Leading tour operator, Kuoni has launched a new ‘Explore Thailand, Vietnam and beyond’ campaign that explores the sights and sounds of Thailand, Vietnam, Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia and Indonesia. Kuoni has hand-picked a selection of holidays, which can be found in a booklet designed to guide and inspire travellers, with tempting offers for stay-put options, twin-centres and tours.
Says Dagmar Marrocco, Commercial and Product Manager: “Kuoni recognise that customers are no longer satisfied with being one step removed from a destination, they want to get under the skin of it and experience the place as an insider. They want authentic experiences and greater levels of personal service. The Far East provides the perfect hub for this growing trend and Kuoni’s latest campaign pulls-out some of the best bits.”
Making its debut with Kuoni is the brand new five-star resort, Pullman Phuket Arcadia Naithon Beach in Thailand. Opened in December 2012, it has a breath-taking location just steps away from the Andaman Sea on Phuket’s northern peninsula. Guests can enjoy indulgent spa treatments and holistic practices such as yoga, tai chi and Muay Thai. Or if they prefer to explore they can hop on a longtail boat to Phang Nga Bay – also known as James Bond Island for some snorkelling.
With the growing popularity of twin-centres, Kuoni has combined the bustling city of Bangkok with the old-world charm of Burma. It begins with two nights at the Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers set on Chao Phraya riverbank, followed by the five-star Road to Mandalay cruise along the Irrawady River, which combines impeccable Orient Express service with the beauty of Burma. Guests will experience traditional Burmese village life, visit a local farm and meet local school children.
To cater for the increased demand for wellbeing holidays, Asia’s first all-inclusive spa resort, the Fusion Maia Danang in Vietnam has been included. Featured in Conde Nast Traveller’s Hot List for 2012, the resort is just 30 minutes from the UNESCO World Heritage Site Hoi An and features the largest spa in central Vietnam. A minimum of two spa treatments per day are included in the price. Breakfast can be enjoyed on the beach, by the pool or anywhere that appeals at any time. The idea is to recharge the body and mind and enjoy sheer indulgence at this idyllic resort.
Dedicated to those with a hunger to learn there is a twin-centre to Singapore and Bali. It starts at the Traders Hotel, which has award-wining Shangri-La service and is located in the heart of the city’s action. It provides a welcoming base after a day of exploration with its rooftop pool, soothing spa and excellent cuisine. Followed by the Melia Bali, set in beautiful tropical gardens with a lagoon-style pool and complimentary Indonesian cookery, dance and language lessons.