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KIE/Kintetsu International Express in Association with the WBC (World Baseball Classic) and MLB (Major League Baseball) Announces They Have Been Selected As the Official Travel Provider for the 2013 WBC Travel Packages to Japan!

RELEASE ON OR AFTER February 4th, 2013


These Packages Includes Roundtrip Airfare, 6 Night Hotel Accommodations with Breakfast, Series Game Tickets (at an extra charge), Hotel Taxes and Fees for either series in Tokyo or Fukuoka.


New York, NY...February 4th, 2013...Japan specialist travel agency, KIE/Kintetsu International Express, in association with WBC and MLB has been selected as the sole preferred travel provider of travel packages to Japan, for the 2013 WBC series. The packages feature accommodations for 6 nights or less for the WBC games in Tokyo or Fukuoka. The packages include the departure cities of New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

The World Baseball Classic is an international baseball tournament sanctioned by the International Baseball Federation (IBAF) and created by Major League Baseball (MLB), the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA), and other professional baseball leagues and their players associations around the world. The 2009 Classic, the second edition of the event, was won by Japan for the second tournament in a row. Japan is the two-time defending champion, having won each of the first two Classics in 2006 and 2009. Please see below for more travel package details:

Tokyo 6 Night Tour Package (Standard and Deluxe)

PACKAGE PRICE

*Prices are shown per person, based on double occupancy.
*Prices from other U.S. cities are available on request.
*Each package can be customized, for example, by reducing the number of nights in each city.
*Ask us about combining the Fukuoka and Tokyo packages for 3 nights in each city (or any combination)!


Each Tour Fare Includes:
· Round-trip airfare between US city and Tokyo (base fare only) – except Land Only price
· 6 night hotel accommodations
· Daily breakfast
· Hotel Taxes and Fees

Each Tour Fare Does Not Include:
· Air taxes and fuel surcharge (Ranges from $730 ~$760 as of 12/3/12. Subject to change daily.)
· Baseball game tickets (sold separately)
· Travel insurance
· Any personal items or incidentals at the hotel
· Airport Transfers:
· Round-trip Airport Bus from Haneda: $32
· Round-trip Airport Bus from Narita: $90

Fukuoka 6 Night Tour Package

PACKAGE PRICE

*Prices are shown per person, based on double occupancy.
*Prices from other U.S. cities are available on request.
*Each package can be customized, for example, by reducing the number of nights in each city.
*Ask us about combining the Fukuoka and Tokyo packages for 3 nights in each city (or any combination)!

Each Tour Fare Includes:
 

·Round-trip airfare between US city and Fukuoka via Tokyo (base fare only) – except Land Only price
·6 night hotel accommodations
·Daily breakfast
·Hotel Taxes and Fees


Each Tour Fare Does Not Include:
 

    ·Air taxes and fuel surcharge (Ranges from $730 ~$760 as of 12/3/12. Subject to change daily.)
    ·Baseball game tickets (sold separately)
    ·Travel insurance
    ·Any personal items or incidentals at the hotel
    ·Airport Transfers:
    ·Standard: Subway (Kuko-line): 250 yen, one-way (from Fukuoka-kuko to Nakasu-kawabata Station)
    ·Deluxe A: Taxi - approximately 40 minutes and 4,000 yen (minimum)
    ·Deluxe B: Subway (Kuko-line): 250 yen, one-way (from Fukuoka-kuko to Hakata Station), then 1 minute walk from Exit East 5 /OR/ Taxi - approximately 10 minutes and 1,500 yen (minimum)

    The tournament is the first of its kind to have national baseball teams feature professional players from the major leagues around the world including Major League Baseball. In addition to providing a format for the best baseball players in the world to compete against one another while representing their home countries, the World Baseball Classic was created in order to further promote the game around the globe.

    MLB Network will televise all 39 games of the 2013 World Baseball Classic to be played in March, and will also be the exclusive English-language telecast partner in the United States for the 2017 tournament.

    The third edition of the Classic, which features the world's best players from 16 countries and territories that qualify, will be played in seven venues in four nations and territories from March 2-19. The semifinals and finals will take place March 17-19 at AT&T Park in San Francisco. Second-round games hosted by the Miami Marlins will be held from March 12-16 at Marlins Park, and at Tokyo Dome in Japan. First-round competition will be hosted by the Arizona Diamondbacks and held from March 7-10 at Chase Field in Phoenix and Salt River Fields at Talking Stick in Scottsdale, Ariz.

    The above package and prices are subject to change. Please contact Kintetsu at 1-855-476-8779 or visit their website www.japanforyou.com for more details. You can also e-mail them at info@japanforyou.com for more information

    About KIE/Kintetsu International Express:
    Kintetsu International Express USA, Inc. (KIE) is one of the largest travel management companies in the United States, and is currently ranked in the top 50 by Travel Weekly's Top Power List for 2012. KNT-CT Holding Co., Ltd., our parent company in Japan has over 62 years of travel service with more than 200 branches all over Japan.

    Contact Information for KIE/Kintetsu International:
    Bill Sarcona, Asst. General Manager
    KIE / Kintetsu International
    1290 Avenue of the Americas, Ste. 900, New York, NY 10104
    T: 212-259-9722 | F: 212-259-9595
    Email: William.Sarcona@kintetsu.com
    Websites: www.japanforyou.com / www.kintetsu.com

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