On the road
AIR India will add a further weekly flight to Delhi and Bombay on Friday, leaving Kai Tak at 14.05. The airline now flies to the two cities from Hong Kong five times a week.
IN recognition of the development of its smoke-free flights, Cathay Pacific has been presented with a World Health Organisation (WHO) medal.
Only three to five medals are awarded each year by WHO in the Western Pacific region, and most go to government departments. This is the second time an airline has received a WHO award. Air Canada was the other recipient in 1992.
SIXTEEN seats are available to Hong Kongers in September on the Marco Polo Express train from Beijing to Urumqi. The private train, which has six sleeping cars, and can accommodate a total of 96 passengers, stops at Xian, Lanzhou, Jiayuguan, Dunhuang and Turfan, where tours have been arranged. There is an optional extension to Kashgar.
For details contact Holiday Tours and Travel, Tel 736-8855, or Fax 735-6878.
INDONESIA attracted 999,172 foreign tourists between January and April, up 18 per cent from the first four months of 1993. Tourism earned the country US$3.6 billion last year, and is being heavily promoted as oil prices decline. LIVE-ABOARD diving holidays are being offered in Palau, Micronesia. During the seven-day cruise aboard the Palau Agressor, dives can be made around the Rock Islands. Palau is noted for its dive sites. More details from American Express Travel.
FITNESS freaks can take part in the Mount Soraksan International Mounthon in South Korea on September 11. The grueling course of about 15 kilometres is open to 500 participants, and will be followed by a mass hike around the same course.
Entry forms can be obtained from the Korea National Tourism Corporation office, Suite 3203, 20/F, Citibank Tower, 3 Garden Road, Central.
TRAVELLING to the UK this summer? A good way to get around is by rail. Britrail Passes and Flexipasses are available in Hong Kong, offering big savings over the networks in England, Scotland and Wales. Contact your travel agent or Destination Britain, phone 8340200, or fax 8344330 for more information.