Friday, July 20, 2012

Trafalgar: Save up to $1,200 per couple to Asia!

trafalgar-logo.png Take an unforgettable insider’s journey into China, Vietnam and Japan. Cruise along the Li River with a Local Guide for a taste of life far from the busy metropolis. Travel by rickshaw for a Be My Guest lunch at a traditional family Hutong home in Beijing. When you travel with Trafalgar, it promises to be a value-packed insider’s journey beyond anything you could do on your own.

  • Guided vacations, plus trips that feature luxury cruising on the Yangtze River
  • Explore in small groups of 26 to 35 guests with an expert Travel Director
  • Unique Insider Experiences like Be My Guest dining and Local Specialties
  • First Class accommodations and transportation
  • Carefully crafted extensions to Tibet, Cambodia and Thailand

Limited Time Offer

Book your 2013 vacation to China, Vietnam and Japan by September 30, 2012 and save up to $1,200!*

Simply look for the Pay-In-Full Discount in the price panel on each itinerary page within our brochure to see how much you can save! View the brochure online now.

Contact Naka’s Travel Service to book your Trafalgar vacations today - see more package tours around the world on the Tour with Naka’s page!

About Trafalgar

Operating since 1947, Trafalgar offers a wide range of holidays to Europe, Britain, Egypt, USA, Canada, South America, China, Australia and New Zealand, we’ve hosted over 2 million travelers worldwide and many return year after year.

Trafalgar is renowned and trusted for its outstanding quality, service, reliability and financial stability. With over 60 years of practice we’ve perfected the art of creating exceptional guided vacations. Every expertly designed travel experience includes transportation, via deluxe motor coach, rail or cruise ship, first class hotel accommodation, daily sightseeing and most meals and at at savings of up to 30% off the cost of doing it “on your own”.

Trafalgar continuously strives to fulfill our guests’ needs and exceed their expectations – attention to detail ensures you will enjoy a totally hassle-free vacation. We provide the perfect balance between organized activities and free time for individual exploration and relaxation – all you have to do is Dream. Pack. And leave… the rest to us.

*Savings valid on new bookings made from Trafalgar’s 2013 Asia brochure. Pay-In-Full Discount is based on full payment made by September 30, 2012. Savings will vary by itinerary, and exact savings can be found on the itinerary page within the 2013 brochure. Sample savings of $1,200 per couple ($600 per person) based on Trafalgar’s Grand China & the Yangtze when full payment is received by September 30, 2012. Offer may not be valid on all itineraries. While not combinable with other promotional offers,savings are combinable with other brochure discounts and show coupons. CST# 2077132-20

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates July 19 2012

The Japan Rail Pass, which is issued by the JR (Japan Railway) Group, offers travelers excellent value for money and convenience. The Rail Pass enables the almost unlimited use of JR trains and its affiliated bus and ferry services within various areas of Japan. The Japan Rail Pass can also be used for the Tokyo monorail to Haneda Airport and the Narita Express to Narita Airport.

The Japan Rail Pass is available only to people from abroad who wish to travel to Japan as “temporary visitors” for sightseeing. The pass must be purchased before entering Japan.

Japan Rail Pass exchange rate for July 19th 2012 through July 25th 2012 - 1 USD =80.17 JPY

JR Pass prices are updated for the current exchange rate every Thursday.

See http://www.nakastrav … for details and current pricing.


Japan’s four major islands, Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu and Shikoku are covered by an extensive and reliable network of railways. About 70 percent of Japan’s railway network is owned and operated by the Japan Railways (JR), while the remaining 30 percent belongs to dozens of other private railway companies, especially in and around metropolitan areas.

The Japan Railways Group, more commonly known as JR Group (JRグループ), is made up of six regional passenger railway companies, which are JR Hokkaido, JR East, JR Central, JR West, JR Shikoku, and JR Kyushu, and one nationwide freight railway company, JR Freight. Together they operate a nationwide network of urban, regional and inter-regional train lines, night trains and shinkansen (bullet trains).

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Viking River Cruises - up to Free Air to Russia and Southeast Asia

viking-logo.jpg Get up to FREE air on a 2012 cruise through Russia or Southeast Asia with Viking River Cruises!

Take a deluxe river cruise through Russia or Vietnam and Cambodia in 2012 and you’ll get FREE air from New York (LGA, JFK) or Newark (EWR) (other select gateways available; call for pricing). But you must act now—this offer expires July 31, 2012 and at these prices, staterooms will sell out quickly. Plan your exciting getaway now!

2-for-1 cruise plus up to FREE air!* Ask for 23Echo.

Waterways of the Czars
13 days - Moscow to St. Petersburg
Oct 11, 2012
Cruise from $8,599 $4,396 per person (Cat AX )
Air from $1,495 FREE air* on Oct 11, 2012

2-for-1 cruisetour plus up to FREE air!** Ask for 23Echo.

Magnificent Mekong
15 days - Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City
Cruise from $7,998 $3,999 per person (Cat A) Aug 30; Sep 3, 13
FREE air* from Los Angeles or San Francisco

Book a Viking River Cruise online now or see the Cruise with Naka’s page for online booking and information: http://www.nakastrav … eatured-cruises.html

Offers apply to new bookings only as of July 18, 2012. Air prices are per person, based on the cruise/cruisetour check-in date, and include transfers plus all government taxes and fees of approximately $160 and air fuel surcharges. Air seats are limited; airfares are subject to change until full payment of air is received. If air is not purchased from Viking, transfers may be purchased separately. All transfers, included with airfare or purchased separately, must have flights arrive/depart on ship or included hotel check-in/check-out day only. Additional airline-imposed baggage charges may apply; click here to learn more about airline baggage allowances and fees.

*23Echo: 2-for-1 cruise plus up to FREE international air (with no deviations, stopovers, upgrades or custom air) on Oct 11, 2012 departures of Waterways of the Czars from New York (LGA, JFK) or Newark (EWR) (other select gateways available; call for pricing).

**23Echo : 2-for-1 cruisetour plus up to FREE international air on August departures (with no deviations, stopovers other than NRT, SEL, HKG, upgrades or custom air) and September-December departures (with no stopovers or custom air) of Magnificent Mekong in 2012 from Los Angeles (LAX) or San Francisco (SFO) (other select gateways available; call for pricing).

Cruise and air are considered a single offer. International air does not have to be purchased to get cruise offer. $600 per couple ($300 per person) savings is combinable with all current 2012 Special Savings Discount offers and 2013 Early Booking Discount offers as well as Referral Rewards Credits. Not combinable with other Past Guest Travel Credits. Requests for offer 23Echo must pay in full at time of booking. Other restrictions may apply.

2013 Globus and Cosmos Tours On Sale!


2013 Globus & Cosmos Europe Vacations Now On Sale!

No more worrying about Europe air prices, economic uncertainty or the value of the dollar. You need a vacation and we’re going to help you take one!

Globus and Cosmos are launching their 2013 Europe vacations early, providing you the opportunity to remove all the uncertainty in your 2013 vacation planning. So what are you waiting for? Lock in your vacation now and save along the way!


Save up to 15% when you book early and lock in your airfare with our Europe Early Airfare Guarantee


Lock in your airfare with our Europe Early Airfare Guarantee plus choose from a selection of vacations under $1,000

Contact us or book Globus or Cosmos vacation packages online. See the Tour with Naka’s page to book other package tours around the world.

About Globus

It all began more than 80 years ago when a young man purchased a rowboat to transport visitors across Lake Lugano, Switzerland. Who would have thought that this single rowboat would launch one of the world’s leading travel companies?

Today, the Globus family of brands is a global company reaching every corner of the world, yet remains family-owned and steeped in the values Antonio had when he set out across Lake Lugano—to enlighten travelers by showing them the very best of the destinations we know so well.

Reasons to Travel with Globus

  • A variety of travel styles and specialty travel to meet the desires of today’s traveler.
  • VIP access means no waiting in lines to see major sites throughout your journey.
  • Inside visits to major and must-see sites are included in the vacation price.
  • Expert Tour Directors share their unique stories and knowledge to help you truly experience each destination like a local.
  • First-class and above pre-selected hotels are located right where you want to be.

About Cosmos

From the East Coast to Eastern Europe and Little Italy to the Italian countryside, Cosmos helps travelers travel more often.

Cosmos designs tours for Travelers with a capital T: Those people who love to get out and get away … People who want to see and experience the world. Our goal – a pledge – to them is to make their favorite pastime an affordable reality.

We invite dreamers to become doers. Cosmos helps people travel internationally at domestic prices and domestically with international flare. We turn travel dreams into reality.

We understand that many travelers would prefer another day in Paris to a chocolate on their pillow. That’s why Cosmos creates vacation packages with hotels, transportation and sightseeing for about $100 day – less than a night out at home might cost – and much less than travelers could book on their own.

We offer our travelers more time to explore the world by ensuring they won’t have to spend valuable time figuring things out. We get them there (From Britain to Turkey; Atlantic Canada to Hawaii) and make it easy to become acclimated and immersed in foreign cities and local cultures for as low as $74 a day.

Not only do we give travelers the chance to vacation anywhere in the world more often, thanks to the value we offer, expert Tour Directors give our travelers interesting insight and stories that bring meaning to the locations they visit.

Cosmos empowers travelers to save money while building a bank of unforgettable memories.

* 10% discount requires payment of per person non-refundable deposit at the time of booking and full payment a minimum of 9 months prior to departure date. Must be a Journeys Club member at the time of booking to receive an additional 5% discount on the land-only portion of the Globus core tour or if booking a Cosmos tour to secure just the 5% discount. Discount based on land-only portion of core tour, not including extra night accommodations, extensions, taxes/fees, tips and supplements. Booking must be made, under deposit and discount applied between June 13, 2012 and December 31, 2012 for travel commencing by December 31, 2013. Must have traveled within the last five years of your booking date to receive Journeys Club member 5% discount. If you haven’t enrolled you may here: (must have a valid invoice number from the last five years). Journeys Club discount is not available retroactively. Applies to new bookings only. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply.

** The Early Airfare per person price for economy international roundtrip airfare includes all taxes, fees and surcharges. Schedules will be confirmed approximately 11 months prior to vacation start or mid-September 2012 (whichever is closer). At that time the best air price will be utilized and a new invoice with the air cost and confirmed schedule will be sent. If the guaranteed price is the lowest, the schedule with the lowest fare per contract classes of service will be booked. Any voluntary change to the confirmed flights negates the guaranteed price and is subject to air pricing at the time of the change. Once ticketed, cancel/change penalties of at least $300 per person up to 100% of the air price will apply.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Hawaiian Adds Direct Flights to New Zealand

logo-hawaiian-air.gif Hawaiian Airlines announced that it will begin nonstop flights between Honolulu and Auckland, New Zealand beginning in March 2013.

Hawaiian will fly three times a week with two-aisle Boeing 767 jets on the route and offer more than 40,000 seats per year. Sales of tickets and flight schedules are to be announced at a later date.

Hawaiian has recently added a number of international destinations including Tokyo, Sapporo, Fukuoka, Seoul and Brisbane in addition to inter-island service and flights to the U.S. mainland.

Contact Naka’s Travel to book your Hawaiian flights direct to Sapporo today!