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Club Med Welcomes Families To Maldives

Club Med is delighted to announce that its two top class properties in the Maldives are welcoming children from this summer, giving families the opportunity to experience an all inclusive Maldives holiday in fabulous accommodation, located in perhaps the most perfect natural setting in the world.

Fun-filled family holidays with children’s activities at the Kani Resort. Upscale and intimate villa holidays in pristine nature at the Finolhu Villas

The Kani Resort started offering children’s activities for kids from four to 17-years-old from July this year, and the Finolhu Villas threw open its doors for family guests with children 12-years-old and up from May this year also.

“The Maldives is one of the most unimaginably dreamy destinations on the planet and our Finolhu Villas and Kani Resort represent the perfect choice for families wanting to explore this extraordinary part of the world. We’re really thrilled to be able to open up this slice of heaven to families,” says Club Med East South Asia Pacific CEO, Heidi Kunkel.

“While the Maldives has traditionally been thought of as a resort for honeymooners, we have found increasing demand from people with young families, so we’re delighted to be able to respond to that need. After all, why should couples have all the fun!”

Kani Resort: Activities

With sports such as kayaking and sailing on offer along with nature activity workshops, arts and crafts, group games and fun distractions such as clown hunts and sandcastle challenges, youngsters are guaranteed to have a great time.

Activities for older teenagers include table tennis, beach volleyball, kayaking, snorkelling, sailing and dance shows as well as outdoor movie screenings under the stars. If that weren’t enough, a wide range of water sports* such as parasailing, fun tube, kids scuba diving and water-skiing are among a host of other activities available for kids along with submarine, fishing and scenic flight excursion programmes* that kids will love (*at extra cost, minimum age varies depending on programme).

Finolhu Villas: Top-end

With beautifully spacious and private rooms surrounded by incomparable natural beauty, the Finolhu Villas represent the pinnacle of top-end accommodation and service in the Indian Ocean paradise. The Finolhu Villas offer guests the most refined, luxury services available as well as access to Kani Resort’s facilities.

The Finolhu Villas have opened their sunset/sunrise beach villas for families, who can also visit the Kani Resort to enjoy the children’s activities on offer there.

Best choice for a family holiday in the Indian Ocean’s pristine perfection

The two resorts are just a 40-minute speedboat ride from the Maldives’ international airport. Sitting on stilts above the crystal-clear turquoise water and powdery white sand that make the Maldives one of the most recognisable and desirable holiday destinations in the world, the Finolhu Villas are conceived to be the last word in luxury. No effort has been spared in ensuring the Villas represent the ultimate destination in the Maldives through a unique blend of refinement, exclusivity and eco-friendly design.

The huge range of choices on offer gives guests the chance to enjoy a different paradise every day in a truly unique location. And while the children are having fun with their activities, parents can fully relax and spend some quality time together in this most romantic of destinations.

About Club Med

Club Med is the premium location for all-inclusive international holidays that meet everyone’s different needs – taking holidays to a new level of enjoyment. Club Med caters to people of all ages and interests. Even the top kids club Bali has to offer.  Club Med Malaysia packages or the heart of Phuket all include gourmet meals, transfers, accommodation – which blends comfort & tradition – sports, leisure, all-day open bar, refreshments, night entertainment and so much more.

For more information, please visit the website:  https://www.clubmed.com.au

Media Contact:
Name: Emma Cayeux
Organization: Club Med
Address: 227 Elizabeth Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Phone: 1800 258 263

GOING EXPERT – A NEW WAY FOR TRAVEL

Going Expert have just launched their new website connecting travellers with been-there travel agents. They don’t sell travel and don’t compare prices, they put the Traveller in touch with Travel Agents who have been to that destination.

Going.Expert is a new travel platform allowing travellers to connect with travel agents who have actually been to the destination they are planning a trip to. This gives the traveller the booking experience and dollar savings of an industry expert with the destinational local knowledge of a seasoned traveller.

Last year (7/2015-6/16), outbound travel departures by Australian residents reached 9.6 million, with 60% of those being for a holiday. The majority of those traveller holidays (77%) were between 2 weeks and 2 months. That’s a lot of travellers and a lot of holidays, many to London. Given the proliferation of online booking platforms, it is interesting to note that almost 53% booked with a travel agent, a growth of 4.3% from the previous year.

There has been a definite downturn in using an online booking platform since 2010 due to traveller frustration brought on by lack of planning flexibility, definite lack of local knowledge and wasted hours, if not days spent researching. The online booking platforms are aggregating available flight, hotel and packaged holiday data from multiple sources; they aren’t planning a vacation for the individual.

In-line with the decrease in booking directly online is an increase of booking through a travel agent. By booking with a travel agent, travellers are realising that all of the planning work is being done for them, and the travel agent has the efficient booking systems at hand to find the right deal at the right time, saving them valuable time and money.

So the traveller is certainly doing the right thing booking through a travel agent, tapping into their wealth of experience, but how does the traveller find a travel agent who knows the local knowledge of the destination really well, in order to maximize the destination experience for the traveller.

“If you want to pick up a quick inflexible, impersonal packaged holiday then go ahead and use the online booking platforms, and pray that nothing goes wrong during your trip. But if you want a holiday that will be memorable for every last organised detail, and have someone to back you up even when you’re away, then you better use a travel agent who has been there”, says Mr Rogan Carroll, creator of a new connection tool for travellers. “That’s where Going.Expert works for the traveller.”

By connecting with a Travel Agent through Going Expert the traveller is getting the local knowledge of a travel specialist, someone who has actually been there. They know the restaurants, the culture, the tours, where to go, and where not to go, they will probably even know which side of the hotel to stay on.

GoingExpert was developed by Mr Carroll out of frustration from wasting hours and days researching a holiday, then getting frustrated even more when sitting with travel agents who refer to a brochure on their rack, or research online information to find out about the destination while sitting there with them. Travellers are time poor these days and want instant results and they want the real “been-there” knowledge on the destination they are travelling to.

“This is not a platform for someone who just needs a flight or hotel, there are plenty of aggregators doing that, this site is for the Traveller who wants to get the most out of their trip. If you want to turn your trip from a good holiday to a memorable lifetime experience, then use www.Going.Expert ,” explains the CEO and Founder of this new and unique travel platform.

Going Expert doesn’t sell travel and doesn’t compare prices, they put the Traveller in touch with Travel Agents who have been to that destination. And it’s not putting them in-touch with the travel agency office either, this is about one-to-one connections with the actual travel agent who has been there. Backing up the database are destination travel agents currently covering 102 countries, including the United Kingdon and growing daily, ready for travellers to match with.

So for the traveller, know where they are going, and are ready to book with someone who knows the destination intimately then visit www.Going.Expert and find a travel agent who has “been-there”. Going Expert is Free to use with no annoying backend advertising – just a pure tool to connect the traveller with the travel agent who knows all about the destination(s) being travelled to.

About Going Expert

GoingExpert is a Travel platform serving the needs of international travellers. Going.Expert connects Travellers with “been-there” Travel Agents; maximizing their travel experience by using a travel agent who has real local knowledge and extensive insights of a number of travel destinations.

Media Contact:

Mr Rogan Carroll

Company Name:  Going Expert

Email:  travel@going.expert

Phone: +61 (02) 8310 4065

Website: https://www.going.expert

 

Sydney City Tours

Your Sydney Guide Now Offers Private Sydney Tours

Scott Ricketts is the founder of Your Sydney Guide and is both an enthusiastic adventure guide and accredited IATG Sydney Tour Guide.

He launched the boutique guided tour business in Sydney to deliver visitors with a unique experience  and for local residents to enjoy some of the many delights the region has to offer but not yet seen for them selves.

Personally Guided Sydney City Tours

Scott is well known for his passion for adventure and travel and has seen him taking several guided tours into the deep powder snow of Hokkaido, Japan. He has also taken tours and traveled himself extensively through the UK, The Pacific, as well as many parts of Asia, North America and Europe. So he is well versed on what visitors to Australia are expecting in Sydney City Tours

The close proximity to Sydney makes the Blue Mountains an ideal day trip from Sydney that visitors can do and rave about.  The distance and highway drive allows a relatively short drive time which gives a full day of enjoying the delights of the region.

Your Sydney Guide staff can personally create the perfect day to suit any group or location that may be of individual interest to a small party. The small size of groups that the transport caters for allows the tours to be tailor made to take in the wonderful sights of Sydney’s regions. You are guaranteed friendly service and an attentive style to ensure a great experience is had by all.

When booking a trip, guests can log their interests and requests via email. This will ensure they are included in the Sydney day trip experience.  ‘Blue Mountain’  Guests enjoy this process and can create a day of what is recommended  as well as their special winery or iconic location to be included, in what will be for many a once in a lifetime visit to the region.

Your Sydney Guide also offers tailor made tour itineraries of the beautiful Sydney  coast that can be personalised to the interests of any group. Tours can be as relaxed or as adventurous as the group desires.

You can learn more about Your Sydney Guide and the Sydney City Tours offered by visiting the website here: http://www.yoursydneyguide.com.au

Media Contact Details:

Company Name: Your Sydney Guide
Owner: Mr Scott Ricketts
Address: 88A Gloucester Road Hurstville,
NSW Australia 2220
Phone:  +61 (02) 8916 6191

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