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Plage et lagon de Fakarava.Experience some of the most remote and unspoiled islands in French Polynesia with Air Tahiti Nui’s ‘Hidden Island’ deals to atolls such as Rangiroa, Tikehau, Fakarava and Huahine.

Pay, for instance, from $3250 per person twin-share including return airfares, internal flights and five nights, with all meals, at Pension Raimati in Fakarava and two nights at Hotel Tahiti Nui.

Phone Tahiti Travel Connection on 1300 858 305 or visit www.airtahitinui.com.augrosvenor

Heading to Adelaide for the Tasting Australia culinary festival next week [April 27 to May 4]?

The Mercure Grosvenor Hotel Adelaide is offering a ‘Discover Adelaide Gastronomy’ accommodation package from $155 per couple per night for a Superior Room.

That includes a South Australian tasting plate served in the hotel’s Federal Bar — with samples of marinated Barossa olives, Barossa small goods, a selection of homemade pickles, Adelaide Hills goats cheese, local salt-and-pepper squid, and house bread and lavosh.

There’s also complimentary overnight car parking and 1pm checkout.

hk_vietPhone 08 8407 8888 or visit www.mercuregrosvenorhotel.com.au.

Cruise1st is offering a fly-stay-and-cruise package this October combining a night in Hong Kong with a 17-night cruise aboard the Sun Princess to Sydney via Vietnam, Singapore and the Top End.

The Sun Princess accommodates 1990 passengers and features an adults-only area known as The Sanctuary, a large outdoor cinema by the pool, lectures, art exhibits, a jogging track, day spa and various dining and entertainment options.

The package is priced from $2499 ex Sydney ($2749 ex Perth; $2599 ex Brisbane; $2749 ex Canberra; $2649 ex Adelaide; $2599 ex Melbourne), including flights to Hong Kong and return flights from Sydney to city of origin.

Phone 1300 596 345 or visit www.cruise1st.com.aumajestic

Here’s an interesting offer from the Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur, one that should be of particular relevance to business travellers.

Instead of guests having to abide by set check-in and check-out times, the hotel’s Majestic 24 experience allows them a full 24-hour stay at no extra cost and immediate access to room, regardless of what time they arrive.

The offer is valid until September 30 and applicable to all room packages, such as the Business Stopover package that includes breakfast, complimentary wifi, laundry and two-way transfer to KLIA via the KLIA Express Train.

russiaVisit www.majestickl.com.

Beyond Travel is offering savings of up to $880 per couple for four-night stays at four- and five-star hotels in St Petersburg between July 1 and October 25, including full buffet breakfast and taxes.

Pay, for instance, $945 per person twin-share for four nights at the four-star Angleterre Hotel, in the historic heart of St Petersburg and within walking distance of major sites such as the Hermitage Museum.

Phone 1300 363 554 or visit www.beyondtravel.com.au.

There are still some staterooms available on the 112-berth SeaDream II for a five-day sailing out of Monte Carlo on May 26.seadream

Prices start at US$2804 per person twin-share, including five-star dining, wines with lunch and dinner, drinks from the open bars, sail and power water-sports in ports where permitted, use of a 30-championship-course golf simulator and state-of-the-art fitness centre, gratuities and port charges and taxes.

The cruise embraces the French and Italian Rivieras, the UNESCO-listed Cinque Terre and picturesque Elba Island.

Visit www.seadream.com.

SONY DSCArchaeological tour specialist Peter Sommer Travels is offering a series of tours in Turkey to slot alongside next year’s centenary commemorations at Gallipoli.

The eight-day ‘Walking and Cruising Western Lycia’ itinerary is priced from approximately $3570 (exchange-rate dependent) and combines walking some of the most scenic stretches of the Lycian Way with a sailing expedition aboard a traditional gulet along Turkey’s southern shores.

Visit www.petersommer.com.

In what at first appears little more than a spoof or bit of fun, Tigerair Australia has launched an Infrequent Flyers Club.Tigerair

But the club does have the more serious aim of offering regular updates on deals and rewards. And there’s also the offer of a $100 free-flight voucher for the first 5000 members.

Visit www.infrequentflyers.com.

Enjoying the sights of Sydney Harbour on a Captain Cook Mother’s Day cruiseSave 15 per cent for adults and 70 per for children on a Captain Cook Sydney Harbour Mother’s Day buffet lunch cruise.

Pay $65 per adult and $12 per child under 15.

Includes a selection of seafood dishes, chicken, baked leg ham, roast beef, a selection of vegetables, cold salads and desserts.

Phone 02 9206 1111 or visit www.captaincook.com.au.

Get off the beaten track in Greece and Turkey with Gypsian Boutique Tours and save $500 per person.Istanbul ... get off the beaten track in one of the world’s great cities

Pay from $7199 per person twin-share for the company’s 21-day Athens-to-Istanbul package.

Get a bonus wine-tasting class in Santorini.

Book by June 30 for September 1 departure.

Phone 07 3372 4833 or visit www.gypsianboutiquetours.com.au.

martyGet a two-night Port Stephens whale-watching package with accommodation at Marty’s at Little Beach.

Pay from $300 per couple, including whale-watching cruise, complimentary woollen beanie and foldable binoculars.

Features self-contained apartments, a heated swimming pool, free wifi, Foxtel, balcony and poolside barbecue.

June 1 to August 31.

Phone 02 4984 9100 or visit www.martys.net.auphuket

Save up to 38 per cent on accommodation at the four-star Andaman Cannacia Resort & Spa on the Thai island of Phuket.

Pay from $363 per couple for five nights in a deluxe room with a balcony or terrace.

Features large lagoon pool, poolside bar, fitness centre, restaurant, water sports and tours that include treks through the rainforest on foot and on the back of an elephant.

Book by June 30 for travel from April 16 to October 31.

Phone 1800 359 769 or visit www.lowcostholidays.com.au.

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