Concierge: Travel news and deals

The Thimphu Tshechu is one of the most popular festivals in Bhutan.
The Thimphu Tshechu is one of the most popular festivals in Bhutan.PHOTO: DRUKAIR

TRAFALGAR TRAVEL'S ANNIVERSARY SALE

To celebrate its upcoming 70th anniversary, Trafalgar tours is offering savings of up to 45 per cent off itineraries for second travellers, as well as discounted all-inclusive airfares to Europe on Emirates that start at $899.

The deals are available for booking from Nov 8 to Dec 30.

For booking and information, call Trafalgar's Travel Experts on 6922-5950 or go to www.trafalgar.com.


BHUTAN TRAVEL DEALS

From Tuesday to Oct 30, Druk Asia Bhutan Travel Tour Agency is holding the Discover Breathtaking Bhutan Travel Fair on Basement 4 of Ion Orchard.

There will be a photography exhibition, with works by National Geographic photographer Ciril Jazbec and nomadic film-maker Zahariz Khuzaimah, an exhibition of paintings by Bhutanese artist Asha Kama, live demonstrations of Bhutanese loom weaving and a showcase of Bhutanese fabric.

Visitors can take a photo in Bhutanese national clothing, try food made on-site by a Bhutanese chef and buy the country's food and handicraft. They will also be able to book tours and customised packages for Bhutan.

The country's national carrier DrukAir is offering a special promotion of $868 a person for an economy ticket, down from $1,208, during the fair. DrukAir operates three flights a week from Singapore to the town of Paro, with a transit in Kolkata, India.

Visitors also stand a chance to win a four-day, three-night, all-expenses-paid trip to Bhutan worth $8,600.

For more information, go to www.drukasia.com.


SIX SENSES TO OPEN IN NEW YORK

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas has announced plans to open a hotel in New York City - its first property in the United States. It is slated to open in 2019.

The 137-key Six Senses New York luxury hotel will take up 10 floors in a new two-tower development called The Eleventh. It will be located on 10th Avenue - between Manhattan's High Line park and the Hudson River - in the chic Chelsea neighbourhood and is designed by award-winning architectural and design group BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group).

Rooms will start from 37 sq m and will be designed to meet Leed (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certification standards, in keeping with Six Senses' commitment to sustainability.

For more information, go to www.sixsenses.com.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 16, 2016, with the headline 'Concierge'. Print Edition | Subscribe