What's New 8-14-2002

Easier Entry; Uniworld ‘Value’; Regal, Pacific Team;

Easier Entry

Business travelers who visit Hong Kong three or more times a year can buy a pass that speeds them through the immigration process.

Available for approximately $64, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Travel Pass features a unique bar code that lets holders use the immigration lines for residents at entry points to Hong Kong instead of the lines for international visitors.

Go to www.info.gov.hk/immd/pdforms/id888.pdf.

Uniworld ‘Value’

In December, Uniworld will launch the second season of its Super Value Holidays program, with reduced prices on its land-only and cruise/tour products to China and Asia.

Uniworld’s Super Value land tours, starting at $898 per person, double, with air, include the seven-day Beijing Holiday; the seven-day Shanghai Holiday; the nine-day Beijing and Shanghai tour; and a 10-day Beijing, Xian and Shanghai tour.

Super Value cruise tours, starting at $1,798 per person, with air and all meals, include an 11-day China and Yangtze Cruise, as well as a pair of 14-day China/Yangtze cruise itineraries that also feature either a Guilin or Xian option.

Uniworld offers these deals for travel through the end of March 2003.

Call 800-733-7820. Web site: www.uniworld.com.

Regal, Pacific Team

Regal China Cruises and Pacific Protour have teamed to offer 16- or 21-day Yangtze PRO packages that take in China’s top historic sites as well as the Yangtze River.

Available for travel through Oct. 30, prices start at $2,520 per person, including air from Los Angeles or San Francisco.

The 16-day itinerary features overnights in Beijing, Xian and Shanghai, as well as either a four- or six-day Yangtze cruise that includes a visit to the Three Gorges Dam project. Onboard activities include lectures by American cruise directors, visits from local artisans and morning Tai Chi classes. The 21-day tour also includes overnights in Wuxi, Guilin and Hong Kong.

Call 800-808-3388 or 800-776-8882. Web sites: www.regalchinacruises.com or www.pacificprotour.com.