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Executive Edge Art of Travel

The clichè is so true - families that play together stay together. And we all know, the most important thing in life is family. Taking time to travel together is invaluable for bonding and creating memories that last a lifetime. This issue we feature 10 incredible family and multigenerational travel experiences from safaris in Botswana to biking through Grand Tetons National Park to cruising the Caribbean or Mediterranean to Club Med Asia Resorts. Enjoy cherished family getaways in Chiang Mai, Mexico, Puglia, Dubai or Paris. These unforgettable holidays will bring your family closer and you'll have unimaginable fun together.

Congrats again to our team - Executive Edge was honoured on this year's Luxury Travel magazine's prestigious Gold List as the #1 'Best Luxury Travel Agency' in Victoria and #4 in all of Australia. We extend deep gratitude to our clients and suppliers who voted for us. We couldn't have won without you!

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Luxury Travel Magazine 2013


Mashatu Game Reserve Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita

BOTSWANA, AFRICA

Mashatu Game Reserve

In unspoiled eastern Botswana, Mashatu 'Land of Giants' Game Reserve offers so much more than just incredible game viewing. Adventure activities for families include cycling safaris, photographic adventures with hides guided by professional photographers, horse safaris, walking safaris, cable car crossings of the Limpopo River and more. Amidst endless plains ranging from savannah to riverine forests to marshland and sandstone outcrops, Big Five wildlife roam freely as well as some surprising species such as the endangered wild dog, African wildcat, black-backed jackal and bat-eared fox. Mashatu's Children's program for kids between 4-12 years is extraordinary - teaching young ones about the bush and wildlife with supervised rangers and kids entertainment specialists trained at Disney. This is how a family does safari. VIDEO

ONE NIGHT FREE - STAY 4 PAY 3 SPECIAL OFFER

Rates

PUNTA MITA, MEXICO

Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita

It's all giggles and smiles at Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, winner of Virtuoso's 2012 Best of the Best Award for its family program. This 1500 acre resort on the coast near Puerto Vallarta along the Riviera Nayarit offers escapades for all ages from river inner-tubing to surf lessons to swimming with dolphins. While parents golf on the two Jack Nicklaus-designed courses or be pampered at Apuane Spa, kids can join a treasure hunt with the complimentary Kids Program or play in the Games Room. All of the 173 luxurious casita-style accommodations feature thoughtful, child-size amenities. Mexican coastal heaven for the whole family.

3rd night FREE

Family Package - Second room 50% off

Edge Preferred Partner Benefits include daily full American breakfast for 2, USD 100 meal credit and room upgrade (if available)

Club Med Family Resorts The Chedi Chiang Mai

CHERATING BEACH, BALI, PHUKET, BINTAN & GUILIN

Club Med Asia Family Resorts

Dubbed as the most inclusive holiday experience for the whole family, every Club Med Village is completely all-inclusive - every meal, every drink, every amenity, every activity. With July school holidays quickly approaching, Club Med has launched their 'Free Nights' special offer - stay 7 nights and pay for just 5 nights at Cherating Beach Malaysia, Bali Nusa Dua, Phuket, Bintan Island and Guilin in China. Bonus? Kids under 4 stay free. A family of 4 travelling to Bali can save up to AUD 1972 during the July school holidays with this offer. Take advantage of free nights by booking before June 30th as availability is limited.

Club Med Family VIDEO

Stay 7 Pay 5 FREE NIGHTS OFFER at select Club Med Asia Resorts

 

CHIANG MAI, THAILAND

The Chedi Chiang Mai

Traditional fishing boats float by The Chedi's floor-to-ceiling glass sleek guestrooms - a scene merging past and present at Chiang Mai's only 5-star hotel along the Mae Ping River. City and nature-based local day tours and family activities are bountiful including Ping River cruising, visiting temples and pagodas, cooking school, a zip line canopy tour through pristine ancient rain forests or trekking, white water rafting, 4-wheeling or Mahout (Elephant Trainer) Courses.

This 4 day/3night 'Elephant Experience' family package valid April - October 2013 is perfect for your next school holiday. Suitable for all ages and includes bonding with elephants, elephant training, riding, painting show, participation in bath time and loads of fun for kids.

Private Elephant Life Experience Program -
4 day/ 3 night family packages

Backroads Family Multisport Tour Jumeirah Zabeel Saray

YELLOWSTONE & TETONS NATIONAL PARKS

Backroads Family Multisport Adventure

In Yellowstone and Grand Tetons National Parks, the West is still wild. Geysers gush, mud pots bubble, bison graze below sawtooth peaks, meadows burst with wildflowers. With Backroads your family can experience this raw wilderness on a multisport journey in Wyoming which combines hiking to Old Faithful, biking through the Tetons, kayaking Yellowstone Lake, white-water rafting down the Snake River and more... With Backroads' seasoned guides, your family will be in very good hands. Backroads are the experts in crafting active travel experiences for families. Parent time, kid time or family time, their stimulating family adventures allow you to interact with and appreciate the world together.

VIDEO

Yellowstone & Tetons Family Multisport Adventure

2013 dates, itinerary & costs

VIRTUOSO EXCLUSIVE - every family member receives a Camelbak Hydration Pack

DUBAI, U.A.E.

Jumeirah Zabeel Saray

With all Qantas flights now flying through Dubai, there has never been a better time to take your family to Dubai. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray does absolutely everything in superb style. From its exclusive location with stunning ocean views on the iconic Palm Jumeirah to the truly spectacular lobby entrance, every detail inspires awe. Lose yourself in the outdoor infinity pool overlooking the Arabian Gulf or indulge in a world of treatments at the palatial Talise Ottoman Spa.

SPECIAL RATES for travel between May and Sept 2013 PLUS complimentary upgrade to Half Board dining daily PLUS FOR FAMILIES complimentary daily entrance to Wild Wadi Waterpark including shuttle transfer, complimentary Sinbad’s Kids Club, Video Games Room, covered children’s swimming pool and playground, and family movie screenings in luxury private cinema with complimentary popcorn and soft drinks.

EDGE EXCLUSIVE - Complimentary Turkish Bath spa treatment once per adult per stay
(Conditions apply, subject to availability)


CRUISECO MEMBER BENEFITS

With Executive Edge Travel as an invitation-only member of Cruiseco, you will earn Qantas Frequent Flyer points for your cruise holiday. Receive 1 point for every $1.50 spent on any Cruiseco cruise and land holiday and any air portion, regarless of the airline! Points can be used to redeem flights or purchase Cruiseco Travel Vouchers to apply toward the cost of your next Cruiseco holiday.

Crystal Cruises/

MEDITERRANEAN SAILING

Crystal Cruises

Seeking the idyllic family cruise in the Mediterranean during July and September holidays? Look no further. Crystal Cruises is currently offering a KIDS SAIL FREE promotion on 17 all-inclusive European cruises for the second half of 2013. Book by April 30th and the 3rd person travelling in your stateroom cruises for free when sharing with two adults. From Taormina to Tallinn, Crystal Cruise's new Kids Sail Free program makes it easier than ever to share the all-inclusive Crystal experience with your children. Explore the Mediterranean, Baltic, North Cape, British Isles or the Canary Islands with your family. All aboard...

KIDS SAIL FREE on 17 all-inclusive European Crystal Cruises

Royal Caribbean International

CARIBBEAN ISLAND HOPPING

Royal Caribbean International

Turquoise waters, powder white beaches, lush tropics, snorkeling and sun baking until your heart's content. Each Caribbean island offers this bliss as well as their own unique blend of traditions, cultures, tastes and radiant colours. Experience an array of islands with a Royal Caribbean cruise - a cruise line tailor-made for family entertainment and activities for everyone. Dining is even a joy with RCI's 'My Family Time Dining' featuring an expedited service for kids ages 3 - 11 after which kids are collected and babysit by staff, so parents can enjoy the rest of dinner.

With many families heading to America for end of year breaks, Christmas or January school holidays, a Royal Caribbean cruise is the great way to end the holiday somewhere warm. Our Edge Master Cruise Specialists recommend the Oasis class of RCI as the best choice for family cabins.

Royal Caribbean - A holiday the whole family can enjoy

Hotel Bel-Ami

 

PARIS, FRANCE

Hotel Bel-Ami

For a family stay in Paris, luxury Design Hotel Bel-Ami is a très chic choice. This friendly, serene hotel in the heart of Paris's Saint Germain des Prés welcomes children with special amenities upon arrival. Hotel Bel-Ami
is currently offering a special family promotion - a connected room for FREE with an adjoining parents room.

FREE KIDS ROOM - Book a Deluxe room at EURO 590 per night and receive a connected Superior room FREE through May 12, July 13 - September 8 or October 26 - December 28, 2013.

PLUS includes daily buffet breakfast, free meals for kids under 8 years old, free Wi-fi, and free access to spa and fitness centre.


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