Choose a Cruise Agency, and Enjoy a Different Vacation

On September 9, 2010, in Cool Places, Cruises, Travel Info, by Zhang Sijin

Except for some horrible movie scenes happened on the cruise, such as Triangle (2009), a typical cruise journey is always full of food, music, and romantics like classic scenes in the Titanic (1997). Adding a cruise tour in your trip agenda will absolutely give you different experiences in China Tours. Unlike oriented ocean liners, the […]

Except for some horrible movie scenes happened on the cruise, such as Triangle (2009), a typical cruise journey is always full of food, music, and romantics like classic scenes in the Titanic (1997). Adding a cruise tour in your trip agenda will absolutely give you different experiences in China Tours. Unlike oriented ocean liners, the prime purpose of cruise liners is not transportation and they are more like floating hotels. If you are tired of the average backpacking lives of china travel, a special cruise journey may be the alternative. In a cruise ship, all you need to do is to treat yourself with various delicious foods, gambling, sun bath and other entertaining programs.

Since you have had wonderful cruise experiences in Caribbean, Hawaii, or Alaska, what can be expected in cruise lines in China? Well, one of the well-known cruise lines is the Yangtze Cruises. Yangtze River (or Chang Jiang) is the longest river in Asia and the third-longest in the world. Boarding on a Yangtze River Cruise will present the most spectacular scenery in front of you. What is more, your selections of cruise ships and schedules are broad.

Map of Yangtze River

Here are some ships names for your consideration: President No.1, Victoria Anna, Splendid China, Yangtze River, Snow Mountain, Yangtze Paradise, Century Diamond, and East King, etc. Especially there are several 5-starcruise ships which include library, swimming pool, sauna, shopping mall, and gym. Here are some big names. The Yangtze No.1 was built in 2005. The Yangtze Explorer was constructed in 1995 and updated to a luxury cruise ship in 2007. Both cruise ship lines are between Yichang and Chongqing. Yichang is a medium-sized city within Hubei province and the famous Three Gorges Dam is in its administrative area. Chongqing is the major city and the biggest inland river port in southwestern China.

Another important cruise line starts in Shanghai, the international economic center in China. The cruise lines here can provide both international and domestic trips. For international lines, you can step out from Shanghai and ends up with other Asian countries, such as Korea, Japan and Singapore. If you do not like travelling by train and airplanes, you could also choose the inland cruise lines to Qingdao, Hong Kong and other cities with ports. There are four major cruise companies in Shanghai: Some hot cruise lines are 5-day Tour from Hong Kong Disney land and Shanghai (Star Cruises), 6-day tour from Shanghai to Korea and Japan, passing by Cheju, Fukuoka, Kagoshima (Costa Cruise Lines), and 6-day tour to Singapore, Penang, Phuket, and Port Kelang (Star Cruises).

Want more fun besides the cruise? Or want a family special deal? Then book the cruise packages through an agency is the money-saving choice. For example the official price of 6-day Cruise to Singapore by Star Cruises is around $1,500 per person for standard rooms, some cruise agencies can lower it to $1000 with $50 coupons. Moreover, you would visit more cities in China by ordering a cruise package. Take a cruise package for example. When you arrive at Beijing, you will be picked up and the hotel has been book for you already. The second day will be the Beijing City tour and the guide will lead you to the Tian’an Men Square, Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven. Also you will enjoy a Kung fu performance in the evening. The third day is the Great Wall Day and the fourth day is to introduce and visit the Hutong which is a preserved cultural spot of Beijing. Later on, you will fly to Chongqing and spend four days on the cruise, enjoying the views of Three George Dam, Shennong stream, and Fengdu Ghost City. More information and low price deals of cruise agencies can be found in Yangtze Cruise.

Besides these two major cities for cruise in China, there are also other cities for you to choose. If you are unsatisfied with Chengdu Flights, taking a cruise line from Chengdu to Hong Kong, Sanya, or Shanghai will lead you to a relaxed vacation.

Raffles City

On September 9, 2010, in Shopping, by Sammy Wahab Shubbar

Being the capital, Beijing is typically regarded as a great place to shop. From the hustle and bustle of the Yashow market selling the best in counterfeit goods to the more commercially known worldwide branded stores such as the Adidas( which I should state in Beijing is the largest in the world) situated in Sanlitun. […]

Being the capital, Beijing is typically regarded as a great place to shop. From the hustle and bustle of the Yashow market selling the best in counterfeit goods to the more commercially known worldwide branded stores such as the Adidas( which I should state in Beijing is the largest in the world) situated in Sanlitun. Despite all these amazing attractions, I want to focus on a large shopping mall situated conveniently right next door to the CYTS company tower.

What does it have?

The raffles city shopping complex has all your household brands from Zara to Hello Panda. However, my favourite has to be Cirquis Clothing. Cirquis really is at the top game in terms of flawless fashion and cutting edge designs. You can get anything you want from hooded shirts to stylish street-wear, if you’re looking for that extra umph in your clothing then be sure to check out Cirquis Clothing.

Where to eat?

Not only does Raffles City have an amazing choice in clothing but it fails to disappoint in getting some good quality food. Two food areas are available; the first is situated on the bottom floor. Here you will be able to grab a quick snack whether it’s Western favourites such as KFC and Subway, or some chicken and rice from the Foodhall; Raffles City fails to disappoint. The top floor adds even more variety to what’s on offer at Raffles City, here you will find more upper market restaurants serving everything from BBQ dishes to more traditional Chinese restaurants. My favourite has to be Bal Thai, here you will find the best in authentic Thai cuisines. My personal recommendation is the Thai Green Curry; it is the perfect remedy for an empty stomach.

Delightful Desserts

After a busy shopping session, what better way to end a beautiful day than with a Hagen Dazs ice-cream? Here you will find a selection of high quality ice-cream delights, be sure to check out the green-tea flavour.

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Raffles City

 

Bring you the Shanghai Airlines

On September 9, 2010, in China Travel Gossip, Shanghai, Transportation, Transportation, by Guo Nai

For the hot season to visit Shanghai Expo 2010, people are coming from all over the world and stop at Shanghai during their China tour, and all the flights which the destination is Shanghai are super tension. Being one of the most famous airline companies, on Oct 13th, 10th anniversary of Shanghai Municipal Volunteer Association […]

For the hot season to visit Shanghai Expo 2010, people are coming from all over the world and stop at Shanghai during their China tour, and all the flights which the destination is Shanghai are super tension.

Being one of the most famous airline companies, on Oct 13th, 10th anniversary of Shanghai Municipal Volunteer Association and Advanced Volunteer Awarding Meeting was held in Guangdian Building. Youngster Volunteers Service Team of Shanghai Airlines was awarded the title of“2007 Shanghai Advanced Volunteer Service Group”; Wu Eryu was awarded the title of “2007 Shanghai Excellent Volunteer”, while Shao Hua was awarded “2007 Shanghai Excellent Volunteer Organizer”.

Through good safety history, high service standard, advanced corporate culture and efficient management, SAL has scored satisfied both economic and social benefits. The net assets of the company are 20 times than that in the early founding stage. Prizes and honors are best award to SAL. Till now, IT has won Jinyan Cup, the top prize in China for airline safety, the first place in China’s Customer Satisfaction Survey on Airline. During the Expo 2010, if you are taking Shanghai Airline for visiting Shanghai and Expo 2010, you can also choose Shanghai Airlines Travel Hotel, Shanghai Airlines Travel Hotel Pudong Airport Branch is located in NO.1909 Jiang Zhen Road, only 2 km (5 minutes driving distance) from the Pudong International Airport and 1.5km from airport freight area. It is just at the airport working area exit of the Airport Highway and the traffic condition is very convenient.

The Hotel is made up of main building, entertainment chamber and office building which occupies the land in 26546 m2 totally. The size of construction area is 17000 m2 totally of which the chamber is in 3500 m2and the office building is in 5500 m2. The office the building is the most modern one in such area. The main building has guest rooms, restaurant and lobby bar.

There is just 2 month for the Expo 2010 closed, but a large scale of people is visiting Shanghai and Expo 2010 very warmly. Visitors to the Expo between September 1 and 10, excluding the weekend, have the chance to win a 3,000 yuan (US$441) ticket voucher from China Eastern Airlines, an official global partner of the Expo.

Visitors with the following tickets can take part in the raffle – Standard Day Single Day Admission, Standard Day Special Admission, Three Day Admission and Seven Day Admission.

The airline will hold the raffle at 4pm every day from September 1 to 10 (weekends not included) inside the Expo. Three numbers will be picked at random each day and those visitors who have the same numbers as the last three figures of their tickets will win a voucher which can be used to buy tickets from China Eastern Airlines or Shanghai Airlines. Winning visitors can claim their vouchers at China Eastern’s service outlets inside the Expo site.

Make your flight to fly, and just go for a trip to Shanghai!

Keep an Eye on It, Here Are the Essential Infos You May Get

On September 9, 2010, in Tips & Ideas, Transportation, Travel Info, by Guo Nai

If you are going to have a China tour, or Beijing tour for your precious vocation, you may search the information about hotel reservation, air-tickets, Visa application, etc. All information on line will fulfill your screen. Just be aware of something really essential and helpful, it will make your pre-trip preparation very effective. Air-Tickets Being […]

If you are going to have a China tour, or Beijing tour for your precious vocation, you may search the information about hotel reservation, air-tickets, Visa application, etc. All information on line will fulfill your screen. Just be aware of something really essential and helpful, it will make your pre-trip preparation very effective.

Air-Tickets

Being one of the most popular travel destinations, China and its famous cities are running international airlines on business. You can get several airlines companies’ tickets for your China flights. Air China, China Southern Airlines, Hainan Airlines, China East Airlines are the all airlines services that you can choose. Hainan Airlines is becoming the four-star airlines by Skytrax in 2010.

Hotel Reservation

Just last your trip in China enough long for enjoy the cities sites and perfect hotel services in China. Generally, there are three kinds of hotel in China for your choice. Express Inn, such like Home Inn, 7-days Inn is most popular by the youth. They always located close to the famous places or downtown area, which for 100 RMB to 250 RMB per night. Resorts are popular among the family. They offer bigger room and good services. Usually they are easy to book. International Hotels are the most expensive and amazed in your Chinese hotel choice. Such as Marriott, Sheraton, Hilton Group are set their brand in Beijing, Shanghai and other big cities in China.

Travel Information

For foreign people who visit China and its cities after 2008 Beijing Olympiad, most of the famous places printed several foreign languages tour information guide, so that you can be relax and get one for free at the entrance. Cell phone and Chinese civil passenger train are very important to people who come to China for visit at very first time. After September 1st, 2010, you can but cell phone SIM card at any mobile stores or vending stores on the street by your ID card or passport. Three major mobile companies are holding the services for cell phones, they are China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom. All these three companies have different packages for varieties of customers. 2G and 3G network are all can be used in mainland China now.

China is currently redeveloping its entire railway network to produce a modern high-speed network. By the end of 2009 China expects to have a railway network length covering 89,000 km, which includes both freight and passenger railway lines.

There are seven types of tickets that may be purchased, First Class Seat used for CRH series EMU trains. There are 4 seats per row, just similar as soft seat; Second Class Seat used for CRH series EMU trains. Similar as hard seat, there are 5 seats per row, the sitting area is relatively small; Hard seat is the basic fare, somewhat similar to the economy class on an airplane. On busier routes, passengers who cannot arrange for better seats because of overcrowding must also purchase this type of ticket. In some cases, tickets are sold with no seat assigned, which allows the railway to sell more tickets than there are seats in the car. Still, even the number of “no seat” tickets offered for sale is limited, to keep overcrowding within limits; Soft seat is one level above the Hard Seat. There are 4 seats per row, so it has comfortable seating similar to business class on airplanes; Hard sleeper is the basic accommodation for an overnight train. Despite the name, the bunks comfortably accommodate anyone below six feet. Bunks are arranged three on a side in a compartment – indicated by top, middle and bottom on the ticket. But there are no doors for the compartments; Soft sleeper contains a wider bunk bed in an enclosed cabin, two bunks to a side, and an entertainment system where movie channels are available for viewing through headphones and an LCD display for each bunk. These tickets are usually reserved more than a week prior to departure. Now some CRH series EMU trains also have soft sleepers, such as CRH1E and CRH2E. Luxury soft sleeper is the top level sleeper that is only owned by a few trains. The ticket is also much more expensive than that of soft sleeper. It only contains two beds in a cabin, and there is an independent toilet in every cabin. Some of them has a shower cubicle in the car.

Visa Application

Chinese visa is a permit issued by visa authorities of China in accordance with the laws and regulations of China to a foreign citizen for entry into, exit from or transit through the territory of China. The Chinese Visa Authorities issue Diplomatic Visa, Courtesy Visa, Service Visa or Ordinary Visa to a foreign citizen according to his or her status, purpose of visit and type of passport.

Chinese embassies and consulates general do not extend the period of validity of an issued visa. Holder of an issued visa should apply for a new visa if he or she intends to visit China after the expiry of the issued visa. Foreigners holding an expired visa shall be refused entry into China. Make sure the visa is valid before you set off for China. Duration of stay of a visa refers to the longest period the visa holder is allowed to stay in China from the date of entry into China on each visit.

After entry into China, a foreign citizen who needs to stay in China longer than the duration of stay on the visa must apply for an extension of stay at a local public security bureau before the expiry of the duration of stay on the visa. This does not necessarily mean your application for the extension of stay will for certain be approved. The applicant shall bear any consequences arising there from.

If you want more information, you can just go for China Travel Depot for further searching to prepare your travel to China.

Air tickets to China

On September 8, 2010, in Transportation, Travel Info, by Vivianxu

With the fast development of China, both economically and culturally, China travel is becoming more and more popular, the most comfortable and convenient way for foreign tourists to visit China is airplanes, so it’s important to know about how to buy air tickets. China Flights consist of Air China, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, […]

With the fast development of China, both economically and culturally, China travel is becoming more and more popular, the most comfortable and convenient way for foreign tourists to visit China is airplanes, so it’s important to know about how to buy air tickets.

China Flights consist of Air China, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, and so on. There are some little tips about the air tickets:

  1. What are the regular price tickets and discount tickets?
    Regular Price tickets are purchased by visitors at the normal airline fares, allowing for transfer and change sign, valid for one year. Such prices are usually higher than the discount tickets.
     Discount tickets mean that passengers purchase a special discount fares, not allowing to sign transfer and change, there are many restrictions for these discounts tickets.

2. What’s difference between different Air fare levels?   

 Air fares are generally divided into three grades: first class, business class and economy class. Each grade has the normal fare and a variety of discount tickets. Letter F and A stand for first class; business class code is usually C, D and so on. Economy class is symbolized by letter Y, M, L, K and T. This five letters stand for different prices, different number of seats.
3. What are the one-way ticket and round trip ticket?
    One-way ticket: tickets which is from starting point to your destinations;
    Round-trip ticket: tickets which include the go-back journey.


4. What are OPEN tickets?
    Round trip ticket without definite return date, there will be the word “OPEN” on it. Guests should be confirm the date and go to the airlines to change the date. Passengers who want to buy such tickets should go to ticket agency and book in advance, and ask whether changing the date is free or not. 

5. What are the shortest and the longest duration of the tickets?
     It means the shortest days and the longest days the passengers can stay at the destinations. 
6. What are “no signing transfer tickets”, “no rescheduling tickets”, “no refunding tickets”?
 No signing transfer tickets: these cannot change the airlines after you buy them;
 No rescheduling tickets: these cannot change the date of departure and return;

No refunding tickets: these cannot be returned after you buy them.
7. What is the international ticket tax?
  International air tickets should be charged of tax by the foreign airports, you should pay for it when you book an air tickets. Specific tax and the amount printed on the ticket as the credential.
8. What is the turning point and stops?
  For international flights, generally, the duration within 24 hours is called turning point, more than 24 hours is called stop.  

 
9. What are Children tickets and Infant tickets?

Children whose age is from 2 to 12 years can buy children tickets, babies aged 0 to 2 years old can buy Infant tickets, and the price’s going to be different in different airlines.

 10. Lost tickets should do?
Passengers, who lost their tickets, please immediately report to the local police station and get the loss certificate. Then go to the local offices to report the loss of air tickets.

 When go on board, you should have your passports with you, or materials which can prove your identities; you’d better arrive at the airport earlier than the boarding time, because you will get your boarding pass and for the security; to read the related rules carefully, for some dangerous objects, like knives, liquid, gasoline, and so on cannot be on board. 

For more information about air tickets and airlines, please go to the website China Airlines.

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BREAKFAST WITH CHOPSTICKS : ASIA TRAVEL GUIDE

On September 8, 2010, in Restaurants & Food, Tips & Ideas, by Jessica

BREAKFAST WITH CHOPSTICKS ? : ASIA TRAVEL GUIDE A friend of me left a message on my Facebook last week. She is an university student in America. Her name is Nancy. Nancy told me she wanted to travel to Asia this year, so she asked me for some advice. Asia boasts of abundant tourist resources, […]

BREAKFAST WITH CHOPSTICKS ? : ASIA TRAVEL GUIDE

A friend of me left a message on my Facebook last week. She is an university student in America. Her name is Nancy. Nancy told me she wanted to travel to Asia this year, so she asked me for some advice. Asia boasts of abundant tourist resources, with beautiful natural landscapes, numerous scenic spots and historic sites, and a rich splendid culture. Among all the Asia countries, I recommended her CHINA, JAPAN , and some countries in southeast Asia. In China, Travel to Beijing and Travel to Tibet is necessary. The followed is some travel guides about Asia.

Tibet in China

About China,I recommend Tibet. With an average elevation of 4900m , Tibet is the highest region on earth . For this reason, it is sometimes called the Roof of the World. Most of the people in Tibet live at elevations ranging from 1200m to 5100m. Due to different geographical conditions, temperatures of the south grassland and north plateau differ sharply. The south is warm and rainy. Most rain falls during May and September. The north has a continental climate, and is a relatively dry area. It is warm form June to August. The weather differs sharply during day and night. The best time for traveling is from March to October. Tibet has a long history. Ancient remains show that human beings lived here from 4 thousand to 20 thousand years ago. Tibetans are so diligent and brave that they have created diverse cultural customs. This is a nation with special traditional culture and a nation keen on dancing and singing.

Mount Fuji in Japan

Mount Fuji is Japan’s tallest peak, with an elevation of 3,776 meters above the junction of Japan’s Honshu Yamanashi and Shizuoka counties. The lava flows, volcanic ash and gravel piled up to form the main part of it, about 220 meters deep in the mouth of the volcano like a big alms bowl. It was revered as the “imperial legacy.” Mount Fuji is a relatively young figure in the dormant volcano, and all indications show that it may erupt again. In spring, piles of cherry, beautiful scene in brilliant purples and reds, scatter a few lanes; During the summer, the mountains are green, a number of snow melt on the peak, it is the best season to watch the sunrise from the top of the mountain; In fall, it’s a beautiful season with red leaves everywhere; During winter, the frozen scene of the northern landscape is magnificent Mount Fuji is so picturesque all seasons and attracts a large number of tourists come to visit

Bangkok in Thailand

Metropolitan Bangkok covers 1569 square kilometers of southern Thailand,sitting in the middle of the most fertile rice-producing delta in the world .Bangkok is divided in two by the main north-south train line. Old Bangkok,where a large proportion of the city’s temples and palaces and its Chinese and Indian districts are found,lies between the river and the railway. East of the railway,comprising the main business,tourist and sprawling residential districts,is ‘new’ Bangkok. Of course,outside of these general classifications,Bangkok sprawls in all directions with a mixture of commercial,industrial and residential areas. Bangkok is a cultural melting pot and there’s no better evidence of this than Pahurat,on the edge of Chinatown. A wide variety of Indian goods are available in this small area,ranging from an astonishing array of silks to Thai shoulder bags. The choice is amazing,the haggling is fierce and the bargains can be unbelievable if you’re good enough. Head down little alleys into the ‘bowels’ of this area and you’ll find foodstuffs,household items and a thriving culture that might ordinarily pass by unnoticed.

More information on China Tours!

 

Enjoy your trip to China

On September 8, 2010, in Beijing, Cool Places, Tips & Ideas, Tours, Travel Info, by Xiao Lingyun

      When you are thinking about having a trip,where would you like to go ?Have you ever think about having a trip to the country of mysteriousness—-China?If you have not made up your mind for a China Tour,let me show you some interesting places in Beijing,the capital of China.Follow me and start your China […]

 

    When you are thinking about having a trip,where would you like to go ?Have you ever think about having a trip to the country of mysteriousness—-China?If you have not made up your mind for a China Tour,let me show you some interesting places in Beijing,the capital of China.Follow me and start your China travel.

1.Getting closer to Chinese culture in Summer Palace

    The Summer Palace has a history of of more than two hundred years.It is recognized to represent oriental garden culture. In other words,it is full of story.When you stand before the east palace gate,you you can see a plague under the roof with three Chinese characters YiHeYuan.In Chinese,Yi means cultvating the people in good health;He means calm and harmony.Therefore,this plague means making a person calm and giving him a long life.

    When you come across the main hall,you can find a strange animal stands before it.If you have never came to China,I am sure you have not seen it before.It has the head of a dragon,horn of a deer,tail of a lion and hooves of a bull.We call this animal QiLin.Of course it is not a real animal.But it was created by ancient Chinese for the wish of pease and prosterity.

    Why there is a lake shaped like peach? a boat made of marble?if you want to know more about them,pay a visit to the palace.

2. an appreciation of the natural scenery

    In our daily life,we are busy working or studying.What a pity that we can not discover the beautiful scenery of nature in the open air.Where shall we go and take a real rest?

     Do not forget that there is a good place to go in Beijing—-XiangShan.It is a special mountain in most people’s eyes.Why is it special?When it comes to fall,the green leaves almost turn to red over one night!What an impressive view!At the same time,you can enjoy the fresh air and take a deep breath when you are surrended by red leaves.By the way,it may take you several hours to climb the mountain,do not forget to bring some water and snake.

3.drinking tea in traditional Chinese folk house—-SiHeYuan

    People in Beijing used to live in SiHeYuanIn , a kind of quad with a parvis in the middle of it. Most of the time,there are several families in one quad.In traditional Chinese custom,we always drinking tea around the parvis in SiHeYuan,talking with our neighbours and having a good rest.Chinese people like tea best. It is said that tea helps to aid digestion and warm stomach.And it almost develop into a kind of art because it is hard to brew a cup of nice tea. At first,we should choose the tea cup and teapot.They are usually made of pruple clay ,porcelain tea ware is also recommanded.Then,we clean the teapot and cup with hot water,fill the teapot with the right amount of tea leaves and water.After steeping tea leaves in hot water for one minute,we can enjoy the tea’s rich taste and sweet aftertaste. The temperature of water is hard to control and the requirement is different to each kind of tea.But if you can brew a cup of tea for yourself,it must be more unforgettable.

    As the capital of China,Beijing is not only famous for it’s beautiful scenery but also it’s rich culture.As a result,visitors come from all over the world to take a closer look. Most of them have quite different experience during their China Tour.If you want to be more familiar with this special country,what about beginning a journey of Beijing tour?I hope you have a nice time in China.

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IN THE STEPS OF HOTEL DEALS CHINA

On September 8, 2010, in Accomodation, Travel Info, by Jessica

IN THE STEPS OF HOTEL DEALS CHINA I’m a student loving travel. In the past 1 year, in order to travel to more beautiful cities in China, such as Shanghai, Guangzhou and Macao, I have to take some part time jobs to save money , at the same time, I have taken full advantages of […]

IN THE STEPS OF HOTEL DEALS CHINA

I’m a student loving travel. In the past 1 year, in order to travel to more beautiful cities in China, such as Shanghai, Guangzhou and Macao, I have to take some part time jobs to save money , at the same time, I have taken full advantages of information on the internet, searching for promotions of hotels in these cities. Finally, hard work pays off, after 2 months’ preparation, I’ve accomplished one luxurious trip, but living in luxurious hotels in super low price. See the importance of hotel deals? Especially to Shanghai Hotels and Beijing Hotels, you have to pay more attention. Now I’ll show you some ways to save money when planning to live in another city, all from my rich experience! 

Book hotels on line in advance

Still remember when I went to Shanghai for expo, I booked a holiday hotel around Shanghai bund. Shanghai bund is famous around the world. It attracts a lot of tourists from home and abroad. Shanghai bund gives travelers good sense of traditional Chinese culture and the essence of western architectural complexes. You can imagine the price of living in such gold land. However , I have grasped many principles of booking hotels and own much experience. In the end I lived in a four star hotel only in RMB120! That is amazing! I got the high service with low price. The only way is to search the promotions and book in advance.

A lot of hotels will release promotions on the internet. The earlier you see them, the more you save. When hotels are in dull season, they have to release some discounted information to attract customers. That’s an opportunity for travelers to take advantage. Actually, even you don’t book in advance, only on the line, you can enjoy the discounted price of the hotel rooms. So register more hotel websites and book on line when in need.

Living hotels, gifting tickets

Sometimes register one hotel website, you will become an VIP of the hotel. Every time you live in hotel chains, they will keep the records and help you save some points. More points, more gifts.

Besides, if you live in the same hotel regularly, they will give you a discounted price of the room. So except paying attention to the promotions, you should know about the hotel’s principle of keeping points and its gifts.

For example, a friend of me went to Dalian, he lived in the chain hotel and he’s already a member of the hotel club. As the VIP points had been over 10000, so not only he got an ticket to the local theme park and enjoy an free night of the hotel. See the magic of the VIP points? 

Pay attention on the new opening hotels

It’s an important way to save money. New opening hotels are on their way to broad the market, so they have to do something to attract the customers. In this condition, the discount of them is always heavy and the gifts they send more valuable. So if you choose to live in a city, why not live in a new opening hotel?

Tips: search the chain hotels, if one of them open a new branch, choose it. I’m sure you’ll enjoy an unexpected surprise!

Want to know more, search on China Hotels!

Airfare to China, a Trip towards the New World

On September 8, 2010, in Shopping, Transportation, Travel Info, What's Our Specialist Say?, by Huang Xiaoyan

As we all know, in 1492, Christopher Columbus found the new world—America. In recent years, China has changed greatly in many ways. When you hold an airline ticket from Air China in your hand, do you know that the China Tours that you are going to take are towards another “New World”? A World with […]

As we all know, in 1492, Christopher Columbus found the new world—America. In recent years, China has changed greatly in many ways. When you hold an airline ticket from Air China in your hand, do you know that the China Tours that you are going to take are towards another “New World”?

  1. A World with More Variety

In Beijing, people are from all over the country and all over the world. Those people have also brought their good food and snacks. If you go to Wangfujing Street, you would find different snacks from many different places.

 

There are also numberless restaurants in Beijing, with a big variety. You can enjoy such as the barbecue in Korean restaurants, sushi in Japanese restaurants, and beetroot soup in Russian restaurants or the curry meal in an Indian restaurants.

 

       A good place for shopping is the Silk Market in Beijing. You could find such as silk, Chinese tea, china, or some other handcrafts at Silk Market. It is a great choice if you want to bring some gifts for your family and friends.

 

2. A World with More Vitality

In the day time, if you go to Xidan in Beijing, you would see the fast moving part of the city. A lot of people come here for the good deals. This is a place where all the fashion from all over the world converges.

 

At night, Beijing is still a place full of life. If you go to Shichahai, you would see a lot of bars next to the lake. It is very romantic if you sit in a bar, watching the beautiful lake.

 

As the saying goes, “Sanlitun is the symbol of Beijing night”. Sanlitun is famous for its clubs. At Sanlitun, you can get fully relaxed. You could either choose to read in a quiet but delicately decorated place or to Rock-and-Roll with your friends.

 

3.  A world with more Vanguard-ness

 Any person who is interested in Chinese culture knows Kongfu. This year, the Martial Expo is held in Beijing. If you are one of the Kongfu fans, you shouldn’t miss the Martial Expo. Here you would find the continuation of the Olympics spirit. The performance include such as the martial arts, kickboxing, judo, wrestling, etc.

 

In recent years, the economy in China gets more and more prosperous. For example, either in Beijing or Shanghai, you would find the “Street of Banks”. In Beijing, the financial street located next to the center of the city. The interesting part of this place is that you would not only be exposed to the modern part of the street, there is also some culture behind it. For example, it is said the two big Pixiu in front of China Construction Bank has brought in very good money for this bank. Would you like to invite a pair of Pixiu back home to bring you good luck? I am sure you will.

 

In Shanghai, the “Street of Banks” is located next to the bund, facing the east part of the city Pudong area. All those buildings were built in the colonial period. If you go to Shanghai, I am sure you would learn a lot from the history of the city.

 

Another attraction in Shanghai of course is the Expo. As we all know, the Shanghai Expo would only open till the end of this October. So hurry up, let’s head for the Expo before it has been closed.

 

Every day, this “New World” is like a mysterious box. Are you ready to open it yourself during your China travel?

Private tours in Beijing

On September 8, 2010, in Tours, Travel Info, by Vivianxu

Private tours are more and more popular among people, people who have enough time and money can go anywhere they want, however those guys who want to  china trevel with less money, you should plan your trip carefully and pay attention to every details. Now Beijing has become a famous metropolis and attracted thousands of visitors. Do […]

Private tours are more and more popular among people, people who have enough time and money can go anywhere they want, however those guys who want to  china trevel with less money, you should plan your trip carefully and pay attention to every details. Now Beijing has become a famous metropolis and attracted thousands of visitors. Do you want to join us, come on, I will tell you some detail about “Travel to Beijing”.

For many visitors, the most famous scenic spots in Beijing is alleyways, in Chinese it means “胡同”, there are many famous alleyways, such as the most longest one is Jiaominxiang (交民巷), the most narrowest one is Lingjing(灵境胡同),and the most famous one is Nanluoguxiang(南锣鼓巷),here you will have an opportunity to try the local snacks, special and delicious, it’s  definitely worthy to have a try. The snacks include “糖葫芦”, “火烧”, “老北京奶酪”, “炸酱面” and so on.

And also, in Beijing there are other kinds of food, eg: Cantonese food, Sichuan food, Shanghai food, Hunan food, etc. Different food has different taste. Generally speaking, Cantonese food is a bit light, Sichuan food is very hot, Shanghai food is rather oily, and Hunan dishes are very spicy, having a strong and hot taste. All in all, Beijing Tours will never disappoint you.

Other famous spots in Beijing include the Summer Palace, the ancient royal garden; the Temple of Heaven, a place where ancient Chinese emperors showed their respect to God; the Forbidden City, where the emperors lived,  etc.

 Beijing is a tourist attraction, with ancient scenery and modern style. Financial Street has become the center of China’s financial decision-making control, asset management, financial payment and settlement, financial information center, the People’s Bank of China, Banking Regulatory Commission, China Securities Regulatory Commission, China Insurance Regulatory Commission and other Chinese top financial institutions are located here.

 In September, Xiangshan Mountain is a good place to go; the maple trees are beautiful with colorful leaves, you can take your sleep bags with you and have a picnic here, and to remember: to take coats with you, for autumn in Beijing is a little bit coldness. 

For private tours in Beijing, there are some little tips you’d better know about. Firstly, choose your routines and decide the spots you want to visit, you can check the tickets on the internet; where the  spot is located; how can you get there; when will you go back to your hotel; things like that. In all, everything relates to your tours will be considered. Because the more detail your plan is, the less troubles you have.

Secondly, Beijing is an international city, with well-worked traffic system, however, traffic jam happens usually, so it’s wise for you to make a very detail plan for your trip, to choose the most convenient ways, such as subways, or you can drive yourselves or take taxi; take less cash with you for safety and you can take credit cards, for there are many ATM on the streets. However, for ancient Beijing alleyways, walking on your own foot will be a good choice.

Thirdly, for Beijing Hotels, the prices (whether it will provide meals or not), facilities, transportation, and environment will be your consideration, you can surf the internet to find more information about hotels, and make a comparison so that you choose the best one you want.

So come on, follow your dream and begin your journey from Beijing.

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