Concierge: Catch up on travel fairs and news

Special opening rates at Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort (above) are valid till Oct 31.
Special opening rates at Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort (above) are valid till Oct 31. PHOTO: OUTRIGGER KONOTTA MALDIVES RESORT

Sotaa travel fair this weekend

The Singapore Outbound Travel Agents Association will hold Travel Revolution 2015 with Visa and AIG from Friday to Sunday at Marina Bay Sands B2 Expo Halls D to F.

There will be booths by tourism organisations from various destinations.

For instance, the Tourism Authority of Thailand will showcase Chiang Mai's umbrella painting, while the Taiwan Tourism Bureau will stage magic shows and hold a heart tapioca sampling by Sister Wei Taiwan Flavor, creator of the popular snack in the Yilan Luodong night market.

Travellers enjoy discounts for AIG travel insurance plans - 25 to 40 per cent off single-trip plans and 10 per cent off annual plans.

Admission to the fair, which is open from 10am to 9pm, is free.

For more information, go to

ASA celebrates 10th anniversary with fair

ASA Holidays will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a pre-Natas Travel Fair from Friday to Sunday at Suntec Mall, West Atrium Level 1.

The home-grown travel agency is offering several artist-led tours, such as one by MediaCorp actor Zheng Geping to Bhutan.

Every booking customer will get a $10 dine-in discount voucher at Guksu Noodle House or Kimchi Korean Restaurant.

Those who sign up for the Europe, USA, New Zealand and Exotic Group Tours will receive a Sats Premier Lounge voucher for every room booked.

To commemorate SG50, Citibank cardholders enjoy a $50 discount with a minimum spend of $2,000 a room.

Admission to the fair, which is open from 10am to 9.30pm, is free. For more information, go to

Oberoi Udaivilas voted world's best

Travel + Leisure readers voted The Oberoi Udaivilas hotel in Udaipur, India, the World's Best Hotel in the travel magazine's World's Best Awards this year.

The Oberoi Hotels and Resorts also won World's Best Hotel Brand.

Other winners from the Asia-Pacific region include Kyoto in Japan for Best City Overall, Singapore Changi Airport for Best International Airport and Bali in Indonesia as the runner-up for the Best Island Overall.

For more details on the awards and winners, go to

Special Maldives resort opening rates

The Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort, which opens on Aug 1, is offering special opening rates that are valid till Oct 31.

Guests can book the Beach Pool Villa at US$516 (S$705), the Ocean Pool Villa at US$726 and the two-bedroom Beach Pool Villa at US$898. All the rates include a 10 per cent service charge and 12 per cent GST.

The resort is also offering complimentary services such as a bath ritual with candles and rose petals, and a bottle of sparkling wine for honeymooners.

For more information, call +960-684-7771 or e-mail

Deborah Lee

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 19, 2015, with the headline 'Concierge'. Print Edition | Subscribe