TOURS unveiled a selection of escorted tours in China
limited to 12 passengers per group. One is a, 11-night Yangtze
Cruise Adventure that includes a four-night Yangtze cruise as well
as visits to Beijing, Xian and Shanghai. The price starts at
$2,540. Also offered is a 13-night Yangtze tour that includes
visits to Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, Suzhou and Chongqing and an
eight-night Yangtze cruise. The starting price is $2,640. The third
itinerary is the 13-night Traditional China trip, which includes
the most, well-known tourist spots in Shanghai, Xia, Beijing,
Guilin and Hong Kong at a starting price of $3,402. Prices are per
person, double. For more information, see www.swaintours.com
or call (800) 227-9246.
THE CARAVELLE HOTEL in Ho Chi Minh City is
offering a Weekend Shopping in Saigon package that includes two
nights at the hotel at $262 per person or $272 per couple on Friday
and Saturday nights or Saturday and Sunday nights until Sept. 30
(10% tax is added). The hotel is in the Dong Khoi shopping and
restaurant district. The package includes a 60-minute massage.
Various optional tours are available, including a tour of the Cu
Chi Tunnels, where the Vietcong hid during the Vietnam War. Cooking
classes are also available. For information see www.worldhotels.com.
PLEASANT HOLIDAYS new Singapore Escape is a
five-night package offered Sept. 5 to Nov. 20. Priced from $1,965
per person, double, it includes roundtrip air from Los Angeles on
Singapore Airlines, roundtrip private car transfers, five nights in
a harborview room at the Oriental Singapore Hotel and a half-day
city tour of Singapore. For more information, see www.pleasantagent.com or call (800) 448-3333.
JAL HOTELS, which operates Nikko Hotels
International and the mid priced Hotel JAL City, will open five
hotels in the Asia-Pacific region in summer 2005. Four of the new
hotels will be managed by, Nikko, and one by Hotel JAL City. Four
of the hotels are in Japan: Hotel Nikko Hitachi, Hotel Nikko
Himeji, Hotel Nikko Nara and Hotel JAL City Nagano. The Palau Royal
Resort is in the north Pacific republic of Palau.
GATE 1 TRAVEL is offering a five-night package to
Bangkok starting from $659 per person, double. It includes
roundtrip air from Los Angeles to Bangkok, five nights
accommodation and daily breakfast. Other departure cities are
available. Transfers, airport taxes, fees and departure tax are not
included. The city can be explored independently or Gate 1 makes a
number of optional tours available at prices from $18 for a
half-day tour of the city and its temples, to a full-day tour of
Damnoen Saduak for $53. Call (800) 682-3333 or log onto www.gate1travel.com.