Best of British: Missed out on the 'We Love Hong Kong' $2,500 fare to London? Well, almost as good - and you don't have to race around town collecting receipts - is the latest British Airways offer of return flights to London for $3,888, which includes a free flight to one of 40 European destinations. The deal is available until June 30, and passengers must commence travel by August 31 (tel: 2822 9000; www.britishairways.com).
Boys' own: Here's an alternative to the usual drunken antics that comprise Macau stag weekends. Spa Philosophy has launched an 80-minute executive stress-buster package for men priced at $688 that includes a body buff and polish, a stress relief back massage and an executive express facial. Visit www.spaphilosophy.com or call (853) 728 330 or for more information.
Female-friendly: A new hotel catering exclusively to women has opened in central Seoul. Located in Myeong Dong, the FreeM Hotel has focused its energies on health and beauty facilities, featuring a spa with amethyst pools, mud baths, herb saunas and even a resident plastic surgeon and optometrist. Rates start at 123,000 won (HK$795) for a single room and 151,000 won for a double (tel: [82 2] 771 9111; www.freemhotel.co.kr).
A right royal affair: The Royal Pacific Hotel, next to China Hong Kong City in Tsim Sha Tsui, has a relaxation package priced at $698 that includes three complimentary meals for two: lunch and dinner at the hotel's Cafe on the Park, plus breakfast in your room. Available to HKID card holders only until August 31 (tel: 2738 2222; www.royalpacific.com.hk)
Eating at the Eaton: Also offering a relaxation package to Hong Kong and Macau ID card holders is the Eaton Hotel in Kowloon (above), priced at $798, with a second night available for $488. The deal includes welcome drinks in the Planter's Bar and a welcome fruit plate in your room; afternoon tea in the Lobby Lounge or Garden Terrace; dinner buffet in the Coffee Shop; daily American breakfast; free access to the gym and rooftop pool; and late check-out at 4pm (380 Nathan Road, tel: 2782 1818; www.eaton-hotel.com).
Singapore swing: To revive the flagging tourist industry, the Singapore Tourism Board is investing S$2 million (HK$9 million) in a Step Out! programme over the next two months. Major events worth timing a trip with include the great Singapore Sale (until July 13), Singapore Street Festival (until June 15), and Singapore Arts Festival (until June 22). A host of discounts will be available on dining, activities and entertainment. Visit www.stepoutsingapore.com for details.
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