PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 07 May, 1996, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 07 May, 1996, 12:00am

A special package to Kuching in Sarawak offers five days/four nights for $3,970, including economy return ticket, daily breakfast and airport transfers.

Four nights can be taken at either the Holiday Inn Resort Damai Beach, or the Damai Lagoon Resort. Departures are every Tuesday and Saturday. There is a surcharge of between $500 and $900 during peak periods.

Optional tours can be booked in advance. Contact Wheelock Travel at 2524-8081 or fax 2845-0422.

If you purchase a full fare air ticket for travel from Hong Kong to any international destination served by Malaysia Airlines, you can travel in the next higher class, providing seats are available.

Emirates is to launch a non-stop service to Athens, Greece, from Dubai from June 1. The flight will then continue to Frankfurt.

The service will leave Dubai every Monday and Saturday at 7 am. The return legs will be Monday and Friday.

There are direct flights to Dubai daily from Hong Kong. Virgin Atlantic has joined the American Express frequent flyer programme.

The number of visitors to Taiwan last year exceeded 2.1 million, nearly 10 per cent higher than in 1994. The increase is largely attributed to an easing of visa requirements. Inter-Continental Hotels and Resorts celebrates its 50th anniversary with up to 50 per cent off accommodation in Europe from June 17-September 2.