Concierge: Banyan Tree in Morocco

The mountain town of Chefchaouen in Morocco, which is famous for its blue buildings, is about a 11/2-hour drive from Banyan Tree Tamouda Bay resort.
The mountain town of Chefchaouen in Morocco, which is famous for its blue buildings, is about a 11/2-hour drive from Banyan Tree Tamouda Bay resort. PHOTO: BANYAN TREE TAMOUDA BAY

BANYAN TREE IN MOROCCO

On Sept 1, Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts will mark its first venture into the Mediterranean and Africa with the opening of Banyan Tree Tamouda Bay in Morocco.

It will be the country's first all- inclusive pool villa resort and first destination spa resort.

It features four restaurants; 24-hour in-villa dining; a full service spa with Moroccan-inspired treatments and a hammam; and 92 luxury pool villas with Moroccan influenced architecture.

Ranging from 200 to 423 sq m in size, each villa includes a lush garden, private pool and views of the Mediterranean sea. Some have direct access to the beach.

To celebrate the opening of the resort, guests can choose between two offers: a Night On Us - a complimentary night's stay with every three nights booked from Sept 1 till Oct 31; or Credit Goes To You, where guests will receive US$100 (S$135) worth of credits a villa a night for use in the resort's F&B outlets and spa treatments during their stay, valid till Oct 31.

For more information, go to www.banyantree.com/en/em-morocco-tamouda-bay


AIRFARE DEALS ON ETIHAD

Today is the last day to score early- bird fares on Etihad Airways of up to 50 per cent off for travel from Sept 15 to May 31 next year.

The promotional fares include $1,057 to London; $861 to Milan; $1,118 to New York; $911 to Paris; and $909 to Rome, inclusive of taxes and surcharges.

The fares are subject to availability at the time of booking. More destinations can be found online.

For more information and to book, call Etihad Airways' reservations and ticketing office on 6818-5555, contact a travel agent, or go to www.etihad.com/en-sg/deals/view-all


NEW SCOOT FLIGHTS TO DALIAN

Starting Oct 30, low-cost, long-haul carrier Scoot will launch twice-weekly flights between Singapore and Dalian, China, via Qingdao.

This replaces its existing Singapore-Qingdao-Shenyang service. Scoot will then begin direct service between Singapore and Shenyang three times a week.

Said to be one of China's most romantic cities, Dalian is a major coastal city, seaport and tourist hot spot known for its beaches, Dalian Forest Zoo and Laohutan Ocean Park.

To coincide with the launch, Scoot is offering promotional fares till 11.59pm tomorrow.

One-way economy FLY fares are $108 to Dalian and $138 to Shenyang, including taxes.

ScootBiz tickets start at $208 to Dalian and $238 to Shenyang. Travel must be completed by March 25 next year. For more information, go to www.flyscoot.com

Lydia Vasko

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 24, 2016, with the headline 'Concierge'. Print Edition | Subscribe