From affordable fares to Dubai and other parts of Europe on Emirates as well as value-for-money packages at luxury resorts on private islands like Pangkor Laut, this edition of Wanderfolk has some of the best summer deals we’ve seen yet.

Exclusive Offers for Singapore Residents at YTL Hotels

Spa Village Resort Tembok Bali

What do Spa Village Resort Tembok Bali, Tanjong Jara Resort, Pangkor Laut Resort, and Gaya Island Resort have in common? For one, they’re all luxury resorts owned and managed by YTL Hotels, but more importantly, they’ve launched seven packages for us lucky ducks based in Singapore. Rates range from S$580++ for a two-night stay for two at Gaya Island Resort, off the coast of Kota Kinabalu to a three-night stay at the adults-only spa resort in Bali for S$1065++ for two. The packages include all meals, and all direct bookings on their website before 31 July 2019 for travel between 1 September to 15 December 2019 will receive one complimentary 50-minute massage per stay.

See here for more information and bookings.

A Mid-Year Reboot with Emirates

New York City

Those shopping for a vacation for the second half of the year can look to Emirates’ mid-year sale on Economy and Business Class fares. Available for booking now till 7 July 2019 for travel until 31 December 2019, fares start from S$649 to Dubai, S$909 to Paris, and to S$1, 209 to New York. Other destinations in Europe on offer include London, Munich, Rome, and Barcelona. Even better? Passengers who book travel dates in September will enjoy an additional S$50 off on Economy Class and S$100 off on Business Class.

Book online here.

Experience Western Australia’s Outback with COMO The Treasury

Kimberley. Image courtesy of Nanda Haensel

Western Australia’s outback country is best visited in Perth’s winter months, from April to October, so COMO The Treasury has launched two new five-night experiences in partnership with rugged riverside lodge El Questro (S$4,010 per person based on twin-sharing) and exclusive beach safari camp Sal Salis (S$4,187 per person). Guests start with two nights in a Heritage Room at COMO The Treasury; those who choose The Kimberley can look forward to daily, private excursions like guided gorge walks and exclusive use of Zebedee thermal springs. Visitors of Ningaloo Coast get to enjoy the national park as well as a whale shark swim, guided walks, snorkelling, and kayaking tours.

See here for more information and bookings.

Etihad Launches Seasonal Flights to Alexandria

Shore of Alexandria

This summer, from now till 31 August 2019, Etihad will connect travellers to Alexandria via Abu Dhabi four times per week. The second largest city in Egypt and major economic centre on the Mediterranean Sea is home to attractions like the Great Library of Alexandria and one of the ancient world wonders, the Pharos Lighthouse. The Airbus A320 flights will depart Abu Dhabi at 2.15pm every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, arriving in Alexandria at 4:00 pm. Return flights will depart Alexandria at 4:50pm, arriving back in Abu Dhabi at 10.40pm.

Book online here.

InterContinental Hotels Group Global Sale

InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort

From now till 31 July 2019, travellers can look forward to saving at least 20% on InterContinental Hotel Group’s Best Flexible Rate for stays till 15 September 2019. Participating properties include Hotel Indigo Bangkok Wireless Road and InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort in our neighbouring countries or Crown Plaza Times Square Manhattan and Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre for those venturing further afield. Bookings are non-refundable and must be made already three days in advance; blackout dates apply.

See here for more information and bookings.