Friday, December 2nd, 2011

Australia’s leading Asia travel specialist, Travel Indochina, has released its 2012-2013 China, Tibet and Hong Kong Handmade Holidays brochure.

The 2012-2013 holiday brochure features lead-in price reductions to get 2012 off to a flying start, with winter wonderland hotel rates that are as much as 50% lower than high season prices*.

Based on the philosophy of ‘Handmade from local knowledge, handpicked by Travel Indochina’, the brochure features land only and flight inclusive prices for the travel essentials, and allows agents the ability to tailor itineraries for their clients’ specific needs.

Pricing remains competitive throughout the brochure, with all key products equal to or lower priced than that of competitors.

Travel Indochina Managing Director, Paul Hole, says that with scenery and culture that changes dramatically across China, each visit exposes something new and wondrous.

“Covering such a vast and divergent land, China is a country that deserves to be visited more than once, and in many different ways,” says Paul.

“China boasts one of the world’s most extensive and efficient train networks – whether in the comfort of the traditional soft sleeper berths or the newest high speed trains that whisk one across the country in record time. Either way, they’re a great way to experience the country. Alternatively, there’s the option of a Yangtze river cruise, including our latest offering the 5-star Century Cruises, for a completely different glimpse of daily life.”

New product in the 2012-2013 brochure includes:

­   Spectacular Harbin Ice Festival 4-day packages for Jan-Feb 2012 & 2013. Superior & Deluxe options available, from $694 pp (accommodation, transfers, touring with English-speaking guide, entrance fees included).

­   Shanghai & Beijing Sideways tours to uncover a side to these cities most travellers will never know about, all from the sidecar of a replica 1930s BMW motorbike. Prices start from $260pp based on 2 passengers.

­   URBN Shanghai – a hip-designer hotel in the beautiful French Concession, and China’s first carbon neutral hotel. Prices from $135 pppn.

­   Great Hong Kong hotel offerings including the 5-star deluxe Harbour Grand Hong Kong, featuring Harbour views from every room. The hotel is located just steps away from Hong Kong’s user-friendly MTR which reaches downtown Kowloon in under 7 minutes. Prices from $94 pppn.

Other highlights include:

­   Yangtze river cruising with a choice of 10 different ships offered by the finest cruise operators in China, from as little as $378pp for a fully-inclusive 5-day cruise.   

­   Footloose packages, offering quality 3-4 star packages such as:

·         Flight inclusive holiday packages, featuring Air China’s fantastic international airfares and huge domestic flight network at keen prices. 8 days in China from $1,537 pp twin-share.

·          Land-only journeys, based on China’s enormous efficient overnight train network. 8 days in China from $680 pp twin-share.

* Prices start from $40 per person per night (pppn) for the 3.5 star Yong Ann in Beijing,
$37 pppn for the 4-star
Rendezvous Merry in Shanghai and $31 pppn at the 4-star Grand Mercure in Xian.


Contact Profile

Travel Indochina

Travel Indochina has been operating small group tours and tailor-made travel to Asia since 1993. Offering journeys to Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, China and Tibet, India, Sri Lanka, Japan, Burma, Mongolia and Bhutan, Travel Indochina has six offices across its Asia destinations, Western tour guides and English-speaking local guides.

‘Handmade Holidays’ is Travel Indochina’s collection of holidays catering for the independent and solo traveller who seeks a real experience of the destination, with an extensive range of travel alternatives representing the very best, whether it be value or grandeur, from the region. While our local experts have handpicked hotels and resorts and crafted unique itineraries, the ultimate creative control is in the travellers’ hands.

Travel Indochina’s idea is simple – to explore and share the essence of Asia’s history, culture, natural beauty and, most importantly, people. The company has a commitment to responsible travel and a belief that travel is an exchange of knowledge and perspectives, cultures and wealth.

For more information and bookings, Travel Indochina’s Asia experts can be contacted on 1300 362 777 or on the 24/7 agents-only booking engine

Andrea Plaeutsky
P: 0419 970 984


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