Monthly Archives: September 2013

CRUISING THE RIVERS OF SOUTHEAST ASIA …

Christine Duffy, President/CEO of CLIA – “There are a many of factors behind the boom in river cruising in Asia.  First, globally river cruising has become one of the fast growing sub-segments of cruising.  Second, Asia is also one of the fast growing regions for cruise lines deployment for both ocean liners and smaller vessels.  And lastly, Asia as a cruise destination is appearing to more and more travelers seeking exotic locales” …

FAMILY TRAVEL TO CHINA …

Culture is the soul of travel … China, an ancient Asian giant with a history of over 5,000 years, bears a special cultural magnetism for Americans.  The Beijing Olympics in 2008, the Expo Shanghai 2010 and other international events further promoted its popularity, especially for families …

The most popular and natural destinations within China for families traveling together include Beijing, Shanghai, Xian and Chengdu.  They are all easy to explore for those traveling with children, and even for mature adults who may or may not have limited mobility.  Visiting those destinations will often seem surreal.  Besides, the food is delicious …