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Executive Edge Art of Travel

Welcome to the first issue of Executive Edge Travel's first ever Art of Travel newsletter. Bi-monthly we'll present exclusive offers for our clients from every corner of the globe. This month we spotlight jet set travel ideas – Amazon river cruises, tropical bliss in Bali or Seychelles, a Burgundy biking tour, decadent spa escapes in Australia and overseas, culinary tours of China and more…

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Delfin cruises in Peru Biking in Burgundy

AMAZON ADVENTURE

Delfin Cruises in Peru

Pioneers of boutique cruising on the upper Amazon in Peru's Pacaya Samiria Reserve, the Delfin's luxury vessels take you on 4 to 5-day adventures of pure jungle authenticity. Deliver an anaconda to a local village for trade, canoe through flooded lagoons with Howler monkeys reaching for you, swim amongst pink river dolphins, bird watch until your heart's content, then dine under a canopy of stars as you float peacefully along in your luxurious houseboat.
Amazon cruise details

ON THE ROAD

Burgundy Biking Tour

Biking from hotel to hotel on quiet country lanes, Butterfield & Robinson pioneered a new way to see Europe. Their Burgundy Biking Tour is vintage B&R territory renowned for celebrating wine and French culinary traditions. Travel slowly cycling in small groups from village to village and deeply experience the area. Stop to chat with locals over an espresso, sample baguettes at the boulangerie, feel the ocean breeze on your face, then rest your weary head at the exclusive Abbaye de la Bussiere.

Six Senses spa indulgence Le Sirenuse, Positana

SPA INDULGENCE

Thailand & Australia Spa Escapes

Everything about Six Senses Sanctuary Naka Yai is dedicated to wellness. Just off the coast of Phuket, Six Senses Sanctuary is more than a destination spa, it's a chance to stop the world and start again with a fresh, healthier perspective. In heavenly surroundings of rustic chic villas, organic cuisine and pampering from four stunning spas (Indian, Chinese, Indonesian and Thai), you can detox, lose weight, learn yoga, mountain bike around the island or try hypnotherapy techniques. Special offer of Hill Pool Villa or Beach View Pool Villa through 31 October.

28 of Oprah's Ultimate Australia Adventure audience came to enjoy Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa - Australia's first conservation-led luxury resort. A tribute to an old colonial outstation set amongst the dramatic Blue Mountains, the resort offers a broad selection of outdoor pursuits and holistic therapies. Spa holiday in style with their special offer from 1 April through 30 June for a complimentary one-hour massage per person if book any two nights Sunday through Thursday.
Spa & Accommodation offer

CALL OF THE SIRENS

Amalfi Coast Blue Heaven

Le Sirenuse is Positano's most elegant hotel previously the noble Neapolitan summer home of the Marchesi Sersale family. Its pool terrace is still THE place to lunch with lounging international jet setters overlooking Positano's perfect vista, the Duomo and islands of the Sirens for which the hotel took its name. The 'Riva' special offer linked includes a 2-hour afternoon boat excursion along the Amalfi Coast in a private charter. Viva la dolce vita! Riva Package

Our cover photo of the Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria Sorrento is bellissimo. However it does not entirely convey the exquisite reality of this historic hotel. Perched on the plateau's edge of Sorrento's peninsula 50 metres above sea level, the Excelsior Vittoria has an acclaimed and glorious past. Four generations of Fiorentinos welcome guests with their Family Package of 4 nights for 2 adults and 2 kids - authentic Neapolitan pizza cooking classes for kids and half-day snorkelling excursions for the whole family as well as complimentary breakfasts, limo transfers from Naples, dinner for 4, a Pompeii excursion, boat excursion and 15% off all spa treatments and meals.


Mondrian Soho

BRIGHT LIGHTS BIG CITY

Mondrian Soho New York Opens

The latest chic Mondrian hotel has opened its doors February 22nd in New York's SoHo area with unobstructed views of Manhattan from each room. Always boasting the hottest restaurants and night spots, the hotel's Imperial No. Nine modern seafood restaurant and Mister H's nightclub will shine equally bright. Currently offering starting rates from $259 and automatic upgrade at check-in based upon availability if booked through Executive Edge. www.morganshotelgroup.com

Sri Lankan buddhist monk

Sri Lankan buddhist monk

CUSTOMISED TOURS

Sri Lanka Safari

Teardrop in the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka offers a kaleidoscope of travel experiences. Banyan Tours brings this island to life for select visators with personalised itineraries for couples, families or friends. Mobile-tented safaris with leopards abound, private guided walks in historic towns, visits to sacred sites, dolphin and whale watching. Guests stay in heritage hotels, tea estate bungalows, private beach villas and are chauffered throughout by expert guides. Custom tour

Four Seasons resort, Seychelles

watercolour from Morocco

PARADISE ISLAND

Castaway Seychelles Seclusion

Revel in barefoot ease serenaded by tropical birdsong and enveloped by scents of cinnamon on your own hillside perched pool villa at Four Seasons Seychelles overlooking private powder beaches. Discover abundant plant and marine life Robinson Crusoe-style. Executive Edge's Preferred Partner special for a complimentary upgrade from an Ocean View Villa to a Hilltop Ocean View Villa even includes daily breakfast for two and one lunch for two. This exclusive offer can also be combined with their 'Stay Longer Promotion' - complimentary 4th night with 3 nights' stay or complimentary 6th and 7th night with 5 nights' stay.
Preferred Partner Special Offer

MEDINA MAGIC

Morocco through local eyes

Morocco by Prior Arrangement creates custom itineraries for this exotic and mesmerising city based upon the personal interests of its clients – dine with a local family, sightsee souks and palaces with expert guides, desert or mountain or coastal town sojourns, city breaks in Fes, Marrakech, Essaouria, Rabat, Casablanca, Tangier or Meknes. Create your own Moroccan magic... details

ANCIENT CIVILISATIONS

Treasures of Turkey

Embark on an 11 night tour of the best of Turkey from Istanbul to Cappadocia to Ephesus to Bodrum. Cruise Istanbul's winding straights connecting the Black Sea with the Sea of Marmara lined with beautiful mosques, lavish palaces and decadent villas. Hunt for silk from Persia and spices from India in the city's Grand Covered Bazaar then linger in wonder at the legendary Blue Mosque, Aya Sofya or Topkapi Sarayi. Visit the rock-carved churches of Goreme National Park, hot air balloon over Cappadocia, attend a whirling dervish ceremony in Pera...

GOURMET TRAVELLER

China Culinary Tour

An exclusive insiders' guide to the top chefs and restaurants of China's high-end culinary scene. Dine with master chefs for delectable degustation menus and total immersion in Chinese fine cuisine and culture - from chef-guided produce and spice market walks to intimate private wine tastings in secluded villas to cooking classes in state-of-the-art kitchens of the most famous dining establishments.
Tour details

Club Med Movie Night -'Hop'

Executive Edge and Club Med hosted family movie night featuring 'Hop' with major Club Med giveaways on 6 April.

Latest Club Med Exclusive Offers

Mandarin Oriental Award

This month Executive Edge was awarded the 2010 Top Performing Agent Award from Mandarin Oriental. The prestigious 'Fan Award' recognizes outstanding efforts and sales by 3 independent management companies in Australia each year.

Executive Edge Website Deals

Check out the latest specials and exclusive offers on the updated Executive Edge Travel & Events' website.

Flight deals

Leisure Specials

Exclusive Offers

Regent Venice to Athens Cruise

The ultimate all-inclusive luxury cruise experience with Regent Seven Seas includes Dubrovnik, Kotor, Santorini and Ephesus. An exclusive offer of US $700 per suite shipboard credit for this Mediterranean jewel cruise.

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