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Creating the Destination Peking Walking Tour – Beijing Tourism in the Era of Covid-19

Posted: January 6th, 2022 | No Comments »

Last year was a tough year for tourism in Beijing…no tourists basically. And so companies and tour guides had to think up ideas to appeal to local people and long term ex-pats still in the city. Working with Bespoke Beijing, the company that has long run the Official Penguin China Midnight in Peking walking tour, historian and guide Jeremiah Jenne devised a walking tour looking at old Peking’s famous retinue of foreign aesthetes, authors, scholars and occasional spies – the tour was based on some of the chapters/characters in my collection Destination Peking (Blacksmith Books) and Jeremiah’s own research. Here, in That’s Beijing magazine, he talks about the state of the tourism market in Beijing, the walk and other issues of history and the city. Click here to read.

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