Concierge: Travel news and deals

Cherry blossoms in Japan.
Cherry blossoms in Japan.


Budget airline Scoot is offering discounted rates on its economy- and business-class fares for one-way trips from Singapore to the Gold Coast.

The promotion on till Wednesday is valid for travel from now till Oct 28. Economy fares start at $149 and business fares are from $388.

To enjoy the offer, travellers must make their bookings on Scoot's website or mobile app.

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Armani Hotel Milano in Milan, Italy, has launched an accommodation package to celebrate Easter.

Priced from €775 (S$1,157), the package includes a one-night stay at the hotel’s rooms or suites, an 80-minute spa treatment, complimentary late check-out, cocktails at the hotel’s bar and daily breakfast.

The package is available from Saturday to April 18.

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Jetstar Asia’s new mobile boarding pass service, which was launched in 2014, can now be used for 21 destinations.

Passengers can opt for a mobile boarding pass when checking in online, instead of printing out the passes. The mobile boarding pass is sent to the passenger’s mobile phone via e-mail or SMS and can be downloaded for offline access.

It is valid for travellers with carry-on baggage only. They must also qualify for visa-free access into the country.

The service can be used for flights to Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Ho Chi Minh City, Jakarta, Pekanbaru, Palembang, Surabaya, Medan, Denpasar, Yangon, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Da Nang, Phuket, Taipei, Haikou, Shantou, Manila and Guiyang.

Passengers flying to Osaka, Sanya, Perth and Darwin will not be able to use this service.

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Good news for tourists going to Japan in spring to view cherry blossoms: Accommodation booking website is offering deals on rooms in Japan, with prices starting at $38 a night. The offer is valid for travels from now till next month.

For bookings, go to

Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia, is a Unesco World Heritage Site. PHOTO: ANANTARA ANGKOR RESORT


Five-star resort Anantara Angkor Resort has reopened in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

The 39-suite property, a seven-minute drive from the city centre, features newly renovated suites, restaurants and a spa. Suite rates start at US$192 (S$268) a night.

The hotel is offering an Angkor All-Inclusive Discovery Package (from US$565), which includes a three-night stay in a suite, a trip to the Unesco World Heritage Site, Angkor Archaeological Park, a countryside bike ride for two, daily breakfasts for two, a la carte lunch or dinner and butler service.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 02, 2017, with the headline 'Concierge: Travel news and deals'. Print Edition | Subscribe