Travel Weeklys Asia-Pacific E-letter: June 15, 2006

HILTON HOTELS CORP. signed an agreement with the Shanxi Jinhao International Hotel Co. to manage a five-star hotel in the city of Taiyuan, China. The 37-story, 450-room hotel will be designed by KKS Architects and also will feature 80 upscale serviced apartments, five food and beverage outlets, a health club and spa, a swimming pool, and conference and meetings facilities. Scheduled to open in early 2009, the Hilton Taiyuan Hotel will be located along Bei Da Street near the citys commercial center and the Taiyuan East Railway Station. Taiyuan is the capital of Shanxi Province.

GREAVES TOURS in Chicago is offering a summer sale in India at the luxury Taj and Oberoi properties. At participating Oberoi properties, Greaves is promoting a fourth night free, 25% off spa treatments, admission to local attractions and airport transfers. Prices start at $2,300 per person, double. The promotion is available through Sept. 30 (at the Oberoi Vanyavilas, the promotion is available through June 30). At participating Taj properties, Greaves is offering the third night free, airport or train transfers and taxes. Rates start at $1,500 per person, double, through Sept. 30. For information about participating hotels or to book, call (800) 318-7801 or visit

CORAL PRINCESS CRUISES and Orpheus Island Resort joined forces to offer a combination cruise-hotel Great Barrier Reef package that includes three nights at the Orpheus Island Resort and two nights aboard the Coral Princess cruising the reef. Departures are available from Cairns or Townsville, Australia. Departing Cairns on alternate Saturdays through Oct. 7, the Coral Princess stops at the Thetford Reef, Sudbury Cay, Coates and Nathan Reefs, Dunk Island, Hinchinbrook Channel and Pelorus Island before transporting passengers to Orpheus Island for three nights and then transferring them via seaplane to Townsville. Departures from Townsville are by seaplane on alternate Tuesdays through Oct. 10. Customers spend the first three nights at the Orpheus Island Resort before transferring to the Coral Princess for three days. The cruise docks at Cairns on the final day. The six-day package costs $2,985 per person, double, including all meals, seaplane transfers, use of sports equipment and presentations by marine biologists aboard the Coral Princess. For information or reservations, call (800) 441-6880 or visit and

AIR TAHITI NUI is offering a Summer Madness sale to Tahiti from Los Angels or New York (Kennedy). From Los Angeles, the airline is promoting a $588 roundtrip fare to Papeete from Aug. 18 to 31 when booked by June 30; the New York fare is $788. For travel Sept. 1 to Nov. 30, the roundtrip fare is $548 from Los Angeles and $748 from New York when booked by July 31. Air Tahiti Nui offers 13 daily nonstops from Los Angeles and three flights a week from New York (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays). For information or reservations, call (877) 824-4846 or visit

Asia-Pacific Editor:
Jorge Sidron
(973) 898-0011
[email protected]
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