New Direct Flights From San Diego to Tokyo

March 27,2012

There was a buzz around the office here at Global Basecamps last week. As a San Diego-based company, we are so happy to get word from Japan Airlines that they will be debuting the first non-stop flights from San Diego and Boston to Tokyo. According to Japan Airlines’ press release, “JAL will begin serving the eighth most populous U.S. city, also the city with the largest Asian community currently without a direct flight to Asia, with four flights a week from December 2012 and daily from March 2013 to/from Narita [Airport].” Surely, many Southern Californians will welcome this news as an opportunity to skip a commute to LAX for any direct flights to the Asian capital.

JAL Boeing 787

Japan Airlines definitely had the Japanese business sector in mind when they created this route, as San Diego is the home to research institutions, universities and is closer to Tijuana, Mexico, where many Japanese companies conduct business, but this doesn’t mean that western travelers can’t take advantage of the new daily flights for their next ecotour! Not only will this make travel to Japan easier for Southern Californians, but Tokyo’s Narita Airport is also one of the major hubs for travel in Asia. That ecotour in Vietnam could only be one airport transfer away!

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How to Make the Most of Your RTW Trip

August 03,2011

This is a guest post by Nico Crisafulli. Nico authors the AirTreks Travel Blog and mans the social stream for He’s a consummate travel lover and a 10-year veteran of the industry. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and forthcoming child.

The fabled round-the-world trip (RTW) is no secret. There’s been a growing interest in this particular style of travel over the last decade with more and more people thinking beyond the simple there-and-back- again style vacation. AirTreks is in the business of helping people make that leap in consciousness. And the first step is to know how to do it best.

Costa Rica

I’ve put together 4 ways to help you get more from your long-term round-the-world trip, both before and after you leave.

Plan smarter

Once people have decided to travel, put their money down and spent time figuring out what they want to do, most already want to cram their laptop into the nearest meat grinder. Even thinking about more hours hammering away at the Internet is enough to send them over the edge. The trick is not to plan more, but to plan smarter, to make the most of the time you spend researching online.

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The First Night is on AirTreks

June 01,2011

Do you want to stay at a boutique hotel in Nepal? How about a Peru eco lodge? Stay in luxury on your next journey, the first night is on AirTreks! Purchase your multi-stop airfare from AirTreks between June 1 and June 17, 2011 and get credit for a free hotel stay from Global Basecamps. For every $3,000 you spend on your AirTreks airfare you get 1 Global Basecamps point that can be redeemed for a hotel stay.

Your Purchase Price Global Basecamps Points Payment Deadline
$US 3,000 1 June 17, 2011
$US 6,000 2 June 17, 2011
$US 9,000 3 June 17, 2011
$US 12,000 4 June 17, 2011
Hotel Maya

1 point can be redeemed for a one night stay at a silver level hotel, and 2 points can be redeemed for a one night stay at a gold level hotel. Participants may receive up to four nights free.

Silver Level Hotels

Some examples of silver level hotels include the following:

Hotel Maya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Hotel Maya is a boutique urban resort in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Located in the center of the business and commercial district adjacent to Kuala Lumpur’s famous Petronas Twin Towers, the newly renovated hotel offers travelers spacious rooms and contemporary accommodations.

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Jet Lag: tips for prevention and treatment before, during, and after your flight.

June 29,2010

Jet lag: many travellers are confronted with it, few have learned how to efficiently conquer it. Whether you're affected for hours or days, suffering from a lack of sleep and a drastic time change can make the transition into a new place difficult and your first few experiences less than enjoyable.

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