The Weekend Australian - Travel - - TRAVEL & INDULGENCE -

Wendy Wu Tours has in­tro­duced three flight­in­clu­sive depar­tures this year for solo trav­ellers aimed at cost-ef­fec­tive­ness (no sin­gle room sup­ple­ments) and ca­ma­raderie; choose a 10-day China Ex­pe­ri­ence or nine-day tours to Viet­nam or In­dia’s Golden Tri­an­gle • Mat­suhisa Paris has opened at Le Royal Mon­ceau Raf­fles Paris; this lat­est ad­di­tion to Peru­vian-Ja­panese Nobu Mat­suhisa’s em­pire is of­fer­ing con­tem­po­rary cui­sine by ex­ec­u­tive chef Hideki Endo and his team of sushi masters • In Switzer­land, the Char­lie Chap­lin Mu­seum will open on April 17 at Vevey on Lake Geneva near Lau­sanne; the venue is in the for­mer Chap­lin fam­ily res­i­dence, which has been trans­formed to in­clude a restau­rant and ex­hi­bi­tion spa­ces • French cruise line PONANT has an­nounced the con­struc­tion of four 92-state­room ex­pe­di­tionary ships, dou­bling its fleet size; the first is due to be de­liv­ered in 2018 • Truenorth He­li­copters will op­er­ate nine-day out­back aerial sa­faris of the Kim­ber­ley ex Dar­win from June 6, 14 and 27; luxe ac­com­mo­da­tion in­cludes tented eco-cab­ins, ocean­front vil­las and Bullo River Sta­tion.

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