Come December, Come festivities

By Susmita Ghosh

Standing at the juncture of year-end and advent of New Year, the travel trade from worldwide shares variety of flexible payment options, adding real value, making leisure trip memorable with some pleasant travel experiences. It’s December – the month for holiday promotions, exclusive offers and value added benefits.

This all-day-dining venue, one-of-a-kind outlet, ‘Beastro’, now open at First Central Hotel Suites, Dubai, brainchild of the hotel’s Executive Chef Patrick Lanteigne, developed by Rachel Thomson, F&B Concept Development & Performance Manager.

Rachel Thomson said, “We saw a gap in the area for an innovative concept. Focusing on a comfort-food heavy menu at market disrupting prices we are confident Beastro will be unbeatable in terms of positioning for the offering we have.”

Patrick Lanteigne added, “BEASTRO will offer fun and familiar food, changing the way people think about the food they love to eat. The menu has been created from North American comfort food with a focus on taking classic dishes, making them fun and exciting.”

Norwegian is counting down the days to Christmas by offering members of its loyalty programme 24 consecutive days of savings on flights, special partner offers and chances to win £2000 worth of points that can be used to redeem any Norwegian flight, including taxes. From December 1 – 24, 2018, Norwegian Reward will launch its Christmas Countdown Advent Calendar filled with daily opportunities to make travel more affordable and boost Cash Point earnings for members.

Brede Huser, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Norwegian informed, “Christmas is coming early to millions of Norwegian Reward members with the launch of our Christmas Countdown Advent Calendar that will make travel even more affordable. There will be amazing prizes drawn daily in December up to the doorstep of Christmas and it’s absolutely free for anyone to participate and have the chance to win enough CashPoints to get cheaper and free Norwegian flights at”

With the onset of the holiday season, JetEscapes Holidays from Jet Airways – India’s premier international airline is offering brand new, all-inclusive holiday packages to visit the ‘Scotland of the East’ – Meghalaya in the country’s north-eastern reaches from the Silicon Valley of India, Bengaluru.

Belson Coutinho, Senior Vice President, Marketing, E-Commerce and Innovation, Jet Airways said, “Holidays are precious moments spent with family and friends. Jet Airways recognises this and ensures that every element of your JetEscapes holiday is created and customised for a completely hassle free experience. We have something for everyone, aligned with our constant endeavour to deliver memorable and unforgettable experiences for our guests both on ground and in the air.”

A Santorini inspired Costa Well Resort Pattaya, has launched Advance Purchase promotion offering 35 per cent off on the best available rate when the reservation is made at least seven days in advance. The benefits include free in room mini-bar, 20 per cent discount on food at Fira Restaurant and 10 per cent discount at Costa Spa. For guests staying in Premier Jacuzzi and Deluxe Ocean View Jacuzzi, the complimentary late check out until 4 PM is offered.

Kenya Airways launched its direct flights from Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to New York John F. Kennedy Airport. This new route is intended to open up the two vibrant economies. Travel from the USA to Kenya will only be 15 hours or there about with no connection hassles, no lay overs and stop overs. Not only will Kenya benefit but also other feeder airlines both local and from neighbouring countries.

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