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19 Chinese citizens were abandoned by their guides and kept waiting for 5 hours in outskirt of Pattaya during their Thailand tour. They were treated such bad just because they said No to compulsory shopping.

Over 100 travelers were told that they could not board their train because of the inconsistency of the personal information on their ID cards and tickets. The travelers booked Qinghai tours with local agencies in Xian and also provided train tickets. It is said that the travel agencies had to purchase train tickets in advance with others’ ID to guarantee their future clients get tickets in peak seasons.

Summer is a good time to travel to China, but your plan may be influenced by bad weather. This summer, the heatwave in northern and central China make the regions as hot as an oven, while the No.10 typhoon hit the southeast coastal region and brought severe rainstorm. You also need to make early reservation for train tickets and hotel rooms, because Chinese students travel during their summer vacation, especially from the end of the June to mid July and from the end of August to early September.

On June 22, 2014, at the 38th session of World Heritage by UNESCO, the longest artificial waterway, China’s Grand Canal and the Chang’an - Tianshan Corridor, one part of ancient Silk Road, and South China Karst (Phase II) have been listed as new World Heritages.

A Silk Road tourist special train “Chang An Hao” opened on July 18, 2014. The train travels along the old Silk Road from Xian to Urumqi with stops at Liuyuan and Beitun, and Turpan on the return way. During the 11-day trip, visitors are going to attractions in and around the four stations and continue the trip by the same train.

From July 1, 2014, the Chinese railroad will run 60 more trains, among which 53 are bullet trains. Apart from the extra trains along Beijing - Shanghai and Beijing - Guangzhou high-speed railways, some more new high-speed trains will be open, including the bullet trains from Chengdu to Shanghai, Hangzhou and Fuzhou, the high-speed train from Beijing to Xiamen.

China inbound tourism of the first few months went through a declination in the first few months. TCG predicts that there is a drop of 15% - 20% on the number of tourists by the end of the year, according to the statistics from major travel agents and China Tourism Administration. TCG also provides four possible reasons for the fall of inbound tourism.

The dispiteous terrorists attack in Urumqi, Xinjiang on Thursday left 39 dead and over 90 wounded. The Chinese government and international community severely condemn the attack and express condolence to the victims and their families. As a responsible travel agency, Travel China Guide warn visitors not to travel to Xinjiang or change your itineraries.

Many cities and attractions offer promotions and activities on May 19, 2014, the fourth China Tourism Day. Free or half-price entrances of some scenic areas attract many visitors. Scenic spot like Zhangjiajie even offers the free entry to students younger than 19 year old until May 30, 2014. More and more people travel to China in recent years, and some may encounter troubles or traps during their visit, so we collect ten practical tips for your reference.

The real-name ticket policy and identity verification policy applied to China railway transportation have caused great inconveniences for foreign, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan travelers because of different naming habits. Our opinions on the issue are: use the complete full passport name for booking; English name is preferred if you get a Chinese name in traditional Chinese characters; omit unrecognized symbols by booking system like hyphen and apostrophe; if the system cannot accept all your name characters, type in as many as you can.

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