Japan & Orient launches discount packages

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. -- Japan & Orient Tours, a division of Pleasant Holidays, released some discounted packages for several Asian destinations, including Beijing and Hong Kong.

A package for Beijing that includes five nights' accommodations in the Capital Hotel and roundtrip air from Honolulu, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco or Seattle is priced from $903 per person, double. The package also includes daily breakfast, airport transfers and sightseeing.

A similar package is available for Hong Kong with five nights at the Kowloon Hotel. The price starts at $1,023 per person double occupancy.

Discounted rates are valid through March 31. These are starting prices and do not include taxes and fees and seasonal adjustments. A sixth night can be added at no charge on the Hong Kong package through Sept. 15.

The operator also is offering similar sale prices for packages for Bangkok, Singapore and Tokyo. A weekend surcharge of $50 each way is added for Friday, Saturday and Sunday departures.

Add-on fares from 80 American cities are available for an additional charge of $95 to $125. Add-ons from other U.S. cities are also available, priced from $175 to $235 per person.

The reservations number is (800) 377-1080 and Pleasant's agent-only Web site is www.pleasantagent.com.

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