TRAVCOA is offering a new tour of Brunei
and Borneo for 2006 that will deliver an experience of the jungle,
villages, coffee plantations and encounters with near primate
cousins, the orangutans who live in the Sepilok Sanctuary. The
15-night itinerary begins in Singapore, includes a cruise down the
Engkari River through unspoiled jungle and features a night under
the rainforest canopy and a ride on a steam train through villages
and coffee plantations. Participants will meet personally with
indigenous tribes and local artisans. The trip winds up in Kuala
Lumpur, Malaysia. Its priced from $5,395 per person, double
occupancy. For information, visit www.travcoa.com or call (866) 591-0070.
TOURS introduced a series of tours to Asia with lowered
prices for winter travel. Its Asia in a Week package includes three
nights in Tokyo coupled with three nights in either Hong Kong,
Beijing or Bangkok. Its priced from $1,199 per person, double,
including roundtrip air from Los Angeles or San Francisco. Hong
Kong in a Week is priced from $999 per person, double, and includes
roundtrip air, airport transfers, five nights accommodations, daily
American buffet breakfast and a half-day sightseeing tour. Similarly, Beijing in a Week starts at $777
per person, double, while the dual-city Beijing and Shanghai in a
Week is priced from $888 per person, double. Extensions for any of
the trips can be arranged. For more information, call (800)
900-2446 or visit www.ritztours.com.
ORIENTAL HOTEL GROUP plans to manage a second hotel in
Macau, scheduled to open in 2009. The hotel will be part of a
2.6-million-square-foot mixed-use project in the Nape waterfront
region near the MGM Grand Casino with views of the Nam Van Lake,
the Macau Tower and Taipa Island. It will house 210 guest rooms, 42
of which are suites. The hotel will have a 4,000-square-foot
ballroom, four meetings rooms, a spa with 12 private treatment
rooms, a gymnasium and a large outdoor swimming pool.
AIRLINES is promoting its new Airbus A330 aircraft with
lie-flat seats with a special fare of $732 per person for a
roundtrip business class fare from Hong Kong to Beijing. The deal
includes one night on the Executive Floor of the Beijing Hilton or
Marriott Beijing Hotel West. The offer is valid through Dec. 31.
Additional nights on the Executive Floors at the hotels can be
purchased for $174 per night. For more information, see www.cs-air.com/en or call (888) 338-8988.
KHAO LAK Beach & Spa Resort in Thailand will re-open
Oct. 15, finally finished with its refurbishment to repair damage
from last years Asia tsunami. The property closed in December 2004.
To promote the reopening, the hotel is offering rooms at $75 per
night, including breakfast and tax. The hotel is one hour from the
Phuket International Airport. Its a short drive from the market
town of Takua Pa and close to the Similan Islands and Lamru Natural
National Park. The hotel offers 243 regular guest rooms, 10 lagoon
villas and 15 pool villas with private gardens and private pools.
For more information, visit www.lemeridien.com or call (800)