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Week Deals - 3 October 2017
October 05, 2017

Week Deals - 3 October 2017

weeklyDEALS - Jucy Snooze, JNTO, Dynasty Travel, CTC Travel and many more.

In a cocoon

In a cocoon

New Zealand's first pod-style hotel, Jucy Snooze, has opened at Christchurch International Airport. It features 79 rooms and 271 beds; with eight pods to a room.

Room rates start from NZ$35 (S$34.24) per night (per pod, which can accommodate one person). Each pod comes with charging stations, temperature control and storage net. There are also private rooms with en suite bathrooms that can accommodate twin- or triple-sharing in a family room starting from NZ$109.

The property features free WiFi, communal lounge area, guest kitchen, luggage storage and laundry facilities. Go to https://www.jucysnooze.co.nz/choose-a-snooze/ snooze-christchurch/ for details.

High-tail to the fair

High-tail to the fair

Visitors to the Japan National Tourism Organization’s (JNTO) Japan Travel Fair 2017 can get a virtual reality experience of the country at the Japan Virtual Experience booth. Using Virtual Reality goggles, you can take in destinations like Shirakawago, Goshiki-numa and Aso.

Exhibitors include Japanese destination organisations, hotels, attractions plus Singapore travel agencies.

On stage, there is a a line-up of performances featuring Japanese artistes who will be flying in specially for this event. Highlights include Shamisen (Japanese traditional 3-stringed musical instrument) performance by Mr Keisuke Ito and Japanese candy craft demonstration by Ms Minori Baba.

Visitors can also stop by the activity booth to try their hand at Japanese arts and crafts like Chigirie (Japanese paper art), candy art, Kumihimo (Japanese braid making) and Kingyo Neputa (painting paper goldfish).

This JNTO fair will be held from Oct 6 to 8, 10am to 9.30pm, Takashimaya Square, Basement 2.

Japan beckons

Japan beckons

Dynasty Travel is offering local train travel rates during its upcoming Japan Travel Fair.

The 7-, 14- and 21-day Japan Rail Pass (JR Pass) is priced from $344 and includes 7D unlimited data SIM card worth $23, plus shopping vouchers worth up to $30.

For group tours, the 8D Best of Wakayama, MIE & GIFU package includes soaking in an onsen with a view of the Pacifi c Ocean, a visit to Mikimoto Pearl Island, Takayama morning market and old town and Shirakawago Village, a Unesco heritage site.

Rates start from $3,388 with discounts for children and up to $300 less per couple, plus Japanese souvenirs for confi rmed bookings.

Email enquiries@dynastytravel.com.sg for details.

The fair will be held from Oct 6 to 8, from 10am to 10pm, at Takashimaya Square, B2.

Timeout for a cruise

Timeout for a cruise

CTC Travel will be holding its first cruise-themed travel fair this weekend.

Exclusive promotions include a Muslim-themed 5D Discovery Malaysia by Costa Cruises. Departing on Dec 16, it is priced from $383 per person. Perks include free travel for kids and a complimentary luggage gift.

Under the “Eat Already” theme promotion on board the Sapphire Princess for the 5D Malaysia voyage, departing Dec 15, the second traveller pays $369 per person.

Plus, for seniors, the second passenger gets 50 per cent off.

Or sail with Mediacorp’s Mandarin speaking celebrities aboard Genting Dream. Departing on March 9, 2018, this 3D trip on the high seas will feature a talk show.

Rates start from $399 per person and there is a $100 discount for each balcony cabin.

In addition, CTC will offer free travel insurance for selected cruise packages.

This event will be held on Oct 7 and 8, 10am to 8pm, at the Chinatown Point atrium. Visit www.ctc.com.sg or call 6539-8305 for more information.

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Paddington Tea Journey

Paddington Tea Journey

To tie in with the new Paddington movie, which will be released on Nov 10, the Belmond collection of iconic hotels, trains and river cruises has announced special Paddington Afternoon Tea journeys aboard the Belmond British Pullman, the train which has a starring role in the film.

Departing from London Victoria station on Dec 2 and Feb 16, the Belmond British Pullman will be hauled by a Peppercorn class steam locomotive Tornado, which also stars in the movie.

The pair do not usually travel together, but they will be joined for the Paddington journeys.

The package includes a menu of tea and coffee, savouries, sweet treats and, of course, Paddington Bear's favourite marmalade sandwiches.

Paddington-inspired activities will also be available on board for families throughout the journey.

Prices start at £550 (S$1,000) based on two adults and two children aged under 16 travelling together. For every full-paying adult, a child under 16 travels for free.

Additional children pay 25 per cent of the adult's ticket price.

To enjoy the limited offer, bookings must be made by Friday.

For more details, go to www.belmond.com or call 6395-0678.

Japan Travel Fair

Japan Travel Fair

The Dynasty Travel Japan Travel Fair is taking place at Ngee Ann City from Friday to Oct 8.

Deals include Japan Rail Passes starting at $344 for seven days of unlimited travel, a free seven-day unlimited data SIM card worth $23 and free shopping vouchers worth up to $30.

The fair will be held at the mall's Takashimaya Square at Basement 2 from 10am to 10pm daily.

For more information, call 6532-5455 or e-mail enquiries@dynastytravel.com.sg.

More Emirates Flights To Stockholm

More Emirates Flights To Stockholm

Emirates has announced plans to introduce three additional flights a week to the Swedish capital, complementing its current schedule of daily flights.

The airline says the new flights, which will fly from Dubai to Stockholm every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from Dec 8, have been added to meet demand, particularly during the winter season.

They will depart from Dubai at 3pm and arrive at Stockholm Arlanda Airport at 6.45pm, timed to provide easier connections between Stockholm and a number of East Asian and African destinations.

For more information, go to www.emirates.com.

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