A ONE-OFF eight-night tour of Tibet is planned for June 12. As well as visiting the Potala Palace in Lhasa, the tour will cover the Tashilhunpo monastery in Xigaze and Tsedang in the Valley of the Kings. There will be a maximum of 18 people, which also includes a pre-tour briefing and a tour leader. Cost is not cheap - $19,975 per person sharing in a double room. However, this should include all expenses. Contact Abercrombie & Kent, the travel agency organising the tour, on 865-7818, or fax 866-0556. OPENING offers from two new hotels: In Kuala Lumpur the 320-room Swiss Garden hotel on Jalan Pudu has introductory rates until the end of June of M$150 (HK$450). Contact Swiss-Belhotel on 868-1221, or fax 840-1644. When the Grandeur hotel opens in Macau, the opening rate will be $638, including transfers from the pier. The rate is no bargain for mid-week, but good for weekends. The 350-room hotel is on Rua de Pequim, Porto Exterior. Book through the Hongkong office on 857-2846, or fax 559-9466. VIRGIN Atlantic Airlines hopes to fly to Hongkong from London Heathrow, but not before 1994, and only three times weekly. This service opens up the possibility of a second Hongkong airline flying the London route. Dragonair had planned to do this before it became affiliated with Cathay Pacific. Freight airline Air Hongkong has indicated interest in starting passenger flights. TWO offers in Phuket have been announced, with travel starting in Bangkok. The Pearl Hotel and the newer Pearl Village hotel for two nights, including transfers to hotel from Phuket's airport, breakfast, tour, for 2,045 baht (HK$625) twin sharing (so 4,090 baht per couple). Available until October 31 through the hotel's Bangkok office, phone 66-2-260-1022, or fax 66-2-260-1027. The Pearl Hotel's fax number is 66-76-212911, and the Pearl Village's 66-76-311304. The Phuket Merlin and Patong Merlin hotels, for two nights including transfers to hotel from Phuket airport, breakfast, tour. Prices in Phuket are 1,760 baht twin sharing (so 3,520 baht per couple) and 2,360 baht (4,720, baht) in Patong. Available until the end of September through the hotel's Bangkok office, phone 66-2-253-2641, or fax 66-2-254-2669. The hotels' shared fax number in Phuket is 66-76-216429. THE first global airline fax service has been launched (first trials took place in August 1992), by Skyphone - a consortium of UK, Singapore and Norwegian telecom companies. The first airline to introduce this service will be Singapore Airlines starting this summer and the next, surprisingly, will be Air China later this year. So far, Cathay Pacific has not installed either passenger phones or fax on its aircraft. Information compiled by Travel Database, GPO Box 12761, Hongkong. Fax 507-4620.