Friday, 10 December 2010

a maldivian treat...

It's a desired destination...a small intimate island, white sandy beaches and stunning waters for snorkelling or diving - that's the general consensus, when we think of the Maldives.  If you're not into pushy street vendors, raving night clubs or littered beaches - staying out on atoll in the Maldives is your dream destination. 
If that is all you want from your holiday in the Maldives, that's fine, but do stop to take a deeper look...
Located within the Indian Ocean you'll discover they're a nation that has developed on influences from south and southeast Asia, the Africans and the Arabs.  These influences can be experienced in their craftsmanship, arts and music and their strong folklore. There is approximately 200 inhabited islands, with 90 of those catering for tourists wanting that idyllic holiday for relaxation, romance and water activity.
If the Maldives have been on your desired holiday list...well, here are some great holiday deals for you...

EARLY BIRD OFFERS: Stay Free Nights and Bonuses 
Packages include: Return Singapore Airlines economy airfares, return transfer via speedboat or seaplane, 7 Nights accommodation and meals as specified:
Sheraton Maldives Fullmoon Resort & Spa - 6 Nights & 1 Night FREE plus daily breakfast
EBO - Book 90 days prior to arrival, receive 10% discount on stay.
Ex - Syd $2560 pp      Mel $2541 pp
Cocoa Island - 5 Nights & 2 Nights FREE plus daily breakfast
EBO - Book 45 days prior to arrival, get US$150 resort credit per room/per night
Ex - Syd $3695 pp      Mel $3676 pp

Huvafen Fushi - 6 Nights & 1 Night FREE plus daily breakfast
EBO - Book 60 days prior to arrival, get 5% discount on stay
Ex -  Syd $4782 pp     Mel $4763 pp

VALID - 01 May to 31 July 2011

Want another resort? Well give us a call, as there are more offers available...
Contact TWAD for details on conditions and all is subject to availability.  

Celebrating at Huvafen Fushi
Lime Spa, Huvafen Fushi
Arriving Huvafen Fushi

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

holidays for happiness...

During the GFC the government was urging us to take holidays, for us to spend and stimulate the economy... Well, some of us did and some of us didn't.  For those that did, well done, you contributed to keeping monies moving and as you would've discovered and may discover further - you felt good for it!

What you gained and maybe you weren't conscious of or even aware of it, was the sense of happiness you felt when on holidays. During my years in travel I've meet some passionate persons, and through the spa industry I recently met a fellow, Dr Sebastion Filep, he and I were both at a Medical Tourism & Wellness Tourism conference.  Our discussions were fun, but his passion for peoples happiness and how tourism can assistance in that was of great interest.  Working at Victoria University, Centre for Tourism and Services Research, he'd had just returned from a conference in Budapest where it was discussed that, yes, tourism - travel and holidays - did stimulate your a sense of happiness and improve wellbeing.

Below are a few links where Dr Sebastian Filep has been quoted.  On reading these, you'll comtemplate your past holidays and how you felt, smile and giggle and acknowledge, yes, my holiday did enstill a sence of happiness....Enjoy! 
Scientists say holidays are good for us
Travel eases depression: research 
Make everyday like your holidays
Holidays can make you live longer

simply capturing the moment...

Balinese girls at Kila Aman

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