AYANA Resort and Spa Bali has launched a new Family Holiday Package while extending an existing Eat Pray Love promotion due to popular demand, as the property prepares for continued strong bookings into 2011.
AYANA’s ‘Eat Pray Love Bali’ package has proved popular following the release of the Hollywood blockbuster starring Julia Roberts, and quickly became the resort’s #1 selling package on its website. As a result, AYANA has extended the travel deadline from December 2010, until 30 June 2011. The rates remain unchanged, with rooms starting at US$298++ per night and villas at US$580++.
“Many travelers have been inspired by the book and movie to create their own ‘Eat Pray Love’ experience in Bali,” said General Manager Charles de Foucault. “Our package combines spa, yoga, romantic dining and a tour to Ubud, to bring elements of this story to life for our guests. We are delighted with the response and the positive exposure this film has produced for Bali’s unique culture and attraction as a holiday destination.”
2010 Taipei International Flora Expo was inaugurated on November 6 at the Yuanshan Park Area. The flora expo embodies the spirits of “3R (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle)” and “3G (Green Building, Green Energy, Green Transportation).”
Among the 14 exhibition halls, Pavilion of New Fashion (FE EcoArk) is a zero carbon emission architecture built with 152,000 recycled plastic bottles and powered by solar energy.
More than 2.4 billion plastic bottles are discarded in Taiwan every year. Some are recycled and eventually used in the production of new items, while the rest become non-biodegradable, harmful footprints on the faces of the earth and environment.
The Taipei International Flora Exposition’s Pavilion of New Fashion features the “FE EcoARK,” sponsored and operated by the Far Eastern Group. EcoARK is the world’s first house constructed entirely from garbage. Plastic bricks made from 1.5 million recycled PET bottles were used to build EcoARK, and all of the materials used during the research and development, manufacturing, and construction phases were “100% Made in Taiwan.”
While the building is light, it also boasts an extremely solid and stable interior structure. Its construction created seven firsts in the world and four firsts in Taiwan. EcoARK has a light, airy interior due to the use of semi-transparent PET bricks, and its modern, simple design has a unique beauty. The building combines the innate intelligence of the Chinese concept of “oneness of heaven and humanity” with the natural elements of wind, light, and water. Many have compared it to a modern-day Noah’s Ark docked at the harbor of the Taipei Int’l Flora Expo.
Following in the footsteps of the Far Eastern Group, visitors are invited to board the ark and experience this environmental yet fashionable “message in a bottle.”
The city government estimated a total of 6 to 8 million visitors to attend the expo, including 400,000 to 800,000 foreigners. The economic benefits of the expo are expected to reach NT$16.8 billion.
Adult General Admission NT$300 Seniors Admission Seniors (65 and over with ID) NT$150