Arrivals & Departures Wendy Wu launches new tours for solo travellers

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Each traveller on the new solo tours of Asia will get a guaranteed private room — without paying a single supplement.  

Organised tours can be a good option for solo travellers, providing the security and ease of travelling in a guided group, along with like-minded travel companions.

And Wendy Wu Tours is catering to people travelling on their own with the launch of its new tours designed for solo travellers. 

The six new tours visit Vietnam, China, India, Cambodia and Vietnam, and range in length from 10 to 15 days. They include plenty of flexible free time and provide each traveller with a guaranteed private room — without paying a single supplement. 

According to Wendy Wu group chief executive Joe Karbo, solo travellers already account for 65 per cent of the company's customers. 

“We've always catered well to the solo market, but with the introduction of these new tours, we're delighted to be able to offer single travellers an experience that has been created entirely for their specific needs," he said.

“The tours were only made available to book a fortnight ago, and already we've seen a huge uptake in bookings, with Japan proving the most popular destination so far.” 

Among the options is a 14-day Charming China Solo Tour, which visits the Forbidden City, the Terracotta Warriors in Xian and the Bund in Shanghai, and cruises the Li River. It costs from $4980.

There's also a 12-day Highlights of Japan Solo Tour, from $8920, and a 10-day Indian Experience, which includes the Taj Mahal, Old Delhi, Ranthambore National Park and more, and costs from $4780.

The 15-day Vietnam and Cambodia Experience, which includes tai chi at Halong Bay, a cooking demonstration in Hoi An and a cyclo tour in Phnom Penh, costs from $5690.

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