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Good Things Come to Those Who Wait

04-18-2009

 

Savvy Travellers Save in Post-Olympics China

 

DOWNERS GROVE, IL April 16, 2009 The promise of pageantry and spectacle at last summer's Olympics drew 130 million tourists to China in 2008. But savvy travellers in search of a more authentic experience chose to postpone their travel until this summer, avoiding the Olympic-sized crowds and benefitting from improved infrastructure around the country. Now, the reward is that much greater: today's currency rate has allowed Abercrombie & Kent to negotiate significant savings of up to $8,160 per person and 75% off international business class airfare on select journeys through China.

 

The Olympics showcased China's rich history, culture and traditions, in addition to visually dramatic new icons such as the Beijing National Stadium (Bird's Nest) and Water Cube.  Tourism infrastructure built in anticipation of the Games has dramatically improved the ease of travel to, and within China:  from the soaring new Terminal 3 at Beijing Capital International Airport to new Four Seasons, Ritz Carlton and Peninsula Hotels, new transportation options such as the Skyrail in Shanghai and relaxed visa requirements.

 

No matter what your travel plans, Abercrombie & Kent is offering unbeatable deals on select dates and cabin categories on Yangzi cruises:

     Solo travelers save up to $3,755 on Highlights of China, an escorted journey through Beijing, Xian and Shanghai, with a three-day cruise through the scenic Three Gorges on the new Yangzi Explorer. Couples save up to $1,000 per person and 50% off the second business class ticket on Northwest Airlines.

     Friends or family travelling together, who prefer the privacy of their own rooms, can save up to $8,160 per person on Yangzi Passage, an in-depth introduction to China that explores traditional Naxi villages in the mountains of Lijiang and the first bend of the Yangzi River, Tiger Leaping Gorge, followed a four-night cruise through the fabled gorges on the new Yangzi Explorer. Save an additional 75% off the second business class airline ticket on Northwest Airlines.

     Those who prefer their own driver/guide can save $4,880 for solo travelers or $1,600 per person (double occupancy) on Signature China. A&K has reserved the best hotels, transport and guides for immediate confirmation and guaranteed pricing. Additional savings include 50% off the second business class airline ticket on Northwest Airlines.

     Families can personalize their experience in China with Design Your DaySM options in Shanghai and Beijing and receive $500 off the land arrangements and free internal airfare, saving up to $1,755 per adult and $1,475 per child on China Family.

 

Abercrombie & Kent's long history in the region and on-site offices allow us to develop thoughtfully-designed itineraries encompassing the blend of ancient and cosmopolitan cultures that make this region so fascinating, in addition to uncovering local experiences beyond the reach of the ordinary traveller, according to Conde Nast Traveler.  Discover the wonders and benefits of a post-Olympics China for yourself. For more details on Abercrombie & Kent's special values for travel in China, call (800) 652-7984 or go to www.abercrombiekent.com and click on "Special Offers.

 

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