Destination News - Asia / Pacific.
Aug 9, 2009
ACP Rail International
ACP Rail International added two new destinations to its existing global portfolio of rail partners. Rail Australia and China Rail join the likes of other exotic rail journeys, such as the East Japan Rail Pass. Travel agents around the world will now be able to access these products through ACP RailOs easy-to-use booking systems -- ACP RailNet for high-volume tour operators and www.agent.acprail.com for travel agents. Denis Grenier, vice president of marketing and business development at ACP Rail International, calls these new products Oexciting additions to our robust European products, satisfying the needs of rail specialists who use our systems and benefit from our competitive remuneration and superior service.O Aug 3, 2009
Cambodia and Vietnam have agreed to open six new border crossings that serve citizens from other nations to boost trade and travel. Currently there is just one such gate at Bavet in Svay Rieng province. Mom Sibon, a secretary of state at the Ministry of Public Works and Transport, said the agreement was reached last month during the visit of a delegation led by Vietnam's transport minister. Aug 6, 2009
MaldivesO Huvafen Fushi
The MaldivesO Huvafen Fushi launched an innovative new package aboard its exclusively designed Dhonis. Guests staying in one of Huvafen FushiOs ocean or beach-front bungalows now have the option to reserve their own 24-hour service Dhoni for an additional USD 1,821 a night. The cost is in addition to the room rate and can be booked for one or all of the nights during the stay. Each 65-foot Dhoni is serviced by a dedicated crew and private chef who are ready to set sail, cook a meal or turn down your bed at a momentOs notice. The additional fee includes full board on the Dhoni, making it easy for guests to enjoy grilled seafood on a deserted island or a cocktail cruise under the stars. Aug 4, 2009
Pullman hotels, designed for the modern business and leisure traveler, announced today the addition of 5 hotels to its ever-growing network in Asia. The new hotel developments are located in China, Thailand, and Vietnam, adding to the current operating network of 10 Pullman hotels and resorts in Asia and extending the development commitments to 17 hotels. Aug 4, 2009
Sheraton Incheon Hotel sits at the heart of KoreaOs business development, the Incheon Free Economic Zone. Sheraton Incheon Hotel celebrates its opening this week with a number of industry firsts in Korea -- SongdoOs first international deluxe five-star hotel; the first certified LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) hotel in Korea; and the first fully non-smoking hotel in Korea. The Sheraton Incheon also unveiled the Sheraton brandOs signature Link@Sheraton for the first time in Korea. Over 300 non-smoking guest rooms offer signature Sheraton comforts including the Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Bed, a bathroom with separate bathtub and rainforest shower, and a coffee maker. Amenities and facilities are designed to meet the needs of every traveler and each room features high ceilings and large windows as well as a 32-inch LCD television, a generously proportioned work desk and high-speed Wi-Wi and broadband access. The Sheraton Incheon is offering special packages until Oct. 31. For more information and reservations, visit www.sheraton.com/incheon. Aug 4, 2009
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