Hotel group tees off with a package for the golfer
THE Peninsula group is offering golf packages at three of its four hotels outside Hongkong; missing is New York. The packages include rooms, transport to and from the golf course, one round with fees and equipment, and other small extras.
Prices per person sharing are: in Manila US$240 (HK$1,870) or $480 a couple; in Beverly Hills, US, various packages depending on the course, all at the weekend, at US$248 (US$495) to US$288 (US$576); in Beijing, two nights hotel, two days golf, buffet breakfast, US$410 (US$820). Contact Peninsula reservations on 840-7722. AMERICAN Express and Air France have a joint promotion discounting the second ticket by 50 per cent. But customers should beware of the conditions.
The first ticket must be full fare, but depending on the fare and time travelled two discounted tickets bought through your travel agency might be cheaper. Travel for the second ticket must be on the same flight.
Tickets must be paid for with the Amex card, al At Hilton, the following rates are room discounts, but note some packages may have lower prices. The following run until April 12: Bali US$85 (the discounted rate last year was US$99), Bangkok US$119 (US$139), Colombo US$90 (US$89), Guam US$150 (US$179),Hongkong US$139 (US$149), Jakarta US$149 (US$169), Kuala Lumpur US$119 The Canberra will be in Hongkong a few days before, but with a smaller range of tours. Fares are for the cruise only. Six days Hongkong-Bangkok-Singapore GBP305 (about HK$3,570) based on a four-berth cabin. Contact Dodwell Travel on 866-6699. MORE special fares from Alitalia. Tickets with a six-month validity are cheaper; an indication the industry believes fares will increase during the year. Round-trip economy fares to Rome and other non-Italian cities are selling for $9,190. At this rate, no stopover in Rome is allowed for the flights to other European points. Contact Wallem Travel on 821-3868. Information compiled by Travel Database, GPO Box 12761, Hongkong, Fax 507-4620.