From: Promax ME
Published: Tue Nov 08 2005

Dubai – November 2005 - Cathay Pacific is offering package deals to all passengers who fly to Hong Kong during the Hong Kong International Horse Races this winter.

The special promotion will enable people visiting Hong Kong between December 7th and December 11th to experience the horse races, said to be the most popular form of recreation in Hong Kong, firsthand.

The package deals will include return airfares, a five night’s stay in either the Grand Hyatt or the Intercontinental Grand Stanford, admission tickets to the Sponsor’s Box, transfers from Hong Kong International Airport to the hotel by coach, and transfers from the hotel to the racecourse, with prices starting from AED 3,110 onwards.

"Cathay Pacific is very pleased to give all travellers flying to Hong Kong this winter the opportunity of experiencing the Hong Kong International Horse Races, and the delights of our home", said Mr. James Evans, Country Manager for the UAE and Oman, Cathay Pacific.

Mr. Evans continued, "The HK International Horse Races are some of the most keenly contested and eagerly anticipated races in the world of horseracing, and we would like to give our loyal passengers the opportunity to experience this prestigious and exciting event firsthand".

Hong Kong, one of the most diverse and vibrant cities in Asia, has become a hot spot for shopping and entertainment over the years. The International races, held in December at Happy Valley and Shatin Racecourses, are the highlight of the Hong Kong racing calendar, attracting entries from all over the world. The Hong Kong International Races comprise of five events; the Hong Kong Cup, the Hong Kong Mile, the Hong Kong Vase, the Hong Kong Sprint, and the final of the Emirates World Series Racing Championship.

Cathay Pacific flies 13 times a week between Dubai and Hong Kong with 7 direct flights, 2 services via Bahrain and 4 services via Mumbai and Bangkok.

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* Cathay Pacific was voted ‘Airline of the Year 2005’ in the world’s largest passenger poll conducted by UK-based Skytrax Research.

For further information, please contact:

Robyn Mallalieu
Promax ME
Tel: 04 282 64 11

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