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What to see and do in Shenyang
9/8/2017
What to see and do in Shenyang

Once the birthplace of the Qing Dynasty, and now the largest city in Northeast China, Shenyang gracefully combines ancient history with modern day living. While its centre is a busy and, flourishing metropolis, the outskirts are where historic ruins, relics and sites that echo tales of times gone by can be found. ¬¬

Whatever your reason for visiting Shenyang, you are sure to find yourself captivated by this fast-paced, diverse city.

Unforgettable Shenyang

Home to over eight million people and split into ten city districts, one satellite city and two rural counties, there is so much to see and do in Shenyang. At the heart of the city you will find the Shenhe District, which offers visitors a ...

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Running A Business Remotely When Staying With Kempinski
9/5/2017
Running A Business Remotely When Staying With Kempinski

Business travellers are well-catered for when they choose to stay with Kempinski. With a growing collection of five-star hotels located in some of the greatest destinations across the globe, you will have everything you could ever need to run your business remotely while abroad.

You will even benefit from around-the-clock support, thanks to our friendly and attentive staff. With many Kempinski hotels offering state-of-the-art business centres, individual meeting rooms and their own technical support teams, running your business remotely promises to be seamless, even when your regular office is half way around the world.

Essentials included as standard
Remote working is fantastic for ...

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A Guide To Surviving Long-Haul Flights
8/30/2017
A Guide To Surviving Long-Haul Flights

Whether you are flying alone, with children or with friends, long-haul flights can quickly become tedious once the excitement of being air bound is over. Despite modern planes now offering comfortable seats, built-in TVs and lots of food, after being on board for ten or more hours, things can begin to feel a little unbearable - even for frequent flyers.

Make your journey as pleasant as possible, and take a look at our top tips for surviving a long-haul flight.

Pre-flight Packing

When the time comes to pack your suitcase, remember to avoid placing the essentials in your hold baggage. Keep them with you by putting them inside your hand luggage so you can access them at any point.

Falling ...

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Romantic Mountain Hideaways
1/31/2017
Romantic Mountain Hideaways

There is nothing more romantic than a retreat to the mountains, and options are plentiful for guests of Kempinski. Wake up every morning to breath-taking views of striking mountains, snow topped trees, and your loved one, sleeping close by your side. Take a look at some of our favourite locations below, each of which makes for the perfect romantic getaway.

St Moritz, Switzerland
An alpine haven found deep in the Engadin valley, a visit to the famous resort of St Moritz is the perfect way to enjoy privacy in style. Located in the Albula Alps, the Swiss resort overlooks Lake St Moritz. With tranquil waters, and magnificent mountains surrounding the resort, guests of Kempinski Grand Hôtel de ...

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What to do and see in Djibouti, Africa
8/31/2016
What to do and see in Djibouti, Africa

Along the deep blue shores of the horn of Africa is small nation that's full of undiscovered experiences: Djibouti.

Located between Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia, this destination might not be one you had thought to visit, but thanks to strong French and US ties, the country is a place of calm in the middle of a somewhat turbulent region. Here you can safely get to know this one-of-a-kind location.

Extraordinary Djibouti
Relatively limited in terms of tourist trade and international investment, Djibouti does not see huge amounts of foreigners visiting its shores, which is a shame, given the beautiful, yet magnificently alien sights and landscapes located throughout.

Hot is a word that ...

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Ancient Temples of the World
7/27/2016
Ancient Temples of the World

Divine inspiration has had an influence on some of humanity's greatest, most beautiful monuments. These towering temples serve as places of worship, ritual and quiet contemplation – and their magnificence still stands as a testament to the power of belief.

The Temple of Heaven, Beijing

This huge temple complex in central Beijing began construction in the early 15th century. Today it is considered a Taoist structure, but the circular central hall – built entirely from wood, without a single nail – was originally built simply as a place for people to come together and pray for a good harvest.

Nearly everything about the Temple of Heaven's design tells us something about the cosmology of ...

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Europe’s Green Cities
7/20/2016
Europe’s Green Cities

From time to time, a little green space can be wonderful for your mood. The fresh air, relaxed countryside atmosphere and nothing to see but beautiful, green nature can be the perfect antidote for all the stresses associated with modern life.

While traditional city breaks can offer their own version of relaxation and beauty, there is something about a green escape that offers instant relaxation. But what if you are looking for the best of both? Here we explore popular city break destinations that offer a little green space too.

Vibrant Vienna
While Vienna is known for its cultural offerings - visitors to the city can always find plenty to see, do and experience – it is also home to a lot of ...

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Asia in Springtime
4/27/2016
Asia in Springtime

With the cool air of winter migrating south for another year, in April and May, Asia opens its arms and welcomes in the dawn of a fresh new spring. As well as heralding bright blossoms and rising temperatures, for many countries, this time of year is extra special, with New Year's festivals occurring in several countries throughout the continent.

From Vietnam to Japan, spring echoes a feeling of hope, thanks and excitement – which makes it the perfect time for any traveller to head to the east and experience something new.

Japan
As the sun rises high and the winter frost thaws, every year, millions of people enjoy the traditional Japanese custom of Hanami. Translated into English, Hanami ...

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The Top 5 Places for Street Food in the World
12/23/2015
The Top 5 Places for Street Food in the World

If there is one universal thing to love about travelling - whether it is for business or pleasure – it is the tastes and flavours that are provided by visiting somewhere new. From fine dining to fast food, there are so many different ways to experience the delicacies of a new country. One of the most authentic ways of trying something new is with the growing movement of street food.

From road-side sellers to tiny shops tucked away, the kinds of street food that are most indicative of the culture you are in are the ones that are clearly made with love - and there are some real treats to be had from vendors that take their food seriously. Here, you will find our five favourite destinations ...

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How To Pack For Your Winter Vacation
11/25/2015
How To Pack For Your Winter Vacation

Whether you are heading to the snowy mountains or windy coastlines this season, there is no escaping the fact that packing for a trip during the winter is quite difficult. Suddenly, the luggage that suited your needs well for your summer holiday is no longer big enough as you struggle to squeeze in all those jumpers!

Travelling during the winter months means that you have to consider coats, jumpers, footwear and fluffy socks, and successfully packing all those chunky items is most certainly a difficult skill to master.

Here, we have some tips to make that suitcase a little more manageable before you jet off on your winter vacation. We hope they help - and let us know if you have any more ...

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