From food to fashion to film, everything Asian is hot, and interest in experiencing the cultures Asia offers first-hand is stronger than ever. The Beijing Olympics may be two years away, but travellers are already setting their sights on Asia. According to a 2005 Statistics Canada report, Canadian travel to Asia rebounded substantially after falling in 2003. Moreover, travel to China, Japan and Hong Kong each rose by at least 32.0%. With interest in travel to Asia booming, Cathay Pacific today announces its 2006 All Asia Pass, offering travellers a convenient way to experience up to 18 Asian cities for one low fare.
Cathay Pacific’s All Asia Pass addresses this burgeoning market and makes travelling to several Asian cities in one trip more affordable and easier than ever. From magnificent Hong Kong to legendary Tokyo, from tropical Bali to culturally rich Bangkok, the All Asia Pass is your ticket to a dream vacation.
Priced from CAD $1,599 plus taxes, the All Asia Pass includes Economy Class travel from Vancouver or Toronto to Hong Kong – plus 21 consecutive days of travel to any or all of 17 other popular Asian cities. Destinations include: Bali, Bangkok, Colombo, Fukuoka, Ho Chi Minh City, Jakarta, Karachi, Kuala Lumpur, Nagoya, Osaka, Penang, Sapporo, Seoul, Singapore, Surabaya, Taipei and Tokyo. The CAD$1,599 airfare reflects the CAD$500 discount when registering online as a Cathay Pacific CyberTraveler for travel Sunday to Thursday. To join the free CyberTraveler program, visit Cathay Pacific’s website at http://www.cathaypacific.com/ca.
“For Canadians, travelling abroad has long been associated with European destinations,” said Philippe Lacamp, Cathay Pacific Vice President Canada. “However, travellers here are waking up to everything that Asia offers, from shopping and fine dining to family activities. You can experience all of that in one destination or sample the diversity of Asia by visiting multiple countries. With the All Asia Pass, the choice is yours, and your journey will start the moment you board our planes and experience our award-winning service rooted in Asian hospitality.”
All Asia Pass Insider
Cathay Pacific has teamed up with Lonely Planet to develop the All Asia Pass Insider Web site packed with rich content, travel tips and other information that helps travellers get to know the All Asia Pass destinations before they go. Travellers should visit http://www.cathaypacific.com/ca to link to an insider’s view of the cities directly from veteran travellers to Asia. In addition, Cathay Pacific customers who have taken an All Asia Pass trip in the past will post blogs about their experiences. The All Asia Pass Insider is the closest thing to visiting Asia in person.
Terms and Conditions
All Asia Pass departures must occur between February 1 and May 18, 2006, inclusive or between August 21 and December 6, 2006, inclusive. Summer travel and extension options up to 90 days are available for an additional fee. Interested travellers also have the flexibility to upgrade to Business Class (on the trans-Pacific flights) and select other cities in Asia and the South Pacific for an additional fee. For more information on the All Asia Pass, visit Cathay Pacific’s website at http://www.cathaypacific.com/ca and refer to the All Asia Pass section.