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15 July 2015

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Tips on Your Chinese New Year Travel

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You can improve the chance of a stress-free holiday by planning ahead and taking some simple precautions during Chinese New Year holiday period.


1.Health comes first! Before you leave home, make sure you know how your personal health could be affected by your destination.


2.Road accidents are common. If you are driving, make sure to have plenty of sleep before you hit the road. Avoid travelling by car at night and break up longer trips into shorter, more manageable drives.


3.If you are travelling to unfamiliar destinations or remote areas, be sure to gather information on how to access your assistance services provider in case of an emergency. 


4.Know your schedule, have access to good maps, learn a few phrases in the local language and research any issues in advance. 


5.Trains will be crowded during the period of Spring Festival, so try to avoid travelling by rail if  possible.


6.Arrange your itinerary beforehand, and make reservations for flights and hotels in advance.


7.Collect as much information on Chinese New Year celebrations in the city you are going to stay, such as firework shows, temple fairs and other celebrative activities for the locals.


8.Learn enough about cultures of Chinese New Year, and get familiar about what Chinese locals do during the festival.


9.Chinese New Year usually comes on the coldest days of the year in China, so you are advised to bring enough warm clothes.


10.Chinese people prepare a lot of luxurious and delicious food during Spring Festival, what they eat is rich in calorie, and people may get sick by having too much Chinese New Year food. We advise you prepare some medicines in advance, and try to have a good control of the temptation of the delicacies.


11.Many bad words related to “death”, “broken”, “killing”, “ghost” and “illness” or “sickness” are forbidden during conversations.