Pandaw launches tour operation

Pandaw

Pandaw, the river cruise line, has announced plans to launch a London-based tour operation.

Pandaw Expeditions, which has obtained an ATOL (Air Travel Organisers’ Licensing) licence and is a member of ABTA (the Association of British Travel Agents), can now offer flight-inclusive packages to travel agents and clients.

The company has said it will offer packages including international flights, transfers, luxury hotels, domestic flights and sightseeing tours.

Hugh Clayson, commercial director of Pandaw Expeditions, said: “We are delighted to be launching Pandaw Expeditions as Pandaw celebrates 20 years in southeast Asia.

“As specialists in the region, Pandaw has much to bring to the market in terms of exciting river adventures and once in a lifetime experiences in newly opened-up Burma [Myanmar] and remote parts of Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and India.

“The new tour operation is launching in response to demand from customers who over the years have requested the option of booking flight-inclusive packages with us.”

For more information, see pandawexpeditions.co.uk.

Pandaw was founded in 1998 by Scotsman Paul Strachan with the rebuilding of an original Clyde-built steamer bearing the same name, and now operates cruises in Myanmar, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and India. 

You can read about Cruise Adviser’s journey on Kalaw Pandaw in Myanmar here and in the upcoming river guide, out in February.

Anthony Pearce

Anthony Pearce is the co-publisher of CRUISE ADVISER. He can be contacted on anthony@cruise-adviser.com 

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