Imperial Tours’ China Luxury Travel Blog
Experience the great outdoors of China. Breathe in the crisp clean air and stand in awe over her beauty. While we guarantee your China experience will be one of culture, cuisine, and wonderment, it can also be filled with breath taking scenery and dramatic landscapes. China’s natural landscapes offer experiences for all types of travelers. To help showcase some of China’s outdoor experiences we have compiled in this article the best natural destinations.
So when packing your bags, b...
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...
The Ganden Sumtseling Monastery (Songzanlin Monastery) is located near Shangri-La, on the Tibetan plateau in China’s south-west Yunnan province. If you've been to Lhasa and seen the Potala Palace you may think that this monastery is proof that all Tibetan monasteries look the same - and you'd be half right. The Sumtseling was in fact modelled on the Potala and has been nicknamed the 'Little Potala'.
This is the largest Tibetan Buddhist monastery in south-west China. All...
Joan Jonat, a China travel specialist at Protravel International based in Harrison, N.Y., loves working with clients who already know the country and are ready to visit areas they haven't seen previously.
If they are experienced, she said, there is more flexibility, and "we will do some tourist sites and we will include something that is just fun."
"Just fun" for one family this June will be participation in the annual Shangri-La Horse Racing Festiva
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;...
You will arrive in the literary utopia of Shangri-La this afternoon. As the altitude at the Banyan Tree Ringha is about 11,000 feet, your first task is to acclimatize to the thin air. (Banyan Tree – Suite**) (B, L.)
This afternoon has been left free for you to enjoy the hotel property. Those who have the energy are invited to join a guide for a gentle trek. Your stay in this area affords you a fascinating glimpse into Tibetan life, with mystical scen...
Shangri-La - is there another word so redolent of a utopia on the roof of the world? Since the publication of James Hilton's novel "Lost Horizon" in the 1930s, the western imagination has been gripped by the promise of an earthly paradise somewhere high in the Himalayas . Hilton had travelled in the region a few years before his novel was published, but never gave the exact location, and to this day it remains a mystery. (In a telling mirror image, Chinese culture has long been obs...
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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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