China stimulates short-term tourism

FourSeasonsBeijingSince the beginning of this year the People’s Republic of China is offering transit passengers in Beijing and Shanghai a visa-free 72-hour stay (more details here). That’s a clever move from the officials. People now might be seduced to prolong their transfer time and to leave some additional cash. Between 600,000 and 800,000 additional visitors expected to make use of this new possibility in this year alone.


Without the annoying need to run to a Chinese embassy prior to departure, they will be able to see the Forbidden City or to experience some great cuisine at the Bund – or just get pampered: The Four Seasons Beijing latterly promises to make the best out of your short stay. Besides a limousine pick-up at the airport with Chinese tea refreshments included, the hotel offers tailor made itineraries. In the context of the hotel’s so-called City Explore program, the hotel assures to show their guests authentic insider locations – according to the guests’  islam preferences.


I have never been to the Four Seasons Beijing so far, but its homepage makes me want to experience it one day. The hotel houses auspiciously looking contemporary Chinese artwork (more here), and its newly opened hotel restaurant called Cai Yi Xuan is “deconstructing” Dim Sum (more here).


The prices for the stopover packages (two nights) start at CNY 7,400 (around € 915).


Four Seasons Beijing / link to the transfer package



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