Visit Britain on British Airways; designer amenity kits on Cathay; discounts on Korean Air to Europe

BA VisitBritain campaign

In cooperation with VisitBritain, the tourist board of Great Britain, British Airways is holding a special promotional campaign called the Big British Invite.

Following the success of the Olympics and Paralympics this summer, the U.K. is encouraging more people to visit, and British Airways offers flights from the Tokyo area via Narita and Haneda to U.K. destinations, including London, Manchester, Edinburgh and Belfast, as well as several European cities.

The tourism ambassadors of the campaign include the Tower of London’s Chief Yeoman Warder, one of those popularly known as “Beefeaters,” and the managing director of Liberty London.

For the campaign, the flights in World Traveler economy class will be offered from ¥35,000, in World Traveler Plus premium economy class from ¥130,000 and in Club World business class from ¥280,000.

Travel must be booked and ticketed by Nov. 14 and completed by Feb. 28. Prices exclude surcharges and other miscellaneous taxes.

For more information, visit www.ba.com.

New Cathay amenity kit

Cathay Pacific Airways has unveiled its new amenity kits for premium economy class passengers that feature exclusive designs by homegrown Hong Kong brand G.O.D. (Goods of Desire).

G.O.D. was founded by Douglas Young and Benjamin Lau in Hong Kong in 1996 and has since expanded into various cities worldwide, showcasing a variety of acclaimed, award-winning products.

The kits have been specifically designed to become collectible. Each has a button at the back that allows additional kits to be attached to create a wall-hanging accessory.

The first two designs on board are called “Joy” and “Fortune.” The “Joy” design depicts Chinese gods enjoying themselves in-flight sipping coffee, using the computer or reading, and is available on flights departing Hong Kong, while the “Fortune” design features a Chinese-style image of auspicious clouds and will be distributed on inbound flights.

The amenity bag is made from at least 90 percent recycled plastic bottles while the toothbrush is made mainly from biodegradable corn starch and cellulose.

For more information, visit www.cathaypacific.co.jp.

Korean Air fair to Europe

Korean Air is holding a special winter campaign and offering flights from Japan to several cities in Europe with ¥10,000 discounts from the normal price through Nov. 14.

The airline operates service to 13 cities in Europe, including Frankfurt, Paris, London, Milan, Zurich, Prague and Moscow. Korean Air is offering flights from 16 airports in 15 cities and areas in Japan, via Incheon International Airport to European destinations.

For instance, flights from Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka in economy saver class will be from ¥77,000, and flights from other cities in Japan, including Sapporo, Niigata, Shizuoka and Oita in economy value class will be offered from ¥87,000.

Travel must depart between Nov. 3 and Dec. 13 and between Jan. 1 and Feb. 14. The prices include surcharges but exclude other miscellaneous charges.

For more information, visit www.koreanair.co.jp.