CTrip is a popular travel agent although as we highlighted some time ago, as with many Chinese travel agencies it comes with some specific quirks. We did a post some time back about some of these quirks.
I have had a couple of experiences of requesting refunds from CTrip’s international site in recent months.
One of our perennially popular articles is for travelers looking to obtain a visa to China. The policy changes constantly, seemingly monthly and we’ve updated our previous article about getting a China visa so many times, it’s time for a complete 2018 update! (Comments after Jan 24th,
Shanghai captures the imagination of many visitors looking for a sense of its Jazz Age history through heritage buildings. In recent decades, the city’s ubiquitous shikumen style lane houses have been ruthlessly bulldozed and now only the French Concession district retains a significant amount of historical Shanghainese buildings sadly.
Update Nov 29: Added application form photo and TWOV channel and Shanghai Pudong PVG airport.
China has a few different visa-free transit schemes, also known as transit without visa (TWOV.) The most common is the 72 hour TWOV, however certain Chinese cities now allow many passport holders to stay for 144 hours = 6 days.
Regent Chongqing is a new hotel that opened in late 2016. It’s practically brand new and a nice five-star hotel addition to a city that’s growing more and more international each day. Regent Chongqing is situated in the financial district Jiangbeizui, so will appeal mostly to business travelers,