Concierge: Travel news and deals

Visit Dubai on an eight-day package with Dynasty Travel.
Visit Dubai on an eight-day package with Dynasty Travel.PHOTO: DYNASTY TRAVEL

DYNASTY TRAVEL'S 40TH ANNIVERSARY THANKSGIVING FAIR

The fair will be at Suntec City's West Atrium on July 7 and 8, from 11am to 8pm.

Forty people who make travel bookings through Dynasty Travel during this period stand a chance to win a $200 luxury yacht sunset cruise ticket each.

Other promotions include a 40 per cent discount for the second traveller and discounts for HSBC cardholders.

Among the travel packages that will be offered at the fair is a 15-day Antarctica Expedition Cruise, which will take tourists to the South Shetland Islands and Antarctica Peninsula. It departs on Nov 18 next year and prices start at $17,888 a person.

There is also an eight-day package to Dubai, comprising a four-night stay at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, a night at the Atlantis The Palm resort with unlimited access to the Aquaventure Waterpark and Lost Chambers Aquarium, and another night at the Hilton Capital Grand Abu Dhabi.

Departure is on Nov 3 and prices start at $3,088 a person.


TOKYO TOPS FOODIE DESTINATION FOR SINGAPOREAN TRAVELLERS

A Tasty Travels survey by Hotels.com reveals that Tokyo tops the list of foodie destinations for young Singaporeans, followed by Seoul and Paris.

The survey, which polled 9,000 people from 29 countries in March this year, also shows that nearly 90 per cent of millennial travellers choose their holiday destination based on what they will eat, not what they will see or do.

They also prefer trying local street food to eating at Michelin-starred restaurants.


WIN A TRIP TO SWITZERLAND

Until Aug 31, spend at least $53 at any One Faber Group's attractions, restaurants and shops - which includeFaber Peak and Sentosa Island - and stand to win a trip for two to Switzerland worth more than $7,000.

You could also win one of nine other prizes in the One Great Escapade Lucky Draw.

As the promotion celebrates Singapore's 53rd birthday, visitors born in 1965 will get free admission to the Singapore Cable Car, Sentosa Merlion and the Wings Of Time night show at Siloso Beach until Aug 31.

For more information, go to bit.ly/2yRN7Tj.


NEW HOTEL OPENS IN HELSINKI

Opened in May, Hotel St George is located in a 19th-century building that used to be home to Helsinki's Literature Society and the printing press for the first Finnish national newspaper.

The hotel also boasts a collection of art - thanks to a partnership with the Helsinki Art Museum and National Gallery.

Among the 300 original works on display throughout the hotel are Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's multi-headed dragon Tianwu, and a bird-like sculpture called Learning To Fly by Finnish artist Pekka Jylha.

Next month, visitors to the Finnish capital can also head to the Amos Rex art museum beneath the central Lasipalatsi Square.

The museum's first exhibition will be from Tokyo-based collective teamLab and feature immersive digital installations.

Toh Wen Li

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 01, 2018, with the headline 'Concierge: Travel news and deals'. Print Edition | Subscribe