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Enter A Magical World of Culture Together

With a strong culture that connects each of the destinations to the resorts, there are many immersive experiences on offer at the resorts when choosing to travel as a family. On the 'island of the Gods', guests can learn the expressive movements of Balinese dance while dressed in traditional attire of kebaya and sarong, or to weave their own canang and place it at the shrine under the guidance of Four Seasons Bali at Sayan's Resort Priest. During summer, Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay invites guests to learn the art of making kites with their resident Kite Master and battle it out in the skies above Jimbaran's 3-mile beach.

A perfect family outing, guests can follow local fisherman Pak Din's time-tested methods of fishing at Four Seasons Resort Langkawi's Rumah Ikan Fish House. At this traditional fish house on stilts, guests can shadow Pak Din as he carries on his family's legacy of catching lobsters using a structure of wooden splints and a dip in the sea.

Combining the love for travel and the necessities of everyday life, Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai's 2- to 4-bedroom Private Retreats provide the perfect family escape. With a promise of living the local life in Mae Rim valley, families can truly immerse in the culture of Thailand's countryside with an early morning cycle to explore a beautiful local temple, learning to plant rice first-hand from the resort's farmers or discovering the art of Muay Thai.

Sofitel Luang Prabang Invites Families to Reconnect With a Chic Escape

Sofitel Luang Prabang is inviting families to embark on a journey of discovery with a generous package that includes accommodation, airport transfers and a half-day of activities for parents and children to reconnect whilst learning something new.

The UNESCO protected hotel is a haven for families seeking privacy with their loved ones, with just 25 suites situated around spacious gardens which include a 25-metre swimming pool, kids area and sunbeds. The luxury hotel also offers a wellness spa, fitness centre and indulgent dining offerings such as the Governor's Grill - Farm to Table restaurant. All ingredients for the restaurant are sourced locally such as feta from the Buffalo Dairy farm, vegetables from nearby organic farms or sausages from a local German Butcher.

The Lao Tiew Laos Family Package is available from 150USD net per night and includes an experience at a pottery village or a cooking class at the hotel. The package also includes complimentary transfers from the airport, ensuring an easy weekend escape for those visiting from around Laos.

Families embarking on the pottery village experience will enjoy magnificent views of the surrounding mountains from the comfort of a boat as they set off to discover the hidden village to which few tourists venture. At the village, families will discover how pottery is crafted using Laotian techniques and have the opportunity to make their own earthenware design under the guidance of locals. Guests will also be able to enjoy local cuisine made from the freshest ingredients and have an insight into the lifestyle of villagers.

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InterContinental to Hotel Continental: IHG Hotels & Resorts announces major Mornington Peninsula signing

IHG Hotels & Resorts is thrilled to announce that its luxury InterContinental brand will come to Sorrento in Victoria's Mornington Peninsula as part of the redevelopment of the Hotel Continental. It follows the signing of a management agreement with the Consortium behind the iconic Hotel Continental redevelopment on the state's famed coastal strip. 

Hotel Continental, or the 'Conti' as it is endearingly called by locals, will have a new, luxurious lease on life when the InterContinental Sorrento opens in November 2021, as the property poises itself to once again become a beacon of glamour and sophistication on the Mornington Peninsula.   

Following a sensitive, state-of-the-art restoration by the Trenerry Consortium, which is owned by Victor Smorgon Group, the Kanat Group and Trenerry Property, InterContinental Sorrento will occupy the accommodation component of the 145-year-old heritage-listed limestone building and will feature 106 beautifully appointed, spacious guestrooms, many of them with water views. 

IHG Hotels & Resorts currently has 60 hotels operating under six brands in Australasia, including InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, voco, Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express, with another 35 in the pipeline.

Newly Renovated Le Paul Gauguin Unveiled - Along With Announcement of 39 South Pacific Voyages in 2022

Paul Gauguin Cruises, South Pacific-based luxury small ship operator has released details of an extensive renovation of their ship Le Paul Gauguin, featuring luxurious enhancements, completed during a recent dry-dock in Singapore. 

The renovation enhances Paul Gauguin'elegant Polynesian signature with a chic and fresh style designed to enrich guests' experience sailing the idyllic South Pacific seascapes of Tahiti, the Society Islands, the Tuamotus, the Marquesas, the Cook Islands, Tonga and Fiji.

Designed specifically to sail the seas and pristine lagoons of the South Pacific, Le Paul Gauguin provides an intimate experience, offering an elegant yet casual ambiance with a range of luxurious accommodation options, exceptional service, gourmet dining, trademark Polynesian hospitality, private beach retreats and generous all-inclusive value.

Guests will appreciate the wide range of complimentary outdoor activities embracing the natural wonders of the South Pacific such as snorkelling, kayaking, paddle boarding and SCUBA diving excursions (surcharge applies), as well as enjoying exclusive access to the line's private island Motu Mahana and a private beach on Bora Bora. 

No roughing it in paradise: To accompany Le Paul Gauguin's renovation, amenities were enhanced to complete the onboard experience. Guests will enjoy inclusive unlimited Wi-Fi and a tribute art gallery of over 150 paintings by artist Paul Gauguin. These new enhancements will provide guests with an even more luxurious, all-inclusive experience, which encompasses the choice of dining in all three of the ship's restaurants and 24-hour room service; complimentary Open Bar including select wines, beer, and spirits; and onboard gratuities for room stewards and dining staff. 

For more information on Paul Gauguin Cruises and Le Paul Gauguin, please contact your preferred travel agent or Paul Gauguin Cruises on AUS: 1800 878 671 / New Zealand: 0800 854 777 | or visit


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