi at PEPR Publicity bianca@pepr.com.au(02) 9380 8080


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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Enjoy Extra Time In Paradise


Malolo Family FunBetween 1 May 2014 and 15 June 2014 stay 5 nights and receive the 6th night - FREE! 

Conditions Apply:
New bookings only, not combinable with other offers, available on all room categories. To be booked before May 9 – booking code S6P5. 
From AUD$2,400* for 6 nights
The newly renovated Malolo resort is located in Fiji’s Mamanuca archipelago just 25km/16m west of Nadi International Airport.  This 100% Fijian family-owned resort has been a long-time favourite for families and couples alike, and over the years has welcomed back thousands of return visitors. unnamed
Malolo is accessible by seaplane, private speedboat or three times daily by fast catamaran.  An intimate, rustic resort, it comprises just nine acres of the 2000 acre island and consists of only 46 Bures - all with ocean views, three dining venues, spa, entertainment lounges for adults and teenagers, two pools – including one for families and one for adults only, and a myriad of activities including, snorkelling, diving, island hopping and dolphin spotting. 
*approx rates only – check daily FOREX rates. Conditions apply.
For reservations and enquiries:Email: enquiries@ahuraresorts.com


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Centara’s Blue Marine Resort offers low summer holiday rates for a stay at Patong Beach


Blue Marine Resort & Spa Phuket, Managed by Centara - Swimming PoolAnyone planning a visit to Patong Beach, Phuket’s world famous leisure and nightlife destination, can enjoy a discount of 25 percent on their accommodation when they stay at The Blue Marine Resort & Spa Phuket, Managed by Centara Hotels & Resorts, between now and 30 June 2014.

The rate for a Superior category room during this period, excluding the holiday season of 12-16 April, is Baht 2,137.50, plus service charge and government tax.
This rate is available from Centara’s website at http://www.centarahotelsresorts.com/special_offers/ and is covered by the Best Rate Guarantee, in which the guest is refunded the difference if a cheaper rate is booked from any other site on the internet. Blue Marine Resort & Spa Phuket, Managed by Centara - Pool Villa
Set on the cliff at the quiet northern end of Patong Beach, The Blue Marine Resort & Spa, Managed by Centara has a dazzling view of the Andaman Sea and is backed by green forest, a location that combines gentle sea breezes and the fragrance of the tropical woodland.
This tranquil spot is however only minutes away from the centre of Patong, with its endless leisure attractions, shopping opportunities, and amazing nightlife.
Centara Hotels & Resorts is Thailand’s leading operator of hotels, with 46 deluxe and first-class properties covering all the major tourist destinations in the Kingdom.
A further 21 resorts in Maldives, Vietnam, Shanghai, Bali, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Ethiopia, Qatar and Laos brings the present total to 67 properties. Brands and properties within Centara ensure that specific categories such as couples, families, individuals, and Blue Marine Resort & Spa Phuket, Managed by Centara - Swimming Poolmeetings and incentives groups will all find a hotel or resort that is appropriate to their needs. Centara operates 27 branches of Spa Cenvaree, one of Thailand’s most luxurious and innovative spa brands, together with its recently launched value brand Cense by Spa Cenvaree, which provides core spa services for busy travellers. The company’s Kids’ Club is available at all the family-friendly resorts to ensure that the youngsters and teens have their own leisure zone. Centara also operates three state-of-the-art convention centres in Bangkok, and two in northeastern Thailand, one being located in Udon Thani and the other in Khon Kaen. The latest Centara brand is named COSI Hotels, an affordable The Blue Marine Resort & Spa Phuket, Managed by Cenntara Hotels & Resortslifestyle brand designed for travellers who predominantly make their bookings via the internet and who want comfort and convenience at affordable prices; the brand is under development with the first property due to open in 2016.
For more information and reservations, please contact tel. +66 (0) 7637 0400 or e-mail to cmp@chr.co.th or websitewww.centarahotelsresorts.com/cmp


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Book early and save on Africa journey


Search for the Big 5 with Topdeck in AfricaClients can book and pay six months ahead and save 10% on a 24-day African journey to remember from Nairobi to Livingstone with Topdeck.

The South East Adventure explores Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana and South Africa taking in the biggest and best sights like the Maasai Mara, Serengeti National Park, Zanzibar, Lake Malawi and Victoria Falls from $2102* per person plus $1010 local payment, a total of $3112*.
Go on safari in the Maasai Mara in search of the ‘Big 5’, explore a local Maasai village for an insight into everyday life and the traditions of this colourful culture, relax on the idyllic sandy beaches of exotic Zanzibar, visit the majestic Victoria Fallsand enjoy optional activities like rafting, bungee jumping, gorge swinging, elephant riding and more.
An optional 3-day excursion to the Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater is also available which features game drives and camping on the rim of the spectacular crater.
The trip travels overland in a safari vehicle and includes 23 breakfasts, 18 lunches, 18 dinners, 23 nights in campsites, hostels and hotels, use of two-person dome tents with mattresses, camping and cooking equipment and services of services of two crew.
Departures are available from now until May 2015.
*Terms & conditions apply. Advertised prices include 10% early payment discount. Discounts apply to the basic trip price only and not to the local payment and when booked and paid in full six months in advance of trip departure. Listed AUD Local payment is based on USD1 =AUD1.1. Payment must be paid locally in USD. Exchange rate correct at time of brochure printing but subject to currency fluctuations.


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Unleash Your Inner Warrior At Muri Beach Club Hotel


Muri Beach Club Hotel, Rarotonga, is thrilled to introduce its first ever Yoga Retreat in the Cook Islands.

Unleash your Inner Warrior when you embark on Muri Beach Club Hotel’s holistic 5 night Yoga package for only NZD$1370 per person twin share, kicking off on the 27th of October 2014.
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Lead by yogi Maya Carroll a certified yoga teacher from Moksha Yoga Centre in America, who has over 10 years’ experience practising and studying the yoga discipline, this retreat is sure to captivate body, mind and soul. Yogi Maya seeks to share the transformative power of yoga with her students, making the journey enjoyable and exciting.
With a teaching style that can be described as attentive, compassionate and creative, Yogi Maya enjoys tailoring her classes to specific needs of her students – whether it’s a sore/tight muscle group, mental fatigue/stress or an old injury that needs attention, she aspires to share the tools of personalized yoga practice with her students to help them balance whatever is out of alignment at that moment.
Muri Beach Club Hotel’s first ever yoga package for only NZD$1370 per person twin share includes; 5 nights at Muri Beach Club Hotel in a Premier Garden View Room including daily tropical breakfast, return airport transfers and welcome pack on arrival valued at NZD$100, 2 Yoga sessions per day with experienced Yogi – Maya Carroll, a Coconut juice (nu) or fruit smoothie after each class, guided Treks & Tours and so much more…
Embark on a journey of self-enlightenment, rejuvenation and inner peace in a country where time standstills and beauty captures you.
To find out more about the above package and secure your spot on this 5 night Yoga retreat email: info@muribeachclubhotel.com


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