To mark its 30th anniversary, Helen Wong’s Tours has partnered with Qantas to launch a newly-branded program of guided tours with a host of benefits designed for bargain hunters.The 2017-2018 Bargain Escapes program focuses on China and Japan, combining guided sightseeing with ample free time for travellers to shop, dine and cover other sites – at their leisure. ChinaHelen Wong’s ToursJapan Prices start from $1299 per person, twin share for a seven-day A Taste of China tour, including return Qantas air fares from Australia.As a bonus, travellers who book and pay in full before June 1, 2017 for one of the new tours in 2017 will save $100 per couple. Book and pay in full by the end of 2017 for one of the 2018 tours and customers will save $200 per couple.
China Airlines has announced it will grow its Taipei-Brisbane and Brisbane-Auckland services to a daily schedule from December 2017. The airline currently flies four times weekly between Brisbane and Taiwan, including across to Auckland.“The relationship between Queensland and Taiwan continues to strengthen with more and more people travelling between the two states for business and pleasure and we are pleased to be able to provide a direct daily connection from November,” said Ray Chang, China Airlines General Manager Brisbane Branch.“The new schedule is perfect for travellers looking to fly conveniently up to Asia, over to Europe or across to North America.“China Airlines also connects with 12 points in Japan, delivering travellers from Queensland right to the doorstep of the ski-fields in full service comfort with baggage and meals all included.“Our evening departure from Brisbane to Taipei means travellers can relax overnight and make easy onwards connections the next morning.” Julieanne Alroe Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) CEO and Managing Director warmly welcomed the announcement saying the additional services would meet growing demand on the route.“The Taiwanese visitor market to Brisbane has grown consistently in the last few years with passenger numbers jumping by more than 10,000 new traveller every year since 2013 to just under 100,000 (inbound and outbound) in 2016.“China Air’s new seven days a week schedule with an evening departure from Taipei is also attractive to Australian business travellers looking for options to conduct their work in Asia and return home on a convenient overnight flight.IMAGE: Lance Broad airlinesairportsAucklandBrisbaneChina AirlinesTaipeiTaiwan