Golden Week in China

Posted on 14 September 2019
Golden Week in China

Golden Week is coming up soon. It is a 2 weeks long holiday in China that happens around 1st of October, the National Day where factories, warehouses and offices give annual leaves to their staff member. Since most employers give the leaves around that the same time, China becomes crowded with people on the street trying to get back home to see their family. The transportation and accommodation prices go up drastically during Golden Week.

Nevertheless, if you would like to experience the peak crowdedness in China and the lifestyle, this is a good chance.

Source: https://www.tripsavvy.com/golden-week-in-china-explained-1535672

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Protests in Hong Kong

Posted on 23 August 2019
Protests in Hong Kong

Protests in Hong Kong continue and are less predictable. Violent confrontations have taken place between police and protesters across Hong Kong, including at the Mass Transit Rail (MTR) stations and International Airport. Temporary enhanced airport access controls continue to be enforced. Further disruption to airport and other transport links is possible. Allow more time to check-in. There are media reports of enhanced screening procedures by mainland border authorities of travellers to and from Hong Kong. Be alert. Avoid large gatherings and demonstrations.

 

Source: SmartTraveller.gov.au

(https://smartraveller.gov.au/countries/asia/north/pages/hong_kong.aspx?fbclid=IwAR0KL1ymlm5VG7a0a-YLfjpVpZ4oiv2trhBQ3YqmPNPSvujJwxRInOD9la4)

 

Travelling with children

Posted on 23 July 2019
Travelling with children

Travelling with young children is not an easy thing, especially your destination is far away from home.

 

Below are some important notes you should be aware of:

 

1. Travel insurance

Accidents and unexpected incidents can happen to anyone and the additional expenses could be very high. The Australian government will not pay your medical bills for you.

It's very essential that you should take out travel insurance for yourself and your family before heading overseas.

 

2. Luggage

  • Check restrictions on carry-on luggage before travelling. Restrictions on powders, liquids, aerosols and gels can include baby foods. There are usually exceptions for baby products, so contact your airline in advance.
  • Minimise the number of bags you will be carrying. Being overloaded with bags while taking care of your children can make you a target for thieves.
  • Be aware that child safety standards including for pools, balconies, car seats, cots and play equipment may not be as strict as they are in Australia.
  • Be aware of cultural norms and laws at your destination. Local attitudes towards breastfeeding in public and laws for disciplining children can be vastly different to those in Australia. In some countries, any form of corporal punishment (including smacking children) is illegal.

 

3. Heath and vaccination

Visit your doctor or travel clinic at least eight weeks before you depart to discuss any health issues and any destination-specific vaccination requirements for you and your family.

If your child takes medication, confirm that it is legal in the country you are going to by checking the travel advice and contacting the high commission, embassy or consulate of that country.

 

For more helpful tips and advice, please visit the Smartraveller.gov.au

 

(Source: https://smartraveller.gov.au/guide/pages/travelling-with-children.aspx#get-the-right-travel-insurance)

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New office location

Posted on 3 January 2019
New office location

It's so exciting to inform you that our head office has moved to a more spacious and convenient office location.

Our new address is level 2, 818 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill, Victoria 3128, Australia (entrance via Prospect St).

The primary phone number (1300 738 196) and email address (info@expeditionexclusive.com.au) remain unchanged.

This new office location is close to the Box Hill train station and it is also easily accessible by car and tram. Parking spots are available on Prospect St.

Your loyal business and support over the year is one of the main reasons why we have grown and this change of office is considered as another milestone in our history.

We look forward to seeing you at our new office.

 

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Travelzoo's Top 20 Deals

Posted on 12 October 2018
Travelzoo's Top 20 Deals

Once again, one of our best selling China tours is featured on Travelzoo's Top 20 Deals of the week (10 October 2018).

You can experience the Great Wall of China, Shanghai's famed shopping streets, the labyrinth of canals in Suzhou and the mirror-like waters of West Lake from only $899 per person, including return flights from Australia - a saving of up to 67% off the cost of packaging this holiday yourself.

At this low price for a very good tour, there are no excuses not to visit China.

 

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