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The 6 hottest travel trends for 2018
Our desire for stronger connections with people and place is driving the hottest travel trends for 2018, says Jennifer Ennion.
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5 incredible Christmas escapes
Sure, Christmas at home is great and all, but you can’t deny there’s a teeny part of you that dreams of a festive holiday overseas. We’ve got your inspo right here. Think of it as a (really) early gift for next year. By Nikki Wallman.
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GET LUXE in 2018!
The silly season has lost its shine, work has resumed and it’s business as usual in 2018. But instead of getting the post-holiday blues this January, GET LUXE in 2018! Plan your escape now with our top 2018 luxe travel picks! ***Advertising content by Get LUXE*** 1. Live on Island Time Hawaii, Fiji or the magical Maldives? The choice is tough but the GET LUXE Holiday Experts are here to help! If you’re keen to shop, sip and soak up the sun, say “aloha” to the dazzling Waikiki Beach. Hawaii’s vibrant beach city offers tropical island charm mixed with contemporary urban glitz. From designer labels to hikes up Diamond Head, a Waikiki holiday will keep you on your toes! If you’re looking to slow down, Fiji or the Maldives can help set the right pace. Wake daily to Mamanuca Island views and bright “bula!” greetings, or opt for clear, coral-filled waters as blue as the horizon is endless. Island vibes abound in these two luxe destinations! Get accommodation, flights, exclusive LUXE UPS and up to 44% off when you live on island time with GET LUXE this month. Exclusive Offers include Alohilani Resort, Waikiki Beach; First Landing Beach Resort and Villas, Fiji Islands; and Amari Havodda Maldives. 2. Embrace Asia’s Charm Tropical landscapes, tranquil ambiance and a whole lot of exotic charm. Asian holidays are an Australian staple and that’s no different this new year! Journey to Bali or Thailand and let go of any leftover festive stress. Take a deep breath, sink into the massage table, feast, swim or dance the night away. In Bali, choose between all-inclusive upmarket excellence in vibrant Seminyak, tranquil luxury in Nusa Dua or untouched natural wonders in peaceful Lombok. If Thailand is more your vibe, head to stunning Patong Beach and be wrapped up in an Andaman Embrace. GET LUXE offers to Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach; Courtyard by Marriott Bali Nusa Dua Resort; Sheraton Senggigi Beach Resort, Lombok; and Andaman Embrace include nights, flights, breakfast, LUXE UPS and more. Get them all from up to 60% off! 3. Quick Aussie Escapes If your annual leave is looking a little bare, one of these quick Aussie escapes will do the trick! Discover the lesser-known tropical bliss that awaits at Peppers Blue on Blue, located on beautiful Magnetic Island off Townsville in North Queensland; enjoy being treated like a VIP at the tranquil yet grand InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort on the Gold Coast; or be surprised by the culture that awaits on a three-day break in the nation’s capital. Home to some of Australia’s most iconic attractions, including Parliament House and The Australian War Memorial, Canberra is also a cosmopolitan city with a thriving cultural scene. Stay close to hip bars, cafés and thriving shops at Mantra MacArthur Hotel, and treat yourself to a winery tour and tasting thanks to GET LUXE!   January Aussie escapes include nights, flights, LUXE UPS and up to 69% off! Visit www.getluxe.com to book.
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How to travel in the ‘Age of Fear’
Earthquakes, hurricanes, volcanoes and terrorism: as 2017 draws to a close, the planet feels like a precarious place to be – and that’s without even considering the nuclear stand-off between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un. You could be forgiven for wanting to hide under the covers until it’s all blown over, but that’s no way to live. Here’s a look at the impact that world events have had on tourism this year, and how to stay positive about travel in the age of fear. Writes Imogen Eveson.
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WIN: a pool villa holiday at Hilton Bali Resort ($1650)
Situated in the south of Nusa Dua, sitting atop a 40-metre cliff overlooking the Indian Ocean, Hilton Bali Resort offers 389 well-appointed rooms and suites and 19 luxurious private pool villas. The resort is famous for its breathtaking sights, secluded beach, recreation facilities, lush tropical gardens and warm Balinese hospitality. To enter, CLICK HERE, and tell us ‘What's the first thing you would do when you get to Nusa Dua?'   Answers must be 25 words or less. Entries close Friday 23 February, 2018. Winners announced in the next issue of International Traveller magazine. See full terms and conditions.
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WIN: a Nixon Mission SS smartwatch ($679.99)
To celebrate the launch of the world’s first action sports smartwatch with an all-new stainless steel band, Nixon is giving away a gold Mission SS. Built smart and built tough, the Mission SS is powered by the latest Android and iOS software and can withstand the elements so you can take it with you anywhere: in the water, up a mountain, off road, and beyond. The Mission is also equipped with preloaded apps and streamlines real-time surf and snow shred alerts to your wrist.arm Balinese hospitality.   To enter, CLICK HERE, and tell us ‘Where would you take your smartwatch?'   Answers must be 25 words or less. Entries close Friday 23 February, 2018. Winners announced in the next issue of International Traveller magazine. See full terms and conditions.