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Announced last week, Indonesia has officially granted visa-free entry to passport holders in 45 countries including China, South Korea, Japan and the US. The visa-free arrivals are valid for 30 days with no extensions allowed. Effective immediately according to one travel operator in Indonesia that brought their tour members in Bali without visas, the new regulation is applied in Jakarta, Bali, Surabaya, Medan, Batam, and seaports of Sekupang and Batam Centre, Batam, Sri Bintan and Tanjung Uban Riau. Out of the 45 countries listed, 30 countries are new to the privilege, they are; Austria, Belgium, China, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Italy, Kuwait, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Poland, Qatar, Russia, South Korea, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UAE, UK, and the US. The visa-free entry is available for those who come to visit family, travel, do business, study, cultural activities, journalistic duties, transit and governmental services. …

Koh Samui Regatta -- The Luxury Signature

Koh Samui’s most luxurious and one of the most major events of the year – The Samui Regatta will come back again during 23th – 30th May 2015. This time marks the 14th edition of this mega event on this paradise island. This 8-day event will be held at its regular venue – at the Centara Grand Beach Resort on Chaweng Beach. The 14th Samui Regatta is an annual event that both locals and tourists are most excited to witness. This boat festival brings major income and fun to the island. Watch the video below to see what happened during the 2014 Samui Regatta event. Event Highlight in 2015 This year, Samui Regatta event is expected to have 500 competitors from over 22 countries. There will be fun races, parties and gala dinner for the 8-day boat event. Total of 5-day racing and 1 reserve day with 10 maximum races …

Phuket and Samui Ranked 3rd and 4th place in TripAdvisor Top 10 Asian Islands -- The Luxury Signature

Among the many beautiful islands of Thailand, Phuket and Samui ranked in 3rd and 4th place in the recent survey of the Top 10 islands in Asia released by TripAdvisor. The survey is part of the Best Traveller’s Choices 2015 rated by millions of Travellers over the 12-month period. Thailand did a great job on conquering half of the list, they are Ko Tao in Surat Thani (1st), Phuket (3rd), Samui in Surat Thani (4th), Ko Lanta in Krabi Province (6th) and Ko Phangan in Surat Thani. On TripAdvisor’s site, there are over 300,000 reviews and opinions on Phuket page, while Samui has almost 200,000 reviews and opinion on its topic. Visitors can find out top attractions, hotels, restaurants and trends on the destination page. For Phuket, there are 19 popular destinations recommended on the island with Patong, Phuket Town, Rawai, Karon and Kata top the first five ranks. While Samui has …

Nai harn beach phuket Thailand -- The Luxury Signature

TripAdvisor revealed its recent poll of the Best Traveller’s Choices 2014 rated by millions of travelers earlier this year showing Nai Harn and Kata Noi top the list by 3rd and 8th places respectively, out of the many beautiful beaches in Phuket. After only White Beach on Boracay Island and Radhanagar Beach on Havelock Island, Nai Harn Beach in Muang district of Phuket got 574 votes as “excellent”, 363 as “very good” and around just two-digit votes as poor or terrible. Ranked number 8th, Kata Noi Beach is also in Muang district on Phuket Island. Travellers voted for Kata Noi Beach 443 points for excellent, 243 as “very good” and just 2 votes as terrible. These 2 beaches are not long but very famous for the quality of the white sandy beach as well as the tranquility and privacy. There are total of 6 beaches in Thailand made to the …

Etihad, the national airline of the UAE, now provides service & space like no other on its A380 Airbus. The airline offers the same luxury in the sky that you would find in the world’s finest hotels & accommodations. Known as The Residence, this suite comprises a living room, a bedroom for two guests, and an en-suite bathroom which is the absolute last word in luxury. Everything has been designed by top international interior designers and hospitality experts with no expense spared. The living room contains a two seat leather Poltrona Frau sofa with ottoman, two dining tables, and a 32” flat screen TV. Enjoy the services of the Etihad Butler who will look after you during your stay, and to help you plan both the in-flight and apres-flight itinerary in any way you wish. Drinks will be served from the chilled drinks cabinet in the room. While you fly, the …