Archive for the China Golden Week Category

The Grand commits to being ‘most China-friendly hotel’ in north England

To conclude China Golden Week and coincide with the National Day of the People’s Republic of China on 1 October, The Grand announced its commitment to becoming the ‘most China-friendly hotel in the north of England’. The Grand Hotel and Spa – Yorkshire’s only AA-rated five-star hotel – has implemented a series of initiatives in order to achieve its goal, including: Employing a Mandarin-speaking member of staff, and putting six employees per year through Mandarin language lessons Cultural awareness training for hotel staff Creation of Chinese social media presence, across WeChat and Sina Weibo, and a Chinese language website Provision


Golden Week: UKinbound urges government to extend Chinese visa

Amidst China’s Golden Week holiday which started 1 October, UKinbound has urged the government to make its two-year reduced cost multi-entry Chinese visa pilot a permanent scheme. The scheme is due to end in January 2018 and UKinbound has surveyed its tour operator members to find out what impact the visa pilot has had on their businesses to date. Some 96% of respondents to the survey were aware of the visa pilot and 85% stated that bookings from China have increased since it was introduced. In 2016, the number of visitor visas issued in China to the UK increased by


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