SPA AND SHOPPING PACKAGE AT BATAM RESORT
Holiday Inn Resort Batam has a new two-day, one-night spa and shopping package for two. It is priced at $240 nett and is available till Dec 31.
The package includes a one-night stay in a one-bedroom suite, breakfast at the resort's Terrace Cafe, a 45-minute body massage at Tea Tree Spa, shuttle service downtown, two-way ferry tickets and two-way land shuttle from the ferry terminal to the resort.
A surcharge of $50 nett will apply during Singapore public holidays.
Guests who make their reservations via e-mail can also quote "Straits Times Ad" to enjoy 10 per cent off at any of the food and beverage outlets at the resort.
For more information and reservation, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW RESORT OPENS IN VIETNAM
The Anam Villas - located in Nha Trang Bay, Vietnam, and the newest beachside resort in the Worldhotels stable - is offering special introductory rates for all its room categories. The promotion is valid for stays till Dec 19.
For instance, a Seaview Premium room costs US$200++ (S$271.67++) a night for single occupancy and US$220++ for double occupancy. The normal rates are US$300++ and US$320++ respectively.
And an Ocean Front Premium room is US$260++ for single occupancy and US$280++ for double occupancy, instead of US$360++ and US$390++ respectively.
Prices for other room categories will also be at discounted rates during the same period.
Guests enjoy complimentary breakfast, inroom fresh fruit, round-trip shuttle bus services to Nha Trang city centre, return airport transfers and free room upgrades when available.
For more information and reservations, go to www.worldhotels.com.
BEST COFFEE SPOTS IN DUBAI
International Coffee Day falls on Oct 1 and travellers in Dubai can have a taste of the blossoming cafe culture with the help of an online guide at www.visitdubai.com/en/Articles/best-coffee-shops-dubai.
Put together by Kim Thompson, one of the partners of boutique roastery Raw Coffee Company in Dubai, the guide suggests 10 places in the city for a caffeine fix.
For instance, the quirky Friends Avenue Cafe is recommended for meeting locals.
For serious coffee connoisseurs, head to Mokha 1450 for some premium and unique blends, or to the Raw Coffee Company which offers classes on coffee preparation.
Visitors can also enjoy a cuppa while learning about the history of coffee at the Dubai Coffee Museum.
CHAN BROTHERS' TRAVEL SALE
Travel agency Chan Brothers Travel is celebrating its 51st anniversary today with a travel fair at Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Level 4, Hall 404.
Deals include up to $510 off a room for selected Japan or Taiwan charter flight package tours; up to 51 per cent off for the second traveller for selected Asia, China or Europe package tours or cruise holidays; a special price of $51 for the second traveller for selected China package tours excluding taxes and surcharges; $51 top-up deals for selected Australia and New Zealand Free and Easy+ holidays.
For selected Asia package tours, the first child also flies for free.
For more information, go to sale.chanbrothers.com.