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Concierge: Contiki’s summer season gross sales, Kaohsiung lodge promotion and SIA on Google Home, Travel News & Top Stories


Youth tour operator Contiki is having a sale with 20 per cent off chosen journeys to Europe.

For instance, it has a nine-day European Magic journey, which passes by means of cities similar to Brussels, Amsterdam, Innsbruck, Lucerne and Burgundy, and features a boat journey by means of the canals of Venice, a motorcycle tour of Munich’s well-known landmarks and an evening sightseeing tour in Paris. Prices begin at US$1,564 (S$2,047), down from US$1,955.

Also on provide is an eight-day Italian Espresso tour, which guarantees to offer friends the expertise of l. a. dolce vita (the candy life) – admiring magnificent buildings, indulging in Italian flavours and capturing Instagram-worthy landscapes. Italy is home to probably the most Unesco World Heritage Sites.

Guests will keep in a single day in Rome, Florence and Venice. They will even go on a guided tour of the Vatican City’s Sistine Chapel, a sightseeing coach tour of Rome and a strolling tour of Florence. Prices begin at US$1,308, down from US$1,635.

There can also be a five-day London Explorer journey, excellent for travellers who might wish to be a part of within the festivities surrounding the May 19 royal marriage ceremony of Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle.

The free-and-easy journey is obtainable each day and features a day journey to the magical Stonehenge. Prices begin at US$433, down from US$655.

The affords are legitimate for chosen journeys booked earlier than May 10 and leaving earlier than Dec 31. Prices are per individual, primarily based on twin-sharing charges and exclude airfares.

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Silks Club, a boutique lodge within the Taiwanese metropolis of Kaohsiung, has launched a package deal referred to as Escape With Friends – City Break to encourage travellers to remain on the lodge in Taiwan’s second-largest metropolis.

Guests can choose a deluxe king or deluxe twin room. Up to 4 folks can keep in a single room underneath the package deal.

They get to get pleasure from chocolate from Japanese model Dassai, complimentary cocktails on the lodge’s In Jade Bar, free entry to a weekend pool celebration with cocktails and refreshments, and limitless use of health amenities, together with the infinity pool, health club and cold and hot swimming pools.

Guests should keep earlier than July 1. Prices for the package deal begin at $538 an evening.

For extra data and bookings, go to or name +886-7-9730111.


Singapore Airlines (SIA) prospects can get pleasure from quick and easy accessibility to flight data from their home utilizing voice command by way of Google Home, a voice-enabled sensible speaker.

The airline is the primary provider in South-east Asia to offer flight data by way of the system, which was launched in Singapore final Wednesday.

Users can merely give voice-initiated directions to acquire data on SIA and SilkAir flights, similar to real-time updates on departures and arrivals.

SIA intends to progressively enhance the quantity of data accessible by way of Google Home to handle extra pre-flight queries.

The data supplied by way of Google Home is an extension of the airline’s beta chatbot named Kris, which was developed by an in-house staff and shall be launched on by the second quarter of this 12 months.

Benson Ang

Tech News


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