New Offerings from `See You in Pacific Asia` Website

15th Oct 2002

A new Website is making trip
planning from North America to Asia and the South Pacific inexpensive and

is a virtual marketplace for
vacation packages, hotels, and airline tickets to destinations ranging from
Australia to Vietnam. And best of all, visitors have the opportunity to win a
fabulous trip for two to Hong Kong to celebrate Chinese New Year by entering
the “See You in Pacific Asia” sweepstakes!
The grand prize for the sweepstakes is a complete trip for two to Hong
Kong for six nights during Chinese New Year and includes round-trip airfare,
first class accommodations, sightseeing, VIP seats for the Chinese New Year
parade, dinner options, a museum pass, and a $500 MasterCard(R) gift card. In
addition to the grand prize, five lucky winners will each receive a Pentax
Optio 330GS digital camera. The Pacific Asia Travel Association is pleased to
have the participation of MasterCard International, Pentax USA and Pleasant
Holidays as sweepstakes sponsors.
Visitors also can browse a multitude of valuable travel offers, such as
discounted vacation packages and airline tickets, free room nights, and other
value-added extras. All travel offers are sponsored by MasterCard
International, including a five-night package to Hong Kong (including round-
trip air from the West Coast) for only $699!
Destined to become the most comprehensive tool for travel information to
Asia and the South Pacific, currently
contains comprehensive links to web sites serving more than 40 destinations in
Pacific Asia, along with hotels, airlines and tour operators serving the
region. Specific destinations include:  Australia, China, Chinese Taipei,
Guam, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, the
Philippines, Singapore, South Pacific Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Bangkok-based Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) created in an effort to build greater consumer
awareness of the wide array of opportunities for travel in the region.
According to Bill Hastings, PATA Managing Director-Europe & the Americas,
“Although Americans are very knowledgeable about the diverse range of
cultures, food and attractions in Pacific Asia, what they often don`t realize
is that the region is extremely affordable and easy to get to, due to
increasing air lift from all parts of the United States and Canada.”
Stuart Cameron, Vice President Global Promotions for MasterCard
International, says “Aligning with PATA and our travel partners allows us to
deliver valuable travel offers exclusive to MasterCard cardholders who are
planning to travel to Asia and the South Pacific.”

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