Here are some tidbits from the Far East:
The Pan Pacific Bangkok and the Pan
Pacific Kuala Lumpur are offering meetings packages
through Dec. 31.
At the 235-room Pan Pacific Bangkok, a half-day package costs
from $110 per person.
It includes a one-night stay, breakfast, use of a meeting room
for four hours, coffee or tea break with snacks, lunch and a daily
A full-day package costs $115 per person and covers all of the
same features as well
as use of a meeting room from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Pre- and post-stay packages cost $100 per guest, single, or
$110, double, with breakfast.
At the 55-room Pan Pacific Hotel Kuala Lumpur, a half-day
meeting package costs $74 per person. It includes a one-night stay,
breakfast, free use of a meeting room for four hours, coffee break
with snacks and lunch.
A full-day package costs $79 per person. It includes the same
elements in addition to the use of a meeting room from 8 a.m. to 5
A pre- or post-stay package costs $60 per person, single or
For additional information or reservations, call (800) 327-8585
or visit www.panpac.com/hotels.
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China Southern Airlines launched nonstop
service on Thursdays from its hub in Guangzhou to Fukuoka,
The service marks the first nonstop flights between the two
cities in nearly 20 years.
The airline will operate the flight aboard an Airbus A320
The flight will depart Guangzhou at 8:45 a.m. and arrive at
12:30 p.m. in Fukuoka. The return flight will arrive in Guangzhou
at 3:30 p.m.
In other news, the carrier opened seven Sky Pearl Club Service
Centers in major
airport locations throughout China.
The centers were opened at the Baiyun Airport in Guangzhou,
China Southern's home airport, as well as in airports in Beijing,
Wuhan, Changsha, Haikou, Zhengzhou and Shenzhen.
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Century International Hotels is offering up to
12,000 Asia Miles frequent flyer points when guests stay a minimum
of 30 nights at select properties in Hong Kong and China.
The participating hotels are Century Hong Kong
Hotel, Century Harbour Hotel and
Century North Point Hotel, all in Hong Kong, and
the Watergate Century Hotel Shanzhen.
Monthly rates start at $1,153 for a superior room at the Century
The promotion is valid through the end of October.
For additional information or reservations, call (852) 2598-8811
or visit www.centuryhotels.com.
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The Hong Kong Tourism Board opened a series of
Visitor InfoPoint self-service information facilities in key
tourism locations throughout Hong Kong.
The InfoPoint facilities have interactive kiosks linked to the
tourism board's Web site; a multilingual visitor hot line, and
literature about tourism products, attractions, events and
For more information, visit www.discoverhongkong.com.
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The Evergreen Laurel Hotel in Bangkok is
promoting a Special Meeting package through Dec. 31.
The package price starts at $88 per night, per person, for a
minimum of 10 superior-category rooms booked per group.
The package features the use of four meeting rooms, daily coffee
breaks, buffet lunch and a 10% discount at the business center and
at food-and-beverage outlets.
For additional information or to make reservations, call (800)
223-5652 or visit www.srs-worldhotels.com.
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The Sheraton Grande Laguna in Phuket, Thailand,
is marketing a Meet in Paradise 2001 meeting package for meetings
and incentive groups.
The package is priced at $129 per room, double, for a stay in a
The rate includes daily breakfasts for two, a 15% discount on
treatments at the Banyan Tree Spa, a 20% discount on laundry
services and 10% off greens fees at the Banyan Tree Phuket Golf
The rate applies to a minimum booking of 15 rooms through Oct.
31. Tax and service charges are extra.
For more details or reservations, call (800) 334-8484 or visit