- The Washington Times - Friday, February 10, 2006


Cathay Pacific airline has released its 2006 All-Asia Pass with three-week flight plans starting at $1,299. The pass includes economy-class travel from Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Toronto or Vancouver, British Columbia, to Hong Kong.

From that point, travelers can visit any or all of 18 destinations (Bali, Indonesia; Colombo, Sri Lanka; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Karachi, Pakistan; Osaka and Sapporo, Japan; Singapore; and Taipei, Taiwan, are just a few) over a period of 21 days. The pass is good for travel through May 6 and again from Aug. 21 through Dec. 6. Summer travel dates and extended travel periods are available. The pass can be booked only through a travel agent. Travelers also can save an additional $200 by registering with Cathay Pacific’s CyberTraveler program at www.cathaypacific.com.


Spend a night in the famous ice hotel outside Quebec City for $508 (midweek stays). The Night at the Ice Hotel package includes ice-cold vodka cocktails, a four-course gourmet dinner, access to the hot tub and sauna and a nice warm beverage in the morning. Weekends begin at $593 for the basic room. The package is available through April 2. See www.icehotel-canada.com or call 877/505-0423.


Icelandair is offering a two-night Iceland Getaway package starting at $555 per person. The package includes round-trip airfare from Baltimore-Washington International Airport; two nights at a hotel in Reykjavik; buffet breakfast each morning; and round-trip airport/hotel transfers. Additional tours, dining, car rentals and many other activities are available at discounted prices. Package rates are available through Oct. 31. To book, see www.icelandair.com.


With a 320-acre lake for fishing, sailing and kayaking; three pro golf courses; two casinos and two luxury hotels — the Ritz Carlton and Hyatt Regency — the Lake Las Vegas Resort couldn’t be more different from its famed neighbor “the Strip,” just 15 miles away.

In March, the four-star Hyatt Regency Lake Las Vegas is reducing its midweek rates for those looking for a different kind of Vegas vacation or wanting to return to the secluded oasis. Midweek rates start $139, and weekend stays are $50 more per night.

Also, if you book before Wednesday, you can get a free upgrade to a lake-view room and get 10 percent off on spa treatments. Rates are good for stays March 16 through April 1. To book, see www.lakelasvegas.hyatt.com.


Fly from the District to New Delhi on American Airlines for $774 round trip.

Flights are available from either Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport or Washington Dulles International Airport with connecting service from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. Book by midnight tonight. Taxes not included. Travel April 1 through May 31. See www.aa.com.

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