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Weekly Deals 8 August 2017
August 08, 2017

Weekly Deals 8 August 2017

weeklyDEALS - Qatar Airways, Travel Revolution, NATAS, Dynasty Travel, Western Australia

Fuel your wanderlust

Fuel your wanderlust

Enjoy special discounts and great deals when you book your holiday package at Chan Brothers Suntec City Wanderlust@North Atrium this weekend.

Tour highlight: 10D Iceland Aurora Adventure with UFM100.3 DJ Jingyun. Besides a guided tour of Reykjavik city, you will also visit the world-famous Blue Lagoon, and the lucky ones may catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights.

Special departure on Dec 4, from $4,288 per person, excluding taxes. Enjoy special discount of up to $400 off per couple.

When: Aug 11 to 13, 10am to 9.30pm 

Where: Suntec City Mall Level 1, North Atrium, between Tower 1 and 2

See the World

See the World

The NATAS Holidays 2017 travel fair this weekend features more than 80 participating exhibitors offering a variety of tour packages, cruises and customised holidays. Check out the booths of Trafalgar, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Singapore Airlines, Etihad Airways, MasterCard, AIG Travel Guard and more.

When: Aug 11 to 13, 10am to 9.30pm 

Where: Suntec Singapore Convention Centre, L3 & L4, Suntec City West Atrium

Admission: Free

Discover Western Australia

Discover Western Australia

Make your year-end holiday a memorable one in Western Australia. Check out the following itinerary suggestions:

Package 1: (5D4N) Taste of South West, from $518 per person (twin-sharing), includes airport-hotel transfers, entry to either Mammoth Cave or Lake Cave, and more.

Package 2: (6D5N) Pinnacles, Geraldton and Kalbarri, from $608 per person (twin-sharing), includes airport-hotel transfers, entry to Lobster Factory tour in Cervantes and more.

Package 3: (7D6N) Wave Rock, Esperance and Goldfi elds, from $648 per person (twinsharing), includes airport-hotel transfers, hotel stays and more. Visit westernaustralia.com for more information.

Airfares Deals

Airfares Deals

In honour of Qatar Airways being named Airline of the Year, Best Airline in the Middle East and World’s Best Business Class at the 2017 Skytrax World Airline Awards in June, the airline is offering up to 45 per cent off its business-class fares to popular destinations around the world.

The Fly with the World’s Best Business Class campaign lasts until Wednesday. Passengers will be able to book fares from Singapore to Oslo (starting from $3,179), Helsinki (from $3,365), London (from $3,950) and Los Angeles (from $4,965) for travel until March 31.

Discounts are also available for newly announced destinations such as Kiev, Ukraine and Prague, Czech Republic.

For more information, go to qatarairways.com/sg.

Big 4 Travel Fair’s Last Day

Big 4 Travel Fair’s Last Day

Today is the last day of the Big 4 Travel Fair, where four of Singapore’s largest travel agencies – Dynasty Travel, EU Holidays, CTC Travel and Super Holidays – are offering deals at Concourses 1 to 3, Level 3 Suntec Convention Centre, from 11am to 8pm.

Dynasty Travel is offering a 14 day, 11-night Best Of Jordan & Israel itinerary, which includes a one-night stay by the Dead Sea, Jerusalem and the chance to join a Jewish family for a Sabbath dinner in their home. The tour starts at $4,788 a person.

For more information, go to the Dynasty Travel booth or www.dynastytravel.com.sg.

Natas Travel Fair

Natas Travel Fair

The Natas Holidays travel fair will take place from Friday to next Sunday at Suntec Mall West Atrium, Levels 3 and 4 Suntec Convention Centre, from 10am to 9.30pm.

Entry is free and visitors can learn about upcoming destinations and travel deals from more than 50 vendors.

Mastercard holders who enter the Natas Grand Draw will get double the chances to win. The top three winners who charge their travel purchases to Mastercard will each receive an additional $1,000 worth of shopping vouchers.

For year-end holidays to Europe, tour operator Trafalgar will be offering an early-bird deal of up to 30 per cent off the second person for travel between October this year and April next year.

For more information, go to www.natastravel fair.travel 

Royal Caribbean International Booth: 4H68

Royal Caribbean International Booth: 4H68

Royal Caribbean International’s Mariner of the Seas, one of the region’s largest ships, will be back in Singapore from September to April next year.

This will be the ship’s final season in South-east Asia.

Amenities include an ice-skating rink (which doubles up as the performance venue for the spectacular ice show), a full-sized sports court equipped with a rock wall, miniature golf course and in-line skating track. All equipment can be rented for free.

Street parades and parties filled with characters from DreamWorks Entertainment and costumed dancers will keep everyone entertained. And there are brand name duty-free boutiques to pick up a bargain or two.

There are a variety of dining options ranging from hearty buffets to multi-course meals. And for an affordable cover charge, enjoy supping in speciality restaurants with more intimate dining settings.

Itinerary highlights feature popular regional destinations like Penang, Langkawi, Phuket, Bangkok/Pattaya, Ho Chi Minh City and Hong Kong with three to nine-night sailings.

Specials for the NATAS fair (on selected cruises) include $10 Kids Fare, 50 per cent discount for the second guest (Seniors’ Special) and $10 Upgrade to Balcony rooms (using HSBC credit cards).

Call 6305-0033 or visit www.royalcaribbean.com for more information.

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Singapore Airlines

Singapore Airlines

Singapore Airlines has added the A350-900 aircraft to its fleet. Equipped with advanced technology and operating efficiency, it flies more quietly and is able to travel further on less fuel.

Passengers can look forward to an improved travelling experience with enhanced features that include higher ceilings, larger windows, an extra wide body and lighting designed to reduce jetlag. And of course, there is the airline’s award-winning KrisWorld in-flight entertainment system.

The aircraft is fitted with all-new 253 seats — 42 customers in Business, 24 in Premium Economy and 187 in Economy Class.

Since May, the A350-900 has been operating on selected flights to 17 cities worldwide including its newest destination, Stockholm in Sweden and the nonstop flight to San Francisco in the United States.

Promotional early bird fares are on offer.

Visit singaporeair.com or see any of the airline’s appointed travel agencies at the NATAS fair for booking information.

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Trafalgar Booth: 4H56

Trafalgar Booth: 4H56

Take advantage of Trafalgar’s 70th anniversary celebration deals to travel to Europe during the year-end holidays.

Among its 30-plus European trips is the new 7D Festive St Petersburg and Moscow itinerary. Highlights include visiting the Tsar’s Winter Palace in St Petersburg and exploring the Christmas markets in the two cities including Moscow’s imposing Red Square which would be transformed into a Christmas Market plus a large-scale ice-skating rink. This is priced from US$1,550 (S$2,110) per person, land only.

Under the 9D Delights of London and Paris (priced from US$2,030 per person, land only), besides visiting famous attractions, travellers can experience seasonal outdoor skating rinks at London’s National History Museum and Paris’ Eiffel Tower.

Or visit London’s Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland with its fairground rides and festive shows. In Paris, check out the various Christmas markets, especially the one on the Champs-Élysées which features 200-plus wooden chalets hawking regional specialities, Christmas ornaments and other craft collectibles.

These deals plus other tours are available at the NATAS fair. In addition, Trafalgar will be offering an early bird discount of up to 30 per cent off for the second traveller for year-end holidays to Europe.

This is applicable for travel between October 2017 and May 2018. Go to www.trafalgar.com/asia to find out more.

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Dynasty Travel Booth: 4H78

Dynasty Travel Booth: 4H78

Dynasty Travel has a new tour to Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia, covering the best of the southern Caucasus countries.

Highlights include visits to ancient monasteries, historical and heritage sites, Vardzia Cave Town, Kutaisi, Gori and viewing the heavenly landscape of Europe’s highest peak, Mount Elbrus. Tours will range between 10 and 15 days.

In its 10D9N Finland Winter Spectacular, you get to visit Santa Claus at the Arctic Circle and take part in exciting winter activities like snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and ice kart racing.

Also, you will stay in one of the world’s most unique accommodations — a glass igloo. Children get additional discounts for this tour.

Both packages are available till March 2018 and there will be a special discount available at the NATAS fair.

Call 6338-4455 or go to www.dynastytravel.com for more details.

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Thai Airways

Thai Airways

In its “Your passport to a new world of travel indulgence” MasterCard promotion, Thai Airways is offering round-trip Business Class tickets to London starting from $4,708; Copenhagen — $4,408; Bangkok — $828. Special fares are also available on Economy Class to Bangkok from $268, Sapporo — $608 and Oslo — $1,028. Bookings have to be paid via MasterCard.

The promotion ends on Aug 31 and travel must be completed by Dec 31.

The carrier will be commencing a new, four times weekly service to Vienna starting from Nov 16.

For tickets booked 60 days in advance, get Business Class seats from $3,868 and Economy from $998. This promotion will run till March 31, 2018 and travel needs to be completed by March 31, 2019.

Check out www.thaiairways.com.sg for more information.

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Tourism Western Australia Booth: 4H65

Tourism Western Australia Booth: 4H65

Celebrate summer in Perth with the 5D4N free and easy + Cruise to Fremantle and 5D4N Perth & Pinnacles packages. Both packages include accommodation, round-trip airport transfers and daily buffet breakfasts.

The former includes a one-way river cruise ticket to Fremantle while the 5D4N Perth & Pinnacles package includes a full day tour to the Pinnacles plus a stop at Hillarys Boat Harbour.

For the self-drive trips, the 5D4N Taste of Southwest and 6D5N Margaret River tours include round-trip airport-hotel transfers in Perth, accommodation in Perth including buffet breakfasts, two-night accommodation in Margaret River, ticket for the Busselton Jetty train ride across Geographe Bay and entry to either the Mammoth Cave or Lake Cave. Car rental is excluded.

These packages are vaild for travel in November and December. Visit representatives at the NATAS fair or go to www.westernaustralia.com for more details.

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Hong Thai Travel Booth: 4H75

Hong Thai Travel Booth: 4H75

Under the 10D8N Finland Winter + Glass Igloo package that covers Helsinki, Turku and Rovaniemi, travellers get to stay at the brand new Santa’s/Snowman Glass Igloo that comes with attached bathroom facilities.

Other highlights include a husky dog sledge ride, reindeer sledge ride, time to soak in the goings-on at Santa Claus Village and an exclusive stay at Turku Naantali Kylpyla Spa Hotel. Also, you get to visit a Christmas Market.

Priced from $2,698, there is an early-bird discount of up to $1,900 per person. Tours will run from December 2017 to March 2018.

The 8D “Winter Love” in Hokkaido East takes you to Noboribetsu, Sapporo, Asahikawa, Sounkyo, Akan and Otaru. The itinerary includes Asahiyama Zoo, where you can watch the famous Penguin “Marching Parade”, the International Crane Centre — the only place in Japan dedicated to Japanese cranes — and Washo Seafood Market, one of the three largest seafood markets in Hokkaido. There are also three nights’ accommodation at hotels with hot springs. It is priced from $2,399, with an early-bird discount of up to $600 per person. This package is available from September 2017 to March 2018.

Go to www.hongthai.com.sg for more information.

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Super Travels Booth: 4H77

Super Travels Booth: 4H77

For its 10D Magnificent Iceland tour in Revjavik, highlights include visits to the famous Blue Lagoon and the historic Thingvellir National Park. Plus, stops to see the Hveragerdi Green House Village, Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir hot spring area. A geothermal spa bath is also included in this package. Stop by Skogafoss Waterfall on the South Shore in Vik and in West Iceland, head to Hraunfossar to see waterfalls streaming over a former lava field.

The 14D9N Three Kingdoms of Baltic Sea + Russia or Iceland itinerary includes stops in Vilnus, Lithuania. Attractions include the early Baroque Church of St Theresa and Gate of Dawn.

In Riga, Latvia, visit Riga Dom Cathedral and the Three Brothers — the oldest houses in Riga. In Tallinn, Estonia, explore the beautifully preserved streets of the old Hanseatic quarter and Luhike Jalg Gate. In St Petersburg, stops include Peter and Paul Fortress and the Winter Palace; in Moscow, Red Square, Kremlin Wall, Pushkin Museum and tickets to the Moscow Circus.

Call 6392-3688 for European packages; 6538-6768 for Asia Pacific and China trips.

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Pacific Arena Booth: 4H57

Pacific Arena Booth: 4H57

For this NATAS fair, Pacific Arena has lined up the following special deals: 

■ 3D2N Harbour Grand Hotel Hong Kong, priced from $438 (excluding taxes), the third and the fourth guests stay for free.

This promotion will end on March 31, 2018.

■ Charter flights to Kyushu are priced from $1,988 with departures for Nov 19 and 20.

■ 6N Cunard Cruise Hong Kong to Singapore; this fl y/cruise starts from $1,499 per person.

Perks include gratuities and up to US$200 onboard credits per cabin. This promotion will end on Dec 31.

These prices are only available at the NATAS fair. Check out www.pricebreaker.travel/natas for details or call 6317-2888.

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Jun-Air Travel Booth: 4H09

Jun-Air Travel Booth: 4H09

The 8D Winter Hokkaido tour covers both the eastern and western parts of the island. Highlights include the Akan Lake boat tour; the splendid scenery around Japan’s clearest lake, Lake Mashu; the only dragging horse race in the world at Tokachi; and meeting the Ice Angel at minus 15 deg C at the Okhotsk ice museum.

Go on a romantic city tour, visit an exquisite glass museum and white chocolate factory. Stay three nights at an onsen hotel and indulge in traditional Japanese cuisine — Hokkaido Ishikari pot, Japanese flower fish dishes, Furano gourmet buffet, Japanese kaiseki banquet and others.

For the Korea Autumn’s Tale vs. Winter Sonata package, get to experience K-drama, K-pop, K-smile and K-spa (red ginseng spa), wear hanbok, enjoy Korean authentic food, and take part in the Korea Maple Festival and many other snow activities.

The trip includes a flight to Jeju followed by a cruise on the Queen Mary.

Check out www.junairtravel.com.sg for more details.

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SilkAir

SilkAir

SilkAir, the regional arm of Singapore Airlines, recently introduced the All-Time Favourites meal menu for its Business Class, reflecting Singapore’s multi-cultural heritage. Passengers can choose from a wide variety of local delights including Singapore Hainanese chicken rice, hokkien mee, mee rebus and fish biryani.

Other onboard amenities include an upgraded inflight entertainment system. SilkAir Studio offers passengers over 100 international movies and 40 television shows that can be streamed directly onto their personal mobile devices via the inflight Wi-Fi network.

This full-service carrier offers scheduled services to 53 cities within Asia, South-east Asia and the AsiaPacific region. SilkAir will be taking delivery of the new Boeing 737-800s MAX aircraft, which allows the airline to fly further and be more fuel-efficient.

On Oct 30, the airline will be starting non-stop flights to Hiroshima, Japan, thrice weekly on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

There will be some special fares at the NATAS fair.

Visit silkair.com/mastercard for more details.

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ASA Travel Booths: 4H55, 4H80

ASA Travel Booths: 4H55, 4H80

For the 6/7D Bhutan Kingdom of Happiness + Bangkok, join “Prince of Getai” Wang Lei on this Mandarin-speaking tour to see Taktsang temple — one of the most sacred places in Bhutan.

Other highlights include Phobjikha Valley, the wintering ground for the black-necked cranes, dressing up in Bhutanese garb and a bonfire cultural show. It is priced at $1,988 with special departures on Dec 1, 2, 8, 14.

The 8D Romantic Christmas + Frozen Snow Town/Mt Changbai Snow Kingdom in North Eastern China features a date with the original Santa Claus from Lapland, Finland, at Harbin Kempinski Hotel on Dec 25. The tour takes in Shenyang, Changchun, Jilin, Harbin, Changbaishan and Snow Town. Priced at $1,188.

The popular 9D Glory Of Korea East Coastal Trail is back. Priced from $1,588, it covers Seoul, Mount Sorak National Park, Gangwon-Do, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-Do and Busan.

Call 6303-5303 or check out www.asaholiday.com for more information.

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CTC Travel Booth: 4H66

CTC Travel Booth: 4H66

Under its 8D5N The Wonders of Finland tour covering Rovaniemi, Kemi and Helsinki, the itinerary includes catching the Aurora Borealis on a snowmobile safari or from the comfort of a glass igloo. In Remi, participants can try ice fishing, go on an ice breaker cruise and swim in the freezing waters! And get to see Temppeliaukio, the famous church built from solid rock in Helsinki.

Join local celebrity entertainer Calvin Soh on a 12D9N Romantic Greek Islands & Istanbul Experience on Oct 4. Highlights include five nights’ stay on the Greek islands, a moonlight Bosphorus cruise dinner and a belly dance show, and a visit to Dolmabahce Palace, one of the most glamorous palaces in the world; this was also the administrative centre of the late Ottoman Empire.

For the 17D Amazing Alaska & Canadian Rocky Mountains package, highlights include observing Chinook salmon spawning in British Columbia and the breathtaking scenery of the Rockies and Yoho National Park. The cruise starts from Seattle.

These and other promotional prices are only available at the NATAS fair.

Call 6536-3995 (package tours) or 6539-8389 (cruise) or check www.ctc.com.sg for more information.

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UOB Travel Booth: 4H71

UOB Travel Booth: 4H71

For Trafalgar Europe Holidays bookings charged to the UOB Lady’s card, customers can choose to have the fourth guest travel for free or enjoy a complimentary night’s stay plus round-trip shuttle transfers to premium outlets for shopping.

Get up to 50 per cent discounts for Club Med All-Inclusive Holidays to Bintan, Japan, Maldives, etc. Plus, earn up to six miles for every $1 spent on UOB PRVI Miles Card or get 3 per cent cash rebate on other UOB cards.

Under the “child travels for free” promotion to Hong Kong, Taiwan and Australia, kids literally get to stay and play for free.

The prices are applicable only during the NATAS fair. Customers can look forward to other perks including overseas Wi-Fi with Ready to Travel from $1 per day.

Call 6252-6822 or look up www.uobtravel.com for more details.

CS Travel Booth: 4H79

CS Travel Booth: 4H79

For CS Travel’s 12D Yellowstone National Park with Antelope Canyon package in the United States, highlights include a trip to the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone National Park to visit the Old Faithful geyser, the picturesque Antelope Canyon, Lake Powell and Horseshoe Bend. Then, head to Los Angeles in California, and Las Vegas and Laughlin in Nevada. And yes, there is time to stop at the Tanger Factory Outlet too.

Under the 14/15D Italy, Switzerland, France, Holland, England tour, take in Rome, Pisa, Florence, Venice, and a factory outlet in Milan, Italy. In Switzerland, head to Interlaken and take a trip to Jungfraujoch (“Top of Europe”). From the Jungfrau peak, visitors can see the longest glacier in Europe — the 24km-long Aletsch Glacier. Then, hop on a lake cruise at Titisee, Germany. Stop in Paris, France, for a River Seine cruise. Drop in at a diamond factory in Holland, then cruise along the scenic canals in Amsterdam. End the tour in London.

Go to www.cstravel.com.sg for more information.

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Dream Cruises Booth: 4H72

Dream Cruises Booth: 4H72

Set sail on Dream Cruises’ Genting Dream, one of the largest cruise ships in Asia. The 18-deck liner offers luxurious accommodations and amenities like the world’s first Zouk dance club, Johnnie Walker House, the largest Asian reflexology spa, and Bistro by Mark Best, the Australian celebrity chef’s first restaurant at sea.

Celebrate the year-end festive season with activities like a Christmas themed party and holiday arts and crafts. There is also a fireworks display for cruises lasting at least five nights.

For youngsters, the Little Dreamers Program and Little Pandas Club, staffed by trained professionals, cater to kids from two to 16, and offer interesting and interactive activities including a Junior Talent Show.

From now till Aug 15, get a free Balcony Stateroom upgrade for the following two cruises — 4N Phuket Cruise, departing Nov 20 and the 5N Penang–Phuket–McLeod Island Cruise, departing Nov 26.

For more details, go to dreamcruiseline.com or call 6808-2288.

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EU Holidays Booth: 4H76

EU Holidays Booth: 4H76

Get a load of nature viewing during the EU Holidays’ 10D7N Aurora Chasing In Norway package.

On the flight to Narvik, take in the scenery featuring snow-capped mountains and crystal-blue fjords. If you are fortunate, you may even witness the Northern Lights right from the start of your trip.

Other activities include a visit to the Reindeer Farm to see the animals and learn about the Sami people and how they remain connected with the reindeer. Then, proceed to Svolvær, capital of the Lofoten Islands, for an aurora-hunting adventure by bus.

More nature viewing ensues, including a boat safari across the Trollfjord to view sea eagles. At Tromso, take the Fjellheisen cable car and have lunch at the top. And get ready for the main highlight — a thrilling Northern Lights adventure. A local guide will drive around for up to seven hours to find the best location to watch the Northern Lights. When the lights appear, a professional photographer will also be present to assist you in capturing perfect pictures of this spectacular phenomenon.

This package is available from October 2017 to March 2018 and is priced from $4,388 excluding taxes. Go to www.euholidays.com.sg for more details.

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