Concierge Travel news and deals: British Airways deals

Fly to London on British Airways, with fares that start at $1,218, and visit St Paul's Cathedral.
Fly to London on British Airways, with fares that start at $1,218, and visit St Paul's Cathedral.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

BRITISH AIRWAYS DEALS

British Airways is offering Singaporean travellers year-end deals with return fares that start at $1,218 to London, $1,538 to New York, $1,988 to Rio de Janeiro, $1,988 to Toronto and $668 to Sydney.

The deals are valid for travel from now till March 30 next year.

The discounted fares include a complimentary stopover at one of 24 cities in the United Kingdom, one of 41 destinations in Europe or one of 25 destinations in the United States.

In addition, customers who present their British Airways boarding pass can score discounts at some of the UK's stores and best-known brands, such as 15 per cent off Bentley & Skinner jewellery and 10 per cent off at Daks heritage tailoring and Floris perfumers.

Discounted fares are available from now until Wednesday, subject to availability. For more information, go to www.ba.com.


FIJI FLIGHT DEALS

For the holiday season, Fiji Airways is offering its lowest fares to the tropical paradise. Return fares start at $599 for economy class and $1,888 for business class.

The airline offers direct flights from Singapore to Fiji - which has 333 islands - twice a week.

The discounted fares - the sale ends on Nov 30 - are eligible for travel from now until June 30 next year.

For more information, go to www.fijiairways.com or contact your travel agent.


NEW BUDGET PACKAGES

Trafalgar's CostSaver brand of tours, which caters to travellers looking for budget-friendly itineraries with more free time and a local guide, has launched 14 new itineraries to the United States, Canada and Mexico.

The itineraries start at US$96 (S$137) a day and include destinations such as the Canadian Rockies, New York City, Mexico's Copper Canyon and a cross-country tour of the US.

These trips complement 37 CostSaver itineraries for Europe, including new ones such as the nine-day Highlights Of Sicily, a nine-day Grecian Magic tour to sites such as the Acropolis, the Temple of Apollo and the castles and monasteries of Corfu; and an 11-day Highlights Of Poland that includes a sightseeing tour of Warsaw and the mediaeval city of Krakow.

From now until Dec 30, enjoy up to 25 per cent off the second guest for trips to Europe, the US and Canada. Families can enjoy an additional 10 per cent off for travellers aged five to 17. Those who have travelled with Trafalgar before are eligible for an additional 5 per cent discount.

To book, contact your travel agent, go to costsaver.trafalgar.com or call Trafalgar's Travel Experts on 6922-5950.


OUTRIGGER HOTELS CONTEST OFFERS FREE STAYS

For a limited time, Honolulu-based hotel chain and management company Outrigger Hotels and Resorts is holding its Travel The World sweepstakes, in which one winner will get to experience all of its nine Outrigger Resorts in destinations such as Hawaii, Fiji, Mauritius, Guam, Thailand and the Maldives. Airfares are included.

Another 25 second-prize winners will receive a complimentary four- night stay at an Outrigger Resorts property of their choice.

To enter the sweepstakes, travellers must join the hotel's new loyalty programme, Discovery, at outrigger.com/traveltheworld by Nov 30.

The programme rewards loyal guests with curated and authentic local experiences such as learning Thai massage techniques at Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort, a private ukulele lesson at Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort and diving and shark-feeding at Outrigger Guam Beach Resort.

In a separate promotion, Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort in Bangtao Bay is celebrating its win for Best Luxury Family Hotel - South-east Asia at the World Luxury Hotel Awards 2016 in Doha last month with a dining offer for children.

The 255-room beachfront resort is offering free meals at its Locavore, Metzo's and Edgewater restaurants for children aged 12 and younger when they dine with their parents.

To qualify, the booking must be made via Outrigger.com.

The offer is available for trips up to Oct 31 next year.

Lydia Vasko

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on November 20, 2016, with the headline 'Concierge Travel news and deals'. Print Edition | Subscribe