DELIGHT steepened discounts it was already offering on
some of its guaranteed departures to China and Southeast Asia.
Customers will save $50 to $400 per couple if they book and put
down a deposit by June 1 on departures scheduled June through
December. Included in the bargain bin is China and the Yangtze
River, a 16-night escorted cruise-tour that is now discounted $300
per couple. The normal price runs from $5,715 to $6,085 per person,
double. The 13-day Family Yangtze River Escapade, normally priced
at $3,259, is being offered with a discount of $200 per couple. The
15-night Huangshan Mountain & Grand Yangtze River Supervalue,
normally priced at $2,829 to $2,979 per person, is being offered at
$400 off its normal price. Roundtrip transpacific air is included.
For information, call (800) 221-7179 or visit www.pacificdelighttours.com.
TAUCK WORLD DISCOVERY plans to launch its
Portrait of India tour in 2006. The 16-night itinerary will
spotlight the northern attractions of Rajasthan and Kerala in the
tropical south. With a $7,690 starting price, the tour is designed
to give an insider experience of the country. Besides covering the
standard must-see sights like the Taj Mahal, guests will enjoy a
spiritual dinner near the Raja Ghat along the Ganges River in
Varanasi; a houseboat canal cruise in Kerala; a dance and drama
performance by the Kathakali Dancers; a sunrise cruise on the
Ganges River; a rickshaw ride through Old Delhi; and an elephant
ride to the Amber Fort in Jaipur. Taucks reservations line is (800)
214-5158. Its Web site is www.tauck.com.
ABERCROMBIE & KENT is throwing in a complimentary
opera performance in Auckland and a complimentary couples massage
on its Signature in New Zealand trip. The offer is good on any 2005
departures. A&Ks Signature series is for independent, high-end
travelers. The package includes nine nights in luxury hotels,
private transfers, some meals and local sightseeing guides. For
more information or to book online, visit www.abercrombiekent.com. To place a reservation by
phone, call (800) 554-7016.
JAL HOTELS, operator of the Nikko Hotels
International group will open Hotel Nikko Nara in Nara City, Japan,
July 1. It will be the chains sixth property in the Kansai area.
Originally opened in 1998, the 330-room hotel is operating now as
the Mitsui Garden Hotel Nara. It will continue to operate while it
undergoes gradual renovations. The property includes three
restaurants, seven banquet facilities and a communal bath. Its
within walking distance of the JR Nara station. For toll-free
reservations, call (800) NIKKO US (645-5687).