Family bonus: Kahala Mandarin Oriental has a family package offering not only value but activities from boogie board lessons to hula dancing. Guests who book either a garden view or ocean view room at the published rates will receive these benefits: 50 per cent off the second room, when occupied by children under 17 years; welcome Kahala Cooler drinks; complimentary recreational activities such as introductory scuba and surfing lessons, boogie boards and bicycles; complimentary lending library of portable CD player/CDs for the beach, board games, books and movies; complimentary resort amenities such as a private ocean diving platform, various land and pool exercise classes, use of the fitness centre and locker room; complimentary Hawaiian cultural arts programmes such as lei making, ukulele lessons, lau'hala weaving and quilting; and complimentary shopping shuttle to Waikiki. The package, valid until December 17, is based on a three-night minimum booking and a maximum of two adults and two children per room. www.mandarinoriental.com Brief trip: Duck off on a three-day/two-night Super Value Beijing package from HK$2,470 valid until December 31. The package, offered through VIP Holidays and Prince Travel, includes economy return ticket with Air China or China Southern Airlines and daily breakfast. Choose from five hotels and the ticket is valid for seven days. Tel: 2111 3828 Fax: 2111 9592 Meeting deal: Book your next meeting or conference at The Holiday Inn Golden Mile Hong Kong until December 31 and take advantage of our email@example.com offer with room rates from HK$788. Benefits include daily buffet breakfast; one-way shuttle bus transfer from hotel to the airport; a choice of an upgrade of one room to a suite or one complimentary room; 20 per cent discount off laundry and dry cleaning; 10 per cent discount off business centre services; and special Full Day Meeting Package at HK$300 per person. Executive Club Floor guests will also enjoy additional benefits including complimentary tea, coffee and snacks served all day and unlimited evening cocktails, plus complimentary Internet access. Tel: 2315 1229 Fax: 2315 1263 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Fare cuts: Northwest Airlines has reduced its leisure fares for the Christmas holiday domestic travel season, AFX Asia reports. The airline said the discount fares must be purchased seven days in advance and could be bought until December 26, for travel on select days between December 18 and January 6 next year. Recovery kit: InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong launched the new Jet Lag Recovery kit especially designed to revive weary travellers. The kit provides an aromatherapy-based solution, to help guests unwind and relax, leaving them re-energised. The kits comprise three key products which contain essential oils, including: Lavender Sleep Spray Floral Water which can be used to mist over one's body and/or pillow to create a feeling of calmness and relaxation promoting a better night's sleep; Neroli Hydrating Gel which is ideal to moisturise parched skin, restoring water balance and leaving one feeling soothed and refreshed; and a Citrus Wide-Awake Aromaball: containing the finest essential oils, which when applied to pulse points will give an instant lift. The kits are complimentary for long-haul guests who fly for more than five hours or across three time zones. Presented in a small tin box with rolled edges, the kits are the perfect size to take inflight on an onward journey, fitting into a brief case or handbag.