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Hotel wrap: Holiday in Lombok for $1, unlimited wellness in Phuket + more!

It’s not Thursday without a Hotel Wrap from your old pal Travel Weekly. Well, it would be, but it wouldn’t be as good.

Indigenous Lirrwi Tourism Offers Full-day Adventures in East Arnhem Land   

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Indigenous tourism operator Lirrwi Tourism is offering two new full-day adventures in East Arnhem Land in 2019, a perfect chance for visitors to the Northern Territory to be introduced to the Yolngu people, their homelands and their culture in one unforgettable day.

Ideal for people working in region, or for those calling through Nhulunbuy (Gove) on holidays, Lirrwi’s day tours have been developed by Yolngu people to offer visitors an incredible cultural adventure in the community’s remote homelands and surrounding regions.

Banyan Tree and Angsana Lăng Cô welcomes new area general manager

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Banyan Tree and Angsana Lăng Cô, under the management of the Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts, has appointed Brett Burton as the area general manager of the two beachfront resorts located within the world-class integrated resort Laguna Lăng Cô in Central Vietnam. In his new appointment, Burton is responsible for the successful management of 62 private pool villas of Banyan Tree Lăng Cô and 229 contemporary rooms and suite of Angsana Lăng Cô.

Prior to joining Banyan Tree and Angsana Lăng Cô, Burton was the area general manager and general manager of Vinpearl Danang, Hoi An and Nha Trang and held senior positions with Mandarin Oriental and Hyatt International.

Monaco is home to an extraordinary new Luxury Suite paying Tribute to Prince Rainier III

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Following last year’s reveal of the spectacular Princess Grace Suite, Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo has now unveiled another extraordinary addition with the opening of a second luxury suite paying tribute to Prince Rainier III, Monaco’s “Prince builder”.

A jaw-dropping 525 square metre “rooftop villa”, the Prince Rainier III Suite joins the select circle of the Riviera’s most exclusive suites. The largest suite in the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo, it has more indoor space than any other room with two bedrooms and the possibility to extend to 600 square metres with a third adjoining room – all of which overlooks Monaco’s iconic Place du Casino.

The suite’s interiors harmoniously combine the classical luxury of noble and precious materials with contemporary design, creating a space that is light and cosy with clean lines and a warm atmosphere. In terms of amenities, guests can experience their own steam shower and sauna, private bar in the lounge, an office space and a superb 135 square metre terrace with an infinity pool with wave system.

Holiday in Lombok for just $1

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Five-star resort Wyndham Sundancer Lombok is celebrating the announcement of direct flights from Perth to Lombok by offering guests the opportunity to stay for one night for only AU$1.

AirAsia has just announced the creation of a direct route between the Western Australian capital and the enchanting island, which offers sights and natural attractions to rival neighbouring Bali. Flights will run four times a week from 9 June on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

To mark the start of the service in June, guests will be able to stay in a one-bedroom suite at Wyndham Sundancer Lombok for only AU$1 for the first night, as part of a reservation of three nights or more. Subsequent nights will be charged at rates starting from just AU$130 (IDR1,317,208).

Akyra Beach Club Phuket promises soothing stays with “unlimited wellness” on Thailand’s pure shores 

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AKARYN Hotel Group, Thailand’s home-grown luxury boutique hotel specialist, is inviting guests to experience a deeply soothing sojourn on the pure shores of southern Thailand, following the launch of a new “Unlimited Wellness” concept at akyra Beach Club Phuket.

This means more than just traditional spa treatments – it comprises a holistic, 360-degree programme of physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing, including yoga, meditation, cycling, sporting activities, island escapes, or simply reclining on the beach and listening to the gentle lap of the waves.

Commencing on 1st April 2019, all stays at akyra Beach Club Phuket will include at least one hour of body therapy at the resort’s Ayurah Spa, either in its tranquil treatment rooms or tropical beachfront cabanas. Alternatively, guests seeking a more active experience can take part in a CrossFit class, Thai boxing session, a game of beach volleyball, or a series of exhilarating water sports, such as surfing, boogey-boarding or stand-up paddle-boarding.

Meet Goby the fish

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W Bali – Seminyak presents the “Feed Goby the Fish” project, the next phase in making their business more sustainable, while the world rallies towards the ban on plastics. A giant see-through fish (Goby) has been installed on W Bali’s beachfront to raise awareness and help reduce plastic in the Bali ocean.

A number of initiatives have been activated to help reduce plastic waste; The Ocean Cleanup, the ban of plastic straws in global companies such as Marriott International; and some local initiatives such as the recent ban on plastic bags ordered by the Governor of Bali.

W Bali – Seminyak are aware of its social responsibility when it comes to sustainability and the impact plastic has on the environment. W Bali – Seminyak has been working for more than 5 years to be Earthcheck certified every year, working on reducing waste, energy and water consumption and engaging in strict recycling practices.

With the arrival of the rain season and the beaches of the Island being swamped by trash washed away on the shores, the team at W Bali are constantly engaged in intense beach cleaning sessions, ensuring the garbage is collected and sent to recycling. Although this is a step in the right direction, they wanted to do more and create something that would help put a stop to plastic on the beaches. Goby the fish will allow guests and locals to dispose of plastic waste, all while looking nice on the beach, sparking conversations, building awareness and education.

Qamea Resort & Spa praised by travel experts as one of Fiji’s top properties 

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Resort Representation Agency, World Resorts of Distinction (WRD), is honoured to announce that Qamea Resort and Spa has been recognised as one of the best hotels in Fiji, with the recent receipt of a 2019 Experts’ Choice Award from TripExpert, which less than two per cent of hotels worldwide have received.

Founded in 2014, TripExpert is the first service to aggregate professional reviews for hotels, restaurants and points of interest. The Experts’ Choice Awards, now in their fourth year, are based on expert reviews from more than 85 leading travel publications, such as travel guides, magazines and newspapers, and more than 1.5 million reviews were taken into account to determine the winners of the 2019 awards.

With praise from reputable sources such as Lonely Planet, Fodor’s and Oyster, Qamea Resort & Spa Fiji took out one of the highest rankings in Fiji.

Two special offers at NIHI SUMBA 

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Escape to the Edge of Wildness as Nihi Sumba extends two special offers, valid now until May 31, 2019. There are two options to choose from: Stay seven, pay five nights OR stay four, pay three nights – ideal for extending stays and enjoying more of the truly special place that is Nihi Sumba.

Soneva Jani Partners with the Olive Ridley Project in the Noonu Atoll, Maldives

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Soneva, the world-leading luxury resort operator, announces Soneva Jani’s partnership with the Olive Ridley Project in the Noonu Atoll, Maldives.

The aim of the official new partnership involves hiring a special Turtle Biologist to oversee the Turtle ID Database in the Noonu Atoll, monitor turtle nesting activity at Soneva Jani, and eventually run the rehabilitation centre that will be built on the island to help sick and injured sea turtles regain their health.

The Turtle Biologist will also run regular workshops and activities for guests at Soneva Jani to help raise awareness about turtle biology, their importance in the marine environment, and the threats they face today.

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