These guys are traveling with Ctrip. Ctrippin', if you will. So, what's up with the mustaches? Read on...
Full disclosure: We love Ctrip. Sure, they're our sponsors and all, but that aside... how many Chinese travel companies do you know that do things like handing out free orange mustaches and offering RMB 20,000 in travel prizesfor the best photos of mustachioed maniacs? (We're waiting for Elong to announce a "Funny Facial Hair Fall" promo... but somehow, it just won't be quite the same...).
Anyway, the summer of 2010 is almost a memory and that means it's time to vote for the best Ctrip mustache photos. Once voting is complete, the top favorites will be be reviewed by a panel of China expat celebrity judges. And even if you're not voting, take a look at the pics.
And that's not all (you knew it wouldn't be). Ctrip's late summer promos are rolling out like kegs at a kegger, kicking off with great Qingdao flight and hotel deals just in time for the 2010 edition of the Qingdao International Beer Festival. And stay tuned this week for early October Holiday travel deals to other great autumn destinations.
Finally, the Ctripper blog is up and running (way to go, Emily!). Focusing on travel deals and promos, Ctripper also provides insight into the inner workings of Ctrip English, featuring the excellent adventures of interns Alex and Chris as well as introductory posts from key Ctrip team membersEmily Eliot, Chen Bing and Coley Dale, along with a Q&A with the China Travel Blog's own Aimee Groom.
That's all the news we've got for now from the Mothership... have a safe and fun week... and stay cool.