A trip to Asia can be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for many because of the huge investment in time and money involved in planning and booking an international vacation. But decreasing flight costs to Asia are adding further incentive for travelers to find ways to get the most out of their hard-earned dollars. Typically there are savings to be found in handling your own transportation, meals and general a la carte costs if you know what you are doing and where to go, but in the current economic climate many luxury hotels are being forced to find innovative new ways to save their guests, and their hotels. Some are offering flight rebates, while others like the Orient Express group are creating special “Luxury Equation” packages with additional services, amenities, and custom offers that help curb unexpected travel costs and take the hassle and worry out of the planning process. These packages are designed to offer travelers deep discounts with added benefits also intended to enhance your experience of the local culture and surroundings, allowing you more time to relax and enjoy the journey.
La Residence d’Angkor
Siem Reap, Cambodia
The UNESCO site of Angkor Wat is one of the most beautiful places in the world and the Khmer style La Residence d’Angkor is ideally situated to explore its ancient temples on the Siem Reap River in the city center, surrounded by aged and flowering trees. The simple Great Affordable Escape package includes:
• Round-trip airport transfers
• Daily breakfast
• A three-course dinner
Rates: Start at US$193 per night and include complimentary WiFi, air conditioning and satellite TV. Valid until April 30th, 2010. Minimum 2-night stay.
La Residence Phou Vao
Luang Prabang, Laos
This French colonial-style boutique spa hotel enjoys breathtaking views of the mountains and surrounding World Heritage town of Luang Prabang, ideal for a romantic getaway. Let La Residence Phou Vao do the planning for you and book the Romantic Escape package:
• 3 nights accommodation in a Deluxe Room
• Daily breakfast for two
• Roundtrip airport transfers
• Bouquet of flowers and floral bed decoration on arrival
• A full-day deluxe cruise to the Pak Ou caves and picnic lunch for two (with guide)
• One-hour massage treatment for two
• Dinner for two
• Complimentary WiFi
Rates: From US$273 per night and valid until December 21st, 2009.
Ubud Hanging Gardens
Located in the steep rice terraces of Ubud, known as the center of culture and the arts of Bali, the Ubud Hanging Gardens resort has 38 luxury private pool villas, each with a heated private infinity plunge pool and spectacular views of tropical mountains and the winding Ayung river. Book the Great Affordable Escape package and enjoy:
• Minimum 2 nights accommodation
• Romantic 3 course dinner
• Daily breakfast
Rates: From US$377 per night and valid until December 21st, 2009.