-- Ritz Tours added Vietnam to its product line for 2005.
The company is
selling Vietnam through a trio of Super Value Extensions, or trips
that can be added to the end of all Ritz itineraries (except its
Japan Experience program).
Ritz also offers
Super Value Extensions programs to Hong Kong, Bangkok and
director of Ritz Tours Asia division, said the extensions have been
popular with clients -- and agents -- because they enable customers
to see more of Asia at a competitive price.
competitive marketplace that is driven by price, we must continue
to enhance our tour product, so it made sense for us to add
Vietnam, which is rapidly growing as a tourist destination, said
Chan. Were confident the increased interest in Vietnam will make
this new add-on a major seller.
itineraries include individual trips to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City,
and a trip that combines the two destinations.
Hanoi Super Value Extension, including roundtrip air fare from Hong
Kong or Bangkok, starts at $550 per person, double. The trip
includes one full day of touring with visits to the Ho Chi Minh
Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature, Hoan Kiem Lake
and Ngoc Son Temple. The trip includes
arrival and departure transfers by private car, accommodations in
the Sofitel Plaza or the Hilton Hanoi Opera and daily
breakfast. The three-night Ho Chi Minh
Super Value Extension, including roundtrip air fare from Hong Kong
or Bangkok, starts at $550 per person, double.
includes a half-day tour with stops at Notre Dame Cathedral, the
French-colonial Post Office, the Presidential Palace, the War
Museum, Chinatown, Thien Hau Pagoda and the Ben Thanh Market. It
also includes a half-day tour of the Cu Chi Tunnels, the intricate
complex of underground tunnels used during the Vietnam War.
The itinerary includes accommodations at the
Sofitel Plaza or the Renaissance Riverside and daily
The five-night Ho
Chi Minh City and Hanoi itinerary starts at $800 per person,
double, including roundtrip air fare from Hong Kong or Bangkok. The
itinerary includes three nights in Hanoi and two nights in Ho Chi
Minh City, arrival and departure transfers by private car and daily
It includes a
full-day tour of Hanoi, a day of leisure in Hanoi, a half-day tour
of Ho Chi Minh City and a half-day excursion to the Cu Chi
All Vietnam Super
Value Extensions are scheduled between March 1 and Nov. 30. For
information or reservations, call (800) 900-2446 or visit www.ritztours.com.
reporter Jorge Sidron, send e-mail to [email protected].