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Cathay Pacific offers students special summer packages

31 May 2004

Cathay Pacific Airways today announced it has joined with Cathay Pacific Holidays to create special packages that encourage local college and university students to see the world during their summer break. Students can explore the region or even make a lap around the world.

The airline and Cathay Pacific Holidays have offered special package deals to students during the long summer and winter breaks since 2002, when the programme was called "Young Discoverer".

Prices for the newly launched "Holiday DIY" packages start from as low as HK$1,299. Around the region, students can visit Bangkok, Singapore, Taipei, Seoul and Tokyo on three-day, two-night packages. All regional packages include flights and hotel accommodation.

Students can roam further afield to Europe, with a package combining London and Paris, or lap the world with a package that takes in London and New York. Both deals allow students to travel for one month. The first night's accommodation in the first city to be visited is also included. The Europe trip costs HK$4,999 and the London, New York package HK$7,399.

Bookings can be made only through Cathay Pacific Holidays, either online or at its office in Taikoo Shing Plaza. Students must produce their student identity card when booking and purchasing the ticket. Full details can be found on the Cathay Pacific web site under "Holidays".

Cathay Pacific has, since 1998, supported students embarking on their education overseas with special student fare air tickets in its Overseas Study Package. The airline also provides special fares for students taking part in exchange programmes offered by schools and non-profit organisations. In April, Cathay Pacific launched its first ever exchange programme on aviation and aerospace technology targeted at less-well-off students in Beijing and Hong Kong.

Cathay Pacific Holidays Managing Director Patrick Yeung said: "Overseas travel is an important part of anyone's education. We are pleased to offer local students a chance to broaden their horizons and experience life in different parts of the world with these specially low-priced "Holiday DIY" packages."