Garuda’s two-day sale starts today

Garuda Indonesia starts a two-day sale today. The offer, from 8-9 April 2011, offers special fares from Singapore to Jakarta and Bali, as well as offers to 30 other domestic destinations. Travellers can avail return fares from SG$155 (US$123) from Singapore to Jakarta, or SG$245 to Bali. From an additional SG$50, travellers can visit Surabaya or Palembang, while domestic flights to Tanjung Karang, Pekanbaru, Padang, Jambi, Pangkalpinang, Semarang, Solo, Malang, Yogyakarta range from SG$100 to SG$130. The offer is valid for travel from 9 April to 30 November 2011. Tickets can be purchased online at

Free nights with Courtyard by Marriott in Phuket

Guests staying at one of the three Courtyard by Marriott resorts in Phuket can receive a third night free when they pay for the first two. Courtyard by Marriott Phuket at Patong Beach starts from THB2,700 (US$89) per night, Courtyard by Marriott Phuket at Kamala Beach from THB3,000 per night, and Courtyard by Marriott Phuket at Surin Beach from THB3,150 per night. The package includes accommodation in a Standard, Deluxe or Premier room and is applicable for a minimum stay of three nights, with advance bookings required. Guests staying longer than three nights are entitled to a 33.3% discount on the best available rate. The deal lasts until 31 October, and bookings can be made at

Travel industry rate at Harbour Plaza 8 Degrees

The Harbour Plaza 8 Degrees in Kowloon, Hong Kong, is offering a special rate for travel industry employees. Hoteliers, airlines staff, travel agents and travel media can take advantage of a 20% discount on rates at the property until 30 June 2011, with discounted rates starting from HK$640 (US$83) per night. For reservations, please email:

City Retreat package at Banyan Tree Bangkok

The Banyan Tree Bangkok has launched its new ‘City Retreat’ package. For every booking of two nights starting at THB7,800++ (US$258++) per night, guests receive accommodation in a Banyan Tree Club Room, Grand Club Suite or One-Bedroom Banyan Suite, as well as daily breakfast for two, Club Lounge access, two 90-minute massages, one Thai set dinner for two at the Saffron Restaurant, one Japanese set lunch or dinner for two at the Taihei Restaurant, a gift from Banyan Tree Gallery, complimentary laundry and Wi-Fi access, and late 4pm check-out. The package is valid for bookings and stays from now until 15 October 2011. Please email:

United offers special HCMC, Singapore fares

United Airlines is offering a special fare on its flights between Hong Kong and both Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) and Singapore. From now until 30 April 2011, a roundtrip Economy Class fare from Hong Kong to either Singapore or HCMC starts from HK$1,080 (US$139). The offer is valid for travel from now until 31 May 2011, and is bookable from the airline’s Hong Kong website, United operates daily services between Hong Kong and both Singapore and HCMC using a Boeing B747-400 aircraft.

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