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  • New Earlybird Magazine Out Now
    5 June 2020

    New Earlybird Magazine Out Now

    Read our brand new interactive online magazine. Full of wonderful stories from our customers and staff, incredible special offers and unique insights into what's hot right now - it's the must read to inspire your travels for 2021

    Highlights

    • Central Asia – Get the inside track on one of Wendy Wu’s fastest growing destinations.
    • Travel during Coronavirus - As the crisis unfolded, customer Louise Dowsett journeyed through Vietnam and Cambodia with Wendy Wu Tours. Read her account.
    • Tips to Help you Travel Better - We asked you to share your top travel tips with us, here’s what you said.
    • 2021 the Year of Japan– Our Japan experts’ top tips on discovering next year’s hottest destination.
    • Floating far away, from Houseboats to Riverboats – Boating the backwaters and cruising in comfort.
    • Join the Wendy Wu Kingdom - Find out what's been happening in the world of Wendy Wu Tours.
    • Travel articles from Wendy Wu customers on Chile, Vietnam, Cambodia and China.

    Plus much much more…

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  • Japan declares end to Coronavirus State of Emergency
    26 May 2020

    Japan declares end to Coronavirus State of Emergency

    Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told the nation on Monday that the "Japan model" has effectively beaten coronavirus as he lifted a nationwide state of emergency after seven weeks.

    Mr Abe said the "uniquely Japanese way" in which the country had confronted the pandemic – which, unusually, did not include a strict lockdown – had allowed it to escape the large outbreaks and devastating death tolls seen in several European countries and the United States.

    Japan has had about 17,000 confirmed coronavirus cases and just 850 deaths

  • Your first holiday after coronavirus? Make it China
    12 May 2020

    Your first holiday after coronavirus? Make it China

    The Telegraph's Mark Stratton talks to founder Wendy Wu and writes why, for all sorts of reasons, China should be your first holiday after the Coronavirus lock-down is lifted.

    " When China unlocks its doors, I think travellers will be rushing back to China because it will be the safest country in the world to visit, free of Covid-19"

    " The jewels of their tourism offering have already reopened as the Chinese government deems Covid-19 sufficiently under control. The Great Wall reopened on March 24 and Xian’s terracotta warriors a day later"

    " International travellers who head to China when it opens will experience its most famous sights without the crowds"

    For a great insight into what holidays in China are like right now take a look at this video report about a visit to Chengdu's famous Panda Research Centre

    With visitor numbers closely controlled - 5,000 a day versus 35,000 before Covid-19 - it feels like visiting China 30 years ago!

    You can see giant pandas for yourself on a number of our tours to China, the two most popular being In Pursuit of Pandas and Majestic Yangtze

     

    Read the full article about how China is getting back to better than normal here

    We have some fabulous offers for China tours right now saving up to £500pp with our flexible booking guarantee and 12 months free Netflix, Amazon Prime or Audible. See the Sale or start exploring our fabulous choice of China tours here

    Read the full article in the Telegraph

  • Positive news in the fight against Coronavirus
    1 June 2020

    Positive news in the fight against Coronavirus

    While many parts of the world are still struggling with the virus, there are many places in the world that are winning the fight.

    China, of course is the most well known example, with new infections almost totally confined to imported cases and great strides being made in the developments of treatments and a vaccine.

    China and South Korea have shown that we will beat the virus. In the world of Wendy Wu Tours, the countries below are currently the safest with very low rates of new infections which makes us optimistic that we will return to life as normal and be able to enjoy our dream holidays soon. We’ve also included our most popular tour to each destination so you can stop dreaming and start planning!

     

    Country New Cases Yesterday Our Top Tour
    China 2 Wonders of China
    Japan 47 Japan Uncovered
    Vietnam 0 Angkor to the Bay
    Taiwan 0 Treasures of Taiwan
    Cambodia 0 Around Cambodia
    Myanmar 0 Hidden Treasures of Myanmar
    Mongolia 0 Mongolia and Naadam Highlights
    Bhutan 10 Himalayan Kingdoms
    Kyrgyzstan 26 Road to Samarkand
    Uzbekistan 77 Journey Through Central Asia
    Georgia 26 Eurasia Explorer
    South Korea 27 Scenic South Korea
    Malaysia 57 Best of Borneo
    Jordan 5 Journey Through Jordan

    Figures correct as of 1 June 2020

  • China Attractions Reopen
    13 May 2020

    China Attractions Reopen

    The recent re-opening of the Forbidden City is just one high profile example that China’s attractions are opening their doors once again following the country’s defeat of the Coronavirus.

    Crowds are so small that it feels like travelling in China 30 years ago. Once we are allowed to travel again, this will be a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the country in a way that’s not been possible for decades and won’t be the same again in the future.

    Here's a snapshot of some of most famous attractions that have recently re-opened.

    • Beijing: Forbidden City, National Museum of China, Capital Museum, Ming Tomb, Great Wall, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace
    • Shanghai: Shanghai Museum, Yu Garden, Jade Buddha Temple, Oriental Pearl Tower, Shanghai Zoo, Jinmao Tower, Wuzhen Watertown
    • Xian:Terracotta Warriors, Shaanxi History Museum, Hanyangling, Xian Beilin Museum, City Wall, Muslim Quarter
    • Chengdu: Sanxingdui Museum, Panda Base, Grand Buddha in Leshan
    • Guilin: Lijiang Rafting, Sanjieliu Impression Show
    • Suzhou: Humble Administrator's Garden, Grand Canal
    • Pingyao: Ancient Town, Shuanglin Temple
    • Luoyang: Longmen Grottoes
    • Shanxi: Wutaishan
    • Datong: Hanging Temple, Yungang Grottoes
    • Yunnan: Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Lijiang Black Dragon Pool Park

    For a great report about what holidays in China are like right now view our video report from Chengdu’s famous Panda Research Centre

    We have some fabulous offers for China tours in 2021 and autumn 2021 right now saving up to £500pp with our flexible booking guarantee and 12 months free Netflix, Amazon Prime or Audible. See the Sale

     

  • Journey Round the World from your Armchair
    1 Apr 2020

    Journey Round the World from your Armchair

    Over the next few weeks we're hosting some very special online events where you can take a virtual trip to some of our best-loved destinations.

    Our Wendy Wu travel experts will take you on a journey to the must-see attractions, showcase our newest and most popular tours, and will even be there to answer your questions with a live Q&A session! Just click on the link at 3pm to join

    Don't worry if you missed out Just click on the presentation you are interested in to see a recording of the event

    If you are using a mobile phone or Apple device you will need to download the free Microsoft Teams app.

  • Travellers Tales – A holiday at the start of the world lockdown
    28 April 2020

    Travellers Tales – A holiday at the start of the world lockdown

    Thanks Louise for the insight on your travelling experience with Wendy Wu during the recent Covid disruption.

    “Having returned from Vietnam & Cambodia my first tour with Wendy Wu I could not have imagined being away during the outbreak of Covid-19!"

    "The tour was amazing, the guides Thang & Sokly were fantastic while we were away and I have never been so well looked after by a company during a very uncertain time !" The places we visited, the things we saw and witnessed will stay with me hopefully for a very long time."

    "I would only now tour with Wendy Wu as I feel their service throughout this whole experience was truly professional....I’ve already booked another tour going to Peru and can’t wait to experience more with a company that I trust!”

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  • Face Masks for the Wendy Wu Tours Family
    28 April 2020

    Face Masks for the Wendy Wu Tours Family

    With the Coronovirus almost defeated in China our colleagues there, who are worried about their friends in the UK, have very kindly sent us their supply of brand new face masks. As they are not surgical grade, and therefore not suitable for front-line NHS workers, we would like to share this generous gift with the Wendy Wu community – our wonderful customers. Keep an eye on your inbox in the coming days.

  • Wendy Wu Staff take on the 2.6 challenge
    26 April 2020

    Wendy Wu Staff take on the 2.6 challenge

    We are so proud of the wonderful Wendy Wu Tours team who together with friends and family, embarked on a whole host of challenges to raise money for the NHS, MIND and Alzheimer’s over the weekend.

    They raised over £2,500 smashing an eclectic variety of activities including, cycling, running, walking, karaoke marathons, marathon relay, wheel barrow runs around the garden, skipping, planks, sit ups, press ups, keep it uppie etc.

     

    Read more about their exploits

  • Share Your Story and Become a Wendy Wu Writer
    15 Apr 2020

    Share Your Story and Become a Wendy Wu Writer

    We love hearing your travel stories here at Wendy Wu HQ and want to share these amazing adventures with others. That’s why we’re calling upon our customers to become Wendy Wu writers!

    No one can bring our tours to life better than those who have seen, done and experienced it all first-hand, and we want to bring these stories to life on our blog and across our website.

    So, if you’ve been on a Wendy Wu tour and want to share your experiences, we’d love to hear from you. You don’t need to be the world’s best writer and you can submit as little or as much as you like, our resident wordsmiths can help turn your tales into something truly special.


    Register your interest here and we’ll be in touch soon.

  • The Big Quiz
    15 Apr 2020

    The Big Quiz

    As part of our promise to keep you entertained during these uncertain times, we figured this could be the perfect opportunity to test your travel knowledge! The Big Quiz takes you on an adventure around the world from your armchair whilst working your brain along the way! Are you a genius of geography or do your destination facts leave a lot to be desired?

    Take The Big Quiz to find out!

    Click here to take The Big Quiz

    We’ll be posting the answers on Facebook soon so make sure you follow us and keep your eyes peeled. You can find us on Facebook here.
     
    Good luck!

     

  • Coronavirus
    23 Mar 2020

    Coronavirus

    Our customers’ safety and wellbeing is our number one priority, therefore effective from 23 March, Wendy Wu Tours is deferring tours and tailormade holidays until after 31 May 2020. If you have booked a group tour or tailor-made holiday departing between 23 March and 31 May 2020 you will receive a travel credit of 100% of monies paid, for you to use towards an alternative holiday with a departure date before 31 December 2021.

    We are happy to amend your booking free of charge to a departure later in 2020 or in 2021. Airfares held in credit are bound by different terms and conditions and we will be in contact to discuss these options with you, should they apply.

    We have been working hard behind the scenes negotiating the best rates for your next holiday and we are seeing strong demand already for 2021 holidays which will be bookable at 2020 prices with us.

    Please note - our operations team are extremely busy calling all passengers, in departure date order, to discuss travel options.

    Please do not call us unless you are due to travel in the next 5 days.

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  • Wendy Speaks to the BBC about Coronavirus
    19 Feb 2020

    Wendy Speaks to the BBC about Coronavirus

    Wendy is invited by the BBC to speak on BBC1 News, BBC World News and BBC News Channel about the impact of coronavirus on the tourism industry.

    Hear how Wendy Wu Tours are responding to this, the measures China are taking to beat the virus and reopen its doors again for tourism.

     
  • Let's go Global
    15 Jan 2020

    Let's go Global

    Results are in, Wendy Wu Tours have won ‘Best Long-Haul Specialist Operator’ at the Globe Travel Awards for the 10th year running.

    Nominated by travel agents throughout the UK and Ireland, Wendy Wu and her team are thrilled to have remained the number one choice for specialist tours.

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  • Your Favourite Experiences
    02 Jan 2020

    Your Favourite Experiences

    We recently posted a series of polls on our Facebook Page where you all voted for your favourite extraordinary experience for 2020, and here are the results.

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  • Victoria Mekong Sets Sail Today!
    11 Dec 2019

    Victoria Mekong Sets Sail Today!

    The newest and greenest ship on the Mekong sets sail on her maiden voyage today. Offering an authentic insight into a little visited stretch of the delta, combined with four star comfort and superior service she'll offer unforgettable voyages between the green landscapes of Vietnam and Cambodia's enchanting capital Phnom Penh.

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  • Come and meet us at Destinations 2020
    10 Dec 2019

    Come and meet us at Destinations 2020

    We are delighted to be attending the Destinations Holiday and Travel show in Manchester from 16-19 Jan and London from 30 jan - 2 Feb.

    Packed with cultural entertainment, world flavours, travel celebrities and more – the Wendy Wu Tours Team will also be on hand to chat to you about your travel dreams.

  • Discover Sichuan's Secrets
    28 Nov 2019

    Discover Sichuan's Secrets

    "We're so excited to announce the launch of our new 'Sichuan & Yangtze Delights' tour.

    Discover spectacular national parks, ancient rock carvings, adorable pandas and the mouth-watering cuisine the region is famous for before embarking on a magnificent journey on to China’s iconic highlights.

    You’ll also be able to benefit from our brand new hassle-free China Visa."

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  • Wendy Wu Tours Wins
    28 Nov 2020

    Wendy Wu Tours Wins

    Wendy Wu Tours are thrilled to announce that we won 2 prestigious awards at the British Travel Awards last night: Best Holiday Company to Southeast Asia and Best Holiday Company to East and Central Asia 2019!

    Thank you to everyone who voted for us - we love hearing that you love what we do!

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At Wendy Wu Tours we pride ourselves on the strength of our relationship with the media and so it’s no surprise that you’ll often see us being reported in the national press, travel and lifestyle media.

To give you an idea of what we mean, here’s a selection of our recent media coverage:

  • Your first holiday after coronavirus? Make it China

    Your first holiday after coronavirus? Make it China

    The Telegraph's Mark Stratton talks to founder Wendy Wu and writes why, for all sorts of reasons, China should be your first holiday after the Coronavirus lock-down is lifted.

    " When China unlocks its doors, I think travellers will be rushing back to China because it will be the safest country in the world to visit, free of Covid-19"

    " The jewels of their tourism offering have already reopened as the Chinese government deems Covid-19 sufficiently under control. The Great Wall reopened on March 24 and Xian’s terracotta warriors a day later"

    " International travellers who head to China when it opens will experience its most famous sights without the crowds"

    For a great report about what holidays in China are like right now See our video from Chengdu’s famous Panda Research Centre

    Learn More
  • BBC World News

    BBC World News

    "China is now opening its borders and welcoming visitors in greater numbers than ever before. Wendy Wu Tours is cashing in on this trend specialising in off the beaten track tours to China and has seen a big jump in bookings..."

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  • Global Pioneers
    7th April 2019

    Global Pioneers

    "The global pioneers who have changed the way we travel. Meet the travel company founders who saw unique opportunities and seized them."

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  • The Telegraph

    The Telegraph

    "A guided tour is a great way to see the major attractions of Beijing, including the Summer Palace, the Forbidden City and the Great Wall..."

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  • Travel Weekly

    Travel Weekly

    "Wendy Wu Tours will be among the first tour operators to offer British holidaymakers trips to the tomb of China's only female empress next year..."

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  • Evening Standard

    Evening Standard

    "Nick Curtis boards a lavish slow boat through China's most stunning waterway..."

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  • Travolution

    Travolution

    "Specialist destination operator Wendy Wu took the decision to build its own bookable website in-house because it wanted to control its own destiny and not be 'just another operator'..."

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  • World of Cruising

    World of Cruising

    "Vietnam's Red River offers the chance to discover a rural way of life that has hardly changed for centuries..."

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  • TTG Media

    TTG Media

    "Wendy Wu Tours has entered into an agreement with the Shaanxi Provincial Tourism Development Commission to increase ties with the central China province, which is home to the Terracotta Warriors..."

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Contact

For any PR requests, please contact Andy Eastham, PR & Communications Manager on media@wendywutours.co.uk

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