NEW TIGERAIR ROUTE
On April 28, Tigerair will launch non-stop flights between Singapore and Wuxi in Jiangsu province, China. Starting from $178 for all-in return fares, the four weekly flights on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday will be the only flights between the two cities, providing a gateway for travellers heading to the commercial city of Suzhou and Wuxi's historic tourism highlights around China's third-largest freshwater lake, Taihu, and the Lower Yangtze Delta. Go to www.tigerair.com.
LAST DAY OF TRAVEL FAIR
Today is the last day of Dynasty Travel's Eggs-travaganza Fair at Suntec City West Atrium from 11am to 8pm.
The agency has launched a new itinerary: a 12-day trip to Greece with visits to the idyllic islands of Mykonos, Naxos and Santorini.
Special offers and promotions include one-for-one and up to 40 per cent discounts; savings of up to $3,000 a couple; and a lucky draw. For more information, e-mail email@example.com or call 6532-3833.
STA TRAVEL DEALS STA
Travel's sale, which ends on Thursday, includes an all-inclusive four-day, three-night trip to Hong Kong for $485; 20 per cent off German and French rail passes and up to five free days on Eurail passes; and flight deals such as return fares to Tokyo from $415, Rome from $947 and New York from $995. Secure your booking with a $50 deposit. Call 6737-7188 or go to www.statravel.com.sg.
NEW RESORT IN JAPAN
Earlier this month, the Aman luxury resort group opened Amanemu, a hot-spring resort in Shima, Japan, on the picturesque shores of Ago Bay 300km south-west of Tokyo. Inspired by the tiled roofs and stained cedar walls of traditional ryokans and designed by the award-winning Kerry Hill Architects, the resort captures the essence of minimalist Japanese aesthetic.
Each of the 24 suites and four two-bedroom villas has its own onsen. Floor-to-ceiling windows with sliding timber shutters provide unobstructed views of Ago Bay and the surrounding national park.
The resort is run by an okami, a female manager trained in the art of Japanese hospitality, in keeping with ryokan tradition.
The property includes a 2,000 sq m spa; fitness centre; Japanese water therapy suites; and a yoga studio.Guests will have access to Nemu Golf Club, an 18-hole championship course. Suites start from 109,836 yen (S$1,334) a night. Go to www.aman.com/resorts/amanemu.