Pacific/Asia Briefs

EXOTIC JOURNEYS' INDIA FAM TRIP

From April 20 to May 1, Exotic Journeys (www.exoticjourneys.com) will operate its "Palace on Wheels" fam trip, taking agents by deluxe air-conditioned tourist train to explore Delhi, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Ranthambhore, Udaipur and Agra. Trip highlights include a city tour of Delhi; a visit to Jaipur, where guests take a tour of the city and go to Palace of Winds and Observatory; a camel safari to sand dunes in Jaisalmer; browsing bazaars in Jodhpur; wildlife viewing at the Ranthambhore Tiger Project Reserve; a boat ride on Lake Pichola in Udaipur; and a visit to the famed Taj Mahal. When not on the train, trip guests stay at Oberoi hotels. For more information, contact Raju Ahmedat at [email protected] or 800-554-6342, ext. 1.

MGM GRAND OPENS CASINO RESORT IN MACAU

MGM Mirage has opened a 600-room, 35-story casino resort on China's Macau peninsula in a joint venture called MGM Grand Paradise with Pansy Ho Chiu-king, a local real estate and hospitality investor. The MGM Grand Macau, in the Nam Van gaming district, has a casino offering approximately 375 table games, 900 slot machines and 16 private gaming salons. A focal point is the glass ceiling that rises 82 feet above the floor of the resort. Other top features include convention space—with a Grand Ballroom that maxes out at nearly 8,700 square feet—a world-class spa and several restaurants serving a wide range of cuisines. Guests can enjoy Cantonese food at Imperial Court, dine at a Hong Kong-style café or go to the Russian Room for an evening drink. For more information, visit www.mgmgrandmacau.com.

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