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By 2016, the Chinese Will Spend More on Business Travel than Americans

By 2016, the Chinese Will Spend More on Business Travel than Americans As China grows, so does how much the country's inhabitants travel, especially when it comes to business travel. While the United States has lead the pack in terms of spending on business travel, Americans are about to be overtaken by the Chinese: by 2016 China will...

Magic Restroom Cafe: Would You Pay To Eat On A Toilet?

Magic Restroom Cafe: Would You Pay To Eat On A Toilet? (Video: Another restaurant taking advantage of the restroom-themed dining craze.) Perhaps the Magic Restroom Cafe is magical in part because it has done something other restaurants have yet to do: require patrons to sit on a toilet while they dine. According to the...

Airplane Food Just Got Worse: Air China Serves Expired Food On Domestic Flight

Airplane Food Just Got Worse: Air China Serves Expired Food On Domestic Flight Flickr, bfishadow Over 20 passengers on an Air China flight were sick after eating expired beef pancakes on a domestic flight to Beijing. One passenger shared a photo of the out-of-date food on Chinese social network Weibo showing the expiration date of October 2, four days...

Don't Pee In Pools And Other Guidelines For Chinese Tourists

Don't Pee In Pools And Other Guidelines For Chinese Tourists Bob Gaffney, Flickr Picking your nose in public and stealing life jackets might be acceptable behavior in China, but it'll be frowned upon elsewhere in the world. That's the advice being doled out to Chinese tourists heading abroad. The country's National Tourism...

Killer Hornets Are Taking Over China - and Europe Might be Next

Killer Hornets Are Taking Over China - and Europe Might be Next woodleywonderworks, Flickr Planning a trip to China soon? Watch out for killer hornets. It's not just the country's pollution that's bad for you; Asian giant hornets have been making their way into Shaanxi Province recently, and at the size of your thumb, they're not only...

Celebrites as Tourist Attractions: Jackie Chan, Britney Spears, and More

Celebrites as Tourist Attractions: Jackie Chan, Britney Spears, and More Flickr, Donna Grayson Millions of tourists visit Los Angeles every year in hopes of spotting a celebrity, but rarely see anything more than gated homes and unemployed actors in character costumes on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Some enterprising celebrities are finding ways...

Chinese Tourists: An International Love-Hate Relationship

Dan Levin wrote a compelling piece for the New York Times about Chinese tourists. The reports are in and it's now official: the Chinese spend the most on tourism in the world. They outspent both Americans and Germans last year when they collectively dished out $102...

Homeless Man Turns in Bag of $40,000+, Prevents Massive TripFail

Homeless Man Turns in Bag of $40,000+, Prevents Massive TripFail Flickr user Phossil Talk about a Good Samaritan. Although reportedly homeless and needing money, an unidentified Boston man turned over a backpack filled with more than $40,000 in cash and travelers checks this weekend. After finding the bag near the South Bay Mall, the...

Rampant Airport Delays Lead to Violence in China

Rampant Airport Delays Lead to Violence in China Flickr user gomattolson Although the number of airline passengers has skyrocketed over the past decade, China's infrastructure has been unable to keep the pace. And as the number of delayed flights have risen, so too have the accounts of passenger brawls and acts of civil...

Faux Cityscapes: 5 Fake Places To Snap A Tourist Photo

Faux Cityscapes: 5 Fake Places To Snap A Tourist Photo Steve Jurvetson, Flickr What are the main reasons people travel? To see the world, gain new perspective, learn about other cultures, get a photo of themselves in front of a famous destination. Let's be honest, in the world of social media, the latter is of the utmost...

Is Solar Powered Travel The Next Big Thing?

Is Solar Powered Travel The Next Big Thing? Jürgen Lison, Flickr Using energy from renewable resources is always a good thing. But while adding solar panels to your own home might be an option, renewable energy is harder to depend on while you're traveling. If we want to explore out of our immediate areas,...

Subway Library Opens On Shanghai's Metro Line 2

Subway Library Opens On Shanghai's Metro Line 2 Eduardo M.C., Flickr If libraries can work in airports, why not on a subway line? China Daily reports that a recently launched book borrowing program on Shanghai's Metro Line 2 has been a success. Passengers will be able to select a book at one station, and return it to...

Charity Saving Animals From Illegal Dog Meat Trade In Thailand

Charity Saving Animals From Illegal Dog Meat Trade In Thailand Dog meat for sale in Hanoi (Wikipedia) Thailand has a thriving illegal trade in dog meat. While authorities have been cracking down on it recently, the demand is such that many dogs are stolen off the streets to supply restaurants in Cambodia and China, where the consumption...

Chinese Zoo Thinks Visitors Can't Tell the Difference Between a Dog and a Lion

Chinese Zoo Thinks Visitors Can't Tell the Difference Between a Dog and a Lion Flickr user Mastino0100 A similar dog was used as a lion stand-in. Angry zoo patrons howled, but the world roared with laughter after a Chinese zoo was caught trying to pass off a large dog as an African lion. The subterfuge was discovered when the pseudo-lion started...

Why Do We Give Countries Different Names?

Why Do We Give Countries Different Names? EndonymMap.com You booked a trip to Germany, so why does your passport stamp say Deutschland? Your name didn't change from John to Johann, so why should the country's name change? If you've ever wondered why countries go by different names in different languages, you can...

Should Pollution Stop You From Traveling?

Should Pollution Stop You From Traveling? Shubert Ciencia, Flickr Unless you're traveling in the far backcountry, you're bound to experience some pollution on the road. Go to New York City and there will be grime on your face when you return to the hotel room at night. But does the amount of pollution in a city or...

Hot Travel Trend: K-Pop Style Wedding Photography in South Korea

Hot Travel Trend: K-Pop Style Wedding Photography in South Korea one-11, Flickr We've all heard of destination weddings, but would you travel to another country just to have your wedding photos taken? That's the latest travel trend in Asia as increasing numbers of well-to-do Chinese couples head to South Korea to have their marriage...

What's Making Chinese Travelers So Angry?

Air travel delays in China are becoming epidemic. According to an article published today in Time, only 18 percent of flights departing from Beijing in June took off on time. Chinese travelers are understandably frustrated with this problem, but their collective anger...

Morning Rush Hour In Beijing Is Pure Madness (VIDEO)

If you think your rush hour commute is a nightmare, the scene above from a morning commute in Beijing might be the reality check you need. Not only do commuters pack onto subway trains, but the automobile traffic there is ranked the worst in the world, too. It really is...

China's State-Controlled Media Recommends Top 10 Nude Beaches

China's State-Controlled Media Recommends Top 10 Nude Beaches Looking for nude beach recommendations this summer? You probably wouldn't think to consult Xinhua, China's state-controlled press agency, but here comes editor Yang Yi's list of their "Top Ten Sexy Nudist Bathing Spots Around the World." I stumbled across the link to the...

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