Jetescapes offers Indian travellers exclusive holiday packages for South Africa
Mumbai, March 04, 2010: Jet Airways, India's premier international airline, today introduced exclusive South African holiday packages* through JetEscapes for the discerning Indian traveler. Designed to provide an enchanting South African travel experience, the JetEscapes packages will coincide with the airline's launch of a daily non-stop service to Johannesburg commencing on April 14, 2010. Now travelers in India will for the first time be able to book holidays to South Africa through these JetEscapes packages.
South Africa is considered the tenth most-favored destination in the world as it offers the greatest variety of attractions. Considered the Adventure Capital of the World, South Africa is equally well known for its breath-taking scenic beauty, green valleys, historic towns, celebrity beaches as also award-winning wines and cuisine.
The JetEscapes 'South African Escapes', 'SunCity Getaway' and 'Kruger Getaway' packages have been priced competitively, and will offer travelers distinctly unique South African travel experiences. The SunCity Resort is internationally renowned as Africa's premier holiday resort destination, and is also aptly named "Africa's Kingdom of Pleasure" as it offers travelers a myriad entertainment and relaxation opportunities, as well as enough attractions and activities to keep the entire family busy. The Kruger National Park, on the other hand, will offer visitors the quintessential African safari and gaming reserve experience, allowing tourists to track and observe African wildlife in their natural habitat.
Mr. Sudheer Raghavan, Chief Commercial Officer, Jet Airways, said, "The introduction of our new direct daily service to Johannesburg gives us the opportunity to offer our discerning guests a refreshing travel experience. Through JetEscapes, we aim to make travel for our guests joyful and pleasurable. We are confident that our packages to South Africa will prove to be extremely popular with travelers."
The exclusive South African holiday packages would also find favour with Indian tourists as the weather in the Rainbow Nation would be cooler during its autumn and winter months, proving the most attractive summer getaways from India's sweltering heat.
The exclusive JetEscapes 'South African Escapes' package for eight days/seven nights will enable guests to see Johannesburg - The City of Gold, SunCity - South Africa's internationally acclaimed resort destination, experience one of the South African capital cities of Pretoria and track the big-five at the Kruger National Park making for a true flavor of the Rainbow Nation. The JetEscapes South African Escapes package priced at Rs. 180,000* ex-Mumbai includes Jet Airways' return economy air tickets to Johannesburg, accommodation at a 3 star hotel or similar facilities with breakfast, airport / local transfers, travel insurance and sight-seeing as outlined in the itinerary. In addition to which guests can also avail of 5 JP miles on every Rs. 100/- spent.
As part of the JetEscapes 'SunCity Getaway' package, guests will enjoy three nights/four days in Johannesburg and SunCity, South Africa's internationally acclaimed resort. SunCity features glamorous casinos, gourmet restaurants, extensive sports facilities and star-studded performances. From slots to safaris, theatre extravaganzas to the games arcade for children, horse riding to golf, and the Valley of Waves to The Lost City, the SunCity Resort truly makes for a compete family entertainer. The JetEscapes package priced at Rs. 93,500* includes Jet Airways' return economy air tickets to Johannesburg, accommodation at a 3 star hotel or similar facilities with breakfast, airport transfers, travel insurance and sight-seeing as outlined in the itinerary. In addition to which guests can also avail of 5 JP miles on every Rs. 100/- spent.
The 'Kruger Getaway' is another attractive travel offer from JetEscapes, where guests can avail of a once-in-a-lifetime safari experience at one of the world's foremost national parks. Stretching for over 352 kilometers from north to south along the Mozambique border, the Kruger National Park is one of the world's largest wildlife sanctuaries covering over 19,624 square kilometers and is home to 147 species of mammal, 500 species of birds, 116 reptiles, 34 amphibians, 49 varieties of fish, 457 types of trees and shrubs, 1500 smaller plants, and countless insects. A five days/ four nights package, the "Kruger Getaway" priced at Rs. 136,500* per person, includes return economy airfare to Johannesburg with domestic transfers to the Kruger National Park, accommodation at a 3 star hotel or similar facilities with breakfast, airport transfers, travel insurance and sight-seeing as outlined in the itinerary. In addition to which guests can also avail of 5 JP miles on every Rs. 100/- spent.
Jet Airways' guests will also get the opportunity to explore Johannesburg - the City of Gold, a true vibrant melting pot of humanity. Africa's most cosmopolitan city, Johannesburg is also the wealthiest and most entertaining city in South Africa's Gauteng province. Guests will be able to explore the city's many cultural and leisure attractions, including the Gold Reef City Tour.
* Rates per person on twin sharing basis. Subject to availability and as applicable at the time of booking.
*Subject to receipt of requisite approvals
About Jet Airways
Jet Airways currently operates a fleet of 89 aircraft, which includes 10 Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft, 12 Airbus A330-200 aircraft, 53 next generation Boeing 737-700/800/900 aircraft and 14 modern ATR 72-500 turboprop aircraft. With an average fleet age of 4.66 years, the airline has one of the youngest aircraft fleet in the world.
Flights to 61 destinations span the length and breadth of India and beyond, including New York (both JFK and Newark), Toronto, Brussels, London (Heathrow), Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Colombo, Bangkok, Kathmandu, Dhaka, Kuwait, Bahrain, Muscat, Doha, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Jeddah, Sharjah and Riyadh.
About Jet Airways Konnect
Jet Airways Konnect is Jet Airways' all-economy service on key domestic routes, designed to meet the needs of the low-fare segment with value-for-money fares.
Jet Airways Konnect links five major metros- Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru and Kolkata - with several destinations across India, operating over 195 flights daily.
Jet Airways and its all-economy, no-frills Jet Airways Konnect service together operates over 300 flights daily.
JetLite is a wholly owned subsidiary of Jet Airways India Ltd. and was acquired by Jet Airways in April 2007. Positioned as an all-economy, no-frills airline, JetLite operates a fleet of 23 aircraft, which includes 16 Boeing 737 series and 7 Canadian Regional Jets 200 Series. The airline flies to 28 domestic destinations and 2 international destinations (Kathmandu and Colombo), operating over 110 flights a day, on average.
Jet Airways, Jet Airways Konnect, its all-economy, no-frills service, and JetLite have a combined fleet strength of 112 aircraft and operate over 410 flights daily.
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