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Glass Walkway
For a Shanghai Tower

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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 visiting the Jin Mao tower (Chinese for Golden Prosperity) will wear safety harnesses and helmets to go out on...

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China: Fiery Foot Massage!

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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 Mongolia’s berserk city had found ways to unnerve me from the second I entered its smoggy domain. Noodles and...

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Shrekfast in Macau

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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 supposed to be for adults but the Sheraton Macao Hotel and a few other partner hotels on the Cotai Strip are looking...

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10-Day China Tour

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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, 4-star accommodations like the stunning Traders Hotel by Shangri La in Beijing, 8 American breakfasts, 10...

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

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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 best of Beijing (such as the Great Wall of China and Forbidden Palace) before seeing the highlights of Hong...

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Beijing to Allow Tourists 72-hour Visa-Free Stays

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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 2011, an increase of 78.5 percent from 2010. The 48-hour policy is available to visitors from 32 countries,...

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Air Mauritius Adds Capacity to Shanghai

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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, 23h00) Arrival Shanghai (Tuesday, 14h25) Departure Shanghai (Tuesday, 21h25) Arrival Mauritius (Wednesday,...

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Westin Set to Open Three New Hotels in China

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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 these six hotels, Westin will boast a portfolio of 16 hotels in China by April 2012 and is on track to double...

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

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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 some standard destinations: Beijing, with the Forbidden City and Great Wall;  Xian with its Terracotta...

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The Revival of an Icon: Astor Hotel Tianjin

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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, the heritage gem evokes the romance of a bygone era with all the contemporary luxuries of a world-class hotel....

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Denmark sends The Little Mermaid to China

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Copenhagen’s statue of The Little Mermaid, known from H.C. Andersen’s fairytale, began her journey to Shanghai on March 25. Once there she is to be part of EXPO 2010 in Shanghai. This means that around 70 million people will experience the iconic symbol of the Danish capital. She has been beheaded twice and has had her arm cut off, but The Little Mermaid has never left her native country. On March 25 The Little Mermaid began her journey around the world to be part of the world exhibition EXPO 2010 in Shanghai from 1 May to 31 October 2010....

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Royal Treatment in Beijing

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(Beijing, 26 June, 2009) – A uniquely decadent and indulgent Emperor-style immersion into Chinese culture and cuisine is being promoted at the “coolest bath house in China” on the outskirts of Beijing. The ‘Signature Living Experiences’ promise “a world of body, mind and soul, senses and sensuality” at the famed GREEN T. HOUSE Living lifestyle pavilion. Designed for both couples and groups of up to eight, they range from four hours of pampering to extended overnight stays immersing guests in the balance and harmony of Chinese...

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Discover Asia Now

Posted by on 7:00 am in Announcements, China News, Hong Kong News, India News, Japan News, Philippines News, Singapore Press Releases, South Korea News, Thailand News | 2 comments

New York, New York – June 5, 2009 – Eight Asian tourism organizations including the Hong Kong Tourism Board, India Tourism, Japan National Tourism Organization, Korea Tourism Organization, Macau Tourism Board, Philippine Department of Tourism, Singapore Tourism Board, and Tourism Authority of Thailand, have joined together to promote travel to the region and highlight the exciting and diversified appeals of Asia with a cooperative marketing campaign called “Discover Asia Now” and interactive website www.discoverasianow.com. Visitors to the...

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Macau, Don’t call it Vegas.

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Many people expect Vegas when they come to Macau. There are certainly a plethora of casinos and plenty of ready and able gamblers. But the gambling scene seems the least of it really when such a vast offering of cultural experiences await. The ruins of St. Paul, a plethora of temples from grande to tiny, the lavish Handover Museum, Senado Square, and the Mandarin House. We have only four days here and we take in as much as we can, breathing in the smells of street food, taking in the sights of people from all around the world, navigating the...

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Cirque in Macau

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Cirque du Soleil’s first permanent show in Asia has finally found it’s way to Macau. The show is called Zaia and it’s housed in a theatre in The Venetian Macau on the Cotai Strip built especially for the show. It is only 90 minutes long in an effort to be family friendly and I was enthralled every second. Performers bicycled through the sky. Acrobats dangled impossibly high above our heads. Astronauts drifted through space. And a polar bear walked across the sky. It was a love story about our world and everything that is and might be beyond....

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