OAK BROOK, Ill. -- Abercrombie & Kent expanded its Asia product
line for 2001.
The operator, based here, created 11 itineraries in the region
for next year, including a 13-night family holiday in China, a
series of trips geared to active travelers and four itineraries
designed for independent travelers.
The firm also is marketing a new series of spa packages to
resorts in Thailand and India as extensions to any escorted
Also, an Extension Series of itineraries to destinations such as
Laos and Japan is offered as additions to any escorted tour.
All of the itineraries are outlined in the company's 122-page
brochure, the Orient, China and India.
The firm's Signature Series for independent travelers offers
trips to China, Indochina (Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand) and
The trips feature what the operator said are the "advantages of
independent travel ... with the convenience of instant confirmation
and guaranteed pricing."
Under the Signature Series program, the day of departure and the
structure of the itineraries are fixed, but there is usually a
weekly frequency of departures for convenience.
In Indochina, a 14-night trip takes in Bangkok; Hanoi and Hoi
An, Vietnam, and Phnom Penh and Angkor, Cambodia, among other
The trip costs from $5,950 per person, double. A $1,550 single
International and internal air fare are extra. Departures are
available from January through April and from September through
New for 2001 is a 13-night China Family Holiday that combines
the country's popular tourist destinations with sites and cultural
activities that would appeal to youngsters (children must be at
least 9 years old to participate).
The trip begins in Hong Kong and makes its way to Guilin,
Shanghai, Suzhou, Xian and Beijing.
Activities include kite-flying from the Great Wall, a
dragon-boat ride on the lake near the Summer Palace and a visit to
Shanghai's Acrobatic Circus.
This itinerary costs $4,490 per person, double; $2,850 for each
child under 12, and $1,990 for each child under 12 sharing a room
with two adults. Air fare is extra. Available departures are June
17 and July 15.
For more details or to make reservations, call (800) 323-7308 or