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SMALL LUXURY HOTELS OF THE WORLD™ NEW EXECUTIVE BOARD

Small Luxury Hotels of the World™ (SLH), the champion of small, exclusive, independently-owned hotels around the world, today announces a new board of directors following the luxury company’s recent announcement of £12 million investment and restructure.

The appointed Executive Board of SLH Limited is as follows:

  • Filip Boyen,

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AQUA EXPEDITIONS TO BUILD NEW WORLD-CLASS RIVER CRUISER FOR THE AMAZON AS PART OF ITS THREE – YEAR GROWTH PLAN

In line with its aggressive growth strategy, Aqua Expeditions will start construction in December 2016 of a third vessel to sail on Peru’s Amazon River, it was announced by Francesco Galli Zugaro, the company’s Founder and CEO.  The third all-suite vessel will be a joint cooperation between Noor Designs of Vietnam and Jordi Puig of Peru,

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SMALL LUXURY HOTELS OF THE WORLD APPOINTS MARK WONG TO LEAD ASIA PACIFIC OPERATIONS

Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH), the champion of small, luxury, independent hotels, today announced the appointment of Mark Wong to the newly created role of Vice President, Asia Pacific.  The move sees SLH progress its drive to execute an ambitious growth plan following a recent restructure and £12 million pound investment into the brand by the management company.

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NEW BEACH BAR AND WINTER ESCAPE OFFERS AT THE SAROJIN HOT SPOT FOR AUSSIES

The Sarojin’s unveiling of its new Beach Bar and Winter Escape Early Bird Offers are proving major drawcards for Australians staying at this acclaimed luxury boutique resort in Khao Lak, Thailand.

The new Beach Bar, perched on the shores of the Andaman Sea, is breezy, chic and stylish,

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ONE-OF-A-KIND FASHION SHOW TAKES OVER HELSINKI AIRPORT RUNWAY

The fashion world turned its attention to Helsinki Airport as the long-awaited Match Made in HEL fashion show took place on runway 2 on Tuesday 24 May. Jointly organised by Finnair and Finavia, the event gathered seven top names in European and Asian fashion design who presented their creations in this truly one-of-a-kind fashion show.

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FINNAIR BRINGS MINNA PARIKKA SHOES TO ITS A350 SKY SHOPPING EXPERIENCE

Finnair continues to enhance the shopping opportunities onboard the Finnair A350 by opening a Minna Parikka shoe store in its Nordic Sky Wi-Fi portal.

The Helsinki-based designer Minna Parikka is renowned for her fun and bold shoe designs, and the brand’s iconic bunny-eared shoes and other bold styles are a favourite among celebrities.

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AQUA EXPEDITIONS EMBRACES YOUNG TRAVELLERS WITH NEW FAMILY PROMOTION

Aqua Expeditions, leader of luxury cruises on the world’s greatest rivers has introduced a family travel promotion in response to the demand for more inspiring, educational and authentic travel experiences for children.

Parents are constantly seeking new experiences for their children on holiday.

Aqua Expeditions’ latest family activities have been tailored to take families on an unforgettable educational experience down the magnificent Mekong River on-board its luxury all-suite vessel Aqua Mekong.

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FINNAIR AUSTRALIAN BUSINESS SPIKE IN 2016

Finnair has reported an increase of more than 20 per cent in Australian bookings for the popular off-line carrier during the first quarter of 2016 over the same period last year.

Finnair Country Sales Manager – Australia, New Zealand and New Caledonia, Geoff Stone, said these bookings, together with forward business already confirmed from this market for 2016 indicated a ”strong year ahead” for the acclaimed Finnish carrier.

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FINNAIR ENHANCES ITS A350 SKY SHOPPING EXPERIENCE WITH NEW IVANA HELSINKI COLLABORATION

Finnair will heighten the passenger shopping experience on-board its A350 aircraft by opening a Ivana Helsinki clothing shop in its Nordic Sky Wi-Fi portal.

Ivana Helsinki is an independent art, fashion and cinema brand, delicately mending Slavic melancholy and pure Scandinavian moods in its clothes for women. The company is based in Helsinki,

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1ST INTERNATIONAL TOURISM FILM FESTIVAL IN MALDIVES

The International Film Festival, ‘Following the Equator’, is a significant event in the world of cinema.

The first of its kind in the Maldives and being hosted by The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi with the support of Maldives Marketing & Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) from 10-12 July 2016,

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ALTHOFF HOTEL VILLA BELROSE IN SAINT-TROPEZ JOINS SMALL LUXURY HOTELS OF THE WORLD™

Small Luxury Hotels of the World™ (SLH) has welcomed the five-star Althoff Hotel Villa Belrose in the Cote D’Azur into it’s collection of small, exclusive, independently-owned hotels around the world. Villa Belrose has made the move to SLH to provide it with a global marketing and reservations platform. Both brands share the philosophy that guests are increasingly drawn,

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THE SAROJIN UNVEILS NEW SPA SUITES

Luxury Thailand boutique resort, The Sarojin, Khao Lak has launched its beautiful new Spa Suites offering which will include a complimentary 60-minute massage for every night booked year-round at the resort’s acclaimed Pathways Spa.

The Sarojin’s 14 Spa Suites are truly luxurious and spacious, offering a 150 square metre home away from home,

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STOPOVER FINLAND: FINNAIR UNVEILS AN EASIER WAY TO BOOK STOPOVERS WHILE CONNECTING FLIGHTS IN HELSINKI

Finnair today announced a quicker and easier way for customers to schedule their stopovers in Finland and discover two destinations during one trip. Customers will now be able to book a stopover for their connecting flight to or from Helsinki on the recently launched stopover.finnair.com website. Finnair customers will also have the possibility of selecting between a wide variety of activities and tours in Finland thanks to the StopOver Finland project,

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GIGGLING, GRAPE CURES AND GINSENG – BE WELL WITH SMALL LUXURY HOTELS OF THE WORLD™

Wellness is synonymous with travel. Whether it be a secluded spa getaway to the Maldives, an active country retreat in the UK with the family or a city break in Rome giggling with girlfriends.

Small Luxury Hotels of the World’s collection of over 520 independently-minded hotels offer a wealth of unique ways for independently-spirited guests to explore health and wellness.

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SMALL LUXURY HOTELS OF THE WORLD™ ‘UNADVERTISES’ IN NEW BRAND CAMPAIGN

Small Luxury Hotels of the World™ (SLH) will be launching a new brand advertising campaign on 4th April 2016. The campaign, Unadvertise, sees SLH cementing its new brand positioning and embracing its anti-brand status with a bold move away from traditional hotel marketing. The campaign which will run until the end of the year across key global markets signifies a $1 million spend,

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NEW HOTELS JOIN SMALL LUXURY HOTELS OF THE WORLD™ MARCH 2016

Small Luxury Hotels of the World is pleased to introduce four new hotels which joined the luxury collection in March. From a glamorous retreat in the south of France and an art deco villa in Germany to a congregation of exclusive townhouses in Japan’s northern Hokkaido Island, these hotels all have something unique and indulgent to offer the independently-minded traveller.

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FINNAIR INTRODUCES NEW CODE SHARE FLIGHTS WITH CZECH AIRLINES

Finnair’s AY code has been added to flights between Helsinki and Prague operated by Czech Airlines, as well as to Czech Airlines flights between Prague and Ostrava in the Czech Republic, Kosice in Slovakia and Bucharest in Romania. Czech Airlines ‘ OK code is already included on all Finnair’s flights between Helsinki and Prague.

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NEW HOTELS JOIN SMALL LUXURY HOTELS OF THE WORLD™ MARCH 2016

Small Luxury Hotels of the World is pleased to introduce four new hotels to join the luxury collection this March. From a glamorous retreat in the south of France and an art deco villa in Germany to a congregation of exclusive townhouses in Japan’s northern Hokkaido Island, these hotels all have something unique and indulgent to offer the independently-minded traveller.

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LIVE LIKE A LOCAL THIS MARCH WITH NEW NEIGHBOURHOOD GUIDES FROM SMALL LUXURY HOTEL OF THE WORLD™

Small Luxury Hotels of the World™ has put together a series of neighbourhood guides, available on www.slh.com, to provide guests visiting nine of its destinations around the world with insider tips on the cool, the cultured and the crazy things to do in the vicinity.

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Fashion on the ultimate catwalk: Finnair and Helsinki Airport bring creations by top designers to the airport runway

Fashion on the ultimate catwalk: Finnair and Helsinki Airport bring creations by top designers to the airport runway

 Fashion and travel are a Match Made in HEL. This year Finnair and Finavia’s Helsinki Airport transform Runway 15-33 of Helsinki Airport into the ultimate fashion runway, where seven top designers from China,

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THE SAROJIN FEATURING GREAT APRIL ESCAPES

Luxury Thailand boutique resort, The Sarojin, is extending special complimentary inclusions for guests staying a minimum 3 or 6 nights in a beautiful Garden Residence or Spa Suite at this popular holiday destination for Australians from 1 – 15 April 2016.

The Sarojin is beautifully set on an 11 kilometre stretch of secluded white sand beach in Khao Lak,

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AQUA EXPEDITIONS LAUNCHES ONLINE BOOKING PORTAL WITH TRAVEL AGENT INCENTIVE

Aqua Expeditions has launched an online booking portal system for all travel agent partners.

Effective immediately, agents who request access to this new system, utilising one password and one username per agent, are able to check real-time cabin availability and make real-time bookings at their convenience around the clock.

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Finnair opens new shop in the skies: Makia clothes available on A350

Finnair will offer its passengers totally new onboard shopping experience in A350 aircrafts by opening Makia clothing shop in Nordic Sky Wi-Fi portal. Makia is Helsinki, Finland, based clothing company founded in 2001 specialized in classical, durable clothing for men and women.

During the flights Makia Spring/Summer 2016 collection is directly accessible,

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CHRISTMAS IN JULY TO ROCK ON NORFOLK ISLAND

All sleighs will lead to Norfolk Island again this year for Christmas in July as top artists from Australia and New Zealand head to this popular short-haul holiday spot to join in presenting a week of great music, fun activities and traditional festive feasts.

The headline acts for this year’s program of concerts boast a terrific line-up.

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NEW HOTELS JOIN SMALL LUXURY HOTELS OF THE WORLD™ FEBRUARY 2016

Small Luxury Hotels of the World is pleased to introduce five new hotels to join the luxury collection this February. From a Buddhist sanctuary to a secluded Greek getaway, these hotels offer the independently-minded traveller the perfect motivation for a future voyage.

Ayard of Ch’an: Leshan, China  – www.slh.com/ayard

Two magnificent courtyards play host to 47 elegantly appointed guestrooms at this ideally situated hotel in Leshan,

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AN INDEPENDENTLY-MINDED YEAR FOR SMALL LUXURY HOTELS OF THE WORLD™

Small Luxury Hotels of the World™ (SLH), the luxury brand of small, exclusive, independent hotels has much to celebrate as it closes out a year of exciting announcements and growth.

The brand’s 25th year of business was a year of transition as it introduced new leadership, new initiatives and welcomed hotels in key strategic locations while keeping reservations steady and increasing visitors to its website (slh.com).

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FIND YOUR PERFECT MATCH WITH SMALL LUXURY HOTELS OF THE WORLD™

Small Luxury Hotels of the World™ (SLH) might be more readily associated with providing intimate and exclusive retreats around the world that are ideal for couples. However, the luxury brand’s independently-spirited hotels are also ideal for independently-minded travellers.

This February a new Matchmaking Quiz available on SLH’s facebook page – www.facebook.com/smallluxuryhotelsoftheworld will provide those at more of a loose end on Valentine’s Day with the opportunity to find their own ‘perfect match’ among SLH’s collection of 520 hotels in 80 countries.

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JOCELYN MYERS-ADAMS AND MARTIN BOETZ PRESENTING SPECIAL LUNCHEON AT COOKS CO-OP

Popular Executive Chef of The Table Bay in Cape Town, Jocelyn Myers-Adams is joining with celebrated Australia Chef, Martin Boetz in preparing a special luncheon in the tranquil setting of Martin’s Cooks Co-Op on Saturday 12 March 2016.

Jocelyn and Martin will be combining their culinary talents to present a wonderful
4-course menu with matching wines in the picturesque and rustic farm shed at Cook’s Co-Op,

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SMALL LUXURY HOTELS OF THE WORLD™ LAUNCHES NEW IPHONE APP

Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) has launched a new app for iPhone that is available on the App Store. The app reflects SLH’s contemporary new brand positioning with a clean and easy to navigate interface, and has been designed to match independently minded travellers with the luxury brand’s collection of over 520 independently spirited hotels around the world.

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ROMANCE ABOUNDS IN MALDIVES

White beaches, crystal clear lagoons, fabulous surf and a mass of colourful sea life in an amazing marine underworld provide the most perfect of backdrops for a special time together in the stunning Maldives.

Romance, relaxation, adventure, indulgence, revitalisation, discovery – whatever your desire and moments to be shared and reflect on amidst all the beauty that surrounds you.

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SHAKEN AND STIRRED WITH YOUR VALENTINE AT THE SAROJIN

Luxury Thailand boutique resort, The Sarojin, Khao Lak invites couples on a thrill-seeking and romantic Valentine adventure in the true style of a James Bond shaken and stirred 007 escapade.

The day kicks off with an effervescent Champagne breakfast, fit for a James Bond and his lady in the beautiful tropical surrounds of this popular holiday destination for Australians and the world alike.

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AQUA EXPEDITIONS OFFERING AGENT EDUCATIONALS ON AMAZON AND MEKONG RIVER CRUISES

In 2016, Aqua Expeditions is offering members of the travel trade special rates to experience
first-hand its popular Amazon and Mekong River cruises and enjoy an exceptional level of luxury, customer service and quality for which these captivating journeys are synonymous.

Aqua Expeditions continues to head the charge for luxury small ship cruising on the Amazon and Mekong Rivers and remains true to its commitment to providing unparalleled travel adventures,

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AQUA EXPEDITIONS FEATURING OWNER AND CELEBRITY CHEF HOSTED CRUISES ON MEKONG AND AMAZON RIVERS IN 2016

Guests will be invited to join Aqua Expeditions CEO and Founder, Francesco Galli Zugaro and celebrated Chefs, David Thompson and Pedro Miguel Schiaffino on a series of Mekong and Amazon River cruises in 2016.

These hosted voyages will provide guests with an insight into the entrepreneurial vision, local inspiration and design details that have combined to create exceptional luxury small ship cruising,

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NEW HOTELS JOIN SMALL LUXURY HOTELS OF THE WORLD™ IN JANUARY 2016

Small Luxury Hotels of the World is introducing five new hotels to its collection of more than 520 hotels in 80 countries around the world this January. With an aim to match independently minded guests with independently spirited hotels these hotels in Thailand, Mexico, Sri Lanka, Italy and Turkey showcase everything from coastal modernism and avant-garde sustainability to historical immersion and exemplary tailor-made service.

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FINNAIR OPENS NEW ROUTE TO ENONTEKIÖ IN FINLAND FOR WINTER 2016

Finnair will operate a new weekly route to Enontekiö in Finland during winter 2016 to take snow sports fans to Lapland.

Enontekiö has around 300km of skiing trails and guarantees the longest skiing season in Finland. It also boasts the chance of seeing the Northern Lights on every 3 out of four nights during winter.

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SLH LAUNCHES SMALL LUXURY HEROES AGENT RECOGNITION PROGRAMME WITH $25,000 GIVEAWAY

Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH), the champion of small, luxury, independent hotels, is celebrating its 25th anniversary with the launch of a travel agent recognition programme – Small Luxury Heroes. The launch includes a kick off incentive that will enter all agents who register for the programme before 31st January 2016 into a prize draw to win one of 25 USD $1,000 SLH Gift Certificates.

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FINNAIR ADDS SEATING CAPACITY TO ITS FEEDER FLEET

Due to a growing need for feeder traffic capacity, Finnair has decided to improve the space efficiency of its current Airbus narrow-body fleet, operating mainly on its European routes. According to the plan, seats will be added to the aircraft primarily without changing the leg space available to the passenger,

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A SUBLIME SUMMER CELEBRATION ON NORFOLK ISLAND

There is no better place to be when the mercury rises than a tiny sub-tropical island where the cool sea-breezes make summer sublime and, at Latitude 29°, that place is Norfolk Island.

Norfolk Island is perfectly situated to present an ideal summer climate combining with natural beauty, history,

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STRONG PICK-UP IN MALDIVES BOOKINGS FROM AUSTRALIA

The Maldives is reporting strong bookings out of Australia as this popular holiday destination continues be a major drawcard for its wonderful array of accommodation, dining and spa experiences plus diving and surfing, which are of huge appeal, and the honeymoon market, providing a sizeable slice of business.

Maldives Marketing &

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THE GENESIS OF AQUA EXPEDITIONS’ CRUISING ON THE AMAZON AND MEKONG

Aqua Expeditions continues to head the charge for luxury small ship cruising on the Amazon and Mekong Rivers and remains true to its commitment to providing unparalleled travel adventures, absolute comfort and incredible dining experiences at a relaxed and easy pace on two of the world’s most fascinating waterways.

The genesis of Aqua Expeditions arrived with Founder and CEO,

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FINNAIR A350 XWB FLYING HIGH WITH STRONG AUSTRALIAN INTEREST

The new Finnair Airbus A350 XWB took to the skies on the first of its long-haul services on 21 November 2015 heading off from Helsinki for destination Shanghai.

Finnair is the first European carrier to fly the Airbus A350 XWB which offers unrivalled fuel efficiency and passenger comfort making it the perfect aircraft to spearhead Finnair’s Asian expansion.

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TOURISM COUNCIL OF BHUTAN APPOINTS- THE UNIQUE TOURISM AS AUSTRALIAN REPRESENTATIVE

 

The Unique Tourism Collection has been appointed Australian representative for the Tourism Council of Bhutan.

The Sydney-based travel and tourism marketing and communication specialist will be responsible for sales, marketing and media activity working closely with industry partners and media and developing strategic opportunities for driving Australian business to Bhutan.

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AQUA EXPEDITIONS TAKES GUESTS TO SCHOOL IN PERU AND VIETNAM

Aqua Expeditions invites guests to meet and interact with children of the local communities as part of a very special experience on its Amazon and Mekong river cruise adventures in Peru and Vietnam.

On its Amazon cruises, Aqua Expeditions participates in an initiative called Pack For A Purpose supporting a range of local projects including Peru’s Community First Aid Centre servicing more than 14 communities along the Amazon with medical supplies and providing writing implements,

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NEW CULTURAL GEMS FOR SMALL LUXURY HOTELS OF THE WORLD

Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) welcomes four new members to its exclusive collection of small, independent hotels this month. Discover traditional cultural gems near to these hotels that are steeped in local culture in their own right. It is this tranquil dialogue between traditional culture and modernity that makes a stay at the otherwise comfortably-furnished hotel so unforgettable.

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THE CAPITAL KNIGHTSBRIDGE LONDON THE PERFECT HOME BASE FOR ART, MUSEUMS AND NEW YEAR SALES

The Capital London continues to draw many new and returning guests from Australia each year to soak up a special elegance and English charm, which this family-run 5-star hotel has maintained, and settle into a perfect location for accessing all that awaits in this thriving city metropolis.

The Capital is situated on fashionable Basil Street in the heart of Knightsbridge,

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AQUA EXPEDITIONS UNVEILS NEW ADVENTURES TO CELEBRATE FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF AQUA MEKONG

Aqua Expeditions has introduced exciting new adventures for guests to mark the first anniversary in October 2015 of Aqua Mekong’s cruises along the Mekong River between Vietnam and Cambodia.
The leader in luxury small ship cruising, Aqua Expeditions is continually researching new opportunities for guests traveling aboard the luxurious boutique Aqua Mekong cruiser to experience fresh and novel local adventures,

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BEAUTIFUL CASA ANGELINA PRESENTS EXCLUSIVE- OFFERS FOR AUSTRALIAN GUESTS IN 2016

Casa Angelina has announced exclusive offers for Australians wishing to stay at this stunning setting on Italy’s Amalfi Coast during the vibrant European Spring and Autumn in 2016 and booking through Australian travel agencies.

Casa Angelina overlooks expanses of the Mediterranean Sea from a cliff-edge perch in the quiet and picturesque Campania village of Praiano,

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NORFOLK ISLAND TIME ZONE CHANGES

Norfolk Island will introduce a permanent change to its year-round time zone from next Sunday morning (4 October 2015).

At 2.00am on Sunday, Norfolk Island time will become 1.30am in a move which is designed to provide easier access for local businesses when engaging with the Australian mainland and attract increased opportunities and appeal for the island’s major tourist market.

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NO LONGER AN UPGRADE AWAY FROM A MEMORABLE STAY!

There is nothing quite like checking into your favourite hotel and finding out you’ve been upgraded! Small Luxury Hotels of the World™ has decided to do away with chance and is currently offering 20% off suites when you prepay your stay. Junior, Master or Presidential – certainly takes a boutique escape up a notch,

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