Glass Walkway For a Shanghai Tower
Nov04

Glass Walkway
For a Shanghai Tower

Jin Mao Tower in Shanghai is one of the tallest skyscrapers in the world at 1260 feet tall. A glass walkway was added that allows visitors to walk around and admire the exterior of the top floor of the building. Tourists will be able to walk around the building, at more than 1020 feet on a transparent walkway that has no railings. With a width of only 48 inches, the bridge is not recommended for those with fear of heights. Tourists...

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China: Fiery Foot Massage!
Sep14

China: Fiery Foot Massage!

Scorching the Tootsies in China! A Different Kind of Massage I once associated massage with relaxation – the smell of sandalwood incense; meditative sitar music; healing hands kneading tension away. However like most things I encountered during my time in China, my experience at Green Willow Bay massage parlour was unlike anything I expected. Silly me. After three days in Baotou, I should have learnt not to make assumptions. Inner...

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Shrekfast in Macau
Mar01

Shrekfast in Macau

Dining with Dreamworks in Macau Macau Beyond Gambling I stood at the check-in counter at the Sheraton Macao in the middle of Cotai, which is a man-made bridge that connects the islands of Taipa and Coloane in Macau. My gambling days were over and wondered how I would occupy my time in Macau. Of the 28 million visitors to Macau every year, I would be one of the few who would not be trying lady luck during my stay. Sure Cotai is...

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10-Day China Tour
Apr03

10-Day China Tour

China’s Best Deal: The Highlights in 10 Days Bellevue, WA, March 21, 2013—Here’s an unbeatable deal: China Spree’s quickie tour that’s affordable, provides all flights, deluxe hotels, good meals, and extensive guided sightseeing in China’s three major tourist attractions. To be more specific, the Golden Triangle Tour, which costs $1,859 in April, includes round-trip transpacific air from San Francisco, all intra-China transportation,...

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Backyard Travel Release New China Tour: Hong Kong and Beijing Discovery
Feb20

Backyard Travel Release New China Tour: Hong Kong and Beijing Discovery

JOIN BACKYARD TRAVEL ON NEW CHINA TOUR THROUGH HONG KONG AND BEIJING Bangkok, Thailand (February 5, 2013) – Backyard Travel, Asia’s most innovative travel company, has today released details of a new tailor-made tour: ‘Hong Kong and Beijing Discovery’ taking travelers to see two of the most majestic cities in Asia. Utilizing the new 72-hour visa waiver for tourists in mainland China, travelers on the tour will be able to take in the...

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Beijing to Allow Tourists 72-hour Visa-Free Stays
Oct17

Beijing to Allow Tourists 72-hour Visa-Free Stays

Overseas visitors soon will be able to enjoy a visa-free stay of up to 72 hours while in transit in Beijing to attract more tourism spending in the capital city. The new policy has been approved by the State Council and a timetable will be forthcoming in the weeks ahead. At present, Shanghai allows some overseas visitors to stay for up to 48 hours without a Visa. In Shanghai, nearly 3,000 people enjoyed the 48-hour visa-free period in...

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Air Mauritius Adds Capacity to Shanghai
Jan12

Air Mauritius Adds Capacity to Shanghai

Air Mauritius is increasing its capacity to Shanghai by over 100% (from 14,300 seats to 31,200 seats annually) as from 26th of March 2012. The current weekly Airbus A330 flight to Shanghai will no longer stopover in Kuala Lumpur and will be operated by the larger Airbus A340 aircraft according to the following schedules ( All times local and subject to slot clearances and approval from authorities):   Departure Mauritius (Monday,...

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Westin Set to Open Three New Hotels in China
Nov16

Westin Set to Open Three New Hotels in China

(WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Nov 08, 2011) — Surging ahead in China, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., today announced its popular Westin brand will open three new hotels in the fast-growing cities of Ningbo, Xian and Xiamen over the next six months. Earlier this year, Westin opened three hotels in several dynamic markets including its first hotel in Nanjing and Wuhan and its second hotel in Guangzhou. With the addition of...

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China Spree’s “Best Treasure Tour” is Best Value
Nov14

China Spree’s “Best Treasure Tour” is Best Value

(Blaine, WA., November 10, 2011) —The  best-value deal on the market is China Spree’s 14-day China’s Best Treasures tour.  Depending on the departure date, the price starts at $2,199 from San Francisco, which translates to $150 a day for luxurious hotel accommodations; 32 delicious meals; knowledgeable and personable guides; a fascinating and fun itinerary; and all transportation, including transpacific flights.   The tour covers...

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The Revival of an Icon: Astor Hotel Tianjin
Jun25

The Revival of an Icon: Astor Hotel Tianjin

Tianjin, China, June 15, 2011 – Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc introduces its premium Luxury Collection brand to China with a suitably iconic property – The Astor Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel,Tianjin. The 148-year-old landmark in central Tianjin reopened in August 2010 after an 18-month, makeover by award-winning designer Alexandra Champalimaud. A central feature of the regeneration ofTianjin’s historic centre,...

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