Travel news and deals

Inner Mongolia


Next weekend, Dynasty Travel will hold its Mid-Autumn Travel Fiesta near the Gudetama Cafe in Suntec City from 11am to 8pm.

Promotions include discounts on group tours, free flights to Europe and Vietnam, free Wi-Fi throughout the trip and free mooncakes for anyone who makes a booking.

Among the itineraries on offer is a seven-day, six-night tour of Inner Mongolia, which will take travellers to see the region's cultural highlights such as Baotou, the Genghis Khan Mausoleum and Ordos Grassland, and enjoy the exclusive experience of seeing fireworks in the desert.

The package, which starts at $1,288 a person, includes five-star accommodation and a tour escort from Singapore with a minimum of 10 travellers.

For more information, call 6532-3833 or e-mail


Pan Pacific Hotels Group will open its first hotel in Myanmar in November.

The 25-storey Pan Pacific Yangon is a short walk from the Yangon River and the city's landmarks, such as the Bogyoke Aung San Market, Sule Pagoda and Shwedagon Pagoda.

As the hotel sits in the Junction City mall development, guests will have access to a variety of shopping, dining and recreation options.

The hotel has 336 guest rooms and suites - some with panoramic views of the river - a swimming pool, spa, fitness centre, all-day dining, a bar and lounge, and the exclusive Pacific Club on the top floor offers fantastic views of the city.

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Customers of India's full-service international airline Jet Airways can now do their duty-free shopping on the airline's website ( and have their purchases delivered onboard, saving valuable time at the airport.

Customers with a confirmed booking can browse the online catalogue under the website's Jet Experience tab and receive a 10 per cent discount on orders during the boutique's introductory period.

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Cassia Bintan, the newest property in the Laguna Bintan integrated resort complex, has opened.

The resort offers a range of room options, from one to two bedrooms, loft living or single-level rooms - all equipped with a kitchenette and artwork by local artist Adi Dharma.

Currently, there are 56 rooms. There are plans to add more rooms.

Apart from dine-in options, guests can pick up or place an order for delivery of ingredients for a barbecue, mookata or stir-fry at the Market 23 marketplace to prepare in their room.

They can also head to Laguna Bintan's new Xana Beach Club, which is perfect for poolside relaxation and a buffet brunch during the day.

After sundown, the club turns into a party spot with delicious Indonesian food and tunes by a resident DJ.

Guests who book now will enjoy special opening rates starting at US$88++ (S$119) a room a night for stays till Dec 21, inclusive of daily breakfast for two and return land transfer by coach.

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For room reservations, call +62- 770-69-3111 or e-mail

Lydia Vasko

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on September 17, 2017, with the headline 'Travel news and deals'. Subscribe