Just having a look at some of the trips for '08 and I've noticed that there seems to be a trend towards not including the airport transfer.
I've got to say that the airport transfer is actually a real big help - arriving in a foreign country after a long haul flight it is a real relief not to have to bargain with taxi drivers to get to a hotel in an unknown part of the city. So it's a real pity to see that this is being discontinued on many trips.
Anyway, I'm looking forward to my Vietnam trip in December. Yes it will be definately be great not having to worry about getting to the hotel when I first get there!