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Aeroflot to fly to more European and Asian destinations in Winter 2018-2019

Aeroflot to fly to more European and Asian destinations in Winter 2018-2019

Moscow, 27 September 2018 – Aeroflot launches its winter flight schedule on 28 October, with flights to a number of new European and Asian destinations.

Sun-seekers will enjoy new five-times-per-week service to Colombo, the commercial and cultural capital of Sri Lanka, as well as three weekly flights to the capital of Bali, Denpasar (flights will be operated by Aeroflot subsidiary Rossiya Airlines).

In Europe, Aeroflot is also launching new daily flights to Ljubljana, Gothenburg and Dublin. 

Under the new winter flight schedule, Aeroflot will increase frequencies to popular leisure destinations Dubai, Bangkok and Phuket. Flights to Dubai will operate four times per day, with one flight per day flying from Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport to the modern Al Maktoum International Airport, which is easily accessible from the most popular resorts and busiest commercial centres of the city. On the Moscow-Bangkok route Aeroflot will now offer three daily flights, while the number of weekly flights on the Moscow-Phuket route will increase from seven to ten. 

Additional flight frequencies and the new destinations further expand transit opportunities for travellers flying between Europe and Asia. In recent years Aeroflot has established a reputation as a top choice for transit passengers, offering customers convenient connections through the company’s Moscow hub. Moscow’s geographical location and the seamless connectivity through modern facilities at Sheremetyevo Airport mean that journeys between different continents can be two hours or even shorter than via other major hubs. At the same time, Aeroflot offers its passengers top-class service and some of the most affordable fares globally.

Vitaly Saveliev, CEO of Aeroflot, said:

“Today Aeroflot ranks as a leading global carrier and we continue to expand our international route network. This winter we will open new routes as well as increasing flight frequencies to popular destinations. We are pleased to offer travellers new international destinations as well as additional flights to popular tourist destinations, thus expanding travel options with Aeroflot for both business and leisure travellers.”

Source: Aeroflot news

Cunard Unveils Expanded Program of 2020 Summer Voyages

Cunard Unveils Expanded Program of 2020 Summer Voyages

VALENCIA, Calif., September 13, 2018 – Luxury cruise line Cunard has announced its expanded voyage program for the remainder of 2020, including new voyages to the Norwegian Fjords, Japan and Australia. Guests will have the opportunity to experience true luxury and relaxation on Cunard’s iconic ships – Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria – while traveling around the world.

Cunard will continue many of its classic voyages, including its signature Transatlantic Crossing between New York and London, while adding new itineraries in Western Europe and Southeast Asia. Whether choosing a three-night short break or a 19-night Grand Voyage, Cunard guests will enjoy a blend of iconic, world-class cities and lesser-known, charming destinations.

In total, the Cunard fleet will travel over 169,000 nautical miles with calls at 110 destinations in 34 different countries, with eight maiden calls including Bornholm, Denmark; Nordfjordeid, Norway; Ringaskiddy, Ireland; Jakarta, Indonesia; as well as Kurhiro, Ishigaki and Tokyo, Japan. Cunard will also offer a selection of two-nightcalls in major cities including Barcelona, Hong Kong, and Québec and late evening departures which allow guests more time in port for deeper exploration in places such as Juneau, Alaska, Aomori, Japan , Malaga, Spain, and Tromsø, Norway.

“2020 represents the most extensive deployment of Cunard ships ever,” said Josh Leibowitz, SVP Cunard North America. “In addition to visiting incredible destinations such as Norway, Japan, and Asia, we are excited to offer guests longer time in port to enjoy these iconic destinations. Nearly 90% of all port calls on voyages in Summer 2020 are in port 10 hours or longer.”

Queen Mary 2

Flagship ocean liner Queen Mary 2 will continue to be the only ship to offer regularly-scheduled service between New York and London, making 19 7- to 8-night Transatlantic Crossings from April through December in 2020. Voyage itineraries range from seven to 21 nights and include port calls in Canada, Iceland, Scotland and LeHavre, France, along with overnight calls in Québec and Reykjavik and evening departures in Boston and Halifax. Queen Mary 2 will also sail two Norwegian Fjords voyages ranging from seven to 25 nights and five Western European voyages for three to five nights.

Queen Mary 2 voyage highlights include:

  • Nine 14- to 15-night Transatlantic Crossings roundtrip from either New York or London
  • Two 21-night sailings with calls to Canada, Iceland and Scotland – one sailing roundtrip from New York, the other roundtrip from London
  • Fourth of July seven-night Independence Day cruise roundtrip from New York
  • Four seven-night voyages between New York and Québec
  • Eight 14-night New England & Canada voyages which begin and end in ports of New York, Québec, Southampton or Le Havre

Queen Elizabeth

Continuing with the exciting new voyage types first introduced in 2019, Queen Elizabeth, will continue to roam among far-flung and beloved destinations to bring our guests a taste of the exotic in Fall 2020. Starting in September, Queen Elizabeth will embark on three roundtrip voyages from Tokyo as well as Grand Voyages that cover the North Pacific, East Asia and Australia. These can be taken as shorter individual voyages from two to 18-nights, or grouped together into longer combinations of up to 40 nights, to satisfy any discerning guest’s need for exploration.

Queen Elizabeth highlights include:

  • Five Roundtrip Tokyo itineraries with varying lengths and destinations
  • Five Southeast Asia voyages, ranging from seven to 23 nights

Queen Victoria

Cunard’s Queen Victoria will return to Southampton in early spring after embarking on a circumnavigation of South America. She will continue to sail Northern Europe itineraries in addition to seven shorter Western Europe voyages ranging from two to seven nights. She will make seven maiden calls with overnight stays in the major cities of Amsterdam, Barcelona, Reykjavik and St. Petersburg, and evening departures in Bodo, Narvik andTromsø, Norway, Dublin, Ireland, Hamburg, Germany, Malaga, Spain, and Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Queen Victoria highlights include:

  • Four Baltic voyages, ranging from nine to 16 nights
  • Four Norwegian Fjords voyages, ranging from seven to 12 nights
  • Three Atlantic Coast/Iberia voyages, ranging from 10 to 12 nights
  • Two 12-night Iceland voyages
  • Two 12-night North Cape voyages (with a high likelihood of seeing the Northern Lights at Alesund)
  • Two Western Mediterranean voyages, ranging from 14 to 17 nights
  • A 12-night British Isles voyage

Queen Victoria maiden calls:   

  • Bodo, Norway
  • Bornholm, Denmark
  • Riga, Latvia
  • Nordfjordeid, Norway
  • Leknes, Norway
  • Skjolden, Norway
  • Ringaskiddy (for tours to Cork), Ireland

2020 Early Booking Benefits

Guests who book launch fares by November 30, 2018 will receive exclusive benefits including:

  • Free drinks and gratuities in Princess Grill and Queens Grill Suites
  • Up to $1,000 Onboard Credit based on cabin category and voyage length
  • Upgrades in select Britannia cabin categories

Detailed information about promo code ZED/ZEB and disclaimers about these benefits can be found here.

World Club Member Savings

World Club Members benefit from a 5% past passenger discount off launch fares, available for past guests only,until February 19, 2019. This offer is applicable on all cruises, for past guests only, use promo code PAX.

Value Fares

Cunard is delighted to bring back Value Fares for 2020 Summer Program Launch. The Value Fares will feature the following:

  • Up to 25% off Launch Fares
  • 3rd and 4th guests receive up to 50% off the Value Fares double occupancy rates
  • Reduced Non-Refundable and Non-Transferable Deposit (12.5% of the cruise fare instead of 25%)
  • Cunard Care is available for bookings with Value Fares

Fares are capacity controlled, subject to change, and may not be combinable with any other public, group or past guest discount.  Schedule of final payments and cancellation fees will follow the standard terms and conditions. Cabin assignment and dining options are not available for guests booking Value Fares. Guests will be booked on a Guarantee status.

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United Airlines: Double Daily SIN SFO Nonstop Service / Introducing Our Business Class Return Fare

United Airlines: Double Daily SIN SFO Nonstop Service / Introducing Our Business Class Return Fare

Introducing Our Business Class Return Fare

Flight No. Departure
Effective Date

Departure Time

Arrival Time
UA 002 SIN SFO Existing 10:00 09:50
UA 028 New 28 OCT 22:20 20:55
UA 029 SFO SIN New 27 OCT 10:55 20:15 (+1)
UA 001 Existing 22:40 08:00 (+2)
From Destination Fares
RBD Advance
Min Stay Max Stay
SFO 16,000 Z 7 days NIL 6 months
18,500 D 12 months

Terms and Conditions:

  • Sales / Ticketing as specified in system.
  • Travel dates within system range.
  • Ticketing must be completed within 7 days after reservation is made.
  • Fares shown exclude applicable taxes and surcharges.
  • Subject to seat availability.

For further inquiries, please contact your preferred travel agents or us at: lor any of our offices at:

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Kota Kinabalu
Suite M1-03A,Mezzanine Floor, Menara MAA, 6 Lorong Api-Api Satu, 88000 Kota Kinabalu
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Let’s Have Fun With ‘Mak Mak’ At Macao!

Let’s Have Fun With ‘Mak Mak’ At Macao!

Kuala Lumpur, 4 September 2018 – Want to have fun in Macao? Then come visit the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) at the MATTA Travel Fair this 7 to 9 September 2018 at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) in Kuala Lumpur! The MGTO will be at Booth 1443 to 1448, Hall 1. Come on over and let 'Mak Mak' introduce you to the wonders of the culturally vibrant and gastronomically exciting Macao!

Don't know who 'Mak Mak' is? 'Mak Mak is Macao’s official tourism mascot! It is a black-faced hornbill whose meaningful design is inspired by the Guia Lighthouse, representing Macao’s European influence. As a pathfinder, ‘Mak Mak’ shoulders the responsibility of guiding travellers to explore Macao – a city prized for its unique blend of Chinese and European cultures. Therefore, come follow ‘Mak Mak’ and visit Macao – you will definitely see its charm for yourself!

In addition, there will also be a fun “Catch the Egg Tart” game held at the fair to add to the excitement! All you have to do is catch as many virtual egg tarts as you can within the stipulated time and you can win exclusive souvenirs! That’s not all! Another exciting game is the “Ready, Set, Go!” game where visitors can participate in a virtual marathon run through beautiful landscapes and landmarks of Macao! For the shutterbugs and “selfie queens”, remember to also come over to the MGTO’s booth and take Insta-worthy photos with the various backdrops of past Macao festivals!

Delicious Macao snacks and cuisine are a plenty, but the Portuguese tarts and almond cookies are two of the most famous snacks that we all know and love. What charm do they hold that makes both tourists and locals alike enjoy them? To answer this mystery, the MGTO has specially prepared these two snacks for you to try – so come on over to the MATTA Fair and taste them for yourself!

In addition to the exciting games and food-tasting activities, there will also be Macao travel packages and many other great deals up for grabs! Plus, visitors who purchase any Macao travel packages on the spot will be entitled to redeem an exclusive free gift! Hurry and redeem while stocks last! (Terms and conditions apply.)

Macao is a vibrantly exhilarating city that never sleeps! Throughout the rest of the year, various exciting activities are lined up every month for the entertainment of tourists and locals alike! These include the 29th Macao International Fireworks Display Contest on 1, 8, 15, 24 September and 1 October, World Tourism Day on 27 September, the 32nd Macao International Music Festival from 28 September to 28 October, the 21st Lusofonia Festival from 19 to 21 October, the 18th Macao Food Festival from 9 to 25 November, the 65th Macao Grand Prix from 15 to 18 November, the Macao International Marathon on 2 December, the Macao Light Festival from 2 to 31 December, the Macao International Parade on 16 December, the 3rd International Film Festival & Awards Macao from 8 to 14 December, the Macao Shopping Festival 2018 and many more!

Don’t miss the chance to experience the endless excitement that Macao offers – come now to explore and enjoy! For more event details, visit Macao Tourism Malaysia’s Facebook page at


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