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Enjoy a very special Norfolk Island holiday with a twist and lots of laughs when the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow rolls into town on 3 August.

Five of the Festival’s most loved and fantastically funny comedians from Australia and New Zealand have packed their bags and are island-bound for a fun-filled evening of great entertainment at this fabulous setting in the South Pacific.

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The Table Bay in Cape Town has unveiled a beautiful fragrance created exclusively for the popular Cape Town property with the launch of Kaap.

Produced blending 100% botanicals from the Cape, Kaap captures the essence of The Table Bay in a unique, living fragrance that guests will forever associate with the extraordinary and serendipitous experience of staying there and which is available from the hotel’s luxury spa. 

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The Library is offering a 20% discount on its Best Available Rates (BAR) on bookings across all room types received by 30 June 2019 for guest stays of three nights or more until 30 September 2019 at this stunning resort in Thailand.

Discounted rates will commence at THB10,080+++ (excluding taxes and service charge) based on accommodation for two guests in a Smart Studio.

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A special tour has been announced focused on empowering women and supporting aid organisations helping women achieve their dreams in Uganda.

This amazing 10-night Uganda experience from 2 – 12 November 2019 has been created by Yvonne Verstandig, Co-Founder and Head of Leisure at Executive Edge Travel who will co-host the tour with Suzy Zail,

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Special Package Pricing Offers AU$273 Savings on a 7-Day Sailing, Including Unlimited Wi-Fi, Laundry Service, Gratuities, Wine, Beer, Cocktails & Mini-bar

Windstar Cruises, the leader in small ship cruising is making the convenience of a cruise even more appealing and effortless by offering a new inclusive onboard package with exceptional value on everything needed for the perfect vacation.

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Class-leading boutique luxury cruise line Aqua Expeditions officially announces two new fleet additions: Aqua Blu and Aqua Nera.

Aqua Blu is Aqua Expeditions’ first ever coastal ship, and the first ever long-range expedition-class yacht to be permanently based in the East Indonesian Archipelago with year-round departures.

Partnering with internationally-renowned yacht designer Cor D.

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The Library in Koh Samui, Thailand is offering a 15% discount on its Best Available Rates (BAR) on bookings received by 15 May 2019 for guest stays of 2 nights or more in a Smart Studio, Exotic Suite or Secret Pool Villa from 1 May to 31 July 2019.

Discounted rates will commence at THB10,710+++ or THB12,713 Nett per night based on accommodation for two guests in a Smart Studio including The Library’s daily signature Breakfast Culture on the beach.

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The Table Bay in Cape Town has become the first five-star hotel in South Africa to develop its own craft beer.

The signature drink at this popular holiday destination for Australians and New Zealanders is an extreme lager named Slow Beer, which is complemented by an ever-growing range of Darling Brew beers including Silver Back,

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Windstar Cruises, the leader in small ship cruising, has revealed big news about the award-winning line’s US$250 Million Star Plus Initiative at last week’s Seatrade Cruise Global, the cruise industry’s most celebrated worldwide event. 

The Seattle-based cruise line’s President John Delaney revealed 360degree “views” and vibrant renderings of what guests will experience on the line’s three renovated vessels,

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Class-leading boutique luxury cruise line Aqua Expeditions is set to diversify its business operations and enter the coastal cruises market in the fourth quarter of 2019, after operating as a river cruise line for the past 12 years.

The announcement follows the successful funding in November 2018 of its growth strategy.

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Join the Norfolk Island community on their National Day celebrating the 1856 arrival of the Pitcairn Islanders to begin a new life on Norfolk.

As the descendants of Fletcher Christian and the mutineers of the Mutiny on the Bounty, they invite you to be part of the Bounty Day activities centred around a community re-enactment and picnic.

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The volcanic island of Ischia, off the coast of southern Italy, is garnering much attention of late and not just for its spectacular scenery. The ‘Green Island’, as nicknamed by locals, forms part of the backdrop for HBO’s recent critically-acclaimed series “My Brilliant Friend” based on the much-loved Elena Ferrante novel.

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Casa Angelina has announced a Spring Offer to celebrate the seasonal 2019 re-opening of this beautiful property in Praiano on the Amalfi Coast.

The Spring Offer is valid for a minimum 2-night stay from 7 April to 15 May 2019 and includes:

  • 20% discount off the Best Available Rate
  • EUR80,00 Credit Voucher to offset against any hotel Food &

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Class-leading boutique luxury cruise line Aqua Expeditions has announced a special Summer Rates offer aboard award-winning Aqua Mekong expedition river cruises in 2019 and 2020, taking travellers on a grand journey of Cambodia and Vietnam on one of the world’s legendary waterways, the Mekong river.

The Summer Rates offer is a 30% discount on regular rates for chosen departures from 3 May to 13 August 2019 and 1 May to 6 August 2020,

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Chiva-Som International Health Resort has announced the fourth and final stage of its renovation program, from 1st May to 31st October of this year. The resort, which reopened on 1st November 2018, has already revealed the results of the first three stages of works, which comprised a complete overhaul of all the accommodation and many of the facilities.

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Individual Traveller has announced an exclusive Sri Lanka Solo Tour for Men and Women 55+ inviting participants to ‘Travel where you’ve never been with friends you’ve never met!’.

The fully-escorted 12-night/13-day tour showcasing intoxicating Sri Lanka and visiting fascinating cities and regions including Colombo, Sigiriya, Kandy and Galle,

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Windstar Australia has announced an 8-night Monaco Grand Prix Fly, Cruise & Stay Package offering savings up to $5,823 per person twin share.

The special offer is available for bookings received by 22 March for this package at the reduced cost starting from $9,999 per person twin share departing 20 May 2019.

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Aqua Expeditions has announced the launch of its free online Aqua Expeditions iFrame marketing tool providing the luxury cruise company’s trade partners in Australia with exclusive online access to its current content.

This new facility is designed to assist its Australian partners in selling Aqua Expeditions’ Aqua Mekong and Aria Amazon cruises more easily and effectively by offering a well designed iFrame that contains the most important and useful information which can be easily placed onto the trade’s  web pages with one simple click.

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Discover Portugal, Spain & Morocco Holidays has announced an escorted tour exclusively tailored for ladies wishing to travel solo along the fascinating path of the Camino.

The 8-day Solo Ladies Escorted Camino Last 100km journey from 29 August to 6 September 2019 will take travellers on the final leg of the famous Camino Francés from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela crossing the green rolling landscapes of rural Galicia and including overnight stays in Sarria,

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Rayavadee in Krabi, Thailand has announced a Bonus Night Villa Offer on new bookings for guest stays until 30 April 2019

For the first time, Rayavadee will also accept these bookings for stays over Easter from 19 to 22 April, which has always previously been a blackout period for bookings.

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The Library invites couples to celebrate their special union with a stunning Wedding in The Red Pool at this beautiful property in Koh Samui, Thailand.

The signature Red Pool, with the lulling warm breeze of Chaweng Beach and beyond, provides the perfect setting with its mosaic tiles of orange,

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Travellers and industry partners will be able to get an insight into all that is happening on Norfolk Island with this popular short-haul holiday destination to feature on ABC Television’s Escape from the City program screening on 28 February and 2 March.

This recently launched program which is generating high ratings is tracing an Australian couple,

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Sydney, 22 February 2019: Sri Lanka’s Kahanda Kanda has introduced an Ayurvedic menu designed to encourage optimal health from inside out and complement the resort’s new 4-night Wellness Program.

Based on 5000-year-old Ayurvedic philosophies, the menu incorporates the essential elements of sweet, sour, bitter, pungent, astringent and salty in each meal to aid digestion and achieve overall balance.

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13 – 25 October 2019

Delhi – Varanasi – Agra – Jaipur – Udaipur – Mumbai

From Mumbai’s dabbawallas and Old Delhi’s markets, to the Taj Mahal and lavish Taj Hotels, Spencer Travel has announced an exclusive 12-day Spencer Gems India journey to be hosted from 13 – 25 October 2019. 

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The Unique Tourism Collection has been appointed Australia and New Zealand representative for The Table Bay in Cape Town, South Africa.

The Sydney-based travel and tourism marketing and communication specialist will be responsible for sales, marketing and media activity working closely with industry partners and media and developing strategic opportunities for driving business from Australia and New Zealand to The Table Bay.

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AFTERNOON TEA IS SERVED AT CHIVA-SOM

International Health Resort, a pioneer in global wellness destination Chiva-Som has introduced a complimentary Afternoon Tea being offered to guests in The Orchid Lounge from 2.30 pm – 5.00 pm each day.

Guests are invited to relax and enjoy a beautiful selection of treats including Mochi with Sweet Red Bean Paste,

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KK Beach In Sri Lanka Announces Gnarly Surf Deal

Aussie surfers eager to drop in on Sri Lanka’s top breaks can now do so with a new 4-night surf package being offered by KK Beach located near Galle.

On the doorstep of popular Sri Lankan surf spots Unawatuna,

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Italy is heralded for its fresh and seasonal gastronomy however Garden & Villas Resort on the island of Ischia is taking sustainable cuisine to the next level by serving genuine zero-mile products that tell the history of Ischia direct from their onsite organic garden.

Tucked inside a lush 3-hectare organic garden on the island of Ischia,

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Taking advantage of a location ‘in the middle of the ditch’, both Australian and New Zealand performers will join once again for the 27th staging of the Norfolk Island Country Music Festival in May 2019.

Norfolk Island comes alive over this week with four major shows, acoustic and country rock sessions and the famous UpCountry bar and party after each show.

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Norfolk Island Travel Centre has limited seats still available on an exclusive direct return charter flight from Auckland to Norfolk Island 2 – 9 February 2019.

The return flight is priced from NZ$880 per person return whilst the 7-night package is priced from NZD1325 per person twin share inclusive of flights,

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 Discover Portugal, Spain & Morocco Holidays continues to unveil wonderful experiences in three amazing destinations and is ready to create personalised itineraries.

Discover Us for…

  • Unique Experiences – Surfing in Peniche, horse riding in Montserrat, hot ballooning above the Alentejo, horse riding in Andalucia
  • Camino Specialists – Walking or cycling plus many other ways to enjoy this historical pilgrim journey across Spain to Santiago do Compostela
  • Cooking and Gourmet Experiences – Amazing local cuisine,

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Sicily’s Therasia Resort Sea and Spa on Volcano has announced a ‘hot’ offer for guests to enjoy a degustation dinner prepared by awarded Chef Giuseppe Biuso at the resort’s one Michelin-Star restaurant, Il Cappero, when the resort reopens for the European summer in April 2019.

Set on Volcano,

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Tauck Australia has announced three cruises commencing in April 2020 aboard Tauck’s new 80-metre Douro Riverboat which has been purpose-built for traversing Portugal’s fascinating Douro River and offers spacious accommodation for 84 guests. 

 Cruise itineraries and dates are as follows with full pricing to be available in February 2019:

 

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Following sold-out Chef-hosted cruises in 2018, Aqua Expeditions has again scheduled two special departures on Aqua Mekong with acclaimed Australian Chef, David Thompson in 2019.

As Consulting Chef for the Aqua Mekong since this beautiful sleek vessel’s inaugural cruise in October 2014, Thompson continues to expand his adventurous palate more broadly around Southeast Asia,

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The Library in Koh Samui, Thailand is offering a 25% discount on its Best Available Rates (BAR) and 15% travel agent commission for bookings received by 31 January 2019 for guest stays of a minimum three consecutive nights at this stunning property until 15 July 2019.

This special offer is available for accommodation in a Smart Studio (from THB8400+++),

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Chiva-Som International Health Resort, a pioneer in global wellness, is hosting special culinary events and celebrations for guests staying over the upcoming Festive Season at this acclaimed property in Hua Hin, Thailand.

Keisuke Matsushima at The Emerald Room

To celebrate the unveiling of The Emerald Room and a fresh,

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Spacifica Travel has announced a 7-night Escape to Norfolk Island Governor’s Lodge Resort Hotel offer for new bookings made by 4 December 2018 which includes an $800 combined discount on accommodation and flights.

Inclusions are:

  • Return economy airfares to Norfolk Island (including 23kgs of checked luggage)
  • Return airport transfers 

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Discover Portugal, Spain & Morocco Holidays is a dynamic Sydney-based company with more than 50 years’ combined and proven tourism experience in promoting three fascinating and exciting destinations to which Australian travellers flock each year.

Director, Gill Gaspar has travelled extensively throughout Portugal, Spain and Morocco for more than 30 years and has immersed himself into the culture,

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Windstar Cruises has announced a USD250 Million Star Plus Initiative, which is a major investment and expansion for the innovative cruise company.

The multi-million-dollar, multi-year undertaking will impact and enhance all aspects of the guest experience for the highly awarded small ship cruise line’s three Star Class vessels.“We are thrilled to announce the $250 Million Star Plus Initiative,

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 Windstar Cruises has announced 2019 and 2020 Caribbean and Latin America sailings will include new visits to ports in Mexico, Honduras, Grand Cayman, the Dominican Republic and Jamaica.

Travellers seeking active adventure may choose from an impressive 152 departure dates ranging from seven to 56 days.

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Chiva Som invites guests to attend an Integrative Wellness Consultation with Chiva-Som Medical Doctor, Chawapon Kidhirunkul MD, MSc, ABAARM during their visit to this internationally acclaimed health and wellness resort in Hua Hin, Thailand.

By focusing on guests’ personal history, health examination and individual biochemistry, Dr Chawapon provides an entrée for guests to become their “best self”,

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The Library in Koh Samui, Thailand is offering special discounts on its Best Available Rates (BAR) for bookings received by 20 October 2018 for guest stays in the stunning new Secret Pool Villas until 20 December 2018.

The Library’s Advance Purchase Promotion for stays during this offer period in the Secret Pool Villas includes 20% off BAR for 60 days’ advance booking,

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Rayavadee in Krabi, Thailand has announced a Bonus Night Villa Offer for new bookings of guest stays in the resort’s Family Villa 105, Rai ta Lay Villa, Rayavadee Villa and Phranang Villa 404 until 30 September 2018.

This special offer is applicable for 1 + 1, 2 + 2,

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Aqua Expeditions has announced new Honeymoon and Anniversary cruise experiences, full of unmissable romantic touches and offering couples a truly immersive river safari experience – all for the same price as a regular departure on the boutique operator’s Aqua Mekong and Aria Amazon sailing schedules.
 

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Leading health and wellness resort, Chiva Som presents the holistic Emotional Well-Being retreat guiding guests through a personalised regime focusing on mind and body therapy, healthy eating, regular physical activity and establishment of a stable sleeping pattern.

This rejuvenating regime encompasses emotional and mental balance, stress management, recovery and rehabilitation,

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With its romantic connotations it’s not surprising to hear that Lake Como is good for the heart. But romance aside there is another less obvious reason why a visit to Lake Como may be good for the heart and you’ll find it in the water.

Locally sourced Lake Como Trout served on the new summer menu of L’Orangerie restaurant at CastaDiva Resort &

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Tauck has announced plans to introduce three new European river cruises in 2019 including a new family river cruise along the Danube timed for the holiday season, a 10-day Autumn journey along the Rhine highlighting Oktoberfest in Munich, and an eight-day exploration on the Seine highlighting Paris, Versailles and Normandy’s D-Day Beaches.

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The Taste Norfolk Island Food Festival is back from 26 – 30 November 2018 and once again will be showcasing magnificent locally grown, fresh, organic produce presented by a talented line-up of Chefs.

Norfolk Island is a food lover’s destination boasting 20 plus eating out places presenting the freshest of fish,

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Tauck Australia advises the new Tauck 2019 Small Ship Cruising brochures are now available to order on TIFS.

For 25 years, Tauck has shared a passion for sailing with guests, including signature land sightseeing and longstanding partnerships which have created unforgettable travel experiences in favourite destinations the world over and small ship cruises which rank as some of the most popular journeys.

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During the current closure at Chiva-Som in Hua Hin, for its latest period of renovation works, the highly skilled professionals at this renowned wellness resort, continue their research into and work on tailoring the array of Specialty Retreats and other personalised treatments and therapies which will again be available to guests upon the property’s re-opening on 1 November 2018.

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