Tru Introduces Couples Treatment

Tru Tropical Waterfall

Tru spa waterfall

Photo: Tru

San Francisco, California — Tru spa introduced the Pair’s Polish, a romantic treatment for couples which takes place inside the facility’s Tropical Rainforest Room, where couples exfoliate with fresh fruit pulps and essential oils and then are immersed under tropical "rain," followed by a refreshing "waterfall" rinse.

Pairs Polish enables lovebirds to rub each other down with a sugar based exfoliating and brightening scrub of fresh strawberries, almonds and honey. Couples use the hand shower to rinse, then massage on a strawberry cream, and honey mixture. They are showered by hot "jungle mist," followed by warm "tropical rain" and a romantic trip to the bottom of a private "waterfall." The cost of this treatment is $200 per couple for 55 minutes.

Tru, an independently owned and operated modern day spa located in downtown San Francisco, offers facials, massage, nail services, waxing, microdermabrasion, skin peels, scrubs, and custom water treatments. There are eleven treatment rooms; five with computer controlled "colorblast" lighting to combine colored light therapy with massage. For additional information read our article about Tru

Maldives Dealing with Overbooked Resorts

Royal Island

An attol in the Maldives

Male – Tourists are complaining to the Maldivian Tourism Ministry because Maldivian tourism has increased and resorts are overbooked. Tourism started to show signs of improvement during the last weeks of last year, following the huge drop in tourists after the December 26, 2004 tsunami.

Even though the average occupancy of August was 56.5 percent, some resorts stopped bringing in tourists because they were full. Some international tourist operators forewarned that with the beginning of this year the resort occupancy of resorts will increase and the problem of overbooked resorts might arise.

The Maldivian Tourism Ministry said in an announcement that since there is overbooking and tourists are complaining booking must be done according to the law. The Ministry said that 15,182 beds from 78 resorts are being used by tourists. While 12,788 beds were used during January of last year, the number of beds used during January of 2004 was 16,088.

The resorts overbooked at the moment are on Male atoll, on atolls close and far away from Male. Sun Island Resort with 426 rooms is the resort with the highest number of beds and has a current occupancy higher than 95 percent. Sun Island’s manager Abdurrasheed said that to prevent the problem of overbooking bookings have been controlled somewhat.

One and Only Reethi Rah Resort,  one of the most expensive resorts in Maldives, said that since December 2005, its occupancy has been 100 percent. the One and Only Reethi Rah has 130 rooms. Some tourists had to leave the Maldives during December 2003 without holidaying because resorts were overbooked and full.

To learn more about the Maldives, go to Maldives and for information on the island resort we visited, go to Royal Island

Peruvian Amazon Articles Published

Peruvian Amazon

Josette recently spent some time deep in the Peruvian Amazon. Her write ups and photos of the Amazon and the eco oriented Tahuayo Lodge were published in the Simon & Baker Travel Review.  To discover the Peruvian Amazon, read about her advantures and see some of the sights she saw go to Amazon Peru and Tahuayo Lodge .