Concierge:Travel news and deals

Anantara Vacation Club travel video contest finalists get a trip to its resort in Phuket, Thailand. (Above) Regent Taipei has launched a package including a trip to a strawberry farm. (Below) Qatar Airways' new Qsuite business class has seats designe
Anantara Vacation Club travel video contest finalists get a trip to its resort in Phuket, Thailand.PHOTO: ANANTARA
Anantara Vacation Club travel video contest finalists get a trip to its resort in Phuket, Thailand. (Above) Regent Taipei has launched a package including a trip to a strawberry farm. (Below) Qatar Airways' new Qsuite business class has seats designe
Regent Taipei has launched a package including a trip to a strawberry farm.PHOTO:S ANANTARA, QATAR AIRWAYS, REGENT TAIPEI
Anantara Vacation Club travel video contest finalists get a trip to its resort in Phuket, Thailand. (Above) Regent Taipei has launched a package including a trip to a strawberry farm. (Below) Qatar Airways' new Qsuite business class has seats designe
Qatar Airways' new Qsuite business class has seats designed for four passengers to interact with one another.PHOTO:S ANANTARA, QATAR AIRWAYS, REGENT TAIPEI

STRAWBERRY SEASON AT REGENT TAIPEI

With cool temperatures and humid air, February and March are the best months to taste strawberries in Taipei. And Regent Taipei has launched a strawberry package to entice travellers.

Priced at NT$8,800 (S$400), it includes a one-night stay in the Taipan Deluxe King room, breakfast for two and a round trip to Neihu Strawberry Farm. Two complimentary strawberry-flavoured desserts will be served to guests.

The package will be available till March 31.

For more information, go to www.regenttaipei.com


TRAVEL VIDEO CONTEST

Stand a chance to win a free trip to an Anantara Vacation Club resort by taking part in a travel video contest.

Submit a 30-second video highlighting your talent and work by March 27. Three finalists will be invited on a trip to Anantara Vacation Club Mai Khao Phuket, where they will produce a one-minute video about the resort. Their round-trip airfare to Thailand and a three-night stay at the resort will be paid for.

The winner will receive US$1,000 (S$1,420) and paid vacations that include three-night stays in Anantara Vacation Club Resorts in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Koh Samui and Bali.

While at these resorts, the winner will develop a one-minute video for each property, to be featured across Anantara Vacation Club's digital and social media sites.

To participate, go to www.anantaraclub.com/promo/video-travel-contest
 


STAR CRUISES DEALS

This June holiday season, Star Cruises is having promotional offers for its Superstar Gemini cruises.

Those who book cruises departing between May 26 and June 23 can enjoy 40 per cent off their price.

Cruise packages on offer include the two-night Malacca or Kuala Lumpur Cruise (from $342 a person after discount) and the two-night High Seas Cruise(from $438 a person after discount).

For more information, go to www.starcruises.com or call 6808-2288.


QATAR AIRWAYS UNVEILS BUSINESS SUITES

Qatar Airways has unveiled its new Qsuite business class, a series of customisable private suites available to business-class travellers.

Designed for four passengers to interact with one another comfortably, Qsuite seats are arranged with adjustable panels and movable television monitors in the centre of the four seats.

Qsuite also features a double bed - a first in the industry - with stowaway privacy panels, allowing for adjoining passengers to create their own private space .

An extended business-class menu will also be offered, with a new selection of sharing dishes that will be available throughout the flight.

Prices have not been released.

The seats will be retrofitted onto the existing Qatar Airways fleet from June, with one aircraft to be fitted with the new seats every month.

For more information, go to www.qatarairways.com

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 12, 2017, with the headline 'Concierge Travel news and deals'. Print Edition | Subscribe