Head for Guam

PUBLISHED : Friday, 02 November, 2001, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 02 November, 2001, 12:00am

Until November 30, enjoy a four-day/three-night package to Guam at HK$1,999. The cost includes a return ticket from Hong Kong to Guam, two nights accommodation in a three-star hotel, half-day scenic city sightseeing, two breakfasts, one lunch and hotel/airport transport. Guam is in the southern Pacific Ocean, a 4.5 hour flight from Hong Kong. Tel 2524 6178 (Continental Holidays hotline) E-mail: copkghk@netvigator.com

Winter warmer

The Portman Ritz-Carlton Shanghai has a Winter Warmer package until April 3. Features include deluxe room accommodation, American buffet breakfast and 20 per cent discount on laundry and valet service. Representing close to 45 per cent savings off the published rate, the package is US$168 (single)/US$190 (double) per room night. The 564-room hotel is the focal point of Shanghai Centre, a retail, dining and entertainment complex on Nanjing Road. Services and facilities include six restaurants and lounges serving Chinese, Italian, Japanese and Western favourites; and extensive health club with swimming pool, gym, indoor tennis court, squash and racquet ball courts; and 24-hour business centre. Tel: 800 2413 3333 (toll free from Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand by dialling the international access code before the number) Tel: 86 21 6279 8070 (hotel directly) Fax: 86 21 6279 8772 E-mail: reservation@portman.com.cn www.ritzcarlton.com

Engine link up

Korean Air has partnered with Honeywell, the world's largest supplier of aircraft engines, equipment and systems, on avionics integration in South Korea. Suh Sang-mook, managing vice-president of Korean Air's aerospace division and Carl Baerst, president of the Asia-Pacific region for Honeywell, signed a memorandum of understanding on October 17 at the Seoul Air Show to modernise operating aircraft used for civilian and military purposes in Korea. www.koreanair.com

Supersaver rates

The Renaissance Harbour View Hotel has Supersaver Winter Stay Rates until March 31 inclusive. For regular floor rooms the HK$1,200 rate includes: free enrolment in Marriott Rewards traveller programme; free use of gym and the largest hotel swimming pool on Hong Kong Island; in-room fax machine and electronic safe; complementary daily local newspaper and welcome fruit. For deluxe garden view rooms on Renaissance club floors the HK$1,500 rate includes: complementary continental breakfast, afternoon tea and evening cocktails at Renaissance Club Lounge; two-hour complementary use of the Renaissance Club Boardroom (41F) per room per night, non-accumulative; 20 per cent discounts for equipment rental from the business centre; complementary local call charges; and personalised stationery and a CD player in room. Blackout dates are November 12-14. Tel: 852 2802 2228; rhvhkres@hkstar.com

Load results

Continental Airlines reported a 71.3 per cent domestic and 56.3 per cent international load factor for a system-wide load factor of 65.5 per cent. The system-wide load factor is 13.2 points above the figure reported for the last two weeks in September and 5.5 points below the data for the same period a year earlier. The domestic load factor is 1.3 points higher than for the same period last year, although 189 per cent less capacity.

Grand special

Until December 31, the Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok has a Superb Stay rate from US$175 single/double occupancy and includes American breakfast. www.hyatt.com

Services resume

American Airlines has resumed daily non-stop services at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. They include services to Miami and St Louis flown by TWA. American will serve the Washington-St Louis route with three non-stops daily, increasing the service to six flights a day on December 2. On the Washington-Miami route, American increased flights from three to five daily yesterday. www.amrcorp.com

Award sale

United Airlines has a Travel Award Sale for Mileage Plus members worldwide. Members can now redeem a free return economy-class ticket for travel between Asia and North America for 40,000 miles. United Mileage Plus members can redeem an award by calling their local reservations office. When a reservation is made, the miles are automatically deducted from a member's account and an e-ticket is issued within seconds. Between Asia, South Pacific and North America, the United economy sale saver award points required is 40,000 and is valid for travel until January 31. Other awards are available. Tel: 2810 4888 www.united.com/worldwide (click on Hong Kong flag)




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