If you love travelling (like we do), we’re sure you still like looking at new hotels or destinations. Getaways we’re all just dreaming of at the moment. There are some new resorts and hotel deals to check out for your future getaways! And of course there are some great hotel deals in Singapore, Staycations and Walking Tours for you to explore too!
Hot Staycation Deals
The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore has launched two new staycation packages: “Overnight in the Museum” and “Giveback Getaway”. The former comes with access to the hotel’s new self-guided augmented reality art tour, tickets to the Future World exhibition at the ArtScience Museum, breakfast and a relaxation bath. Meanwhile, the “Giveback Getaway” package (book by 11 May) sees the hotel make a donation to Food Bank Singapore; each package booked provides an underprivileged family with a month’s worth of food rations, hot food and essential items under the Food Pantry 2.0 initiative.
Valid until 29 December. ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/singapore
The Future of Travel survey by Booking.com found that travellers are becoming more aware of the impact their travel habits have on the environment and local communities. Just under half of Singaporean travellers are keen on more sustainable travel and 73 percent expect the travel industry to offer more sustainable options. Locally, more and more hotels are starting green initiatives, including the likes of Parkroyal Collection Pickering, Oasia Hotel, Grand Hyatt Singapore and Marina Bay Sands.
Aman has launched a new self-drive experience as part of its luxury offerings. Guests can choose to drive sports cars, SUVs or other classic rides and go on three- to five-day trips using the brand’s properties worldwide as a base. Itineraries are flexible and include three to five hours of driving each day. On the road, guests will have personalised Aman iPhones that are preloaded with guides, recommendations and unique stops, from coffee shops to the best photo opportunities.
Singapore Walking Tours
From now to the end of the year, enjoy a free walking tour by award-winning tour company Monster Day Tours when you stay at selected Ascott properties. Choose from three walking tours of Singapore’s heritage districts – Chinatown, Kampong Glam, and Little India; you’ll visit key attractions and learn about the district’s culture and heritage. To redeem your voucher, just approach the front desk. The complimentary tour is valid for a month after your stay.
See more at the-ascott.com/en/offers.
Club Med La Rosière has opened its doors in the FrancoItalian ski area of San Bernardo. The resort offers a variety of fun snow activities, from skiing and snowboarding to snowshoeing and Nordic walks. Open in both winter and summer, guests can also look forward to sports, wellness, cultural and culinary activities, including the chance to dig into local produce from Savoie and the Aosta Valley.
Save the Elephants in Thailand
Meliá Koh Samui has provided land for a community farm to help feed rescue elephants. Located 200 metres from the hotel, the farm has 200 banana trees and additional fodder such as napier and sweet grass. The farm was formed in response to Samui Elephant Haven’s struggles to feed its elephants due to reduced tourist numbers. To educate guests about the elephants and encourage them to support Samui Elephant Haven, the hotel has created a mascot, Coco, to provide info and be a host for educational activities about elephants at the resort’s kids club.
Everyone’s missing travel, but it seems Singapore might be missing it the most! Expedia’s 2020 Vacation Deprivation Study has ranked us as the most vacation deprived place in the world. While all countries showed higher numbers in the study from the previous year (thanks for nothing, pandemic!), Singapore topped the list, with 71 percent of those surveyed saying they felt “very” or “somewhat” deprived of vacations last year. Still, think of how excited that means we’ll all be when we’re on the move again!
Calming Wellness Programmes
Six Senses is offering Reconnect With Six Senses, a new wellness programme consisting of rituals, reconnection experiences, wellness days and talks to help guests disconnect, recharge and relax. Each resort and hotel will have its own comprehensive programme, and activities such as rituals and talks will be complimentary. Get planning!
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