From the colossal return of King Kong, to a “Galaxy Far, Far Away” coming closer than ever, to the launch of the tallest, fastest and longest roller coaster — Orlando’s newest attractions are bigger, bolder and better-than-ever.
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- At Universal’s Islands of Adventure “Skull Island: Reign of Kong” will honour one of the most monumental figures in movie history, King Kong.
- A new tropical oasis will welcome guests at Universal Orlando Resort: the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort.
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- Epcot guests can cool off in the kingdom of Arendelle when the highly-anticipated attraction “Frozen Ever After” opens in the Norway Pavilion on June 21.
- A new flight path will open for the popular attraction “Soarin’” at Epcot on June 17.
- Guests will discover new entertainment around every corner this summer with the debut of four new shows across the parks, including “Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away,” and the nightly “Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular.”
Seaworld Orlando, Legoland Florida Resort and Crayola Experience also have new experiences for visitors this summer and several travel packages are available for Canadians to help offset the fall of the Canadian dollar. Details can be found at VisitOrlando.com/blog.
G Adventures announces new expedition cruise itineraries for Norway
G Adventures introduces three new itineraries in Norway onboard its expedition ship, G Expedition, in May 2017, following consumer demand for cruises in the area.
At The Reverie Saigon, good things come In threes
Dubbed “Haute Ho Chi Minh”, The Reverie Saigon’s first-ever package marries a three-hour shopping experience in one of Asia’s most dynamic cities with three spa treatments in a venue hailed by CNN this month as one of the world’s best new spas, and provides three nights’ accommodation in one of only 60 hotels in the world that received a shout-out by Condé Nast Traveler USA on its 2016 ‘Hot List’.
The hotel’s astonishing new spa anchors the pièce de résistance of Haute Ho Chi Minh. The 1,200-square-metre sanctuary, with 10 treatment rooms, strikes a poised balance between the extravagant and the understated.
Over the course of their stay, guests can indulge in three treatments from a selection of five massages selected for their rejuvenating qualities.
To complement, a guide from Trails of Indochina will escort guests on a personalized shopping excursion through a city that’s gaining a reputation for its original clothing designs, contemporary artwork and innovative crafts.
For more information visit www.thereveriesaigon.com
Celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday with a royal break, fit for a monarch
To celebrate the state festivities for HRH Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday, taking place on June 11, 2016, TTC (The Travel Corporation) has compiled a guide to the best royal vacation and leisure experiences from across its family of award-winning brands.
Live like royalty for a weekend
To commemorate the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations this year, The Rubens at the Palace, the hotel situated closest to Buckingham Palace, is offering a magnificent, 3-night Live like Royalty hotel package For more information visit www.rubenshotel.com.
Meet a real life princess with Uniworld’s Monarch Collection
Uniworld has created specialist Monarch Collection departures, which give an in-depth exploration of Europe’s aristocratic heritage and a unique perspective of the life and times of royalty past and present. The cruise includes a visit to Artsetten Castle in Austria, where guests are hosted by Princess Anita von Hohenberg, the great-granddaughter of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and Duchess Sophie von Hohenberg, for a champagne reception in her regal home. For more information about Uniworld, visit https://www.uniworld.com/.
Stay by the Palace of Versailles with Luxury Gold
On the 15-day Luxury Gold French Elegance itinerary guests will stay at one of France’s finest luxury retreats, the Trianon Palace, Versailles, just steps away from the royal Château de Versailles. For more information, visit www.insightvacations.com.
Explore Germany’s castles
Germany is a country teeming with castles, and Trafalgar’s 12-day Best of Germany trip reveals the best. Twinning historical castle visits with the stunning scenery of the Rhine, Black Forest and Bavarian Alps. For more information visit www.trafalgar.com.
Stay in a 17th Century French Château with Contiki
Contiki, the leader in youth travel for 18-35 year olds, has a Special Stopover site at their own Château de Cruix on many of its French trips, situated among the green rolling hills and vineyards of the famous Beaujolais Wine Region of Southern France. For more information, visit www.contiki.com.