Category: Asia

Business class only flights from Singapore Airlines

Business class only flights from Singapore Airlines

With demand for business class only flights seemingly on the rise, Singapore Airlines has revealed that it too will be getting in on a piece of the action. They are converting all five of their Airbus A340 long-haul planes to a business class only configuration, reducing them from 181 seats to just 100. á Flights […]

A landmark year for The Peninsula Hong Kong

A landmark year for The Peninsula Hong Kong

The Peninsula Hong Kong is running a number of themed activities this year, to celebrate its 80th anniversary of service excellence. á áTheir 80th Anniversary Rejuvenation Package is for 2 people, using the Private Spa for Two, and includes a 30-minute salt and oil full body exfoliation, an 80-minute Aromatherapy massage and Oriental head massage, […]

Wine and chocolate heaven at Hong Kong's Landmark Mandarin Oriental

Wine and chocolate heaven at Hong Kong’s Landmark Mandarin Oriental

Tailor-made wine and culinary programmes are being launched at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, later this month. Their first áWeekend Connoisseur package takes place on the weekend of 21st-24th March 2008 and includes 2 nights’ deluxe accommodation, a bottle of Ruinart Champagne, a 3-course lunch, an 8-course dinner, a Champagne brunch, daily breakfast, a […]

A destination beyond all destinations: Maldives

Thanks to Maldives360 for this beautiful video. Makes you just want to be there, doesn’t it?

A 'Tiger' Château in India

A ‘Tiger’ Château in India

CC Africa‘s áand Taj Safaris‘ first jungle safari lodge in India, Mahua Kothi, is one of the first of just three hotels in India to be awarded prestigious Relais & Châteaux membership – and this after only one year of operation. Adjacent to Bandhavgarh National Park, the Lodge consists of 12 luxurious kutiyas (jungle suites) […]

An alternative luxury experience in Bali

An alternative luxury experience in Bali

If you are looking for something different from your next luxury vacation, then spare a thought for the world’s only interactive elephant experience. á áThe Elephant Safari Park Lodge in Bali opens on 1st March 2008, and gives its guests the opportunity to live among 27 endangered, indigenous Sumatran elephants and, by doing so, to […]

Beijing's Water Cube

Beijing’s Water Cube

Look out for the Water Cube at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. á This national aquatics centre was official unveiled last month and will host diving and swimming events between 8th and 24th August 2008. The complex cost over 1 billion yuan (that’s a little shy of $150 million), covers 65,000 square metres and will […]

When is a package a package?

‘Preferences by Pan Pacific‘ is a new ‘package’ from the Singapore-based hotel company. But is it truly a package? With Preferences by Pan Pacific, guests get to design their own experience. Valid until 1st January 2009, guests have a choice of accommodation, a guaranteed late check-out and a choice of one of the following preferences: […]

Opening offer from the Dusit Princess Koh Chang

Opening offer from the Dusit Princess Koh Chang

The Dusit Princess Koh Chang – Koh Chang’s newest 5 star resort, complete with modern amenities, spa, swimming pool, and pool villas on private beach – has a special opening package. Enjoy 2 nights for only 5,500 Baht in a Beachfront Deluxe Room or 7,000 Baht in a Pool Villa, inclusive of breakfast and many […]

A Japanese restaurant hidden within a prime area of Tokyo

A Japanese restaurant hidden within a prime area of Tokyo

With 550 seats, you’d think there’d be no problem getting áa table at Tokyo’s Tofuya Ukai restaurant. But you’d be wrong – this place books up weeks in advance. á On arrival, the first thing that will strike you is a replica of the Eiffel Tower and a lavish Japanese garden. á Inside you’ll be […]

Pan Pacific Orchard opens in Singapore

Pan Pacific Orchard opens in Singapore

As of tomorrow, the Negara on Claymore will be rebranded as the Pan Pacific Orchard, Singapore. It áis the brand’s second property to be established in the city state of Singapore, within the commercial, retail, dining and entertainment enclave of Orchard Road. The 20-storey hotel offers this close proximity áto retail therapy at nearby shopping […]

Seduction at St. Regis

Seduction at St. Regis

Embrace romance in an alluring setting where even the smallest gesture creates indelible memories. Celebrate with Champagne, and wake up to breakfast in bed surrounded by the scent of fresh flowers. Participating St. Regis Hotels & Resorts include the St. Regis Hotel, New York, St. Regis Grand Hotel, Rome, The Lanesborough, St. Regis Hotel, Beijing […]

Top 10 beachside destinations

Top 10 beachside destinations

Vacations are always more fun when there’s a coastline in view, or at least so say Tripadvisor. á They’ve come up with a list outlining their top 10 favourite beachside destinations: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Honolulu, Hawaii á Cancun, Mexico Surfer’s Paradise, Australia Negril, Jamaica Miami, Florida Viti Levu, Fiji Boracay, Philippines Tenerife, Canary Islands […]

Beautiful Kyrgyzstan

A promotional tourism video from the Kyrgyz Republic, giving an insight into the beauty and variety that Kyrgyzstan has to offer the visitor.

Shanghai’s most anticipated hotel opening

Honoured as Shanghai’s ‘Most Expected Hotel’ by a panel of professional media specialists, members of the industry elite and World Traveller Magazine readers, the Jumeirah Han Tang Xintiandi will boast several unique attractions once completed – including a purpose-built wedding pavilion and signature Chinese restaurant – to complement the super-luxury guest rooms and service for […]

The most popular destinations for adventure travellers?

The most popular destinations for adventure travellers?

iExplore, named the Best Adventure Travel Website by Forbes Magazine and Travel + Leisure, has announced a list of top 10 world travel destinations as determined by purchases made by adventure and experiential travellers. á Egypt retains its number one spot, but South Africa jumps to the number 2 spot (from 19th position the year […]

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