R&C Hawaii Tours, Inc
R&C Hawaii Tours, Inc. is one of Hawaii’s leading tour operators and producers of comprehensive package travel products for inbound and outbound clientele. The full-service travel agency has been included in Hawaii Business Magazine’s Top 250 Companies since 1996.
Besides offering Domestic and International air ticket reservations, “Our escorted package tours from Honolulu are built upon affordability and reliable customer service,” says Executive Vice President and General Manager Abrar Uppal. “We can customize tours for any destination and for any type of event, including school reunions and family get togethers.”
Founded in April 1985, R&C Hawaii Tours, Inc. offers airfares and customized escorted and non-escorted tour packages to Asia.
“Our specialty is escorted tours to Japan,” says Uppal, “but now we also have tours to Korea, Bangkok, Vietnam and Cambodia.”
Bilingual escorts from Honolulu provide an extra level of outstanding customer service for the first-time international traveler, and great “on the ground” information for the experienced traveler. The company’s professional travel experts meet and exceed every client’s needs.
“We’ve worked with many schools, churches and several Hongwanji groups,” he says. “We listen to what our clients want to see and what they want to do. Our company offers trips to Vegas and specialty group and seasonal tours to South East Asia, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. We are also experts in domestic & international air ticket reservations and welcome local corporate businesses.”
Uppal has been working for R&C Hawaii Tours, Inc. since 1992, in both the company’s inbound and outbound divisions. He also served as a bilingual tour guide.
“I was born in Pakistan, but lived in Japan for three years,” says Uppal, who fluently speaks Japanese. “I’m not a tour guide anymore, but sometimes our repeat clientele still request that I travel with them.”
In addition to offering customized tours to Asia, the company offers cruises throughout the Hawaiian Islands, Alaska and Europe. R&C Hawaii Tours, Inc. also caters to its inbound clientele who arrive in Hawaii from Japan. The company serves 90,000 inbound customers annually. Currently, there are six tour lounges for inbound clientele located along Kalakaua Avenue: Waikiki Beach Marriott, Hyatt Regency, Duty FREE Shops (Briefing Room), Maile Sky, Prince Hotel and Hilton Hawaiian Village.
“A lot of people know us by our landmark,” he says, referring to the Statue of Liberty outside the company’s main office on Kalakaua Avenue. “But we’re more than just a landmark. We’re here to fulfill your travel needs.”
“We listen to what our clients want to see and what they want to do. Our company offers trips to Vegas and specialty group and season tours to South East Asia, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. We are also experts in domestic & international air ticket reservations and welcome local corporate business.”
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