Wednesday 23 October 2019

The Rembrandt Hotel & Suites Bangkok, 5-nights at 45 per cent off

The multi-award-winning 405-room and 197-suites Rembrandt Hotel & Suites Bangkok is a hospitality work of art. It has defined the travel experience through gracious Thai hospitality, internationally recognised fine and casual dining, and stylish innovations like the new 1826 Mixology & Rooftop Bar.

To celebrate its leadership role in Bangkok hospitality, guests are being offered a special 5-night stay at the Rembrandt with a 46% discount on room rates. An additional 18% extra discount is available for all our members. The offer is valid from now until further notice. The offer is only available for those booking online:

Rest assured, the Rembrandt provides business and leisure guests with a comfortable stay and affordable luxury in a city that often refuses to sleep. Its friendly, personal service is perhaps only matched by its outstanding location near Bangkok’s central business district, major shopping hubs, city landmarks and vibrant nightlife.

Nestled mid-way on Soi 18, a quiet finger road off Sukhumvit, the Rembrandt is easily accessible by skytrain (BTS Asoke Station) and metro (MRT Sukhumvit Station), a short 7-minute walk from the hotel or via a complimentary 24-hour ‘tuk tuk’ shuttle service to the main road.

From the Rembrandt you can walk to some of the best shopping in Asia – from upscale malls like EmQuartier and Emporium to brand-themed Terminal 2 and bargain shopping at Sukhumvit Arcade and Nana Square and pavement stalls offering souvenirs and knock-off designer wear.

In the streets that crisscross Sukhumvit's path you will find fashionable bars and pubs, trendy and budget-level eateries, mouth-watering hawker food, night clubs, coffee shops and more. Walk further and you will come to ‘Little Arabia’ for authentic Middle Eastern cuisine, fashion and style.

The Rembrandt offers a resort-like feel. The rooms are bright, airy and quiet. Your bed and choice of pillow styles are purposely designed for a great night’s sleep. Bathrooms are marble-tiled, roomy and feature tubs with rain shower. Featured are fluffy towels, robes and luxury accessories. Wifi, comms, in-room entertainment and service is at your fingertips.

Two large open-air swimming pools and Pool Bars provide quiet places to relax after a day of sightseeing and shopping. Or for the ultimate relaxation, the Ayurvedic Wellness Center, provides a complete getaway with therapies and packages to make you feel alive. It also works with a Bangkok visitor’s typical schedule, staying open from 9am till 7pm.

To make your evening perfect, the 1826 Mixology & Rooftop Bar provides an interaction with creative mixology of high-end spirits and fusion bites inspired by award-winning Mexican, Indian & Italian restaurants. The feel is completed with truly stunning panoramic views of Bangkok’s skyline enjoyed from an outdoor rooftop and art-driven seating. Acclaimed restaurants at the Rembrandt include the internationally recognised Rang Mahal, one of Thailand’s best for Indian cuisine.

With more than 50 awards, the 26th floor Rang Mahal rooftop and fine dining restaurant includes royalty among its patrons. A variety of set menus are available such as the Premium Set Menu, which starts at A$62 without drinks. For the ultimate experience, book one of the window tables and include Chef Rajan's famous butter chicken - Makhanwalla - or Murgh Tikka Masala. They feature a ghee-rich, tomato-based gravy as well authentic spices, fresh-sweet onion and—perhaps—cream.

The multi award-winning Mexicano Restaurante offers outstanding dining for guests seeking authentic Mexican cuisine with spicy aromatic flavors complemented by garden-fresh local produce, meats and seafood. Try the grill station serving roast rib eye, pork ribs and tacos. A small personal-dishes-from-the-kitchen-menu is also available. All dishes are complemented with the tang of mole and habanero sauces, salmon and smoked chipotle salad, prawn cocktails, seafood, plus wicked desserts, fresh fruits, and much more. Paired with local and international beers, wines, hand-shaken margaritas and 60-premium tequilas, the Mexicano is a fiesta experience for the family.

Da Vinci, the friendly Italian restaurant at the Rembrandt Hotel Bangkok provides a delicious taste of Italy – perfect poolside lunching for couples, the family and large groups looking for indoor and outdoor dining in a relaxed setting. It is a classic Italian trattoria providing value-for-money dishes including succulent hot plate pastas, stone-baked pizzas – reportedly the best in town - Italian vegetables and side dishes of homemade raviolis, flatbreads and wet-fresh salads.

The Rembrandt is family focussed. It also features a variety of female-friendly facilities including a private executive floor, the Ayurvedic Wellness Center, a fully equipped fitness centre and large swimming pool. Women are made to feel welcome and comfortable at all of its acclaimed eateries and its Lobby Bar.

The Rembrandt features around the clock security and car parking to ensure guests sleep well and relaxed in luxurious bedrooms and suites with private bathrooms, luxury appointments and complimentary wifi. It’s a living masterpiece.


Thursday 17 October 2019

Win a 15-day Viking Cruise

Enter now for a chance to win a 15-day Into the Midnight Sun ocean cruise for two people. Travelling from London to Bergen witness the spectacular natural beauty of Norway's fjords on board the stunning Viking Sun. Cruise departs 12 July 2020.

Our lucky winners will spend 15 days experiencing the very best of Norway, Scotland and England. Cruising deep-cut fjords along the fabled Norwegian coast. Sailing across the Arctic Circle where the midnight sun shines 24 hours a day. Finally, following the path of the Vikings, from the remote beauty of North Cape, to the windswept Shetland and Orkney Islands of Scotland.

Register now, for your chance to WIN!

Monday 14 October 2019

Family Travel promotion at InterContinental Koh Samui Resort

Reader’s Choice award for 2019 Top Ten Family Resort celebrated with 3-night promotion

The luxurious InterContinental Koh Samui Resort is celebrating its 2019 Reader’s Choice award for Top Ten Family Resort with a promotion that recognises its appeal to families and children.

The Award, made by readers of travel publisher Signature Media, recognises the appeal of the 79 room, suites and villas Resort considered Asia’s Leading Beach Resort and ranked in the New York Times bestseller ‘1000 Places to See
Before You Die’.

To celebrate its Readers Choice award, the Resort is offering guests a special promotion of three perfect nights of Family Pleasure in either the Club Two- Bedroom Residence Villa or Club Napa Reserve Three-Bedroom Residence Villa with one 60-minute therapeutic body massage for two adults at the Beach Sala (once per stay), one Junior Master Chef Cooking Class for the children (once per stay) and welcome children’s amenities.

Children aged 4 –12 years staying with their parents enjoy free children’s meals and complimentary activities from the Resort's own kids' club, Planet Trekkers. The Resort can also provide added-extra baby-siting and nanny services enabling parents to relax and enjoy a romantic break of their own. A host of organised activities are available at the Resort for children of all ages and families to enjoy.

Recreation activities something for everyone: from snorkelling to biking, gentle Thai boxing and Thai cooking classes to yoga to walks through the Angthong National Marine Park, island tours and dolphin watching, swimming pool fun. And,
Water Sports Centre offering stand-up-paddle boarding, windsurfing, kayaking and snorkelling
  • Fully-equipped fitness centre
  • Yoga and Pilates
  • Thai Chi
  • Fit Ball classes
  • Aerobics
  • Beach volleyball
  • Mini beach soccer
  • Table tennis
  • Mountain biking
  • Cocktail classes
Spoil your partner, family and yourself with private speedboat transfers from Koh Samui Airport, a full day at the Baan Thai Spa by HARNN, private sunset cruise to the enchanting Five Islands on the Resort’s private speedboat, and a private dinner under the stars with your very own chef.

The 5-star luxury InterContinental Koh Samui Resort offer also treats you to sunset cocktails, afternoon tea, sumptuous meals and unforgettable sunsets across breathtaking views of the Gulf of Thailand and offshore islands.

Available for stays from now until 31 March 2020

Packages start from:

3 nights in Club Two Bedroom Residence Villa - from AUD$ 4,080
3 nights in Club Napa Reserve Three Bedroom Villa - from AUD$ 7,000
*Rates are inclusive of taxes and service charges

** Rates are inclusive of Club InterContinental Benefits
***Rates are subject to exchange rate changes

The InterContinental Koh Samui Resort has been recognised in the World Travel Awards (WTA) as Asia's Most Romantic Resort, Asia's Leading Beach Resort, and Thailand's Leading Beach Resort. It provides world-ranked views of the Gulf of Thailand, international cuisine and award-winning service throughout the landscaped Resort. Featured is the multi award-winning Baan Thai Spa by HARNN offering a variety of aroma and relaxation therapies and pampering including therapeutic head-to-toe massage.

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

Thursday 3 October 2019

UTracks Releases its Boldest Brochure ever

UTracks, Australia's leading active European holiday specialist today released its boldest brochure ever. The 84 page catalogue is jammed with active tours covering 40 destinations and it's just the starting point. has over 460 active tours in Europe. The 2020 selection includes 35 new tours from England's Thames Path East Walk to Turkey's Lycian Coast Cycle.

UTracks General Manager, Kate Baker says, "the team have been 'burning the midnight oil' finalising the new itineraries for the 2020 brochure".

"Each year, we comb Europe's most remarkable landscapes and cultural hotspots to create a unique collection of guided and self guided walking and cycling holidays that take travellers off the tourist beat," Ms Baker said.

With Poland now the latest 'must visit' destination, an expected favourite in 2020 is UTracks' new 8 day self guided Pieniny and Tatra Mountains walk.

"I'm excited about experiencing this walk next year. The region is visually stunning and filled with many cultural highlights like the picturesque village of Jaworki with its renowned jazz concerts," Ms Baker continued.

"The benefits of staying active while travelling are well documented. Slowing down the travel pace to the spin of a bike wheel or footsteps on a pilgrim trail, allow for an immersive experience and is on trend for 2020," according to Ms Baker.

Whether it's walking the Via Francigena camino trail, scaling high passes in the European Alps, cruising the islands of Croatia, cycling through the vineyards of France or taking the family on a bike & barge trip from Holland to Belgium, there's a UTracks active holiday to suit every traveller.

For more information please visit or call 1300 303 368.

Tuesday 1 October 2019

Biking Plus on French luxury canal cruises

Earn the gourmet food and wine – with the new Biking Plus option

Biking Plus is now available at no extra cost on select barges in Burgundy and Alsace, with bicycles available for you to explore the countryside and local villages with the help of tailored maps and a carefully researched itinerary.

These NEW specially commissioned maps are offered to those passengers seeking a more active canal or small river cruise. They include a suggested cycling routes plus information on nearby places of interest.

The maps are also accessible via a smartphone app.

A bike and a backpack is provided along with everything you may need to explore the surrounding countryside at your own pace. A crew member with a mini-bus can be called for support should the need arise.

The Biking Plus cycling program is arranged each day so that you won't miss any of the organised guided excursions and visits or much of the cruising

Biking Plus is available for Art de Vivre, Anjodi, L'Impressionniste, La Belle Epoque in Burgundy, Renaissance in the Upper Loire region and Panache in Alsace.

Bike helmets are provided.

E-Bikes are available on some barges at an additional cost.

Dates and prices for all cruises in Europe for 2020:

Download the e-brochure for itineraries:


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Tel: (03) 57 501 441 Toll free 1800 331 582 Fax (03) 57 501020


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