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Emirates celebrates Easter with inflight and on-ground special offerings

Emirates is about to make Easter more special for travelers coming home from Dubai to the Philippines from March 30 to April 2, offering a range of special treats that will be available across all classes, both on board and in Emirates’ airport lounges.

Emirates Airlines

Emirates Airlines

From March 30 to April 2, travelers across all three classes, from tourists to overseas Filipino workers returning home, can look forward to Emirates’ special hot cross buns—handmade using the airline’s signature recipe with spiced dough and orange peel, sultanas and currants—to be served onboard.

Various Easter-themed desserts will also be served to all customers, including white chocolate eggs in Economy Class. Business Class customers can look forward to Emirates’ hot breakfast offerings, including its signature hot cross buns and desserts with Easter themed decorations, as well as the airline’s exquisite afternoon tea offers. The seasonal menus will be available together with the regionally inspired cuisine served on all Emirates flights.

On Easter Sunday itself, festivities will kick off in Emirates lounges at the Dubai International Airport and in most of the Emirates lounges around the world. Customers in all seven lounges in Dubai will be able to enjoy hot cross buns, chocolate hazelnut Easter cake, Easter delight with mango mousse and almond florentine, carrot cake and Easter eggs in a basket.

In addition to these delectable treats, travelers can also access more than 3,500 channels of on-demand entertainment with iCE, Emirates’ award-winning entertainment system. This includes over 700 movies from around the world, and continuously growing to offer more choices.

For those coming home from Dubai during the Easter break, they can enjoy new family-friendly movies like Paddington 2, Wonder, and Justice League. Blockbusters like Star Wars: The Last Jedi, The Greatest Showman, and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle will become available by April.

The Easter celebrations on board and on the ground are part of Emirates’ commitment enhance the customer experience with unique and seasonal offerings.

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Prohotel International’s Winter Getaway Packages

It’s a new year and a new beginning. Shake off the winter blues by escaping to three luxurious properties nestled in Central America and the Dominican Republic for a week of detoxifying for a “Jungle Healing” or simply escaping for a male bonding experience in a bustling city.

The Lodge and Spa at Pico Bonito

The Lodge and Spa at Pico Bonito

Nestled at the base of Honduras’ second largest national park, The Lodge and Spa at Pico Bonito is a luxury boutique hotel on 400 acres of tropical wilderness. The eco-lodge invites health enthusiasts to detox their bodies and rejuvenate their mind, body and soul with a four days/three nights Jungle Healing package.

This offer includes three nights’ accommodation, a healthy meal plan, meditation sessions daily, two 50-minute facials treatments, two 30-minute massages, and two Temazcal steam baths. Price is $1,149 for a standard cabin and $1,255 for a superior cabin from now to April 15, 2017.

Cradled in the remote area of Las Terranas, D. R., Sublime Samana Hotel is an exclusive collection of 26 private suites and villas just steps from dazzling golden sandy beach. The Wellness a La Samana offer enables guests to soothe the senses by spending five days/four nights in a one bedroom suite with a healthy meal plan.

Guests enjoy yoga sessions daily, visit a local fish market and partake in an interactive cooking lesson, participate in a stand up paddleboard lesson and an Energizing Blue Sea Ritual massage. Price is $1,949 based on double occupancy from now to April 30, 2017.

For those seeking an escape to a vibrant city such as Santo Domingo, D.R., Casas del XVI, an exclusive collection of privately restored houses dating back to the first Spanish settlers, has a Mancation special for a male bonding experience.

This offer includes three nights’ luxury accommodations, a Rum and Cigar tour, dinner and show in Colonial City, breakfast daily and exclusive access to one of homes. Price is $1647 per person for a house with three bedrooms and $1457 per person for a house with four bedrooms from now to April 30, 2017.

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Festive Packages at Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur is offering two packages specially created for the festive season. Celebrate the New Year in style with family, friends and corporate clients in the function rooms and Ballroom of the hotel.

Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

The Festive Celebration Package, available until 31 December 2015, offers a selection of buffet menus from RM180++ per person onwards. There will be complimentary pre-function drinks with tidbits such as gingerbread, roasted chestnuts and candy canes for Christmas, and canapes for New Year. Complimentary mocktails will be served throughout dinner. Continue Reading

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The Philippines lights up Rizal Monument in solidarity with Paris, rest of the world

The country’s Rizal Monument in Rizal Park lights up in French national colors in a display of support for France and unity with the rest of the world following recent events in Paris. The Rizal Monument stands as a visual icon of the Philippines proud heritage and is as a major tourist attraction in the City of Manila.

The Philippines lights up Rizal Monument
The Philippines lights up Rizal Monument

The inaugural lighting ceremony was held in the evening of 16 November 2015. Viewers will continue to witness the special lighting display everyday until 20 November 2015, with the following schedule: 6PM, 7PM, 8PM, and 9PM.

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Ascotts Sparked the Community Innovation-Drive Through Its First Ascott Thailand Innovation Day 2015 Event

First Ascott Thailand Innovation Day 2015 Event

Leading international serviced residence owner-operator, The Ascott Limited (Ascott) has recently organized the first Ascott Thailand Innovation Day event at Ascott Sathorn Bangkok, its flagship serviced residence property in Thailand.

Ascott Innovation Day 2015
Ascott Innovation Day 2015

Since CapitaLand – Ascott’s parent company is one of Asia’s largest real estate and developer companies; creativity is one of the organization’s credos. Ascott, under the clear guiding vision of the CEO Mr. Lee Chee Koon, has recognized the need for all Ascott properties around the world to commence a drive towards innovation. Continue Reading

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Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur Celebrates Deepavali with Magnificent Floral Peacock

Deepavali or the Festival of Lights is celebrated in style at Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur with a striking and colourful floral peacock in the Main Lobby.

Deepavali Floral Centrepiece at Shangri-La KL
Deepavali Floral Centrepiece at Shangri-La KL

Purple, pink, orange, red and yellow orchids and chrysanthemum pom-poms are put together to form this splendid peacock that is eight feet tall and 12 feet long. Its long, flamboyant tail flows down to join an intricate Kolam or Rangoli on the floor. Continue Reading

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Ascott’s Properties Wins Tripadvisor Certificate Of Excellence Award For Second Consecutive Year

Ascott’s properties in Thailand once again earn the Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence Award. The properties are Ascott Sathorn, Citadines Sukhumvit 8, Citadines Sukhumvit 11, Citadines Sukhumvit 16, Somerset Lake Point and Somerset Sukhumvit Thonglor.

Ascott's Properties Wins Tripadvisor Certificate Of Excellence Award For Second Consecutive Year
Ascott’s Properties Wins Tripadvisor Certificate Of Excellence Award For Second Consecutive Year

Each year, this award is given in recognition of the established hospitality businesses that consistently achieve outstanding reviews on Tripadvisor. Winners of the prestigious award have also been proven one of the exceptional accommodations offering Tripadvisor travellers a great customer experience. Continue Reading

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Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort Welcomes First Guests

Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort celebrated its very first guests to check-in today, March 31. The Hicks family of St. Petersburg, Fla. received a grand welcome and VIP experiences including a complimentary hotel stay, a special tour of the property with Adnan Bizri, managing director of Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort, and Russ Dagon, vice president and executive project director at Universal Creative, a VIP Tour of Universal Orlando’s two theme parks – Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure – and more.

Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort First Guests
Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort celebrated its very first guests to check-in today, March 31. The Hicks family of St. Petersburg, Fla. received a grand welcome and VIP experiences including a complimentary hotel stay, a special tour of the property with Adnan Bizri, managing director of Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort, and Russ Dagon, vice president and executive project director at Universal Creative, a VIP Tour of Universal Orlando’s two theme parks – Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure and more.

Now open, the retro-inspired hotel features incredible amenities for endless family fun including a 10,000 sq. ft. zero-entry pool with iconic dive tower waterslide, 10-lane bowling alley, family suites that sleep up to six and much more.

This summer, guests will be able to enjoy even more family fun, including a second 8,000-square-foot zero entry pool, Universal Orlando’s first lazy river at an on-site hotel, The Hideaway Bar & Grill, and additional moderately-priced family suites and value-priced standard guest rooms.

Visit www.UniversalOrlando.com for more information.

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Travel Agents can now book AirAsia Zest Flights via Amadeus

Travel agencies in who are using Amadeus System in Asia Pacific can now book AirAsia Zest flights.

AirAsia Zest
AirAsia Zest

AirAsia Zest serves domestic destinations of Kalibo (Boracay), Puerto Princesa (Palawan), Cebu, Davao, Tagbilaran, and Cagayan de Oro in the Philippines and international destinations in Asia including Shanghai, Macau, Miri, Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu and South Korea.

AirAsia Zest joins the rest of the AirAsia group who are already available in the Amadeus system. The airline will be available on Amadeus and easily accessible to travel agents in their traditional booking flow. Travel agents in Asia Pacific can offer travellers a multi-destination journey using a combination of AirAsia airlines, all in the same booking and passenger name record (PNR).

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Show your Support of Equality: Limerick Pride

The city of Limerick is an appealing choice for many who wish to escape the humdrum for a day or two. While many will be heading here for the museum’s history and natural beauty, that’s not all that Limerick has to offer this summer.

Limerick Pride
Limerick Pride

Ever since its humble beginnings 13 years ago, Limerick Pride has gone from strength to strength, providing visitors with an annual carnival that creates an awesome atmosphere as well as a serious message. By booking a room at one of Travelodge’s Limerick hotels, you can be part of the show this year, revelling in the vibrancy and diversity that Pride provides. Continue Reading

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Web Reservations International Merger With HostelBookers

Web Reservations International, which operates the award winning web-sites hostelworld.com, hostels.com and bedandbreakfastworld.com, has announced its intention to merge with HostelBookers.com Limited, which operates the hostelbookers.com and anytrip.com web-sites.

hostelworld.com
hostelworld.com

With this merger, the company hopes to bring to you the resources of a larger company resulting in improved technology, support, and revenues.

As is common, this transaction is subject to regulatory approval and it will be business as usual for both organisations while this process takes its course, which may take some months.

During that time the company continues to operate completely independently and there will be no change to your day-to-day relationship with the hotel reservation websites.

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Ascott Holds Client Appreciation Event in Bangkok Thailand

The Ascott Limited (Ascott), the world’s largest international serviced residence owner-operator, recently held an appreciation event for major clients at the newly-opened Dine in the Dark (DID) restaurant located at Ascott Sathorn Bangkok.

The team from Ascott and DID behind the event
The team from Ascott and DID behind the event

Some 40 clients were treated to a unique fine dining experience. They were assisted by visually-impaired waiters and given the chance to savour delectable European and Thai cuisine in total darkness. This allows all non-visual senses to be heightened for better appreciation of the smell and taste of the dishes which were specially prepared by DID’s chef. Continue Reading

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