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Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Fw: Fw: Airfare Estimate


Hello David,

Here is the revised estimate that you requested. Assuming space is available
on the following airlines on dates acceptable to you, we estimate that we
will be able to provide tickets for a price of approximately:


Full price per person US$3534 (includes $373 taxes)
........ (Full price can be paid with credit card)
Total Cash Discount Price per person CAD$4194 (includes $458 taxes)
........ (Cash discount can be paid by cash, cashiers check, money order or
wire transfer)


Routing [Airline]
------------------------------------------------------------
Ottawa - Los Angeles, CA [Air Canada]
Los Angeles, CA - Papeete (Tahiti) - Auckland [Air New Zealand]
Auckland - Bangkok [Thai Airways Intl.]
Overland On Your Own []
Hanoi - Hong Kong [China Southern]
Hong Kong - Beijing [Dragon Air (Hong Kong)]
Overland On Your Own []
Paris - New York, NY [Air India]
New York, NY - Ottawa [Air Canada]




If you would like us to reserve your AirTrek, please email or call us with
the dates you wish to travel each segment and the name of each traveler as it
appears on his or her passport. Also, please let us know how flexible your
dates are.

We've constructed your itinerary to give you the optimal routing and lowest
possible fare. If you would like us to revise your itinerary to include
alternate destinations, routing, or carriers, please let us know.

Prices are estimates only until we have your exact dates of travel and can
get reservations for you on the recommended flights. Most estimates are
based on a minimum advance purchase of 1 month. We highly advise you to
start your booking process as soon as possible in order to insure that space
is reserved for your preferred dates and to take advantage of the best sale
fares. All prices are subject to change without notice at any time until
tickets are paid for in full and issued.

Please feel free to call or email if you have any further questions.

Best regards,


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|| Travel Counsellor
|| Long Haul Travel / LongHaulTravel.ca
|| 2 Toronto Street, Suite 302
|| Toronto, Ontario M5C 2B6 CANADA
|| karen@LongHaulTravel.ca
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|| Toll Free: 1-866-548-4548
|| Fax: +1-416-360-7796
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Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Fw: Questions about your Airtrek

 

 

David Smith

 

 

 

-----Forwarded Message from Veronica Toth <veronicatoth@yahoo.com>-----

 

Thank you Love,
 
Can we CC our blog on these emails to keep a record?
 
Loveyou,

V

David Smith <davidsmi@oddpost.com> wrote:
Hi Karen;

See >>> for the answers to your questions.

Stopping on a south pacfic island would be nice on the way there - but don't want to pay too much more for that as there are lots of beaches on our trip.

Thanks so much!

David Smith


-----Original Message from karen@longhaultravel.ca-----

Hello David,

Thank you for checking out Long Haul Travel and for submitting your inquiry.
After reviewing the information you provided, I have a few questions about
your travel plans:

~ Are there any stops listed that you do not require? Are there any
additional cities you would like to consider, if the cost did not increase by
much?
>>> Flexible on S.E. asi details
>>> Return from Europe - we can take surface to most places in Europe for return trip
~ What are your approximate dates of travel? (for each leg of your trip)
>>> We could start trip in Jan or Feb - so dates could shift
>>> Jan -> NZ
>>> Feb -> SE Asia
>>> April -> China (HKG?)
>>> June -> Back home
~ Would you be interested in a different sequence for your stops if it would
be more efficient or less expensive?
>>> In SE Asia - but planning on starting in NZ in Jan and finishing up taking train from China to Russia
~ Are you interested in traveling overland between any cities?
>>> Train from Russia to China (could also do surface from HKG to Bejin)
~ You have found an estimated amount of CAD$3950 on our tripplanner for your
selected route. Is this within your budget?
>>> Yes
~ What are the the first and last names of all the passengers who are
traveling as shown on your passports?
>>> David Andrew Smith
>>> Veronica Anne Toth
~ Are you a student, teacher, or under 26 yrs old?
>>> No, No and No (too bad)
The answers to these questions will help me to provide you with a more
accurate estimate which is suited to your individual trip and expectations.
We customize each trip, and each price estimate, to best accommodate your
desires. If we know your priorities, we can often suggest minor modifications
to the request you submitted that can significantly reduce the price or
improve the trip.

Once I'm clear on these points, I should be able to reply with an estimate
within 2 business days. Please get back to me by phone or e-mail, whichever
is more convenient for you.

I look forward to hearing from you, and to working with you to help plan the
trip of your lifetime.

Best Regards,



-----------------------------------------
|| Karen Dahdah
|| Travel Counsellor
|| Long Haul Travel / LongHaulTravel.ca
|| 2 Toronto Street, Suite 302
|| Toronto, Ontario M5C 2B6 CANADA
|| karen@LongHaulTravel.ca
|| http://LongHaulTravel.ca
|| Tel: +1-416-360-7711
|| Toll Free: 1-866-548-4548
|| Fax: +1-416-360-7796
=========================================
|| RTW & Multi-Stop International Travel

"Any sender from this email address is an outside agent of Airtreks, Inc.,
not an employee of Airtreks, Inc. Any and all information given to this
sender is to be considered proprietary to Airtreks, Inc. and is not to be
shared or divulged to any party other than Airtreks, Inc."


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Monday, June 27, 2005

Another itinerary for us to ponder.. :)

This e-mail was sent to you by: David Smith (david@davidasmith.ca)Your friend wanted to tell you about this trip:Ottawa - Sydney - Canberra - Sydney - Auckland - Bangkok - Overland to - Hanoi - Hong Kong - Beijing - Overland to - Athens - New York - OttawaEstimated Price: US$ 3140 to US$ 3768Date Created: 26 June 2005The original city list your friend entered to generate this trip is:Ottawa - Canberra - Auckland - Bangkok - Overland to Hanoi - Hong Kong - Beijing - Overland to Athens - OttawaTripPlanner inserts gateway cities in order to give the best possible price and routing for the cites that were entered. To modify or reprice this route for current pricing, please follow the link below:http://www.airtreks.com/tools/TripPlanner.cgi?routeID=RT20050626064703212HI5632&rctid=CL20050626064615272HG4574Your friend has sent you the following message:

Saturday, June 25, 2005

My itinerary from Airtreks

This e-mail was sent to you by: David (davidsmi@oddpost.com)

Your friend wanted to tell you about this trip:
Ottawa - Sydney - Auckland - Sydney - Saigon / Ho Chi Minh - Overland to - Bangkok - Hong Kong - Bangkok - Karachi - Frankfurt - Cape Town - Buenos Aires - Miami - New York - Ottawa
Estimated Price: CAD$ 6115 to CAD$ 7338
Date Created: 25 June 2005

The original city list your friend entered to generate this trip is:
Ottawa - Auckland - Saigon / Ho Chi Minh - Overland to Bangkok - Hong Kong - Frankfurt - Cape Town - Buenos Aires - Ottawa

TripPlanner inserts gateway cities in order to give the best possible price and routing for the cites that were entered. To modify or reprice this route for current pricing, please follow the link below:
http://www.airtreks.com/tools/TripPlanner.cgi?routeID=RT20050625121751519FQ619&rctid=CL20050625121632459LW9354

Your friend has sent you the following message:

This email was generated by a user of our web application and is not an unsolicited email.

Monday, June 20, 2005

Veronica's Fortune Cookie

I had lunch today with my friend Shari. The fortune cookie message I got said "You will travel far and wide for both pleasure and business." :) I have this taped to my monitor at work.

RTW 2006,

Veronica

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

My itinerary from Airtreks

This e-mail was sent to you by: David (david@davidasmith.ca)

Your friend wanted to tell you about this trip:
Ottawa - Sydney - Auckland - Sydney - Saigon / Ho Chi Minh - Overland to - Bangkok - Delhi - Bombay / Mumbai - New York - Ottawa
Estimated Price: CAD$ 3317 to CAD$ 3981
Date Created: 15 June 2005

The original city list your friend entered to generate this trip is:
Ottawa - Auckland - Saigon / Ho Chi Minh - Overland to Bangkok - Delhi - Ottawa

TripPlanner inserts gateway cities in order to give the best possible price and routing for the cites that were entered. To modify or reprice this route for current pricing, please follow the link below:
http://www.airtreks.com/tools/TripPlanner.cgi?routeID=RT20050615184611743AJ1017&rctid=CL20050615184611673AH719

Your friend has sent you the following message:

This email was generated by a user of our web application and is not an unsolicited email.

How much will 2 months cost

Where Item Cost
All Airfare 3000 3000
NZ Car / Hostel 1150
Gas 100
Food 200
Extra Hotel 500
Admissions 400 2350
SEA Tour 1000
20 Food 400
20 Hotel 600
Admissions 400 2400
7750

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Trans-Mongolian - Beijing to St. Petersburg

http://www.imaginative-traveller.com/destinations/asia/itinerary.asp?country=31&code=UABS
Code: UABS Style: Adventurer Duration: 19 Days
2005 and 2006 Departures
Land only: CAD $2875 Local Payment: USD $300 -
details
Select departure date------- 2005 ------- 28-Jun-05 16-Aug-05 20-Sep-05 18-Oct-05 06-Dec-05 ------- 2006 ------- 31-Jan-06 14-Mar-06 18-Apr-06
The Trans Mongolian is one of the great train journeys of the world and enables you to traverse the vast Eurasian land mass from the west of Russia to the east of China, including the immense wilderness of Siberia.
Day 1, BEIJING Arrival day.
Day 2, TRAIN Board the Trans-Mongolian train and head north through China and over the border into Mongolia. We will see a part of the Great Wall on the way.
Day 3, ULAAN BAATAR Arrive in the Mongolian capital in the early afternoon and head out into the rolling grasslands that start right on the edge of the city. We spend the night in a traditional ger (a round felt nomad's tent). (D)
Day 4, GER CAMP A full day in the Mongolian grasslands with options for hiking or horse riding. There may also be the chance to visit a local nomadic family. (BLD)
Day 5, ULAAN BAATAR Head back to Ulaan Baatar to board the evening train to Irkutsk. (B)Day 6, TRAIN Our train heads through Northern Mongolia, following the Selenga river through mile after mile of grasslands and over the border into Siberia.
Days 7-8, IRKUTSK - LAKE BAIKAL Arrive in the early morning of day 7 in Irkutsk, capital of Siberia and a pleasant laid back town. We then head out to Lake Baikal and here we spend two nights with local families in Listvyanka, a traditional wooden Siberian village on the shores of the lake. (Day 7 - LD, Day 8 - BLD)
Days 9-10, TRAIN Head back to Irkutsk and board the train bound for Ekaterinburg. During this stretch of our journey we cross the vast wilderness of Siberia.
Day 11, TRAIN - EKATERINBURG Arrive in Ekaterinburg in the afternoon and transfer to our hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore this very pleasant city which dates back to the 18th century.
Day 12, EKATERINBURG A full free day in Ekaterinburg.
Day 13, EKATERINBURG - TRAIN We board the morning train, continuing over the Volga, Danilov and Vytka as well as the Ural Mountains. (B)
Day 14, MOSCOW Arrive in Moscow and transfer to our hotel.
Day 15, MOSCOW A full free day in Moscow. Explore Russia's vibrant capital with its huge communist buildings, the onion-domed St Basil's Cathedral and Lenin's tomb or perhaps make a trip out to the monasteries of Sergiev Posad, the heart of Russian orthodox Christianity. (B)
Day 16, MOSCOW - TRAIN A day to further explore Moscow before we take an overnight train to St. Petersburg. (B)
Day 17, ST PETERSBURG Arrive and transfer to our hotel. There is plenty of time to day to start exploring the contrasts between this very European city and the heavily soviet Moscow.
Day 18, ST PETERSBURG A full day to visit the numerous sights such as the world famous Hermitage and the palaces and gardens of Pushkin and Pavlovsk. Alternatively you could head for Petrodvorets, a spectacular palace built by Peter the Great and famed for its avenue of fountains. (B)
Day 19, ST. PETERSBURG Tour ends. (B)

IMPORTANT - ITINERARY CHANGE Due to changes in the train schedules in Russia there has been a small change to this itinerary; 2 nights are now spent at Lake Baikal and 2 nights are spent in Ekaterinburg. See the itinerary below for further details. Schedules may change again at any time so please be prepared for this.


Maximum Group Size 18Arrival Transfer Airport transfer to hotel day 1Fully Escorted By Imaginative Traveller tour leaderTransport Trans-Mongolian train, bus, metro & taxiActivities Optional hiking and horse ridingAccommodation 7 nights on board the train, 7 nights simple hotels (shared facilities in some cases), 2 nights homestay, 2 nights Mongolian gerMeals As per itinerary. B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner. Where meals are not included allow US$10-15 per day (US$15-20 in Moscow and St. Petersburg)Entrance Fees Not included. Allow US$50LOCAL PAYMENT (compulsory) payable to your tour leader on arrival.
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SE Countries to visit

I was eatting lunch with Arthur today and I asked him about their trip to SE Asia - when they visited their friend Alan (I don't think you've met him yet). These are the countries they've been to:


Singapore
Penang
Kuala Lumpur (Must see)
Borneo (interesting, they have head hunters)
Yogyakarta (Must see)
Bangkok (Arthur suggests spending 5 days here then go away for a while then come back for another 5 days. I asked him if they have good infrastructure. He said Yaw. I asked if they know how to drive. He said NO - I thought I was going to die!)
Singapore (was mentioned twice so I guess we should go there)

Melaka

Cameron Highlands


They have two albums of photos he would like to share with us. I told him to bring them to the dinner party on the 25th. He said he didn't think that was a good idea of we were having other guests - so we will have to visit them - may bike there to see them.
Loveyou,
Veronica
XOXOXOXO...

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