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  • Ritz Tours Lucky Draw Winner: David L. Eng, Aliso Viejo, CA

    03/14/2014

     March 15, 2014, Alhambra, CA

    The 2014 Ritz Tours Lucky Draw drew almost 900 entries by mail and personal submissions and ended on February 15, 2014. 

    A draw for the winner for all qualified submission was conducted in the afternoon on March 4, 2014 by invited guest, Ms. Kiki Paris of Emerging Destinations, Boulder, CO who visited Ritz Tours head office.

    The winner who has won an iPad Mini is:  Mr. David L. Eng of Aliso Viejo, California

    Our congratulations to David for being the lucky winner, and we thank you all whom have supported Ritz Tours in this campaign.

  • Happy New Year Of The Horse

    01/27/2014

     

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!

    January 31, 2014 signifies the start of The Year Of The Horse in the Chinese Lunar Calendar & Your Last Chance to Save on a Tour to China with Early Booking Discounts

    --» to SAVE $400 per couple when you book tours in our China Premiere Series vacations. Enjoy the two programs with luxurious comforts of executive/club-floors in 5-star luxury hotels, small intimate groups, private dining experiences and travel insurance inclusion on these China Premiere Series programs:
    1. 12-Day Majestic China Panorama (Beijing, Xian, Guilin, and Shanghai)
    2. 15-Day Majestic China & Yangtze River (Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Yangtze River Cruise and Shanghai)
    --» to SAVE $300 per couple when you book tours in our China Deluxe Series vacations. Experience unsurpassed tour quality and value that also offer great variety and flexibility in China. 8 vacation programs to choose from:
    1. 10-Day China Discovery (Beijing, Xian and Shanghai)
    2. 12-Day Yangtze Essence (Beijing, Xian, Yangtze River Cruise and Shanghai)
    3. 12-Day China Scenic (Beijing, Xian, Guilin and Shanghai)
    4. 16-Day Scenic Yangtze Discovery (Beijing, Yangtze River Cruise, Xian, Guilin and Shanghai)
    5. 16-Day Tibet Highland & Yangtze River (Beijing, Xian, Lhasa, Yangtze River Cruise and Shanghai)
    6. 12-Day China Discovery & Hong Kong (Beijing, Xian, Shanghai and Hong Kong)
    7. 14-Day Yangtze Essence & Hong Kong (Beijing, Xian, Yangtze River Cruise, Shanghai and Hong Kong)
    8. 14-Day China Scenic & Hong Kong (Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Shanghai and Hong Kong)
  • Veterans Day Price Roll Back For Those Who Served & More!

    11/11/2013

    Here Is A Price Roll Back In Honor Of Veterans Of Our Great Country!

    For Veterans and All: In appreciation of the veterans who served, their families and their communities, we are proud to offer a very special 2014 tour to 3 exotic countries in Indochina at a great value.

    Your 2014 travel is even more attractive now with an additional discount on top of the early booking discount currently promoted. Your total savings will be $200 per person only when you book this one-of-a-kind tour organized by Ritz Tours by the end of November 2013.

    Be a witness to the modern Indochina by venturing back to the now economically vibrant Vietnam, the still rustic Cambodia and the bustling Thailand via this 13-day and 11-night trip of a lifetime with all international airfares included.

    Visit Hanoi, Halong Bay and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam for 6 nights, stay in quality comforts and tour interesting sights and attractions, and have most meals arranged for your gastronomic pleasure. Re-awaken your spiritual self at the world's largest religious monument, Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, within the 2 nights in Cambodia, and cap your excitement with 3 days and 2 nights in Bangkok plus the ancient capital of Ayutthaya in Thailand before your return to the United States.

    Take off a total of $200 per person when you book online with us by using this discount code for the 2014 Indochina Excursion Tour:

    HonorUSA

     

    (Note: Code is case-sensitive)

    Remember, this offer will end by November 30, 2013. 
    You will save $400 per couple on this memorable vacation trip of your lifetime to Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand.

    Offer valid for Tour Code #RAA for 2014 departures only. Booking confirmation and minimal deposit are required by 11/30/2013. Restrictions may apply. 

  • Plan Your 2014 Vacations Ahead - Save Up To $1,000 For Two

    08/16/2013

    Journey The World With Us - if your vacation plans in 2014 include Europe, Asia, Africa or the Middle East, you can take advantage of the early booking discounts now by calling 1-888-345-7489 and save big!

     
    This is the best time of the year for travelers to plan early and save with confirmed 2014 vacation departures and itineraries - up to $1,000 off the 2014 regular tour prices*:
     
    Book and pay deposit by 10/31/2013 to receive up to $1000 discount per couple!
     
    Book and pay deposit by 10/31/2013 to receive up to $400 discount per couple!
     
    Book and pay deposit by 10/31/2013 to receive up to $600 discount per couple!
     
    Book and pay deposit by 12/20/2013 to receive up to $300 discount per couple!
     
    Book and pay deposit by 10/31/2013 to receive up to $400 discount per couple!
     
    Book and pay deposit by 12/20/2013 to receive up to $300 discount per couple!
     
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    * Early booking discounts listed vary according to tours booked and apply to new 2014 tour bookings only. Discounts not applicable to private group arrangements. 
  • Eff. Aug 1, 2013, no hand written China visa application accepted

    07/26/2013

    As of August 1, 2013, the Visa and Passport Office of the Chinese Consulate General in U.S.A. will require that all "Visa Application Form of the People's Republic of China"(Form v.2011A) must be fully completed on a computer and clearly printed out except that the signature should be hand written. Altered forms or hand written forms will not be accepted.

  • New Shopping Policy for China Programs

    03/28/2013

     Alhambra, CA (March 28, 2013) – Ritz Tours, the industry’s leader in escorted tours to China, has once again defined a new model for quality tours – shopping excursions will no longer be mandatory for guests, and all guests can have the recourse of a full shopping refund if they are unhappy with any purchase.

     

    While some travelers enjoy shopping, others may not. The newly crafted Ritz Tours Shopping Policy clearly states that shopping is optional and purchases are refundable.  Guests who do not wish to shop will have the choice to opt-out on shopping excursions.  For shopping enthusiasts, plenty of time will be allocated at the end of the sightseeing activities and/or on free days to visit the pre-designated stores that are verified by Ritz Tours for best shopping experience.  Guests will also benefit from the return policy and will have confidence that they will get their money back if they are dissatisfied with their purchases.

     

    Max Chew, Vice President of Ritz Tours explained, “We want our clients to have a peace of mind knowing that they will never be coerced into making unnecessary purchases at grossly inflated prices, that they have the option to opt out of shopping stops that we usually arrange at end of the sightseeing day or during free days, and that all guests can choose to rest at their own leisure in the comforts of their hotels instead of shopping.” He further emphasized, “We are empowering our clients in this decision making process on the ground, knowing that there have been rampant abuses on the shopping experience in cheap and dubious China tour packages that are getting more and more prevalent in the U.S. marketplace today.”

     

    He added, “Ritz Tours has decided on new ways to meet the needs of our every client. We want to stand apart with this new shopping policy in the interest of the consumers in order that they will have nothing but quality time spent in China for themselves.”

     

    The Ritz Tours Shopping Policy is not only ground-breaking in its suitability but also in its guarantee that all the guests’ needs are fulfilled at the end of the tour.  It provides guests a choice to participate in shopping excursions with the convenience of being escorted to quality pre-approved shopping locations, and the assurance that all guests will be pleased with their purchases.  There will no longer be any buyer’s remorse by following a simple return procedure.  In order to process an immediate full refund, guests on Ritz Tours’ China program can provide a receipt along with the merchandise to the tour guide before the end of the tour in China; or mail the unused merchandise back to the merchant with the proper receipt and in its original packaging within 14 days upon returning to the United States. The refund process will be completed by the merchant within 2 weeks after receiving the returned merchandise.

     

    For more information about the Ritz Tours Shopping Policy, please call 1-888-345-7489 or visit www.RitzTours.com

  • New Escorted Tours to South Africa & Kenya

    03/11/2013

     March 11, 2013 (Alhambra, CA) - For $3,700 or less traveler can now venture to the African continent to take on wild safari excursions with the escorted tour giant Ritz Tours headquartered in Alhambra, California.

     
    With over 32 years of tour operating experience, Ritz Tours is satisfying the needs of its new and loyal customers with new escorted tour offerings to South Africa and Kenya with departures from March to December this year. Both air-inclusive tours can depart from key U.S. gateways of New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Houston, or even with seamless local city add-ons possible.
     
    The 10-day-and-8-night South Africa Highlights tour visits the famous idyllic Cape Town, the southern-most major city first for 4 nights, 2 nights at the famous Entabeni safari to experience the local wildlife, and 2 nights' stay at the capital Johannesburg. The package is attractively priced at $3,700 upwards depending on seasonality of travel and includes deluxe hotel accommodation, most meals, international and domestic airfares, local transfers, guided tours to unique attractions and safari game drives. Guaranteed departure can be arranged for a minimum of 6 adults.
     
    The Best of Kenya Safari program features many visits to game reserves in the country. This 10-day-8-night tour will lead hard core adventurers to the Mount Kenya National Park, Shaba National Reserve, Lake Nakuru National Reserve, and Masai Mara National Reserve where the sightings for the big five is almost as assured. Guaranteed departure is assured with a minimum of 2 adults. Low season air-inclusive tour fares start at $3,400 per person to $4,500 during peak travel periods.
     
    Both tours are quoted based on double occupancy basis and single supplement fees may vary based on dates of travel.
  • Ritz Tours Appointed as Chongqing Tourism Marketing Center in Los Angeles

    02/28/2013

    Alhambra, CA  – China’s foremost vibrant city of Chongqing has appointed Ritz Tours USA, Inc., an industry titan with exquisitely planned escorted tours to China, as the Chongqing Tourism Marketing Center on the West Coast of U.S.A. in Los Angeles this year.

     

    The new establishment of the Chongqing Tourism Marketing Center in Los Angeles is deemed by the municipality government as a proactive effort to raise its international recognition and awareness of the many world-class tourism infrastructures it has to offer to American visitors. According to Hunter Wang, Deputy Director of Chongqing Tourism, “The Center shall take on the role of building tourism business relationships between the city and United States, facilitating tourism, culture and educational exchanges, and the dissemination of information on the various unique tourism assets in Chongqing.”

     

    Long touted as a major port-of-call and the starting point for cruises along the famous Yangtze River, Chongqing has also become famous for its many attractions and nationally rated scenic spots. In addition to the breathtaking views of the Three Gorges along the Yangtze River, visitors can venture to explore the karst formations of Xueyu Cave, the ancient Dazu Rock Carvings that date back to early Tang Dynasty almost 2000 years ago, the Ghost City of Fengdu County, the famous Chongqing Hot Springs, and many other natural and historical wonders. 

     

    Martin Chan, the President of Ritz Tours USA, Inc., highlighted, “We are honored that Ritz Tours has been chosen as the representative to undertake the task of promoting Chongqing. While we have been successful in communicating the beauty and excitement of this city and the Yangtze River cruise to our clients, the challenge now it to generate an even greater excitement through various trade and media collaborations to build more fans for Chongqing and to provide potential visitors with the knowledge of the many leisure options available.” 

     

    The new Chongqing Tourism Marketing Center will be located at 208 South First Street, 2nd Floor, Alhambra, CA 91801, telephone 1-626-677-3405, fax 1-626-281-0117.

  • 2 More Weeks to Book Early to SAVE!

    02/13/2013

     You will now have only about two weeks till end of February 2013 to take advantage of the early booking discounts to SAVE BIG when you plan for your vacations by Ritz Tours.

    Save up to $400 per couple when you book for your trips before March 1, 2013. Get your cash discount of $200 per person when you book any of the Premiere Tour series, $100 off per person for the Deluxe Tour series or the Asia Tour Series.

    Call 1-888-345-7489 to inquire about these discounts, or book direct online to get your automatic discount when you check out for payment.