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Chinese tourism: Two interesting tales

Chinese tourism: Two interesting tales

David Whitley January 14, 2014 Comments Off on Chinese tourism: Two interesting tales

Last week, I heard a couple of interesting tales about the Chinese tourism market. I think they’re worth sharing. The first was from a resort owner. We got chatting about the Chinese market and

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Five famous resting places

Five famous resting places

David Whitley August 20, 2013 Comments Off on Five famous resting places

For when a holiday just isn’t complete without visiting a grave. Mao’s mausoleum, China Right in the heart of Tiananmen Square in Beijing, the Mausoleum of Chairman Mao was an astonishing feat of constructional

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The best Hong Kong hotels

The best Hong Kong hotels

David Whitley May 15, 2013 1

An area by area guide to the best accommodation options in Hong Kong for all budgets and traveller preferences. Tsim Tsa Shui The tip of the Kowloon Peninsula is where many of Hong Kong’s

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Bigger than Vegas: Inside the casinos of Macau

Bigger than Vegas: Inside the casinos of Macau

David Whitley May 2, 2013 Comments Off on Bigger than Vegas: Inside the casinos of Macau

David Whitley takes the ferry out of Hong Kong towards the gambling capital of the world, and finds a Portuguese past still intact. The uncomfortable feeling grows in the room, slowly stifling in the

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Tickbox tourism: Mexico, Uruguay, Swaziland, Cambodia & Canada

Tickbox tourism: Mexico, Uruguay, Swaziland, Cambodia & Canada

David Whitley March 18, 2013 Comments Off on Tickbox tourism: Mexico, Uruguay, Swaziland, Cambodia & Canada

Easy additions to a traveller’s country count – whether it’s border runs from Dubai to Oman, ferries from Hong Kong to Macau or a bus from Singapore to Malaysia – from major international hub

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48 Hours In Hong Kong | Free city guide

48 Hours In Hong Kong | Free city guide

David Whitley March 16, 2013 Comments Off on 48 Hours In Hong Kong | Free city guide

From hip shopping on Tung Street and wine tasting in Soho to the Star Ferry, Big Buddha and Outlying Islands, Hong Kong offers an action-packed two day stopover. 48 Hours in Hong Kong –

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Peng Chau: Hong Kong’s peaceful island escape

Peng Chau: Hong Kong’s peaceful island escape

David Whitley February 14, 2013 Comments Off on Peng Chau: Hong Kong’s peaceful island escape

David Whitley jumps on a ferry and heads away from the skyscrapers to find a very different side to Hong Kong. I wasn’t expecting this. A couple of rocks sit in the water, gently

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Six ways to improve your Hong Kong travel experience

Six ways to improve your Hong Kong travel experience

David Whitley November 15, 2012 1

David Whitley looks at a few simple ways to get the most out of Hong Kong. Get an Octopus card Similar to the Oyster cards in London, the Octopus card can be used across

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36 Hours in Macau

36 Hours in Macau

David Whitley September 14, 2012 Comments Off on 36 Hours in Macau

David Whitley offers a  guide to getting the best out of a short visit to the Las Vegas of the orient. DAY ONE 12.00: Macau may have long surpassed Las Vegas as the world’s

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Why I can’t be arsed to go to China

Why I can’t be arsed to go to China

David Whitley August 28, 2012 9

China, never the most hassle-free of destinations to go to in the first place, has just added a few extra complications for would-be visitors. Tourists now need to send off a letter of invitation

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