This time on our new bi-weekly feature on travel happenings, we’ve got discounted airfares courtesy of Emirates, the return of Bangkok’s biggest open air boat party, a weekend getaway for the hardworking man in your life, and an upcoming InterContinental hotel built mostly below ground that looks out of this world.

Explore The World With Emirates’ Twice-Yearly Mega Sale

Fort Lovrijenac, Dubrovnik, Croatia aka King’s Landing

Whether you’re making a last-minute getaway or planning for the winter hols’, your destination is likely to be in the 161 destinations that Emirates flies to. With their mega sale going on right now, you can head down under to Australia from $588 (business class from $3388), check out the lush savannahs of Africa from $919 (business class from $5059), or visit filming locations of your favourite films and shows in Europe from $909 (business class from $4079).

Bookings must be made here between now and 27 August 2018, for travel between 23 August 2018 and 31 March 2019. Those heading to Australia, book by 23 August for travel between 26 August 2018 and 31 March 2019

InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland Set to Open End 2018

Built in a former quarry in southwestern Shanghai that reaches down to 88 metres below ground, InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland is an ambitious attempt to reshape the relationship between the city and nature. Boasting 18 floors – 2 above ground and 16 below – all 336 rooms and suites feature balconies to take in the spectacular view of the waterfalls and the surrounding cliffs. Unfortunately, the hotel is not open for booking at this point in time. Keep updated here.

Karma Kruise Returns This November

Bangkok’s much-anticipated open air boat party is making their 2018 comeback to the Chao Praya River! Happening 10 November, the fourth edition of the cruise will see a three-story luxury dining vessel converted into the city’s biggest dance floor that’ll play host to 500 revelers. The stellar line-up features headliners Simple Symmetry(the Russian duo achieve international acclaim through releases on Disco Halal and Multi Culti), Taipei crowd favourite Yoshi Nori, and Bangkok-based veteran producer and DJ Sunju Hargun. Karma Kruise ticket holders will also get complimentary access to the official after-party at SAFE ROOM, where an equally impressive line-up awaits. Expect the likes of Japanese DJ Chida, HCMC’s The Observatory founder Hibiya Line, and Bangkok’s own Marmosets (Tempo BKK).

Don’t miss the boat; tickets start from 1000THB (US$30) and are available here.

Hit, Heal and Heat:An Ultimate Men’s Getaway

Cocoon Spa – Suite Treatment Room

The Slate is one of the best luxury resorts in Phuket and they’ve put together a weekend itinerary for the hardworking men looking to catch a break, along with sun and the sea. Start off with a one-to-one Muay Thai session, then heal post-workout with a rejuvenating 60-minute massage at Coqoon Spa, and turn the heat up by learning Thai recipes with a cooking class at Moo’s Kitchen. There are many cherries on top here: return airport transfers, dinner at The Slate’s newly launched Japanese restaurant Rivet, and a mini bottle of locally distilled Chalong Bay rum.

Available now till 28 February 2019, the three-day, two-night package starts from THB24,500 (US$745) in a Pearl Bed Suite. For reservations, email or visit their website.  

Millennium Hotels and Resorts x Chelsea Football Club

Chelsea Harbour Hotel. Image courtesy of Matthew Shaw.

Chelsea football fans, this one’s for you. With the inking of an exclusive three-year global hotel partnershipwith Millennium Hotels and Resorts, guests will be able to access a selection of unique football-focused room packages, book a range of guest experiences and enter competitions to win money-can’t-buy prizes on the new Millennium Chelsea FC website. Other exciting things in development include VIP travel packages for European away matches, hospitality box access, signed merchandise, and even training ground ‘meet and greet’ sessions with players!

For more information, see here.

Top Image: The Slate