Asia specialist Wendy Wu Tours is offering discounts of up to £500 per person on tours to Asia, as it promotes a range of anniversaries and special events in the region.

The offers are available on bookings confirmed between May 7 and June 3.

Wendy Wu, founder of Wendy Wu Tours, said: “Asia is all over the news this year, from sport and entertainment to culture and celebrations.

“Consequently, demand for travel has never been higher.

“There really has never been a better time to travel and with these offers Asia represents fantastic value for money.

“You can spend two weeks on an all-inclusive holiday seeing such iconic sights as The Great Wall, Beijing, Shanghai and the Terracotta Warriors for less than two weeks in the Mediterranean.”

With the Rugby World Cup kicking off in Japan this autumn, the operator is expecting a boost in awareness for Japanese tours.

Its Discover Japan itinerary includes Osaka, Tokyo, snow monkeys in the Japanese Alps and hiking on Mount Fuji.

The 13-day tour cost from £5,190 per person.

Meanwhile, in India, October 2 marks the 150th year of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth and the start of year-long celebrations.

There will be exhibitions at the National Gandhi Museum in Delhi, and a global Gandhi cycling event on June 3, World Cycling Day.

Its 14-day Inspiring India tour features the Taj Mahal, Ranthambore, Amber Fort and Udaipur, from £2,290.

Interest in China and the Himalayas is set for a boost thanks to the release of Abominable, by Steven Spielberg’s DreamWorks animation team

The story follows a group from the streets of Shanghai who trek 3,000 miles to reunite a mythical Yeti with his family on Mount Everest.

Holidaymakers can see Mount Everest, Potala Palace and the kingdom of Kathmandu on Wendy Wu Tours’ 21-day Himalayan Adventure holiday. It costs from £4,290.

The group escorted tour prices include flights.

Pictured: Japan (Shutterstock).