Posts Tagged ‘ China ’

FINALLY! Britain is learning to say ni hao to Chinese visitors

Apr 7th, 2013 | By

So Home Secretary, Theresa May, has pledged to improve the visa system in an attempt to attract more Chinese visitors – both for business travellers and tourists – to Britain



I love London, so why did I leave?

Mar 16th, 2013 | By

As regular CD-Traveller readers will know, Kaye loves London so why did she leave?



What’s hot: March 2013

Mar 2nd, 2013 | By

CD-Traveller tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world. Read on to find out why it’s a good month for Sri Lanka, if not Scunthorpe…



Britain needs to say ni hao to the Chinese

Feb 22nd, 2013 | By

Earlier this week, it was revealed that David Cameron plans to make things easier for Indian businessmen and women (along with Indian students), to visit the UK by offering a same day visa service



Visa victory

Feb 19th, 2013 | By

Hurray! David Cameron has declared he will make things easier for Indian businessmen and women, along with Indian students, to visit the UK by offering a same day visa service



England welcomes in the year of the snake: Chinese New Year celebrations

Feb 9th, 2013 | By

Where to welcome in Chinese New Year in England



What’s hot: February 2013

Feb 2nd, 2013 | By

CD-Traveller tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world. This month, The Shard and Sri Lanka are hitting the headlines for all the right reasons, but trips to Thailand are in trouble



Mayor Bloomberg announces New York City breaks tourism record again in 2012

Jan 2nd, 2013 | By

City’s Tourism Industry generated $55.3 Billion in economic impact and employed 356,000 New Yorkers in the City’s hospitality sector across all five boroughs



Letter from France: December 2012

Dec 9th, 2012 | By

Whether you’re a novice or seasoned traveller, France will steal your heart. Each month, Frederic – our French correspondent – gives us the low-down on what to see and do across the channel



What’s hot: December 2012

Dec 1st, 2012 | By

CD-Traveller tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world. This month Skegness is making waves, but could the era of the stay-cation be over?



London will lose out if Chinese tourists continue to be turned away


Nov 9th, 2012 | By

Finally. The government has told tourism chiefs that the UK needs to make it easier for wealthy Chinese tourists to come to the capital and spend their kuai (slang for RMB or yuan)



Beijing’s PM2.5 monitoring network a breath of fresh air

Nov 1st, 2012 | By

As anyone who knows me will attest, I absolutely LOVED living in Beijing. In my mind, it’s the most exciting city in the world: historical sights such as The Temple of Heaven and Forbidden City rub shoulders with cutting edge architecture



What’s hot: October 2012

Sep 29th, 2012 | By

CD-Traveller tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world. This month business class passengers, Barcelona FC and boozy Brits are all generating media inches



Where the experts holiday: travel writer, Robin Nowacki

Sep 27th, 2012 | By

Travel journalist, Robin Nowacki, has written on travel destinations from Mexico to the Maldives for both consumer and trade publications. Here he shares some of his travel highlights, exclusively with CD-Traveller readers



Five great days in France’s Languedoc-Roussillon: part two

Sep 11th, 2012 | By

Anthony journeys to Languedoc Roussillon, the French region that’s famed for its landscape, literature, music and wine



What’s hot: September 2012

Sep 1st, 2012 | By

CD-Traveller tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world. This month Birmingham has been given a boost but British cuisine hasn’t fared so well



Goodbye guidebooks?

Jun 28th, 2012 | By

So AA, who have been printing travel guides since 1910, has announced that it has no plans to print any more and will instead focus on its online version begging the question: have guidebooks had their day?



Letter from France: June 2012

Jun 27th, 2012 | By

Whether you’re a novice or seasoned traveller, France will steal your heart. Each month, Frederic – our French correspondent – gives us the low-down on what to see and do across the channel



The delights of Durban

Jun 16th, 2012 | By

Lark Ellen Gould reveals why Durban – aka South Africa’s seaside playground – repays a visit



Britain needs to say “ni hao” to the Chinese

May 29th, 2012 | By

Word has reached CD-Traveller towers that China’s capital is considering allowing foreign tourists a 72-hour window to explore Beijing without a visa



Sanya to become golf capital of Asia?

May 25th, 2012 | By

Golf may have been banned in China as recently as 25 years ago, but today the country is obsessed with golf (China is the only country in the world in the midst of a ‘golf boom’) and nowhere more so than Sanya



Is Britain open for business?

May 17th, 2012 | By

Earlier this week the UK’s Immigration Minister, Damian Green, appeared before the British parliament’s Home Affairs Committee to answer questions about queues at passport control in Heathrow Airport



Eurovision blinds holidaymakers to other currency opportunities

May 11th, 2012 | By

Britain’s economy may be in recession, but its currency is flying high. The Pound has strengthened against a basket of international currencies



What’s hot: April 2012

Apr 1st, 2012 | By

CD-Traveller tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world. This month, Burma is hitting the headlines for all the right reasons, but will we be able to afford to fly to there?



Explore Shandong

Feb 12th, 2012 | By

Heading to China in the year of the Dragon? Seek out Shandong – steeped as it is in myth and supernatural allure



The rise of the grey gapper

Feb 7th, 2012 | By

Silver surfers are travelling further and longer than their children, according to a survey conducted by incognito insect repellant – a natural insect repellant which is effective against all species of mosquito and other insects.



Detoxing Chinese style

Jan 20th, 2012 | By

Now that the mince pies and mulled wine have been eaten, it’s time to get back to healthy habits. Need a helping hand? Why not try traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) which offers an integrated approach to wellbeing



London is winning in 2012

Jan 18th, 2012 | By

A couple of days ago, I got offered a job back in Beijing (as regular readers of this website will know, I recently spent a year working in China) totally out of the blue. China is arguably the only country to have emerged from the financial crisi relatively unscathed yet this time around I wasn’t remotely tempted to take up the offer.