What with Thanksgiving today and Christmas just around the corner, the holiday season is upon us.
There's so much going on that today, we're giving thanks to the Ctrip English team who are, as ever, on the ball when it comes to planning because you know what? It'll be Chinese New Year 2011 before you can say "Rabbit", so you'd better hop to it—book early and save with Ctrip's great prices on Chinese New Year 2011 flights and packages.
But there's no need to wait til then to treat yourself and your loved ones to an away day or two—in celebration of Ctrip's 11th birthday and as a pre-Christmas treat, book any of these selected China tours and get a free Strawberry SIM Card. Designed for visitors to Mainland China, a Strawberry SIM is the ideal travel buddy and with free incoming calls, no roaming surcharge and low international rates, there'll be no need to scrimp on those holiday greetings!
And while you're on that China tour, be sure to get snap-happy because the Ctrip China Travel Photo Contest is now ON—enter your best China shots for the chance to win travel vouchers, hotel stays, photography books, Freedur VPNs and more!
Also in the Ctripper roundup this week, we've got Joyce Zhou, the multi-lingual Shanghai gal who knows the cure for Shanghai's terrible traffic headache but you'll have to read Meet the Team to find out more. As per usual, the interns have been busy filling the pages of the Intern Diaries. In Babies, Soot and Altitude, Kealy James discovers the multi-colored layers of Tibet and despite a reputation as the "Paris of the East", New Yorker Becca Mondshein can't help but compare Shanghai to the "Big Apple", as she takes a bite out of Shanghai's arts scene.