Are you shocked and appalled after returning to work post long weekend? Daydream your day away with this brochure-packed wrap.
Rayavadee Early Bird Offer
Rayavadee has announced an Early Bird Offer of 10 per cent savings on contract rates for new bookings received until 28 February 2018 for travel to the acclaimed Thai resort from 1 March to 29 March and 3 April to 10 May 2018.
The Rayavadee Early Bird Offer is available on bookings across all room categories and includes daily breakfast, an additional bed and third person occupancy.
Whether guests are looking to visit a deserted beach at sunset or spend the day on a luxurious speedboat visiting Phi Phi Island or Phang Nga Bay, the array of sea excursions promise exhilarating adventure and romance. One can kayak through a pristine mangrove forest, climb aboard an elephant for a ramble through the Krabi landscape, scale a rock wall with a private rock climbing instructor, hike a nature trail to a waterfall, learn to scuba dive or discover the art of Thai cooking.
SKIMAX – Ski Southern Hemisphere 2018
It may not feel like it now, but winter is on its way and with it comes snowy escapes and ski adventures!
The new 2018 ski brochure is hot off the press and has everything you need to book a ski trip to Australia, New Zealand and South America, including early bird offers, accommodation, lift passes, car hire and adventure activities. Get in quick and order yours from Tifs or check it out online here.
The ultimate Cuban adventure: incredible new offer
Join Silver Cloud on a journey of indefinable magic, departing Nassau, Bahamas on 3 October 2018 for a spectacular 12 day expedition to Colon, Panama, taking in the sites of Cuba, Colombia and Jamaica. Incredible Early Booking cruise/air package fares including return economy flights* start at AUD$7,830 per person in a Vista Suite, based on double occupancy and include Early Booking Bonus savings if paying in full before 28 February 2018.
Alternatively, a cruise only fare including Early Booking Bonus leads in at AUD$6,330 per person.
Guests will discover the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Cuba and Colombia, sample local Cuban and Caribbean food and drink, relax on sandy white beaches and admire a dazzling array of tropical fish and colourful coral on this expedition beyond the beaches.
Escape with One Faber Group through a unique and seamless collection of leisure activities across Faber Peak to Sentosa
One Faber Group is a new lifestyle brand that operates Singapore’s only cable car network, the largest Merlion and the award‑winning multi-sensory night show set in the open sea. With the launch of the new brand, leisure products including Singapore Cable Car, Wings of Time, Sentosa Merlion, Faber Peak Singapore, Dusk Restaurant & Bar, Spuds & Aprons, Good Old Days, Show Bites, FUN Shop, Cable Car Gift Shops are now housed under One Faber Group.
An autonomous subsidiary of Sentosa Development Corporation, One Faber Group was soft launched in April 2017 to manage an expanded suite of leisure and lifestyle services including attractions, guided tours, event venues, souvenir and lifestyle outlets as well as F&B operations. As an autonomous commercial entity, One Faber Group has the flexibility to tailor its products for different consumer segments, and is focused on creating memorable guest experiences for its visitors, both local and overseas.
By offering a one stop leisure brand featuring a seamless journey across two destinations, One Faber Group offerings remain as a must-do for all tourists. On 19 January, One Faber Group proudly unveils a new brand video, a key visual and a brand tagline, One Escapade, Countless Experiences, to capture the brand’s value proposition.
Brand new for 2018 – Qantas Holidays, Central Europe & Scandinavia Brochure
Qantas Holidays has released their brand new 2018 Central Europe & Scandinavia brochure (previously combined with UK & Europe). This exciting new brochure features an expanded range of product as well as stopover packages and city breaks, which include the ‘must do’ experiences in each city.
Also new for 2018 you will find a choice of extended touring options in Scandinavia. Stay in an ice hotel in Sweden, embark on a safari in Norway, discover Viking history in Denmark and chase the Northern Lights in Finland.
Check it out here.
40 years of travel and 40 weeks of specials!
For 40 years Australia’s Scandinavian Specialists Bentours have been offering travellers access to some of the most unique, most remote and most inspiring regions on Earth and what better way to celebrate this milestone than offering an incredible 40 weeks of Specials throughout 2018.
Named after Danish born Bent Ronnov, the company approaches the year ahead with an even greater selection of exciting products that the Australian agents will want to showcase even more to their clients.
The 40 weeks of specials kicks off with a bang with $2000 off per couple on selected Hurtigruten Expedition Voyages to Antarctica and no single supplements on Volga Dream Russia River Cruise.
Sample Kyoto’s finest for less with 2018 Restaurant Winter Special
This February will see Kyoto’s fine dining scene heat up like never before with 200 shops and restaurants offering a range of exciting winter specials giving visitors the opportunity to sample the finest of Kyoto’s cuisine at the most amazing prices, as part of the Kyoto Restaurant Winter Special 2018.
While it has been held for nine years, this year’s edition of the event promises to be bigger and better than ever before. Whether its classic or modern, traditional or innovative, Japanese or Western, restaurants will dish up a variety of delightful foodie feasts making for a culinary experience like no other.
Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Japanese Meiji restoration, a variety of restaurants will be serving specially recreated dishes of the Meiji period and some architecture and traditions of the era will be highlighted, enabling visitors to get to know Kyoto’s cuisine in its most authentic form.
Tourism Council of Bhutan hosts successful Bhutan Roadshows in Australia
The Tourism Council of Bhutan conducted a successful series of Bhutan Roadshows in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane during January.
Travel industry partners in each city were invited to meet with a VIP government delegation from Bhutan and locally-based Bhutan tourism operators, including COMO Uma Bhutan, Taj Tashi and Gangtey Lodge, to discuss opportunities for increasing Australian travel to this popular holiday destination – which already draws many visitors from this market each year.
Much of the focus for discussion at the Bhutan Roadshows was on the Australia Friendship Offer for Australians visiting this stunning destination from 1 June to 31 August 2018. This exclusive offer from the Royal Government of Bhutan is in commemoration marking of 15 years of diplomatic relations between the Kingdom of Bhutan and Australia.
For more information visit www.tourism.gov.bt.
Singapore Events and Festivals January – February 2018
For the uninitiated, Singapore is a fast-moving shopping and foodie heaven – with events to boot. Take a look at these upcoming events and festivals in early 2018 for any stories or trips that you may be planning (or planning to plan after hearing about all these events).
From Singapore Art Week to Chinese New Year and SAVOUR food festival, there’s never a dull moment in Singapore.
- Thaipusam – 31 January
Colourful and yet shocking to some, the annual Hindu festival Thaipusam is an awe-inspiring show of devotion and faith. A festival which honours Lord Murugan, devotees seek blessings, give thanks or fulfill vows by carrying kavadis (curved structures with body piercings) or milk pots in a procession from one temple to another in the heart of the city.
- Singapore Air Show – 6–11 February
Asia’s largest aerospace and defence event is open to the public on 10 and 11 February, where visitors can look forward to a range of actual aircraft on display and watch aerobatic flying displays too.
- River Hongbao – 14 – 24 February
Usher in the Chinese New Year at the River Hongbao, a celebration of all things Chinese at Singapore’s iconic Floating Platform at Marina Bay. First held in 1987, it’s a feast for all the senses – view dazzling mural lanterns, indulge in delicious street food, enjoy the family rides and games, and don’t miss the fireworks display held every night this year to mark the event.
- Chinese New Year – 16 & 17 February
With bright colours, non-stop revelry and sheer exuberance, Chinese New Year is a festival that – demands all of your attention and energy. The heart of Chinese New Year is ultimately a celebration of home and family, and the first few days are spent visiting relatives and friends, conveying blessings of good fortune for the year ahead. The best part of a festival that lasts for 15 days is the yummy food to be had throughout as a celebration and wish for successful new beginnings!
- Chingay Parade – 10 – 11 February
Enjoy the largest street performance and float parade in Asia! From the main parade site to the suburban heartlands, this street extravaganza epitomises the dynamism of Singapore’s vibrant and multicultural society with floats, dancing dragons, prancing lions and more, in a celebration of Chinese New Year. The 2018 parade theme is “Cultural Fantasy.”