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China Travel Blog Interviewed

Monday, January 29th, 2007

Just published a new interview on MyChinaStart.
This time I chatted with RoyGraff from Ccontact about the Outbound Travel Industry.
He talks about Chinese tourists, the challenges for Western tour operators and more.
If you’re interested to learn more, read the China Travel Blog interview.

Beijing Olympics English Map Launched

Friday, January 19th, 2007

You can find now an English Zoomable map of Beijing on the website of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.
It’s pretty nice and detailed with main roads, the Olympic locations and other landmarks.
You have the option to download a screenshot of the map (a your zoom level) and I liked the option to draw lines […]

China Travel Statistics

Sunday, December 17th, 2006

The number of Chinese going abroad pales compared to the numbers of tourists visiting China but that will increase in the future as more and more Chinese will have the money and the interest to have a look beyond the border.
Some China Travel statistics

Visitors to China in 2005 - 120.3 million
Chinese citizens who traveled […]

Back to Shanghai with Spring Airlines

Saturday, December 9th, 2006

Back to Shanghai with Spring Airlines
Our airline was Spring Airlines, one of the very few official budget airlines in China. I already mentioned in a previous post that Hainan Airport sucks at the moment due to ongoing construction. Flying with Spring Airlines doesn’t make it any better. It’s the ultimum of cattle class. Leg […]

No Prawns Today in Sanya

Friday, December 8th, 2006

When we booked to go to Hainan I had visions of big juicy prawns. They stayed visions. Wind is something that seems to make the prawns wary to get caught in the fisher men’s nets unfortunately and windy it was.
The Seafood Fresh Market

There’s a great Seafood Fresh Market (Chun Yuan Seafood Square) in Sanya […]

Hainan Sanya Trip, Beach It Is

Thursday, December 7th, 2006

Hainan, touted as the Hawaii of China, isn’t as bad as I had expected. I had visions of Phuket, overcrowded beaches, ugly beach developments, basically mass tourism at its worst. It wasn’t and I’m happy for it.
Hainan Yalong Bay
Yalong Bay is one of the better parts of Hainan. There are only 4 star and […]

Hainan Airport Sucks for the Moment

Wednesday, December 6th, 2006

This week is going to be Hainan week, or at least for the coming days. Why Hainan? Because we went there and I felt like a good write up of the Chinese Hawaii would be in place. It’s a pretty nice island but before I’ll get into that, in the next post, first some […]

15 Guidelines For Chinese Tourists Abroad

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006

15 Guidelines For Chinese Tourists Abroad
New guidelines have been published by China for Chinese tourists venturing abroad. All this to improve the nation’s image.
And no, I am not making this up, Happy October holidays!

Do not spit in public
Do not litter in public pages
Line up, don’t jump the queues at public venues
Do not make […]

Train To Lhasa Cracks Up Yaks

Saturday, July 29th, 2006

The train to Lhasa, Tibet, that just a couple of weeks ago started rolling, is faced with some new challenges. It is still climbing to 5,072 metres (16,640ft) above sea level but its safety is apparently threatened.

These are the culprits (in no particular order):

Cracks
Shifting Sands
Yaks

Less than a month after the opening of the […]

Shanghai - Lhasa by Train

Sunday, July 9th, 2006

The train to Lhasa, Tibet is already operating for more than a week now, so not much news in that.
I just happened to run into a nice site that next to some great timetables for China also has the Beijing - Lhasa Timetable in English. As a foreigner you need a permit though […]

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