March Escapade

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Book with confidence when you book an Elite Haven

In light of the sudden coronavirus outbreak across the world, Elite Havens Asia's largest luxury villa rental company is leading the way when it comes to proactively taking precautionary steps both in-villa and with regards to their reservations policy.

For all new bookings should guests' flights be cancelled or a travel advisory requires them to be quarantined, Elite Havens guarantees a full refund or guests can choose to move their stay within 12 months of their check-in date, in the same villa, for the same number of nights and in the same (or lower) season. Applicable on select villas and chalets.

Not having to share the facilities with other guests, staying in a clean and hygienic environment and being taken care of by trained, professional staff, helps guests avoid crowds while travelling. Elite Havens is offering up to 30% off on select villas in Indonesia and Thailand, and 15% off on select chalets in Japan for new bookings from 19 February 2020 onwards, for stays until 25 June 2020.

Seasalt Bids Goodbye to Yellowfin & Bluefin Tuna Over Unsustainable Fishing

Since its opening, Seasalt at Alila Seminyak has been strongly committed to sourcing seafood that is wild-caught and sustainably harvested from the waters of Indonesia. In line with this commitment, Seasalt partners with Bali Sustainable Seafood, a local social enterprise that provides high-quality seafood that is sustainably fished.

With its focus on sustainable fishing, Seasalt has made the decision to remove yellowfin and bluefin tuna from its menu with immediate effect in an effort to stop the devastating decline of these tuna stocks in the Indian Ocean.

Driven by the world's appetite for tuna, overfishing in the Indian Ocean is damaging the ocean's ability to sustain tuna populations, especially of yellowfin tuna. Recent reports state that the yellowfin tuna forms a significant portion of the annual tuna catches in the Indian Ocean, around 42 percent. Therefore, it has been recommended that tuna fishing be reduced by 20 percent to hopefully allow tuna stocks to recover in the next five years.

Through its action, Seasalt hopes to contribute to restoring a sustainable future for tuna, the world's most favourite fish, particularly its most threatened species. Although yellowfin and bluefin tuna will no longer be on its menu, Seasalt has nevertheless prepared a sustainable replacement using skipjack, a local fish sustainably harvested directly from the waters around Indonesia.

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A Plant-Based Talk at Alibi Bar & Kitchen

The event on Monday 24 February, at leading plant-based restaurant Alibi Bar & Kitchen as it launches its first 'Real Food. Real Talk.' creating a forum for thought-leaders of the plant-based industry to unite over real food and real talk. The ticketed event included an eight-course dinner, drinks and networking experience in Alibi, the country's first plant-based hotel restaurant, with an open panel discussion acting as the impetus to your evening table talk.

Host Katrina Fox, the founder of Vegan Business Media, was joined by NOURISH Magazine's Editor Rachael Morris, vegan influencer and celebrated cookbook author Cherie Tu (aka @thrivingonplants), alongside nutritionist and founder of plant-based catering company Nourishing Club, Kate Levins. The three panellists had a discussion on the rise of plant-based dining, challenges and misconceptions surrounding a plant-based lifestyle, as well as predictions for the future of the industry.

Guests were treated to an eight-course tasting menu of seasonally inspired, plant-based treats locally sourced by Pro Bros Providore, alongside a selection of vegan-friendly B Corp certified wines from South Australian brand, Unico Zelo.

100% of proceeds raised from the evening was donated to WIRES Wildlife Rescue, to help them continue to provide urgent assistance to help with unprecedented emergencies resulting in native wildlife loss in the wake of Australia's devastating bushfires.