Archive for August 2013

Indonesia’s tourism receives a boost with launch of new hotels

The Republic of Indonesia is expanding its ever-growing selection of deluxe properties, with the launch of several new hotel hideaways and romantic retreats on the beautiful island resort of Bali. Further good news is that these latest developments will be operated by some of the world’s most revered luxury brands, including Ritz Carlton, Le Méridien and Regent Hotels & Resorts.

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Swim with sea turtles in Tenerife with Adrian Hoteles

Guests at the 5* Roca Nivaria Gran Hotel – one of Adrian Hoteles’ three luxury properties in Tenerife’s sunny Costa Adeje – now have the opportunity to get close and personal with a resident colony of loggerhead sea turtles on the new weekly kayaking excursions departing from the hotel’s own beach.

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The Sarojin launches new experimental tours to live like a local in Khao Lak

Luxury boutique resort, The Sarojin, has launched brand new “Day in the Life of a Local” tours, designed to showcase authentic Thailand and take guests into the heart of the local community. During their ventures, guests will travel to Khao Lak’s rural areas and shadow a local fisherman, a Buddhist monk, an elephant mahout, a fruit farmer and a market seller as they go about their daily lives. Ideally suited for those with an interest in experiential travel, these new tours present a variety of ways to dig beneath the surface of Thailand and gain a deeper insight into local culture through a host of firsthand experiences.

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Kick start your Christmas with Four Pillars Hotels

Get into the festive spirit by booking a pre-Christmas break with Four Pillars Hotels. Offering six charming hotels across the Cotswolds, Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire, each Four Pillars property is perfectly placed to enjoy the wealth of festive activities including the increasingly popular Christmas markets taking place in some of the prettiest parts of the UK.

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Travel Indochina launches new River Cruise options in Asia

Leading Asia specialist, Travel Indochina, has unveiled its new Asia River Cruising brochure for 2013-2015 featuring a significantly expanded range of cruising options in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Burma and China. Among the latest additions are 13 new cruise itineraries, two additional vessels on the Mekong and Irrawaddy River, and a greater choice of flexible packages with trips varying in length from 4 – 22 days.

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NH Hoteles smash four year environmental targets

NH Hoteles, Europe’s third ranked business chain, has smashed its four year environmental targets set in their 2008-2012 Strategic Environmental Plan. Additionally, the international Group has received two industry awards this year, a testament to their achievements – IMEX and GMIC Green Supplier Award Gold Category and the 2013 Project Icarus Sustainability Gold Medal.

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Palm Springs launches new destination website for LGBT couples

To celebrate California’s new same-sex marriage laws, the Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism has launched a new website to help LGBT couples plan their big day or honeymoon in one of the top destinations for gay and lesbian travellers. WeddingsinPalmSprings.com features information on hotels, historic inns, gay-friendly resorts and other wedding locations that showcase the beauty and laid-back vibe of Palm Springs.

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