October 1, 2010 is the national day of P. R. China. To celebrate this important occasion, there will a seven-day public holiday from October 1 to October 7.
During the seven-day China National Day holiday, staff members at Chinatravel.com will be out of office, so we might not be able to answer your requests on our website in time, and we apologize for causing you any inconvenience.
However, your inquiries on China tours, China flights and China hotels will be handled by on-duty travel advisors at China Highlights, the operational arm of Chinatravel.com. Hope that this won’t affect your arrangements on a China trip.
China National Day holiday is one of the only two seven-day public holidays in China (the other one is the Chinese New Year), and all the others are three-day holidays. Therefore, lots of people will choose to travel during this holiday. Therefore, crowds will be usual, and fares on transportation and accommodation will also be raised.
For that reason, foreign tourists are advised to avoid the most popular destinations like Beijing, Shanghai, Xi’an, Guilin and Guangzhou. Beside those cities, there are still lots of options for you to take. For example, why not take a tour to the areas like Sichuan, Yunnan, Guizhou, Tibet and Xinjiang. These destinations will also help you understand China better.
If you are really interested in the Shanghai Expo, take the time, because October will be the last month for the event. The national day holiday and the last seven days of October are the peak days defined by Shanghai Expo Bureau. During the national day holiday, special admission (peak day) tickets are needed to enter the Expo site. However, the Shanghai Expo Bureau has announced that single-day admission (standard) tickets are able to exchange for peak-day admission tickets, and visitors just need to add some money to meet the standard price of peak-day admission tickets. We offer online Expo ticket booking service, click here to book Expo tickets, and we will also be able to help you with Expo tours and Expo hotels.