Beijing Summer Games a Surprise Family Travel Favorite for 2008

    CALGARY, Jan. 2 /CNW/ - The biggest event on the 2008 sporting calendar
is also one of the most sought-after travel experiences in the world for
families. Roadtrips, an international sports and special event travel company
based in Winnipeg, Canada, has discovered the 2008 Summer Games is proving
popular among family travelers.
    "The majority of Roadtrips' Beijing travelers will be families," said
Dave Guenther, Roadtrips President. "It's kind of a surprise for us. The
Summer Games are usually popular with more of a corporate audience, but this
year, we are finding that many parents are taking their children to China. The
Games provide a good reason to explore China, and there are many
family-friendly experiences outside of the Games in Beijing, like visiting the
Great Wall or Forbidden City."
    Families are also taking advantage of Roadtrips additional excursions to
see all China has to offer, like the Terracotta Warriors in Xian, the pandas
in Chengdu, or the bright lights of cosmopolitan Shanghai.
    All Roadtrips Summer Games packages feature guaranteed event tickets,
first class hotels, a Beijing city tour, event transfers, official
commemorative Olympic gift package, on-site hospitality center, staffed hotel
desks with North American and local guides, pre-travel concierge service and
top category seating to travelers' choice of any four events. Tickets for
additional events can be added as desired. A variety of hotel options,
including the Park Hyatt Beijing, Sheraton Great Wall Hotel and Grand Skylight
Catic Hotel at the National Stadium, are available.
    Roadtrips' 2008 Beijing Summer Games packages start from $5,950, based on
double occupancy. Call a Roadtrips Sports Travel expert at 1-800-465-1765 or
visit for more information.

    ABOUT ROADTRIPS: Roadtrips, Inc. is celebrating their 16th year of
providing amazing travel experiences to the most exciting sporting events in
the world for fans, incentive programs, and corporate hospitality. A
recognized leader in the sports travel industry, they take pride in delivering
amazing sports travel experiences for thousands of guests every year.

For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: Janice Labossiere,, Roadtrips Inc, (204) 934-0493

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