Monday 31 March 2014

Enter The Dragon Boat Festival On A Sweet Or Savoury Tamale High Await Plaza Athenee Bangkok A Royal Meridien

Vibrant culture and distinctive cuisine invite discovery as Plaza Athénée Bangkok, a Royal Méridien 
Dragon Boat Festivalmarks the annual Chinese Dragon Boat Festivities, which this year fall on Monday, 01 – Monday 30 June 2014, with its customary flair and emphasis on authenticity.

The Chinese Duanwu Festival that traditionally features dramatic Dragon Boat Races is of such importance in China that the central government in 2007 declared it a national holiday. It marks the day of the year when the sun, representing male energy, is at its strongest relative to the moon, representing female energy. This explains the masculine vigour with which the occasion is celebrated as well as the robust nature of the special dish that is eaten at this time of year, namely Chinese tamale, colloquially known as “zongzi” or “zong”.
Tamale are delectable confections composed of glutinous rice stuffed with special recipe savoury or sweet fillings wrapped in bamboo leaves and steamed.
Plaza Athénée Bangkok, A Royal Méridien’s modern Cantonese restaurant Silk Road, and Quick Stop patisserie will offer Hong Kong Chef Cheng Kam Sing’s passionate renditions of the sumptuous sticky rice dumplings.
Traditional and classic but infused with original inspiration, the savoury Chinese Rice Tamales range “Chao-Chow “ at 250THB++, “Cantonese style“ at 250THB++ and “Abalone Special” at 500THB ++. A Sweet Chinese Rice Tamale is offered at 200THB ++ /10 pcs and Assorted Chinese Rice Tamale is priced 250THB ++.
Advance orders are recommended.
For restaurants reservations please call 02 650 8800 or e-mail
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Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa, Rarotonga, Cook Islands Stay-For-6-Nights, Pay-For-Only-5 Special

Rumours Luxury Villas is a world class resort property consisting of just 7 stunning, spacious lifestyle villas on the southeast coast of Rarotonga bringing a new level of privacy, sophistication and luxury to the Cook Islands.


Targeting honeymooners and those seeking total privacy, Rumours has become a much sought-after destination for the discerning traveller. Add the award winning Rumours Spa complete with Vichy spa treatments into the mix and you have the very best in luxury, relaxation and rejuvenation the Cook Islands has to offer.
As a special offer valid for sale until 30 April 14, bookings for stays of 6 nights between 01 May and 31 July 14 will only cost the equivalent of 5 nights. That’s a Stay 6 nights, pay for only 5 offer in one of the South Pacific’s most romantic resorts.
This rare offer includes:
> 6 nights luxury villa accommodation
> Complimentary return VIP airport transfers
> A gift basket on arrival
> Complimentary breakfast delivered to your villa daily
> A BONUS NZ$100 credit to use in the award winning Rumours Luxury Spa
The Stay 6 nights, pay for only 5 offer is available through major Australian & New Zealand wholesalers.

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Insight Vacations’ Enticing Savings on India, Nepal and Bhutan

Insight Vacations has released enticing savings across a selection of itineraries featured in the Exotics Collection. Guests can save up to $1480 per couple on selected departures between October 2014 to February 2015.

Featured itineraries include:
7-day Essence of India
Best for: First-time visitors keen to experience the ‘Golden Triangle’ and some of India’s most iconic destinations.
Visits Delhi, Agra, Japur and Samode. ‘Signature’ experiences include a visit to the Taj Mahal, a stay in the luxurious Samode Bagh and a celebration dinner at the Samode Palace. Priced at $1799 per person, twin share (single supplement from $650). Available departures include 5 October 2014 and 22 February 2015. unnamed (11)
13-day Imperial Rajasthan
Best for: Ideal for guests wanting to see the elusive Bengal Tiger and enjoy luxury accommodation.
Visits Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Bikaner, Jaisalmer Jodhpur and Udaipur. ‘Signature’ experiences include a visit to the home of Mahatma Ghandi, a Jeep Safari in the rural village of Bishnoi, a stay at the majestic Leela Palace Udaipur and a camel trek with dinner under the stars at Kanoi Sand Dunes. Priced at $3475 per person, twin share (single supplement $1605). Available departures include 13 October 2014 and 16 February 2015. 
13-day Classical India with Nepal
Best for: Guests wanting to sink their teeth into the history and culture of the region.
Visits Delhi, Kathmandu, Varanasi, Khajuraho, Agra and Jaipur. ‘Signature’ experiences include a dawn cruise past the Ghats on the Ganges River, a highlight lunch at the Laxmi Vilas Palace and a luxurious stay at the Fairmont Jaipur. Priced at $3915 per person (single supplement $1290). Available departures include 13 October 2014 and 16 February 2015. 
11-day Bhutan Dragon Kingdom
Best for: Perfect for guests travelling to the Himalayas for the first time who appreciate scenery and short hikes.
Visits Thimpu, Gangtey, Bumthang, Punakha and Paro. ‘Signature’ experiences include a Bhutaese cooking class with local chef, a visit to the tigers nest temple and a stay in Bhutan’s only 5-star hotel Zhiwa Ling Hotel in Paro. Priced at $5410 per person (single supplement $2200) for 15 October 2014 departure or $4420 per person (single supplement $2500) for 18 February 2015 departure.
Each escorted journey has a host of inclusion such as Insight’s ‘Signature’ experiences, tantalising cuisines served in authentic and celebrated restaurants, luxurious accommodations with attentive staff in palaces and hotels, and an award winning team of local experts.

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No kidding! April 1 rebrand and relaunch for Ibis Budget Windsor

The new look Ibis Budget 'Avanzi' restaurant design – bright, light and perfect for budget travellers

Opening rates from A$79 per room per night


After a closure of more than four years, the Formule 1 Windsor hotel on busy Lutwyche Road in Brisbane's Northern suburbs will finally reopen tomorrow (April 1) – complete with a fresh new look and Ibis Budget re-brand.


The Lutwyche Road hotel, part of Australia's largest accommodation group Accor, was forced to close in August 2009 due to construction and the associated noise and access issues associated with the Inner City Bypass connecting the CBD to the Brisbane Airport precinct.


Chris Sedgwick, Vice President Operations Queensland & Northern Territory for Accor, said, "Work has now concluded on renovating the hotel, and we're excited to be officially opening on the 1st of April 2014.


"Despite the hotel's April Fool's Day relaunch, Accor is nothing but serious about showcasing the hotel in a fresh new light after so many years of being closed, and we're very excited about the rebranding. We're looking forward to waving good bye to Formule 1 and welcoming the hotel back into the Accor fold as the 20th Ibis Budget hotel in our Australian network."


The hotel has undergone an extensive refurbishment with all 50 guest rooms now converted to the latest Cocoon style room designed exclusively for the Ibis Budget Brand worldwide offering up  25 Queen Rooms, 10 King rooms, 13 Queen Rooms with overhead bunks and two special access rooms.


The hotel's lobby and public areas have also been refurbished to bright and welcoming Ibis Family AVANZI design (see image attached).


The makeover and rebrand of this hotel to the Ibis Budget brand conveys Accor's confidence not only in the Brisbane economy, but the revolutionised economy hotel sector at large.


Mr Sedgwick said, "Essentially thanks to new low cost airlines entering the market, gateway cities like Brisbane are benefiting with an increase in the emerging middle-class traveller and in turn, brands like ibis Budget have evolved to keep pace and meet the expectations of modern, value-conscious travellers."


Since Accor Australia revolutionised the economy hotel sector with the launch of a three-tier economy hotel brand that added ibis budget and ibis Styles to the existing Ibis brand, Australia's largest hotel group has seen a remarkable increase in revenue growth and consumer satisfaction across its ibis portfolio.


Demonstrating Accor's confidence in the economy, Accor last year invested close to $10 million transforming its ibis portfolio, including the new look ibis Brisbane in the CBD and the Ibis Budget Brisbane Airport hotel.


Revenue growth for Accor's Ibis Budget portfolio which comprises the former Formule 1 network is up 4.9% - the highest of the three ibis brands – while consumer satisfaction of ibis Budget exceeded all expectations in 2013.




Accor is offering travellers the chance to experience the ibis Budget Windsor from just A$79 per room per night . The launch rate is available for bookings and stays until June 30, 2014 (subject to availability). To book contact 1300 65 65 65 or visit



About ibis budget:

An Accor budget brand operating mainly in Europe, ibis budget offers customers the best in low-cost hotels with well-designed rooms for one, two, or three people, round-the-clock room access and an all-you-can-eat breakfast. Located near major roads and airports – and increasingly in cities – the hotels deliver highly competitive value for money. With 420 hotels in ten European countries, ibis budget is pursuing an international expansion strategy. | |

S-t-r-e-t-c-h out in the Scoot YogaZone

Strike a hot pose!
Instructor Jezeral Heng from Bikram Yoga Katong in a Spinal Balance pose
1st April 2014, Singapore – Scoot is pleased to announce the launch of a world's first… an inflight hot yoga class now available to guests on our daily flight TZ 220 from Singapore to Hong Kong.

Operating the widebody Boeing 777-200 means extra leg (and elbow) room to perform the half-moon pose!

Said Campbell Wilson, CEO of Scoot, "We all love a good stretch during flight so, following the success of our ScootInSilence child-free cabin, Scoot is delighted to launch the YogaZone! The Scoot YogaZone uses our aptly-named s-t-r-e-t-c-h seats' 38" legroom to their fullest, enabling you to really get a full body workout whilst zooming to your destination. What's more, we'll even cater to the Bikram enthusiasts by ramping up a small part of the cabin to 40.6 C for 60 minutes during flight, just like your own yoga studio's hot room."

If you're just a yoga novice, don't worry: our ultra-flexible Scootees along with instructors Maria Chan and Jezeral Heng from Bikram Yoga Katong will be on hand to assist, guide – and untie - if needed. The yoga area is physically separated by bulkheads, which means the Bikram class will not affect the comfort of guests in other areas of the aircraft.
(left) Instructors Jezeral Heng and Maria Chan in the
Camel pose (right) Maria and Jezeral performing a Woman-on-woman pose
Want even more space?

For those who find yoga just too much hard work, or who don't know the difference between the lotus pose and the monkey pose, you can still enjoy more space. Scoot is introducing MaxYourSpace, enabling you to guarantee – for a small fee - that the seat next to yours will be empty… so you'll be free to strike whatever pose takes your fancy!

The free inflight yoga class is available for free on a limited one-month trial.

Guests can approach our Scootees to sign up for the yoga class participation on board flights.

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Sunday 30 March 2014

Get Up & Go autumn issue out now

In this new issue of Get Up & Go, you'll be a passenger on a drive around Ireland; stroll through a sculpture park in England; be a foodie fan as you taste the best of what New York City and Macau are dishing up; fall love with Samoa; go mad for MONA and meet the greeters in Brisbane.

The big fat special this edition is: Asia Unlimited that opens the door to the wild side of Japan; a social media whizz around Hong Kong; being a bear keeper in Cambodia and trying for the luxury experience in Thailand and Laos.

The competition is pretty special as we invite entries for the Golden Compass prize of an 18-day tour discovering the Britain of Downton Abbey.
And of course there's more . . . .much more.


Friday 28 March 2014

Just What The Doctor Ordered! Supercharge Your Health, Beauty & Libido With Dining & Spa Remedy

Ah Yat with ModelExperts tell us the best way to prevent premature aging, boost your libido and maintain good health is to consume the right nutrients, inside and out.

To get you started, Thermes Marins Bali Spa has partnered with Ah Yat Abalone Seafood Restaurant, to combine therapeutic Chinese foods with the healing power of collagen and thalassotherapy spa treatments to deliver an experience high in antioxidants, flavonoids and aphrodisiacs. Just what the doctor ordered!
The “Beyond Skin Deep” experience includes lunch or dinner at Ah Yat – the renowned Chinese restaurant at RIMBA Jimbaran Bali, the new sister hotel of AYANA located within the 77-hectare estate above Jimbaran Bay. The 4-course menu features some of the most sought-after Chinese delicacies, used in traditional Chinese medicine due to their health benefits. To restore radiance and suppleness ‘from the outside’, you will also enjoy a collagen-boosting facial and seawater-infusion massage at Thermes Marins thalasso spa in Bali, voted the World’s Best Spa by Conde Nast Traveler Readers.unnamed (5)
“Chinese medicinal cuisine is renowned for its many health benefits, from reversing the adverse effects of free radicals in the body and boosting collagen in the skin, to curing impotency and even memory loss in the case of some ingredients. It is a natural partner for the health benefits of thalassotherapy which uses warmed seawater infusion to improve blood circulation and muscle tone, detoxify the body and restore vital minerals lost as a result of stress, pollution and poor diet,” said AYANA’s Spa Director, Michi Sonoda.
Priced at Rp2,875,000++ (around AUD278++)per person with a treatment time of 2 hours 5 minutes (plus meal time), the “Beyond Skin Deep” experience comprises:
  • Collagen Facial: With protective anti-pollutant properties to regenerate, moisturize and restore your facial skin’s elasticity.
  • See Breeze Massage: A unique "wave" massage technique with relaxing herb balm, as six shower jets immerse you in warmed seawater. Your skin absorbs trace minerals and ions such as magnesium, potassium and calcium sulphates, increasing blood circulation and restoring vital minerals.
  • 4-course lunch or dinner at Ah Yat Abalone Seafood Restaurant, featuring Chinese therapeutic foods: 
Stewed Crab Meat in Amaranth Soup
(In herbal medicine, amaranth leaves are often used as an acne remedy, and are high in vitamin Avitamin C, and folate)
Braised Sea Cucumber in Abalone Sauce
(Sea cucumber is a Chinese superfood, renowned for anti-aging properties and is used to treat kidney disorders, chronic joint pains and impotency. Abalone is believed to promote healthy eyes, alleviate colds, improve circulation and sexual prowess.)
Stir-fried Seasonal Spinach
(A nutritional powerhouse, one cup of spinach has over 337% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin A, which promotes healthy skin and fights infection; spinach also contains antioxidants and flavonoids - a phytonutrient with anti-cancer properties.)
Hashima with Red Dates & Lotus Seed
(One of the most valued ingredients in traditional Chinese medicine, hasima has 76% protein, over 20 kinds of amino acids, and is high in vitamins A, B and C. It is used to treat kidney disease, memory loss and poor energy levels, and to remedy maternal and postpartum health issues. Red dates are belived to enhance blood flow, increase oxygen to the brain, and improve athletic and sexual performance. Lotus seeds are an aphrodisiac and also contain flavonoids to reverse the adverse effects of free radicals in the body, and antioxidants which are known as an anti-aging weapon.) 
For reservations and enquiries please contact or call +62 361 702222.

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The Silk Road Solo Traveller Special

unnamed (12)BEYOND Travel are offering fantastic savings for solo travellers on one of the world's great rail journeys, a luxury 13-day rail tour along the Silk Road.

No single supplement will be charged on the October 29 departure of the Golden Eagle “Taste of the Silk Road” itinerary.
Savings of between $8,800 and $11,900 for sole use of a cabin are now available on this deluxe rail tour.
Your journey begins in Almaty in Kazakstan for one night before travelling by aboard the luxury Golden Eagle through the historic cities along the famous and once flourishing trading route in ancient times through Kazakstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and unnamedRussia.
Soak up the fascinating culture through comprehensive excursions around the unique cities you will visit along the route. These include Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara, Merv, Ashgabat, Khiva, Kara Kum desert and Volograd before arriving at your final destination Moscow.
This special offer is now priced from $19,760 and includes nine-nights accommodation in silver class on the Golden Eagle in cabins with private en-suite facilities, two nights five star hotel accommodation in Moscow, one night hotel accommodation in Almaty, full board with drinks on the train, comprehensive sightseeing with an English speaking tour director, all ground transportation, gratuities and porterage during the tour and arrival and departure transfers by private vehicle.
Gold class cabins are also available without single supplement from $23,800 for a solo traveller.
For more details contact Beyond Travel on 1300-363-554 or email

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Save 20% off an unforgettable Star Clippers’ Mediterranean sailing - 14 nights from Monaco to Malaga

Feel the wind in your face as you sail the Balearic Sea and land at your port in the heart of Malaga.
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Discover the best of the Western Mediterranean in style and comfort with one of the world’s premier specialty cruise lines, Star Clippers. This luxury sailing provider operates three of the world's largest, tallest and most stylish sailing vessels and is offering you the chance to take advantage of its 20% off ‘Ocean View Special’.
This incredible deal is available on an unforgettable 14 night itinerary with the Star Flyer Luxury Sailing Cruise from Monaco to Malaga. Your highlights will include docking at the exclusive port of St Tropez, an experience in itself as yachties are charged up to $3000 per night to dock here. Wander the streets virtually dripping with gold as you stroll past Bentleys, Ferraris, Lamborghinis and Maseratis. Gaze in awe at Gaudi’s distinct architecture in Barcelona, witness water jousting championships at the Fiesta Sète in Sète, and try your luck at Monte Carlo’s Casinos. Your itinerary could have been made for a James Bond movie.
unnamed (4)Star Clippers presents you with the unique combination of authentic sailing tradition and opulent relaxation and indulgence that is its essence. You will experience a casual, club-like ambience, high degree of personalised service and the ability to visit off the beaten path ports with no crowds – only 170 guests.
This unbeatable 14 night experience is priced from $5945 per person twin share and includes all meals, tea and coffee, evening entertainment & activities, water sports, and port charges. The ‘Ocean View Special’ offer is available until the 5th June with departure dates in October 2014. There are a limited range of other departures with 20% off in October.
For more information or to book please call Star Clippers on 1300 362 599.

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Thursday 27 March 2014

A Free Night Or A Free Flight Tough Choices At Luxurious Tadrai Island Resort

unnamed (10)Since opening in 2011 Tadrai Island Resort has been committed to offering Fiji's ultimate, all-inclusive luxury experience, one acknowledged by a podium-finish in TripAdvisor’s Traveller's Choice Awards 2014.

To celebrate this accolade, Tadrai Island Resort has announced the extension of two exciting 5-Night bonus offers.
With stays of 5 nights or more, guests can choose (at the time of booking) either:
> Stay 5/Pay 4 Pricing (Offer TISP0613E - Can be repeated) unnamed (11)
Make an entrance with FREE return helicopter transfers out to the resort   from Denarau or Nadi Airport (Offer TISP0813)
That's a free night or a free flight.
Tough choice isn't it?
SALE:                Both offers are available for sale in all markets right through to 31 March 2015
TRAVEL: Immediately-15 June 2014, and 20 October 2014-31 March 2015
The luxurious, all inclusive, 5-star Tadrai Island Resort was named the third-best resort in Fiji in the annual 2014 Fijian Top 10 Hotels by Trip Advisor.
unnamed (12)Tadrai Island Resort is the ultimate luxury, adults-only haven created exclusively for couples.
The resort consists of just five elegantly designed, ultra-deluxe villas overlooking a secluded cove with exclusive beach access on the northern side of Mana Island in Fiji's Mamanuca Island Group.
Dining options include Pacific Rim cuisine served in the signature Na Vatu Rock Pool Restaurant, private chef in-room dining, and gourmet picnic basket to be savoured at any of Tadrai's four secluded white sandy beaches.
Tadrai Island Resort nightly all-inclusive rates include French Champagne, all meals and beverages including premium alcohol, daily sunset canapés, personal butler, private pool, fully stocked Mini Bar, laundry service, Pure Fiji amenities, resort activities, twice daily maid service / romantic turndown, Wifi, movies and use of an IPad.

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Flying to Singapore and Bangkok only from USD 2

VietJet’s first flight to Singapore from HCMC will depart on May 23rd, 20104. The maiden flight to Singapore promises to wow passengers with inflight surprising activities.

On this occasion, the carrier offers numerous of low fares only from USD 2 (about VND 40.000) applied for all international flights depart from Vietnam i.e. HCMC – Singapore; HCMC – Bangkok: and Hanoi - Bangkok.
Promotional fares are up for grabs in two weeks from March 31st to April 13th, 2014 at 20h00 to 24h00 daily. Bookings are made via the official website , via smart device at and the Facebook page in booking section. Departure period is from May 23rd till October 31st, 2014.A VietJet's inflight Bikini Show
The HCMC – Singapore route (SGN-SIN) is operated daily with seven flights per week. Duration per section is 1hour and 50 minutes. The flight from Tan Son Nhat international airport departs at 08:50 and on the other direction it departs at 12:40 (local time) to HCMC from Changi international airport. This route provides 2.520 seats per week to meet the increasing travel demand.
Passengers on VietJet flights can enjoy a delicious meals and refreshing drinks prepared by our five-star standard chefs in addition to 30 other instant foods, snacks and drinks.
Currently VietJet operates on 23 domestic and international routes. The airline is ambitious to fly to more domestic destinations and expand its operations to regional economic centres in Asia-Pacific. The carrier expects to provide passengers with more destinations and extensive flight schedule.

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50% Off Second Passenger Offer on select 2014 Hurtigruten Norway Voyages EXTENDED and now available on more departure dates

Book a 2014 Hurtigruten Classic Norway Voyage with Discover the World Cruising departing between 01 April and 12 December 2014 before 31 May 2014 and receive 50% off the second passenger* voyage fare.

 There’s never been a better time to experience Hurtigruten’s Norway in summer, autumn or winter. But hurry, spaces limited!
Single Travellers will also be rewarded with No Single Supplement^ on selected voyages. From now until 30 April 2014 and within 90 days of specific voyage departure dates, selected Norway Classic Coastal Voyages will be released offering No Single Supplements. There's never been a better time for single travellers to experience Hurtigruten's Norway!j
Discover the World Cruising offers a wide selection of exciting adventures that can be added pre/post any of the Classic Norway Voyages. For bookings, brochures or more information, please contact Discover the World Cruising on 1800 OCEANS (623 267) or email
* 50% off second guest special offer is valid for new bookings only on selected Classic Norway voyages departing between 01 Apr & 12 Dec 2014. Offer is not valid on suite categories (MX, MG, M2, Q2 & QJ). Applicable for double, triple and 4 berth cabins, with a minimum of 1 full paying adult per cabin. Subject to availability at time of booking, is capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Promotional offer is not combinable with any other offer unless otherwise stated.
^ No single supplement special offer is valid for new bookings only on selected 2014 Classic Norway voyages when bookings are made within 90 days prior to voyage departure date (excluding all suite accommodation categories). Applicable selected voyages will be assigned by Hurtigruten. Subject to availability at time of booking, is capacity controlled and not available when the pricing level of the sailing reaches level C. Offer may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Promotional offer is not combinable with any other offer unless otherwise stated.

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Wednesday 26 March 2014

Refresh with Songkran specialty menu “Kaow Chae” available at Zeta Café

Beat the heat during this Songkran at Zeta Café with our Songkran special buffet lunch including the 
ข้าวแช่-Kao-Chae“must – experience” traditional Thai menus served only during Songkran peiod, yet other international favourites will also remain on the buffet line.

The variety includes the recommended “Kaow Chae” which is the Jasmine rice chilled in Jasmine infused water served with traditional side dishes such as deep fried floured red onions, deep fried shrimp paste, sweetened shredded pork, shredded salted beef and sweetened cured fish. Other traditional Thai dishes available are Green curry with chicken served with rice noodle, sticky peanuts sweets , Kanom Krok, Kanom Tom and Crushed ice sweets with condiments.
The regular international favourites include sushi station, pasta station, noodle soup station, Thai spicy appetizers, combo salads and cold cuts with Western and Thai hot food station, Dessert bar and soft serve ice cream. Buffet lunch serves from 11:30 a.m. – 2.30 p.m. To make a reservation please call 02 683 4888.
Price: THB 399++ Adult (includes coffee, tea and soft drinks)
Kids: THB 199++ (6-12Years)
Kids under 6 eat free
Promotion dates: 14-15 April 2014

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Get Away To Get Closer To The Family With Hilton Melbourne South Wharf And Polly Woodside

The award-winning Hilton Melbourne South Wharf has partnered with the historical Polly Woodside Tall Ship attraction to provide an unprecedented family escape in Melbourne.

The collaborative and new "Family Fun in Melbourne" package gives families more reason to enjoy time away together with an inclusive hotel stay and pass into the neighboring Polly Woodside Tall Ship and Museum.
Priced from $720* per night for two adults and two children under the age of 18, the package includes:
  • One night accommodation in a contemporary, 2 Bedroom Suite with spectacular Melbourne city or Port Phillip Bay views
  • Family pass into neighbouring Polly Woodside Tall Ship and Museum
  • Seasonally-inspired roast dinner prepared by Hilton Melbourne South Wharf's Executive Chef and served in-room, complemented with gourmet sides and soft drinks
  • Popcorn with choice of one title from our in-room movies selection
  • Full buffet breakfast for two adults and two children at Nuevo37 restaurant
Brett Christ, General Manager at Hilton Melbourne South Wharf, said: "We are delighted to work with Polly Woodside to provide a fantastic experience with such great value. Whether sharing moments on the historical attraction or over a seasonally-inspired roast dinner, we want to help families make great memories together."
Recently recognised as the state's best luxury hotel at the RACV Victorian Tourism Awards, Hilton Melbourne South Wharf provides a stylish riverside experience with spectacular views and floor-to-ceiling windows.
Polly Woodside Tall Ship and Museum is a family favourite for visitors with an interactive experience on the 129 year-old merchant ship allowing families to re-live its fascinating voyages.
"As one of the Melbourne's iconic attractions, it is fantastic to partner with an iconic hotel brand to provide guests such an exceptional and hassle-free city experience," said Steve Richardson, Operations Manager at National Trust.
Guests who redeem the package in April will receive a limited introductory offer of $520 per night for two adults and two children.
To save with the new "Family Fun in Melbourne" package and for full terms and conditions, visit
*Conditions apply. All rates are subject to hotel availability; rate does not include taxes, gratuities or other incidental charges. Price starts from $720 per night with 2 adults and 2 children (under 18 years) in a 2-bedroom Port Phillip Bay view suite. Bookings must be made at least 7 days in advance. Prepayment is required a time of booking and the package can not be combined with any other discounts or offers.

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Golfers swing easy with Centara Sandy Beach play-and-stay package

Sandy Beach Resort Non Nuoc Resort Danang Vietnam Managed by Centara - PoolGolfers can enjoy playing the 18 holes at Montgomerie Links or Da Nang Golf Club, and then relax in an ocean-view room at Sandy Beach Non Nuoc Resort Danang Vietnam Managed by Centara under the new Golf Vacation package, available from now until 31 December 2014.

The package, which includes green fees and caddie fees, is for two nights in a Superior Ocean View room and starts from VND 3.900.000 (USD 186) per person for twin occupancy during a weekday.
The weekday cost for single occupancy is VND 5.900.000 (USD 281) per person.Sandy Beach Resort Non Nuoc Resort Danang Vietnam Managed by Centara-Golf Club
During weekends and public holidays the cost is VND 4.900.000 (USD 233) per person for twin occupancy and VND 6.900.000 (USD 329) per person for single occupancy.
The package also includes free round trip transfer between the resort and the course, 10 percent discount on food and beverages, and 15 percent discount on the spa.
Room extension stays are available at VND 1.900.000 (USD 90) per room per night, and a higher room category is available for a surcharge.
Centara Sandy Beach Resort Da Nang is set on Non Nuoc Beach and has 42 acres of manicured gardens, with all guest rooms, bungalows and villas located a short stroll away from one of the two swimming pools.
The beach is a playground for water sports such as surfing, body boarding, windsurfing, jet skiing and kayaking, and two tennis Sandy Beach Resort Non Nuoc Resort Danang Vietnam Managed by Centara - Superior Ocean Viewcourts are available. The resort is close to the heritage sites of Hoi An and Hue, the scenic beauties of Marble Mountain are within easy reach, and two championship golf courses are nearby. Da Nang Airport is just 20 minutes away.
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 20 resorts in the Maldives, Vietnam, Shanghai, Bali Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Mauritius Indian Ocean, Ethiopia brings the present total to 66 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 Sandy Beach Resort Non Nuoc Resort Danang Vietnam Managed by Centara - Beachfrontspa 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 2016.
For more information and reservations, please contact tel. +84 511 3961 777 or e-mail to

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Tuesday 25 March 2014

Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh

Clients will travel from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh discovering spectacular coastal scenery, historic towns and evocative war sites and memorials on a small group tour through Vietnam with Explore Worldwide.

The 14-day Inside Vietnam begins with a walking tour through the bustling streets of Hanoi’s Old Quarter and a traditional junk boat cruise through the breathtaking limestone landscapes of Halong Bay.
It continues with a cruise on the Perfume River to Thien Mu Pagoda - the symbol of the old imperial capital Hue, the charming ancient merchant’s town of Hoi An and a boat ride on the narrow canals of the Mekong River to experience village life.Hoi An, Vietnam
Clients will also learn about the Vietnam War with a visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels – the Viet Cong’s underground hideout, the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh and an optional excursion to the My Lai village massacre memorial.
Prices are from $1894* per person, twin share and include 11 nights’ standard hotel accommodation, one overnight train ride, one night basic homestay, 12 breakfasts, two lunches, one dinner, drivers, tour leader, local guide and boat crew.
Explore Worldwide is a global small group brand offering unique adventures to some of the world’s most fascinating locations. Group sizes range from 14 to 20 people.
*Terms and conditions apply. Prices are per person, sharing a twin room and subject to availability. Inside Vietnam is valid for sale until 18 Jan 15. Valid for travel 27 Jul 14 – 18 Jan 15 Advertised price is based on departure 27 Jul, 03 Aug, 21 Sep, 05, 12, 19 & 26 Oct, 02, 09, 16, 23 & 30 Nov 14, 14, 21 & 28 Dec 14, 11 & 18 Jan 15 . Prices are accurate as at 12 Mar 14 and are subject to change. All airfares are excluded. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply depending on date of travel. Single supplements apply. Tempo Holidays Pty Ltd trading as Explore Worldwide ABN 51007331213, License No. 31341

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Norwegians Chase The Sun

Norwegian Cruise Line is launching a bonus days sale offering exceptional savings on the line’s sun-drenched Bermuda, Caribbean and Bahamas & Florida cruises.

Guests who book a Bermuda, Caribbean or Bahamas & Florida cruise vacation from Monday, March 24, 2014 through Friday, March 28, 2014, can receive up to $100 per stateroom to spend on board, free balcony upgrades, reduced deposits and an e-coupon worth more than $300 in on board savings. In addition, guests sailing in the third through eighth berths will sail free on select sailings. Military, AARP and Latitudes Rewards discounts also apply to select sailings.
Miami’s Ultimate Ship, Norwegian Getaway, sails seven-day cruises to the Eastern Caribbean from Miami, her year-round homeport. The line’s newest ship visits tropical ports of call including Philipsburg, St. Maarten; St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; and Nassau, Bahamas. On board guests will be dazzled by the ship’s Miami flair, exceptional dining and entertainment as well as the excitement of 678 Ocean Place and The Waterfront, a variety of interconnected indoor and outdoor venues on three dynamic decks that creates a multiplex of dining, activities and more that enhance guests’ connection with the ocean. Fares start at $529*.image006
Also, sailing from Miami, Norwegian Epic, the “Best Ship for Sea Days” by Cruise Critic and “Best Overall Cruise Ship” by the readers of Travel Weekly two years in a row, cruises to sunny Western Caribbean destinations on seven-day cruises, through April 20, 2014. Cruisers can explore ports of call including Ocho Rios, Jamaica; Costa Maya, Mexico; and Cozumel, Mexico; with fares starting at $349*.
Cruisers sailing from the Big Apple to Bermuda can embark on Norwegian Breakaway, Norwegian Getaway’s sister-ship and the ship that brings the best of NYC to Sea. Norwegian Breakaway is currently sailing is currently sailing seven-day cruises to the Bahamas and Florida, through April 27, 2014. Guests on board visit sunny destinations including Port Canaveral (Orlando and Beaches), Florida; Nassau, Bahamas; and Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas, Norwegian’s very own Private Island. Fares start at $599*.
Norwegian Breakaway will sail seven-day cruises to Bermuda from May 4, 2014 through September 28, 2014 offering guests three full days to explore King’s Wharf, Bermuda and meander down the island’s famous pink sand beaches. Fares start at $599*.
Vacationers looking to cruise from Boston to Bermuda can set sail on board Norwegian Dawn on a seven-day itinerary from May 9, 2014 through October 31, 2014. Fares start at $459*.
Norwegian Jewel cruises to tropical Western Caribbean destinations from Houston between October 11, 2014 and April 11, 2015. Guests on board will visit Cozumel, Mexico; Belize City, Belize; and Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras. Fares start at $429*.
For a shorter vacation, the whole clan can jump on board one of Norwegian Sky’s three-day cruises to the Bahamas from Miami, Florida. Guests cruising on the three day-cruise will visit Nassau, Bahamas and Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas; with fares starting at $179*.
To take advantage of Norwegian’s Bermuda and Caribbean Bonus Days limited time offer, contact a travel professional, call Norwegian at 888-NCL-CRUISE (625-2784), or visit
* All cruise fares are per person, based on double occupancy.

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Cliff-top luxury without the lofty price tag at Semara Uluwatu

Holidaymakers can enjoy the highlife without the high price tag with savings of up to 60% now available
Pawana Pool 2 at stunning cliff-top property, Semara Luxury Villa Resort Uluwatu.

Regarded as one of Bali’s very best villa experiences, Semara Uluwatu offers stylish suite rooms plus seven individually architected villas each with 30 metres of cliff frontage and world class features including two tennis courts, putting green, gym, spa, Selatan Clifftop Restaurant and famous Finn’s Beach Club.
Now is the perfect time to start planning an indulgent getaway to Semara Uluwatu where suites have been slashed by 60% to USD$475* per room per night, plus 21% tax and service charge, for visits betweenApril 1 and June 7, 2014.
For families and larger groups, the villas are available for half the regular price meaning groups of up to 10  people can enjoy a five-bedroom villa from just USD$1544* per night plus 21% tax and service charge based on minimum stays of two nights from April 1 to June 7, 2014.
Semara Uluwatu is offering the 50% saving on its 2, 3, 4 and 5-bedroom villas, catering for groups of all sizes.
Semara Uluwatu guests enjoy free and preferred access to Finns Beach Club nestled on one the best beaches in Bali offering 180m of pure white sand.
Judged Bali’s best new villa for 2012, the retreat also features a helipad, pampering spa and world class services including personal butlers, chefs and drivers.
For bookings or further information visit
*conditions apply, subject to change and availability, subject to 21% tax and service charge.

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Monday 24 March 2014

Doha Stop Over 02 Nights 03 Days

Doha is an ideal hub to make that well deserved stopover and enjoy the charms that the region has on 

CBS Travel Asia / HotelClub88 has created a stop-over program for Doha and would like to make sure that we are bringing to you the special rates. We are glad to share with you the following details!
Day 01
Arrival Transfer from Doha International Airport to any city hotel in Doha via a Standard Car Overnight Stay in your preferred hotel
Breakfast at the hotel
Half day Doha City Tour
image003 (1)Places to Visit
Museum of Islamic Art Katara Cultural Village The Pearl Qatar
Doha Golf Club Qatar Foundation Horse Stables Sports City
Camel Market
Fruit & Vegetable Market
Omani Market
Souq Waqif
image004 (1)The tour starts along the charming view of Doha Corniche then proceeds to Museum of Islamic Art, Cultural Village (KATARA) and The Pearl Qatar. Then pass by the Doha Golf Club, Qatar Foundation, Horse Stable and Sports City. The next stop is at the Fruit and Vegetable Market, Camel Market and Omanian Market then continue to Souq Waqif (Old Souq), walk around the Souq with its picturesque architecture and see the Arabian falcon, the spice market, fabric and perfume stores, a great place to quest for souvenirs and to shop for traditional gifts. The last stop will be in the Gold Souq, then drop back Hilton Hotel Doha.
Tour Duration: 4 hours
Tour Timings:    0900H up to 1300H or 1430H up to 1830H
Overnight in your preferred hotel
Day 03
Breakfast at the hotel
Departure Transfer from any city hotel in Doha to Doha International Airport via a Standard Car

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