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Re: Will the first class cabin disappear?

Travel Rob ·
I wonder how much of this is just the re-branding of first class as business class ? In the case of China Southern Airlines, as government officials were banned from flying first class, they did exactly that by renaming first, business Read More : http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0...0.html#axzz3BeevNu00
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Re: ZHANGJIAJIE Visit

Dr.Y ·
Hi Tahir, If you are not a local, join a guided tour is the easier way of visiting. There are many choices of packages from abroad or from the Zangjiajie, depending on how many sites you would like to visit, as well as hotel, meal and transportation selection. At least three days are needed to visit the area. "C-trip" is a very popular and reliable web site to book the China trip, I have done few times. Enjoy and have fun. Dr. Y
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Re: Expect to pay more for travel in 2015

PortMoresby ·
It appears then that, in a way, nothing is changing. Those of us with larger curiosities and smaller wallets should head to those places considered iffy by well-healed tourists, such as Egypt and Thailand with political stability a question, places in recession like China, and avoid those where big events will take place, like Brazil. Personally, I see nothing to worry about, DrF.
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All the Tea In...Charleston?

PortMoresby ·
  Tea gardens, as the farms are traditionally known, no matter the size, have been seducing me for over a decade.  In Yunnan and Guangxi Provinces of China, Himachal Pradesh and Darjeeling in Himalayan India, in the Cameron Highlands of...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 13, 2015: Red Carp, Thousand Island Lake

Dr.Y ·
  The Thousand Islands Lake is a artificial lake located in the southwest of the city of Hangzhou.  There are 1,078 islands dotting a lake that covers 567.4 square kilometers.  In 1959, Xin’anjiang Dam, which is used to generate...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 23, 2014: Xian's Dumpling House

Dr.Y ·
  While visiting Xi'an, the city where the famous   Emperor Qin's Terracotta Museum is located, we came cross a massive "Xi'an Dumpling House"  -- a tourist popular all-dumpling restaurant which serves up to 25 different types of...
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Left Bank of the Tiber

PortMoresby ·
  I’d looked online for an apartment for my week in Rome, until I was sick of the thought of going.  At some point I came across a recommendation for a women’s hostel in Trastevere (Tras TAY veree), on what I came to think of as...
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$560.00 Round Trip Seattle to Beijing on the Dreamliner

Travel Rob ·
 Another great price on 787 Dreamliner! Seattle to Beijing  Jan26-Feb 6 $559.50 total on Hainan Airlines. I found it on Google flights and you can buy it on Priceline. Remember Americans need a visa for travel to China's Mainland  ...
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American adds DFW-Beijing and Asia mileage bonuses

PHeymont ·
Looking to build up its Asia business and partnerships, American Airlines is offering a double-miles promotion on its flights from the U.S. to Tokyo, Seoul and Hong Kong, as well as on many intra-Asia routes served with its partner, JAL.  MORE...
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O'Hare, Atlanta share 'busiest airport' honors

PHeymont ·
Chicago's O'Hare has reclaimed at least part of the "world's busiest airport" title it held for years until Atlanta's Hartsfield/Jackson passed it in 2005. The title is split now, with O'Hare having the most departures and arrivals, and Atlanta having...
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1.138 Billion International Travelers in 2014

Travel Rob ·
The UN World Tourism Organization official figures released today for 2014 stated there were 1.138 billion international travelers in 2014. This represents a rise of 4.7% over 2013. China alone had 109 million travelers departing  the country in...
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US-Int'l Air Traffic Sets New Records

PHeymont ·
International non-stop air traffic to/from the U.S. last hear hit 197.3 million comings and goings, up 7% over the year before. Of the total, about 56% was non-US citizens, and 44% citizens, with the tickets split almost evenly between U.S. airlines...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 11, 2015: Guangxi, China,Vegetable Garden

PortMoresby ·
  Set in a landscape that outsiders have labelled “iconic”, dubbed “world heritage”, for people who have lived in Chaolong Village longer than the visitors have been coming, this spot is known simply as a good place...
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Road Trip, Day 4: Fort Mason, San Francisco

PortMoresby ·
    March 12, 2015   I drove south through Sonoma and Marin Counties, past the houseboats on the bay at Sausalito, across the Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco, and arrived earlier than the hostel’s official 3:00 check-in...
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Road Trip, Day 5: My Birthday in Chinatown

PortMoresby ·
  March 13, 2015    I was born in San Francisco and it was the only place I wanted to be on this ending-in-zero birthday.  More specifically, in Chinatown, like China, but better in some ways.  I’ve loved it for as long...
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Göteborg: Sweden's Second City (Where Gumbo Was, #105)

PHeymont ·
I begin this blog with some odd notes. First, unlike TravelGumbo in his “Where Is” travels, I’ve never been to Göteborg—yet. All, or nearly all, our previous puzzles have been based on the puzzler’s...
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One 'Ghost Airport' in China Plans to Expand Again

Travel Rob ·
The $6 million refurbished airport in Dachangshan island, off China's north-east coast, planned to welcome 78,000 passengers in 2015.  Those plans have not been realized and the airport largely sits vacant and it's hard to get a flight out of it....
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Jiuxian Ancient Village, Guangxi, China

PortMoresby ·
  It’s easy enough to get to, if you know where it is, off the quiet country road that runs more or less parallel to the Yulong River, in Yangshuo District, Guangxi Province, in southern China.  A turn between buildings in a...
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Books That Sent You Packing (your bag, that is)

PortMoresby ·
The book I always think of in this regard is ‘The Sheltering Sky’, by Paul Bowles. And the subsequent movie, with the devilish John Malkovich as, guess who, Port Moresby. It inspired me to take the plunge and travel outside Europe, to Morocco, a place I’ve returned again and again, sure that would be so as soon as I read the book. But there have been others - ‘The River’s Tale: A Year on the Mekong’, by Edward Gargan, added Yunnan Province in China to my first round-the-world destination...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 23, 2015: First Class, Nanning Train Station

PortMoresby ·
  My trip by train from Nanning, China to Hanoi, Vietnam transpired years after my first plan to travel between the 2 countries was thwarted by a landslide that covered the tracks between Kunming, in Yunnan Province, and Hanoi.  After...
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Tough Trains

PortMoresby ·
  It's Sunday afternoon, I actually accomplished something midday, then turned on the telly for a break, just in time for Globe Trekker on PBS.  Sometimes I'm interested, occasionally not, but I hit the jackpot today.  Tough Trains! A...
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The Forbidden City - Beijing China

Jonathan L ·
Here is the thing about The Forbidden City. It is unlike the European castles that I have visited, which can pack more opulence in a square foot than the eye can take in. What is truly overwhelming is the way that open space and size has been used...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 21, 2015: The Summer Palace, Beijing China

Jonathan L ·
The Summer Palace was the Emperor's retreat for over two hundred years. It also became the prison of one emperor. The Empress Dowager Cixi imprisoned her son here when he tried to institue reforms in 1898. Above is a detail from The Long Corridor. The...
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Tiananmen Square - Beijing China

Jonathan L ·
Those who know me know that I really don’t like being on a tour. Usually I would rather stay home than be rushed from place to place with no time to really explore a city. But traveling to Beijing with a group of 21 high school students, 3 other...
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Flying Round-the-World with no fuel!

PHeymont ·
Two veteran Swiss pilots are at nearly the midpoint of a round-the-world flight on the Solar Impulse 2, a solar-powered plane with a wingspan greater than a 747's. Among other reasons for the huge wingspan is to make possible use of 17,000 solar cells...
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Are airline alliances costing you $$$ on flights to Europe?

PHeymont ·
According to consumer advocate Chris Elliott, writing in Fortune, the answer is a big yes. He pinpoints the growth of the big three alliances (SkyTeam, OneWorld and Star), and the agreements among alliance members to coordinate services between the...
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Temple of Heaven - Beijing China

Jonathan L ·
  One of the places that I felt most comfortable during my trip to Beijing was at the Temple Of Heaven and its surrounding park. The Park sits just north of the 2nd Ring Road and the city canal and is about 4.5 km south of Tiananmen Square....
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Britian's Famous Attractions Get Literal Chinese Names

Travel Rob ·
VisitBritian announced the winners in their 'Great names for Great  Britain ' campaign The campaign used the existing trend of the Chinese to give literal names to favorite celebrities, places and foods. Over 2 million Chinese visited the...
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A Price War over Trans-Atlantic? TravelGumbo interviews Norwegian Air

Travel Rob ·
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Silk Road becomes the Silk Railway

PHeymont ·
There's a new long-distance champ for rail routes: an 8,077-mile run from Yiwu, China to Madrid, Spain. The first trip took 3 weeks, but that may improve as time goes on. The route will be run twice a month for now, connecting the biggest...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 28, 2014: The changing landscape of Shanghai

Dr.Y ·
    Shanghai, once the financial and shipping center of Asia, has weathered its ups and downs over the centuries.  With the population of 24 million, it is currently the largest Chinese city by population.  In recent years,...
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NY to DC in 40 minutes by train? Maybe!

PHeymont ·
A US rail promoter is trying to get funds and approval to build a maglev (magnetic levitation) train line between NYC and DC. TNEM, the company, has already applied for permits to build on an old right-of-way between DC and Baltimore.   Magnetic...
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A Busy Weekend in Philadelphia

NonstopFromJFK ·
A few weekends ago, my fiancé, my best friend and I decided to go to Philly for an overnight trip. Our goal for the weekend was to see all the touristy parts of Philadelphia.   When we got to Philly from NYC, we headed straight for the L...
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Gulangyu Island

PortMoresby ·
  Early in my Gumbo career, I wrote about the big mud apartment blocks, called tulou, in the hill tribe region of southern China, photos of which compelled me to travel to Fujian Province.  The route to the tulou went from San Francisco to...
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China plans rail tunnel through Mt. Everest

PHeymont ·
A few weeks ago, we reported on China's rail connections to Western Europe , and not long after that on Russia's interest in a new trans-Siberian road and railroad  that could link Europe to North America. Now, China is giving serious...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 19, 2015: The Forbidden City,Beijing China

Jonathan L ·
I recently traveled to Beijing, China and took the tour of The Forbidden City. It is truly awe inspiring, both in its size and in the size of the crowds who visit it every day. The palace trades the opulence of European palaces for the open space that...
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Poland: "working to make Chopin a tourism brand"

PHeymont ·
These days, "branding" is a big issue in tourism, and tourist promotion agencies are looking for brands they can promote. Just as Skopje, Macedonia (see NewsLink just before this one) is branding itself as the hometown of Alexander the Great, Poland...
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Stolen bike recovered, cyclist heads on to 30,000km+ goal

PHeymont ·
Here's one for the records in more ways than one. CNN reports that a young Chinese cyclist who had covered nearly 30,000 km in 460 days of cycling all of China's major provinces, only to have his bike stolen days from the end, has gotten it back and...
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Off the beaten track in Northern Laos

Jill's Scene ·
Where’s that, most people asked when I told them we were off to Laos.  And that about sums up the attraction -- I like getting off the beaten track, at home and abroad.  Laos is landlocked.  It’s a developing country. ...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb. 16, 2015: Chinese New Year Decorations, Singapore

MAD Travel Diaries ·
Chinese New Year celebration is in the air and one of my favourite places to enjoy it is in Chinatown, Singapore. 2015 welcomes the year of the sheep on February 19th and Chinatown is abuzz with activities as locals prepare for their annual holiday in...
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Air Canada adds Montreal to its China hubs

PHeymont ·
Air Canada extends its China services another stop east to Montreal to offer connections for East Coasters.
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Lan Su Chinese Garden, Portland, Oregon

PHeymont ·
A full block of Portland's city center, turned into a quiet oasis in cooperation with its sister city in China.
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Australia's cruise market booming

PHeymont ·
Australia is experiencing a strong growth in its domestic cruise market, with short cruises gaining in popularity.
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French History theme park has Spain, China plans

PHeymont ·
As French as it gets, Puy du Fou historical theme park gets ready to export its concept, but not its history, to two new lands.
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China's new take on medical tourism

PHeymont ·
Alongside western medical tourism, China aims to develop an interest in tourism that includes traditional Chinese medical treatments.
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Chinese visitors vault to #2 in New York

PHeymont ·
A big increase in Chinese visitors to New York has pushed them up to the #2 slot among Big Apple visitors.
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What the new Cuba rules will mean

PHeymont ·
American travelers to Cuba face some re-instated rules and would-be investors face a new hurdle.
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Panda-monium in Germany as Chinese visitors arrive

PHeymont ·
Germany begins a new love affair with a pair of pandas newly arrived from China for Berlin's zoo.
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Chinese travelers set records for tourism spending

PHeymont ·
Chinese travelers set a global record for outbound tourism last year, with a 12% increase over 2015.
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Apr. 20, 2017: World's Longest Train Journey?

GarryRF ·
A new rail route provides the first-ever direct service between England and eastern China.
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