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Travel deals and steals: May 11 to 18

Travel deals and steals: May 11 to 18
The five-day Cambodia Experience with Chan Brothers Travel. Photo: Chan Brothers Travel

Travel deals and steals: May 11 to 18

Whirlwind tours, last-minute booking deals

YTL Hotels launches website for Singapore Residents

YTL Hotels has launched a new portal (singapore.ytlhotels.com) targeted at Singapore residents. The portal makes travel suggestions — such as where to go for short getaways — and recommends YTL resorts such as those on Gaya Island and Pangkor Laut.

To celebrate Mother’s Day, YTL Hotels is offering a 72-hour Singapore Residents’ Package, with a deal on four destinations. The package includes a complimentary extra night’s stay with breakfast, lunch and dinner. On from tomorrow at 12am, to Sunday at 11.59pm. Use the promo code “YTLHOTELS” and travel by March 31, 2018.

Etihad Airways encourages travellers to go exploring on Abu Dhabi stopovers

Stopping over in Abu Dhabi? Etihad Airways is encouraging travellers to get out of the airport and explore — the way Kaiser Chiefs singer Ricky Wilson recently did. Etihad Airways had challenged him to complete a whirlwind tour of the emirate as part of its campaign. “For me, a stopover meant sitting in the airport, or visiting duty free, but ... it should be flying falcons across the desert, kayaking, visiting water parks ... imbibing the culture of the place,” he said. Wilson can be seen in a video doing all that, and more, at www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhZgRWOQQrw.

The airline has also launched a competition to promote its stopover programme. Until the end of 2017, Etihad Airways is giving away 500 prizes to people who take up the 48 Hour Challenge and post their experiences on Instagram using the hashtag #EtihadChallenge. The prizes include 24-carat gold spa treatments, and it is also offering deals on hotels and various other activities. Visit www.etihad.com/abudhabi.

Chan Brothers Travel Kancheong Sale

Want to go crabbing with Mediacorp artiste Romeo Tan on Australia’s Gold Coast? You can with Chan Brothers Travel’s Kancheong Sale, on from tomorrow to Sunday — look for the seven-day Gold Coast Sunshine, Dolphin and Crabbin’ Fun with Mediacorp Artiste Romeo Tan package (from S$2,188). Couples can enjoy a discount of S$200, and the departure date is on June 13.

Chan Brothers Travel is also promoting its five-day Cambodia Experience package (S$1,098, excluding taxes and surcharges), with departures from between April 2017 and March 2018. Customers will be eligible to enjoy 50 per cent off a second booking. You will receive exclusive gifts with the purchase of AIG travel insurance, as well as a free 24” trolley bag with bookings of S$3,800 and up charged to Citibank credit cards (limited to new bookings, while stocks last). Visit Chan Brothers Travel at Fook Hai Building, Levels 1 and 7. Call 6438 8880 or visit https://sale.chanbrothers.com.