Imperial Tours’ China Luxury Travel Blog
Banyan Tree, Yangshuo
You may not automatically think of the terms ‘luxury’ and ‘rural China’ together in one sentence – but you should! Some of China’s best scenery and culture can be found outside of the cities, and who said rural can’t mean luxury? Take your pick from the following luxury resorts and locations as we choose our top 5 luxury rural getaways in China:
1. Guilin / Yangshuo: There can only really be one contender for the number one spot...
It’s wonderful when the Aman magic conjures up a gem. Amandayan, their new property, makes Lijiang. It does a wonderful job of interpreting the local architectural idiom to create a jewel of a 35 room hotel atop Lion Hill overlooking Lijiang old town, this destination’s most important cultural site. Whilst some guests might be disturbed in the evening by noise from the boisterous bars below until the official curfew of 11pm, the view of the old town from the hotel terrace a...
Frosch Travel's Karin Hansen, who has been a China travel specialist for the last decade, says she is seeing a growing interest among her clients in visiting the more remote areas of China, places clients weren't so likely to visit when she first sold the destination.
On the other hand, the evolution in the interests of her clients, many of whom are repeat visitors, is being driven by Hansen herself, a 34-year industry veteran based in Deerfield, Ill.
Hilari Graff at Strategic Vision
IMPERIAL TOURS LAUNCHES GROUP TOUR BOOKING PROMOTION
Travelers Enjoy Either $150 P.P. Credit for Air/Hotel or Champagne Dinner
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (February 10, 2011) – To help drive bookings of Imperial Tours’ 2011 escorted group journeys, the company has launched a special promotion – when four or more people book one of the Majestic, Imperial or Unique Destinations scheduled...
To help drive bookings of Imperial Tours’ 2011 escorted group journeys, the company has launched a promotion -- when four or more people book one of the Majestic, Imperial or Unique Destinations scheduled group departures, guests have the choice of one of the following amenities: $150 per person credit, which can be applied to Diplomatic Channel Access upon international arrival; upgrading to First Class on all for internal China flights or upgrading to suites in all the hotels;...
The Naxi are one of China 's 56 recognized ethnicities, and although they have lived on the edge of the Chinese empire for centuries they have preserved many remarkable features of their culture. Some say the Naxi are descended from a group of people known in Chinese historical texts as the Qiang, whose homeland included parts of the Tibetan Plateau as well as the western areas of Sichuan and Yunnan . The situation is complicated as there is still a recognized Qiang ethnic minority...
This afternoon, a flight takes you to Lijiang . (Banyan Tree Hotel - Garden Villa Rooms) (D)
Founded in the shadow of snow-topped Jade Dragon Mountain , Lijiang rose to prominence 500 years ago as an entrepôt on the dangerous, bandit-infested Tea and Horse caravan route. In order to beat the crowds that quickly congest the small, historic center, we strongly recommend you leave the hotel early this morning. As you wander the idyllic town center , si
The picturesque old town of Lijiang , with its wooden buildings, canals and bridges, sits some 8,000 feet above man and time. It is situated in north-western Yunnan Province, about 100 miles directly to the west is Myanmar (Burma), a little further to the north-west is Tibet, while directly north, past the magnificent Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, is the Chinese province of Sichuan. Lijiang lies, then, at a crossroads between different worlds, a fact strongly represented in the history, languages...
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February 18, 2009
Imperial Tours Announces New Tour: Unique Destinations of China
Luxury itinerary offers in-depth look at Southwestern China and Lhasa, Tibet
SAN FRANCISCO, Ca - (February 18, 2009) - Imperial Tours has introduced a new itinerary for luxury travelers interested in exploring the unique geography and minority cultures of Western China and the Tibet Autonomous Region.
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July 30, 2007
Imperial Tours Offers Services to Lijiang and Shangri-La
San Francisco, Calif. - Imperial Tours is now offering services in Yunnan province for the luxury traveler. New or returning visitors to China can now enjoy bespoke private tours which include Lijiang and Ringha/Shangri-La.
In the shadow of snow-topped Jade Dragon Mountain, Lijiang is best known
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