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Friday, 31 January 2014

Le Meridien Bali Jimbaran Continues The Beergasmbali


BeergasmBali at Smoqee Sky Bar in Le Meridien Bali Jimbaran#beergasmbali is a weekly event bringing out the finest Beers and Meat taking place every Saturday from 18.00 until 22.00 at the Smoqee Sky Bar of Le Méridien Bali Jimbaran and choreographing an amazing experience in taste and sound including hot live DJ performance to compliment over 20 labels of beers with fine quality of imported meats.

With entry at IDR 200.000 net per person, beer lovers will enjoy two hours of all-you-can-drink Bintang Beer with Le Méridien Bali Jimbaran signature infused beer and can go for the barbecue food festivity of all-you-can-eat at IDR 300.000 net per person.

“Following the successful launching of the program in 2013, we are excited to continue the #beergasmbali in Jimbaran this year, unnameddrawing people’s root of beer lovers and also getting them to relish this nightly gastronomic affair with a performance by homegrown talented DJ. It is one-of-a-kind unnamed (1)and cannot be missed as the event has successfully added more reasons for the travellers to come to Jimbaran!” said Greg Gubiani, General Manager of the resort.
Over 20 beer labels from around the island will gather at Smoqee Sky Bar of Le Méridien Bali Jimbaran that will showcase each and every brand’s unique taste, including an exclusive partnership with Bintang Beer. This event is the perfect opportunity for beer aficionados, beer lovers and the casual beer drinker to just chill out while tasting a wide variety of beers and not to be missed is the resort’s signature infused beer flavours.
The 2014 #beergasmbali at Le Méridien Bali Jimbaran also features culinary demonstrations from unnamed (2)Bamboo Chic with organic food beer pairing menu, from Bali’s most popular babi guling, rotisserie chicken and duck, smoky BBQ ribs, seafood, thick sausage, chicken chili wings, BBQ lamb shoulder, BBQ Aussie steak, to name but a few.
#beergasmbali in 2013 was a great success and has become one of the island’s most talked-about events last year, and now in 2014, #beergasmbali at Le Méridien Bali Jimbaran will continue to enthrall beer + meat aficionados with its well-orchestrated culinary journey featuring a perfect setting of the night full of great beers, great tunes and hundreds of great people!
For up to date information follow us on twitter or instagram @lemeridienbali or Facebook fb.com/lemeridienbalijimbaran and follow the hashtag #beergasmbali.


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Free tours, transfers and bonus offers in new Tahiti deals


Tahiti Travel Connection is offering a range of value-packed deals to Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora at prices starting from $2,250* per person twin share and free tours and transfers.
Le Meridien Tahiti

Tahiti Travel Connection is offering a total of nine packages for sale between 3 February and 23 February 2014*, with all of the deals including free transfers in Tahiti and a free half-day island tour in Tahiti or Moorea valued at $450 per couple.
Additional bonus inclusions range from free room nights and free upgrades to free meals or free massages.
Some of the packages on offer include:
  • Tahitian Treasures (from $2,250 pp twin share) - seven unforgettable nights at Le Meridien Tahiti in a Deluxe Ocean view room with breakfast daily
  • Idyllic Island Hopper (from $5,310pp twin share) – a 10 night holiday incorporating Hilton Resorts' spectacular properties on Moorea and Bora Bora
  • Premier Paradise (from $7,585* pp twin share) - seven nights of pure luxury, including five nights at the five-star St Regis Bora Bora in a Premier Overwater Villa with a Jacuzzi on the deck.
All prices include return economy-class airfares with Air Tahiti Nui, accommodation, all taxes and all required transfers, ferries or domestic island flights, along with the free tour. All of the resorts taking part in the Tahiti Travel Connection sale are also offering extra gifts to honeymoooners.
Full details on all nine packages are available by contacting Tahiti Travel Connection.

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Grand Pacific Tours Release its New 52 Page Brochure



Grand Pacific Tours, the New Zealand Coach Holiday specialist, has released a new brochure for the 2014-15 touring season.

Expanded to 52 pages, the brochure features Grand Pacific Tours all inclusive touring itineraries from September 2014 to May 2015. With four styles of touring to choose from: Affordable Coach Holidays, Luxury Coach Holidays, Ultimate Small Group Touring and Special Interest Tours, including the innovative Cruise and Luxury Coach Holidays.

*NEW Itineraries* Affordable Coach Holidays
Offering fantastic value for money, the extensive list of prepaid attractions in all four itineraries sets these tours apart from other similar priced programs. With two fully inclusive packages that cover both islands of New Zealand and now with two NEW new additional tours - 9 Day A Taste of the South Island and 8 Day Taste of the

North Island for those with limited time.

Luxury Coach Holidays
Experience New Zealand in style by Luxury Coach, staying in superior accommodation, with four fully escorted tours to choose from: The 19 Day New Zealand Rail, Cruise & Coach Holiday, the 19 Day Grand NZ Tour, or those with less time can opt for a dedicated North or South Island tour.

*NEW Itineraries* Ultimate Small Group Tours
Experience New Zealand in a small group on board the Ultimate Coach, a full size coach that boasts 20 leather seats. With two new coaches being built, departure dates have doubled! Stay in premium accommodation and travel at a more relaxed pace. Seven exciting itineraries to choose from including the NEW 18 Day NZ Showcase. 

Special Interest Tours
A range of exciting, innovative tours that cater to specific interests or events, including Festive Season tours, Solo Travellers Tours and the innovative Cruise & Luxury Coach Holidays - an exclusive opportunity to discover NZ on the sophisticated Celebrity Solstice combined with a Luxury Coach tour.

"There's no better time to see stunning New Zealand," said Grand Pacific Tours Managing Director Peter Harding

"With over 190 guaranteed departures across four styles of touring with exciting new itineraries, there is something to suit everyone," he continued.

All tours include airfares, taxes, accommodation, most meals & pre paid activities.

Prices for the 2014-15 touring season start from $2474 per person, twin share.

Contact your local travel agent for the Grand Pacific Tours New Zealand Coach Holiday Specialists brochure, view online at www.grandpacifictours.com or call 1800 622 768.


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Australian stories from Tourism Australia



   

Chinese New Year this weekend
Sydney will kick off the Chinese New Year Festival this weekend with a stunning twilight parade on Sunday 2 February at 8pm. Celebrating the Year of the Horse, the Festival features free events from the 24 January – 9 February, including Lunar Feasts at Sydney’s best Asian restaurants,Dragon Boat Races at Cockle Bay Wharf and a glamorous Dragon Ball party at The Star.
     

Launceston prepares for Festivale
From the 7-9 of February, Festivale will transform Launceston’s historic City Park into a destination for music, merriment, masterclasses and exceptional regional produce. The event has grown into an exciting gourmet fixture showcasing Tasmania’s finest producers, with the 2014 program including masterclasses with leading Tasmanian winemakers and brewers. Image credit: Tourism Tasmania & Rob Burnett 
     

New chocolate hot spot in Wyong
Luka Chocolates’ T-QUAL Grant funded project, The Chocolate Factory and Artisan Chocolate School, will open on 8 February 2014 in Wyong, NSW. The factory will have a window observatory area for guests to watch chocolate demonstrations twice a day, plus chocolate classes for adults and children and tasting sessions.
     

Fringe World Festival
Fringe World Festival is currently on in Perth with over 450 shows across 60 venues. A smorgasbord of entertainment, including performances in comedy, cabaret, theatre, circus and dance, the festival is on now until the 23 February – for the full program click here.  Image credit: Jarrad Seng
     

30 Years of Sternberg Collection
A new exhibition opens at the Art Gallery of NSW this week, to celebrate 30 years since the first art collector, Goldie Sternberg, donated to the gallery. The exhibition, called The connoisseur and the philanthropist: 30 years of the Sternberg collection will be on from 31 January - 27 April and showcase more than 50 significant Asian works, including exquisite ceramics, stone and bronze sculptures, textiles and paintings.
     

New Bondi Restaurant
Da Orazio Pizza + Porchetta opened in the new Hall Street Bondi dining precinct under the Adina Hotel this week. The long awaited project from Icebergs restaurateur features a roaring pizza oven and open plan kitchen serving up classic, laid back Italian food including plates of grilled octopus and lamb skewers with lemon, and colourful dishes of tomato, basil and mozzarella.
     

Australian Open
Congratulations to the winners of the 2014 Australian Open - Li Nah from China who won the women’s singles final and Stan Wawrinka from Switzerland who won the men’s singles final. Li Nah headed down to Brighton Beach in Melbourne to celebrate her win, see the photos here.
     



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Thursday, 30 January 2014

Romance blossoms this Valentines with fabulous packages from Centara Vietnam


Sandy Beach Resort Non Nuoc Resort Danang Vietnam Managed by Centara - Pool

A very special Valentine’s Day break on a romantic beach in Vietnam, with breakfast, a candlelit dinner and a Vietnamese massage included, is offered by Sandy Beach Non Nuoc Resort Da Nang Vietnam, Managed by Centara.


The Sweet Happy Valentine’s Day Package is priced at 5,700,000 VND (USD 271) per couple and is valid for the two nights of 14-16February 2014.
Sandy Beach Resort Non Nuoc Resort Danang Vietnam Managed by Centara - Bungalow Garden View

Included are a private round trip airport transfer, a bouquet of roses upon check-in, accommodation in a Garden View Bungalow, daily buffet breakfast, a romantic candlelit set dinner, and a traditional Vietnamese massage for two persons.
A free upgrade to a higher room category is available subject to room availability.
Extra nights can be added to the package at 2,200,000 VND (USD 105) per night, including breakfast.
Sandy Beach Resort Non Nuoc Resort Danang Vietnam Managed by Centara - Romantic Dinner

The package is not applicable in conjunction with other packages or discount/promotional programmes.
Sandy Beach Non Nuoc Resort Da Nang Vietnam, Managed by Centara, is set within 42 acres of manicured gardens on Non Nuoc Beach, just 20 minutes from Da Nang Airport. A complimentary shuttle service connects the resort with Da Nang City and the ancient seaport of Hoi An, while the scenic beauties of Marble Mountain are easily reached.
Centara Hotels & Resorts is Thailand’s leading operator of hotels, with 42 deluxe and first-class properties covering all the major tourist destinations in the Kingdom. A further 18 resorts in the Maldives, Vietnam, Shanghai, Bali Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Mauritius Indian Ocean, Ethiopia brings the present total to 60 properties. Brands and properties within Centara ensure that specific categories such as couples, families, individuals, and meetings 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 newly 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 are taken care of. Centara Hotels & Resorts 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 economy brand designed for travellers who predominantly make their bookings via the internet and who want comfort and convenience at the most friendly prices available, which is under development with the first property due to open in 2015.
For more information and reservations, please contact tel. +84 511 3961 777 or e-mail to cdv@chr.co.th Facebook: www.facebook.com/centarahotelsresorts


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Romance Rules on Sydney Harbour this Valentine's Day


February is the month of love, with school holidays over and children back at school, Sydney Harbour becomes the playground for romantics. To celebrate the most romantic day of all, Captain Cook Cruises is operating special Valentine’s Day Lunch, Sunset and Dinner cruises onboard the prestigious MV Sydney 2000.

Enjoy an intimate three hour long lunch on the Valentine’s Lunch cruise which includes a delicious three course contemporary Australian a la carte dining, an open bar of still and sparkling wine, beer, house spirits and soft drinks, a chocolate selection gift and million dollar views of Sydney Harbour.

The Valentine’s Lunch cruise is priced at $94 per person and departs Friday, 14 February 2014 at 12.00 noon from No.1 King Street Wharf Darling Harbour, returning at 3.30pm and at 12.30pm from No.6 Jetty Circular Quay, returning at 3.45pm. Guaranteed window seating is available for $20 per person.

What could be more romantic than enjoying the end of a long summer’s day on Sydney Harbour with the one you love? This could be your reality on Valentine’s Day with Captain Cook Cruises Sunset Dinner cruise which includes an indulgent two course contemporary Australian a la carte dining menu, an open bar of still and sparkling wine, beer, house spirits and soft drinks and a chocolate selection gift.

The Valentines Sunset Dinner cruise is priced at $79 per person and departs Friday, 14 February 2014 at 5.00pm from No.6 Jetty Circular Quay, returning at 6.30pm. Guaranteed window seating is available for $25 per person.

Enjoy the spectacular beauty of Sydney by night this Valentine’s Day on Captain Cook Cruises Valentines Dinner, Valentines Club Dinner or Valentine’s Gold dinner cruise.

The Valentine’s Dinner cruise on the MV Sydney 2000 Show Deck includes a scrumptious three-course Valentine’s set menu, an open bar of still and sparkling wine and house beer and a chocolate selection gift.

The Valentine’s Club Dinner cruise on the MV Sydney 2000 Club Deck includes a delicious three-course Valentine’s set menu, an open bar of still and sparkling wine, beer, house spirits and soft drinks, a chocolate selection gift and music and dancing.

The Valentines Gold Dinner on the MV Sydney 2000 Sky Deck is for the ultimate romantic and includes a six course degustation menu, an open bar of still and sparkling wine, beer, house spirits and soft drinks, a chocolate selection gift and music and dancing.

The Valentines Dinner cruise is priced at $99 per person, the Valentines Club Dinner is priced at $139 per person and the Valentine’s Gold dinner cruise is priced at $169 per person. All Valentine’s Dinner cruises depart Friday, 14 February, 2014 at 7.00pm from No.6 Jetty Circular Quay, returning at 10.30pm and at 7.30pm from No.1 King Street Wharf, returning at 11.00pm. Guaranteed window seating is available for an additional $25 per person.


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15 Nights of Relaxation for Less Than $2000



CRUISE specialist ecruising.travel has released a 15-night fly/cruise package from Singapore to Sydney on board Voyager of the Seas  for less than $2000 per person including one-way airfares.

Spend two nights at the five star Shangri La hotel in Singapore before boarding your cruise on November 25 and heading south to the top end of Australia. Spend a few days at sea before enjoying full days on-shore in Darwin and Brisbane before your reach your final destination of Sydney.

With plenty of time at sea, passengers will have ample time to experience the numerous activities and  facilities on board Voyager of the Sea. Those looking for active pastimes can take part in a huge range of sporting activities such as ice-skating, or on the nine-hole miniature golf course, golf simulator, rock-climbing wall, in-line skating, and a full sized basketball court. For those looking for more relaxing activities there are many restaurants, cafes, bars and lounges as well as day spa and the Casino Royale.

Now priced from only $1929, it includes return economy airfares from Sydney, 13 nights cruise accommodation with main meals and entertainment, two night’s accommodation at the Shangri La in Singapore, entry to the Singapore Flyer and transfers in Singapore. Prices are subject to change due to the airfare portion of the package.

For more details contact ecruising.travel on 1300-369-848 or check out www.ecruising.travel

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Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Special Celebrations and Indulgent Gifts Await at Crown Hotels this Valentines' Day




This Valentine's Day, Crown Hotels is ready for romance with a range of luxurious gifts and indulgent experiences for lovebirds. Crown's La Dolce Vita package is designed to spoil, featuring lunch at Rosetta and La Prairie treatments at Crown Spa. The Waiting Room, adjacent to Crown Towers' glamorous lobby, will be sharing the love on Friday, February 14th with all guests receiving a long-stemmed red rose while Crown Gifts' newly released packages and offers on Crown signature products provide a thoughtful way to bring a little bit of Crown luxury into everyday life.
 
Guests will be living the sweet life of love with the new La Dolce Vita package available from February 11, just in time for Valentine's Day. The package begins with a delicious two-course lunch at Neil Perry's Rosetta with Prosecco, coffee and cannoli, before continuing on for an indulgent experience at Crown Towers' Crown Spa with a one hour cellular hydrating La Prairie facial. From $225 per person, the La Dolce Vita package also includes complimentary valet parking and is available every Tuesday to Thursday until 26 June 2014. To book the La Dolce Vita package, guests can email crownspa@crowntowers.com.au or call 03 9292 6182.

In celebration of the most romantic day of the year, Crown Gifts is offering a series of savings and added extras to make gifting easy.  Lovers of luxury can enjoy a complimentary lush Crown Metropol bathrobe with any $300 gift card purchased or a complimentary Crown 'Scent of Home' luxe candle with any $350 gift card purchased at the online store, www.crowngifts.com.au.

These luxurious gift ideas, combined with world class accommodation and a wide selection of romantic dining options, ensures Crown Melbourne will be the most romantic location for lovers this Valentine's Day.

To make a booking at Crown Hotels for Valentine's Day or for more information please visit www.crownhotels.com.au


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Villa Maly Anticipates Lao New Year with 3-Night Package


Villa Maly, a boutique hotel in the old royal capital, is greeting Songkran with a 3-night stay package that is guaranteed to keep visitors sheltered but not dry.

Villa Maly
The USD 452 package for two (USD 367 for one) includes accommodation from April 13 to April 16, daily breakfast, two-way airport transfers, a spa treatment at Villa Maly and a dinner cruise on the Mekong River aboard the Nava Mekong.
During the Lao New Year, known locally as Songkran, the streets of Luang Prabang fill with revelers for days on end. Celebrants greet the new year, and unsuspecting travelers with water strewn from buckets, sprayed from hoses and encased in balloons.
“Everybody knows they’ve got to get to Luang Prabang at least once in their life, and I would say the same thing of Songkran - you’ve got to experience it at least once,” said Axel de Boynes, general manager of the Villa Maly.
Travelers may book the package between Feb. 1 and March 31. For additional information, contact Villa Maly at (+856) 71 25 39 02/4 or info@villa-maly.com.
Nava Mekong


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Evergreen Tours New 2015 Deluxe Europe River Cruising Pre-Release Offers Now Available


Sydney:  Evergreen Tours has released their new 2015 Deluxe Europe River Cruising Pre-Release 
unnamed (29)brochure which features Fly Free to Europe Including Taxes, PLUS either 2015 at 2014 prices or guaranteed best 2015 prices on selected cruise tours.

Evergreen’s European River Cruising programme is synonymous with premium travel and we anticipate strong demand again for 2015.  Evergreen guarantees that the Earlybird pre-release offers are our best deals for 2015.  Guests can Fly Free* to Europe return including taxes, and be guaranteed that our 2015 cruise tours are either held at 2014 prices* (April, October, November departures), or are our best 2015 prices* (May-September departures).  With innovative, deluxe, custom-built ships launching this season, Evergreen continues to provide incredible value,” said Angus Crichton, General Manager of Evergreen Tours. 
Evergreen Tours 2015 Europe River Cruising Preview Brochure Highlights
-          Evergreen Tours’ new custom-built deluxe ships, Emerald Sky and Emerald Star, are exclusive to Evergreen Tours and will launch in April 2014, cruising the popular Rhine, Main, Danube & Moselle rivers (see image: Emerald Sky Passau). The innovative unnamed (30)ships feature a 24mpool which transforms into a cinema (see image: Club Pool and Bar) and a choice of suites and staterooms
-          Evergreen’s 15 day Splendours of Europe River Cruise seamlessly links to their popular escorted touring programmes like Britain & Ireland, Eastern Europe, Western Europe & Turkey, and more
-          The Fly Free* deal and guaranteed best 2015 offers* are also valid on Evergreen’s Russian river cruises
-          The Evergreen Tours philosophy is to reward guests who book early with the best offers. The 2015 Europe River Cruising Preview offers are Evergreen’s best deals for the season
The 2015 preview brochure can be ordered from TIFS.


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Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Travel With Luke Nguyen and Enjoy a Real Taste of Vietnam



As Vietnam Ambassador for luxury cruise and tour operator APT, celebrity chef Luke Nguyen is hosting two very special and intimate tours to Vietnam in 2014. Guests are invited to join him on APT's 20-day Luke Nguyen's Vietnam & Mekong River Cruise departing on either 27 June 2014 or 26 December 2014, which comprises a 12 day land journey followed by an eight day luxury Mekong river cruise.

Commenting on the forthcoming tours, Luke says, "I'm extremely proud of my Vietnamese heritage and the sacrifice my parents made to immigrate to Australia, where I've built a life for myself in Sydney as a chef and restaurant owner. And I'm genuinely grateful to have the opportunity to share my love for the land and my family. I very much hope my involvement serves to enhance what is a truly wonderful holiday experience."
Highlights include the chance to spend two nights in Hanoi where Luke will take his group to visit a side-street food stall run by a local woman, her children and grandchildren, who share a tiny house down a nearby alley. The family wake early to prepare the traditional Vietnamese soup, Pho, in their home, before selling it on the street. Sample a bowl or enjoy an authentic Vietnamese coffee. Dinner is spent at a restaurant personally recommended
by Luke.

The journey continues with a three-day cruise on World Heritage-listed Ha Long Bay before heading to Hoi An for three nights and then on to Hue.
In Hue, visit the Dong Thien Pagoda to enjoy an exclusive APT vegetarian lunch. Later visit the Ba Do family to watch and sample Hue's speciality - steamed glutinous rice flour cakes and dumplings.
Then it's on to Saigon to wander through the neighbourhoods of the old town with Luke as a personal guide, looking into open homes and watching locals cook for their street food stalls. Visit the area where Luke's parents grew up and meet his extended family of aunts and uncles.

Guests will also attend a cooking class led by Luke at Xu Restaurant, followed by a degustation dinner with matching wines.

Finally, embark on a luxury river cruise aboard the RV AmaLotus from Vietnam to Cambodia. Enjoy an exclusive Vietnamese banquet personally designed by Luke and sail through, fishing villages and remote communities to Siem Reap, where guests will enjoy a champagne sunrise at Angkor Wat and the final days of this spectacular trip.

Priced from $10,595 per person twin share or $13,445 per person solo, included are 50 meals, an APT tour director and local guides, all tipping, airport transfers, sightseeing, porterage, flights within Vietnam and complimentary drinks throughout the Mekong cruise.
To find out more about APT's Vietnam and Cambodia luxury Mekong River Cruising and Land Journeys or to book the 20-day Luke Nguyen's Vietnam & Mekong River Cruise call 1300 196420 or see aptouring.com.au or see your local travel agent.


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Celebrate Romance with Special Valentine Dining Journeys At Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa


Valentine's Day 2014Honouring the most romantic day of the year, Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa presents three sensual dining experiences on Friday 14th February 2014. 

Share the ultimate Valentine’s Day occasion with someone special in a tropical waterfront oasis, by choosing the perfect journey to suit your culinary desires and mood.
Trader Vic's – Five Course Fine Dining Menu
Book a table for two in the Polynesian inspired dining room, or outside in the private tropical garden for a refreshing breeze and timeless river view.  Enjoy an indulgent sequence of exquisite world flavours, unfolding in a thoughtful progression of tastes and textures.  THB 6,999++ per couple, including a bottle of sparkling wine and a rose for the lady.
Manohra Dining Cruise –Thai River Dining By Night
Step aboard a beautifully restored antique rice barge and cruise the majestic Chao Phraya River in old world elegance.  Pass iconic landmarks and soak up the magic of the city by night.  Dine on delicious regional specialties, enhanced by sought after imported meats and seafood.  THB 6,999++ per couple, including a bottle of sparkling wine and a rose for the lady.
Dinner at Trader Vic's
Brio - Six Course Italian Saint Valentine Set Menu Dinner
Experience the passionate Italian way of life in a Tuscan villa setting of classic charm.  Savour a special Saint Valentine menu of impeccable land and sea creations, featuring the finest imported ingredients to create the most sumptuous Mediterranean flavours.  THB 3,999++ per couple, including 2 glasses of sparkling wine and a rose for the lady.
Make this Valentine’s Day the most romantic occasion imaginable at Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa. 
Prices are per person and subject to 10% service charge and 7% government tax.
To book a table, please call 02 476 0022 Ext. 1416 or e-mail riversidedining@anantara.com or   www.bangkokriverdining.com.


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W Bangkok Introduces A Special Valentine’s Day Package For Couples With Many Sweet Surprises To Offer


Spoil your loved one and fulfill each other with romance and sweetness on this special occasion, 
VIP Double Treatment Suite 4Valentine’s Day in a city of angels at W Bangkok.

No one else but just two of you get away and zone out in a moment of love with our special package “Valentine’s day” from THB 10,940++ per night, with tons of surprises for couples. Package includes
  • A night stay in Studio Suite
  • Two-hour alone time spa package for couple at Away Spa
  • An exclusive XOXO…Kiss me! dinner package at The Kitchen Table
  • Breakfast for two at The Kitchen Table
  • Valentine’s delights upon check-in
  • Complimentary in-room high speed internet
  • Guaranteed late check-out until 4 PM
Studio Suite: 64 sq/m. room with panoramic rounded city views of Bangkok is fully equipped for the pure comfort of our seasoned traveler guests with a 46” flat LED TV, iPod docking station, Jack pack media hub with an additional sound bar system.
STUDIO SUITE BATHROOMThe wet designed bathroom with oversized bathtub allows the guest to relax with double vanity of BLISS Spa bath amenities. Recharge your energy with W Signature bed, a luxurious ensemble of feather-top mattress and goose down comforter and 350 thread count sheets.
The offer is valid for a stay booked from now until February 18, 2014
For more information and reservation, call 02-344 4000 or email: res.wbangkok@whotels.com.
For up-to-the-minute information on W Bangkok, please visit www.whotelbangkok.com or www.facebook.com/wbangkok.

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Friday, 24 January 2014

Last days of Viking's incredible air deal



Viking River Cruises has long been offering an air deal that is almost too good to be true. Their generous campaign will now come to an end, but if you’re quick, you can still save substantially.

The incredible $995^ per person air offer is only available until 31 January. To take advantage of this deal, just book a 2014 Viking river cruise before the end of January and you will fly to Europe return in Economy Class for under a grand. And yes, it includes taxes. What else?
-        This offer is valid with any stateroom category.
-        Fly any day you desire before 20 November 2014.
-        You can fly to and from any major European gateway of your choice^.
-         Include a stop-over at no additional air cost.
This amazing offer is only available for a few more days before being withdrawn. Don’t miss out. Contact your travel agent, or call Viking on 1800 131 744. www.vikingrivercruises.com.au

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Romantic Valentine’s Spa Pleasures Await At Spa Athenee


As for those seeking more tantric tantalization on the way to a stronger love, Spa Athénée has just the thing in its special “Relaxing Romance Valentine’s Package”.

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Couples are invited to lie back side by side and be pampered in parallel harmony with 120 minutes of Body Exfoliation,  Romantic Jacuzzi Milk Bath and  Aromatic Gems Massage with Aromatic Rose Oil. All delivered in a private spa suite room at a special price of THB 9,500 net per couple (from Retail THB 14,242).
For further information or to make a reservation please call 02 650 8800 ext 5001 or e-mail spaathenee.bangkok@lemeridien.com


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Fly Melbourne-Ayers Rock direct in 3 hours The perfect Australian weekend escape just got even better



Victorians can now experience the spiritual heart of Australia faster and easier with direct 3 hour flight from Tullamarine to Uluru from Friday 4 April 2014. 

The return service is the ideal break from the city - departing Melbourne after breakfast at9am Friday and departing Ayers Rock Airport after lunch at 3pm Sunday – allowing for time to relax and rejuvenate in the quiet of Australia’s Red Centre.
The service will run every weekend for an initial 13 week season finishing the last weekend of June 2014.
“Ayers Rock is a popular destination with Victorians, however feedback indicated that there was a real desire for a direct flight that allowed guests to make the most of their weekend,” said Ray Stone, Executive General Manager Sales, Marketing and Distribution.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for Victorians to visit Uluru and connect with this special part of Australia.  Ayers Rock Resort itself has undergone a complete rejuvenation over the last two years and with a three hour direct flight from Melbourne it is the perfect time to enjoy a short break and reconnect with your loved ones,” said Tony Mayell, CEO Tourism Northern Territory.
The Uluru Weekend package is designed to make the most of the weekend - from just $899 per person twin share it includes:
  • Return flights from Melbourne
  • Return airport transfers
  • 2 nights’ accommodation with full buffet breakfast
  • Indigenous activities program including cultural dance performance, guided garden
  • Walks, spear & boomerang throwing and Indigenous story telling experience
  • Children 15 years and under stay free using existing bedding including breakfast
  • Early check-in & late check-out subject to availability at time of check-in
  • 20kg and 7kg carry-on check-in luggage per passenger
The flight schedule on both the Easter (18-21 April) and Queen’s Birthday (6-9 June) has been extended to a three night package, priced from $999 per person.
The flights will be operated by Alliance Airlines with complimentary tea, coffee and water and a range of snacks available for purchase.
For more information or to make a booking contact Voyages Travel Centre on 1300 034 004.

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Voyager of the Seas - 15 nights - less than $2000

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15 NIGHTS OF RELAXATION FOR LESS THAN $2000

CRUISE specialist ecruising.travel has released a 15-night fly/cruise package from Singapore to Sydney on board Voyager of the Seas  for less than $2000 per person including one-way airfares.

Spend two nights at the five star Shangri La hotel in Singapore before boarding your cruise and heading south to the top end of Australia. Spend a few days at sea before enjoying full days on-shore in Darwin and Brisbane before your reach your final destination of Sydney.

With plenty of time at sea, passengers will have ample time to experience the numerous activities and  facilities on board Voyager of the Sea. Those looking for active pastimes can take part in a huge range of sporting activities such as ice-skating, or on the nine-hole miniature golf course, golf simulator, rock-climbing wall, in-line skating, and a full sized basketball court. For those looking for more relaxing activities there are many restaurants, cafes, bars and lounges as well as day spa and the Casino Royale.

Departing November 25, the package is now priced from only $1929, it includes return economy airfares from Sydney, 13 nights cruise accommodation with main meals and entertainment, two night's accommodation at the Shangri La in Singapore, entry to the Singapore Flyer and transfers in Singapore. Prices are subject to change due to the airfare portion of the package.

For more details contact ecruising.travel on 1300-369-848 or check out www.ecruising.travel

 

Qpid Brings Agent Provocateur to QT this Valentine's Day



If the traditional roses and chocolates are not for you, Australia’s most exciting designer hotels and resorts, QT Sydney & QT Gold Coast will be turning up the heat this Valentine’s Day teaming up exclusively with luxury lingerie brand Agent Provocateur offering couples a packages with an intimate twist.

Ramping up the passion this Valentine’s Day, QT Sydney is the ideal inner-city hideout, offering couples a hip, boutique hotel woven into the creative fabric of the city with a highly curated fusion of cutting-edge art, bold interior design and historical architecture. Whilst QT Gold Coast is the ideal coastal getaway, offering couples a unique designer resort that celebrates an eclectic design environment and bold entertainment to create an intriguing yet relaxing guest experience.
To celebrate Valentine’s Day, QT Hotel & Resorts will be offering love birds a package which includes overnight accommodation for two, breakfast, a half bottle of champagne in Sydney or a bottle of sparkling on the Gold Coast, and a special gift pack from Agent Provocateur which includes a private fitting and exclusive Tie-Side knickers.
Known for their craftsmanship, appreciation and use of beautiful fabrics, Agent Provocateur invites QT’s Valentine’s Day guests to discover their new Spring Summer 2014 collection and allow their expert team to help you find the perfect gift this Valentine’s while enjoying champagne and sweet bites.
Agent Provocateur gift pack includes:
  • Invitation to receive exclusive Tie-Side knickers gift (to be collected from Brisbane or Sydney boutique, upon presentation of redemption card), exclusively available to QT Valentine’s package guests
  • Agent Provocateur Private Fitting Invitation, for guests to come in-store and receive champagne and chocolates whilst they try their luxurious lingerie at either the Sydney or Brisbane boutiques
  • Perfume/beauty samples
  • Agent Provocateur Catalogue
The Qpid Package
Available from February 14 – 17, the Qpid Package gives couples the chance to make the most of weekends on either side of Valentine’s Day. 

The QT Sydney package includes:
  • An upgrade to a QT King Deluxe
  • Breakfast for 2 adults
  • Half Bottle of Moet
  • Agent Provocateur gift pack
  • Cost – from $460 per night
QT Gold Coast
The QT Gold Coast package includes:
  • An upgrade to a QT Ocean King
  • Breakfast for 2 adults
  • A bottle of sparking
  • Agent Provocateur gift pack
  • Cost – from $225 per night
To book the QT Qpid packages at QT Sydney or Gold Coast head to: www.qtsydney.com.au or www.qtgoldcoast.com.au

To find out more about Agent Provocateur head to: www.agentprovocateur.com 

About QT Hotels & Resorts
QT Gold Coast, QT Port Douglas, QT Falls Creek and QT Sydney each adopt a unique personality and positioning. Their design, features and facilities is a reflection of each town or city, ensuring integrated, locally-focused service and ambience. QT Hotels and Resorts deliver an eclectic design experience teamed with bold entertainment offerings and unsurpassable service for corporate and leisure travellers.




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