Asian cruise operator Pandaw is all set to launch the RV Laos Pandaw, a 10-cabin cruiser, on the Mekong River. Offering cruises on the upper and lower Mekong, the first trip through Laos, Thailand and Myanmar is sold out but bookings for its maiden excursion on the upper Mekong into China are now open. The expedition cover seven nights, beginning in Chiang Saen in Thailand's North. The journey continues and stops over along the border of Myanmar and Laos on its way to Jinhong in Yunnan Province. The Old Mandalay Road in Shan State, the Xiang Kok Akha Village in Laos and a tea plantation and botanical gardens are also on the itinerary. Visit www.Pandaw.com.
Happy in Hong Kong
As one of Hong Kong's must-see Christmas attractions, Harbour City's outdoor Christmas lighting and decoration bring residents and visitors and endless surprises and joy every year. This Christmas, Harbour City partners with Hong Kong Disneyland for the 10th anniversary celebration of "Happily Ever After", transforming the Ocean Terminal Forecourt into a "Happily Ever After" Christmas Avenue from today through January 3. Visitors can enjoy this festive occasion as if they were immersed in Disney fairy tales and celebrate in the company of Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Queen Elsa, Princess Anna and many other Disney pals.
Affluent Chinese tourists are seeking unique and personalised experiences in the US as they have more confidence and flexibility to travel on their own, tour operators say. "Shooting, hunting and fishing from a luxury yacht are among the most popular activities our customers are pursuing," noted Gary Guo, who is based in Los Angeles and runs Do Your Brand Tour. His company helps travellers design tours or add short side trips to their itineraries. The Chinese tourists are especially interested in shooting firearms because it's not permitted in China. - China Daily/ANN