Concierge: Luxe Sumba stay

A yoga session (above) at the Nihiwatu Resort on Indonesia's Sumba Island. Customers entitled to Dynasty Travel's Christmas Comes Early lucky draw stand a chance to win a Celebrity Cruise to Alaska (left).
A yoga session (above) at the Nihiwatu Resort on Indonesia's Sumba Island.PHOTOS: COUNTRY HOLIDAYS
A yoga session (above) at the Nihiwatu Resort on Indonesia's Sumba Island. Customers entitled to Dynasty Travel's Christmas Comes Early lucky draw stand a chance to win a Celebrity Cruise to Alaska (left).
Customers entitled to Dynasty Travel's Christmas Comes Early lucky draw stand a chance to win a Celebrity Cruise to Alaska (above).PHOTOS: DYNASTY TRAVEL

LUXE SUMBA STAY

Enjoy four nights for the price of three at the luxury Nihiwatu Resort (www.nihiwatu.com) when you book with the Country Holidays travel agency.

Voted the world's best hotel this year by Travel + Leisure Magazine, the all-villa resort is set among the trees on 226ha of unspoiled land along 2.5km of private beach on Indonesia's Sumba Island - an hour's flight from Bali.

Rooms featuring spacious outdoor living areas, sandy-floored bathrooms and private pools with dramatic views of the Indian Ocean start from US$650 (S$890) a night.

Guests who book through Country Holidays will enjoy inclusive return flights from Bali to Sumba Island.

Book and pay before Nov 30 to get a complimentary upgrade to the next category, subject to availability.

The offer is valid till March 31, excluding blackout dates from Dec 21 to Jan 8.

For more information, go to www.countryholidays.com.sg.


TRAVEL FAIRS

Today is the last day of Dynasty Travel's Christmas Comes Early sale, from 11am to 8pm at Suntec City's West Atrium (www.dynastytravel.com.sg).

Itineraries on offer include a 17-, 18- or 19-day Alaskan cruise and tour of the Canadian Rockies starting from $5,058 a person, an itinerary which is also up for grabs in the fair's lucky draw.

Customers also stand a chance to win a Sony a5000 E-mount Camera with APS-C Sensor worth $799.

Customers double their chances of winning when they pay with HSBC cards. One-for-one deals are also available.

Today is also the last day for the UOB Travel fair at HDB Hub East Wing Level 20, from 10am to 7pm.

Offers include flights on Singapore Airlines starting from $188 all-inclusive; 50 per cent off second tickets purchased to any destination with SilkAir; and senior citizen airfares on Cathay Pacific, SilkAir, and Qantas from $182 all-inclusive.

Children can fly, stay and play for free on selected travel packages.

For more information, go to www.UOBTravel.com


QANTAS-AIRBNB TIE-UP

Home-sharing website Airbnb has partnered with Qantas airline to give Qantas Frequent Flyer members the chance to earn Qantas Points when they book their Airbnb accommodation through qantas.com.

Australia's national carrier will reward its members with one Qantas Point for every dollar they spend on any of Airbnb's 2.5 million accommodation listings across 191 countries.

Qantas Frequent Flyer members who book Airbnb accommodation via qantas.com by Oct 31 can also win four return Business class tickets to San Francisco for the winner and three guests; Qantas International First Lounge access in Sydney prior to departure; a $5,000 Airbnb voucher for five nights' Airbnb accommodation in San Francisco; a Qantas Cash card worth $4,000; and return transfers to and from the San Francisco airport.

To earn Qantas Points via Airbnb, Frequent Flyer members should visit qantas.com/stay, choose an Airbnb option then enter their Frequent Flyer details when prompted.

They will then be redirected to airbnb.com.au to complete their booking.

For more information, go to www.qantas.com


NEW VANCOUVER GUIDE

Hunt Guides, known for their pocket-sized travel guides, have published one for Vancouver.

Divided into neighbourhoods, with maps and photos, The Hunt Vancouver includes more than 100 of the best locally owned venues, restaurants, bars, shops and lifestyle destinations curated and written by Vancouver residents Adrian Harris and Jeremy Inglett.

The $20 guide also includes a 48-Hours section with an itinerary for those short on time, but who want to make the most out of every minute in Vancouver.

There are more than 10 cities in the series, including Paris, New York, Hong Kong, Austin and Barcelona.

For more information, go to thehuntguides.com

Lydia Vasko

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 09, 2016, with the headline 'Concierge'. Print Edition | Subscribe