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China’s National Day “golden week” (1-7 October), together with the Spring festival, represents the longest holiday granted by the state. Basically there are just three official vacation days, but the practice is to rearrange work and production schedules in order to have at least seven consecutive days off. Introduced in 2000, National Day celebrates the proclamation of the People's Republic of China on October 1st, 1949. The explicit purpose of the holiday was to push the travel industry.

TOWARDS A LONGER TRAVEL SEASON - The two golden weeks – National Day and Spring Festival in February – represent the most intense period in both inbound and outbound trips. However, according to the travel intelligence unit Canadean, tourism trends reveal that people with medium-average net income and millennials are extending the travel season to most of the year, with the actual low season now limited to January, June-July and November.

YOUR BEST OFFER –October’s “golden week” represents a nice occasion to promote a special initiative towards Chinese visitors. Could it be a particular itinerary that promises unique experiences? Or additional services within the hotel? Maybe a free ticket for an event in town? You can send us detailed information and we’ll share it with our 2,000+ carefully selected Chinese tour operators and travel agencies.

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Commented by Bill Frankish, 29.08.2017

We at the Candlewood Suites Calgary Airport North, closely located to the Calgary airport YYC, have been certified by the China Tourism Academy as having reached the JADE STANDARD of "Welcome Chinese" Certification. As such we greet each guest with a special Welcome envelope with Chinese information on our extended stay hotel. Guests receive slippers, tea, and have access to kettles and rice cookers at no charge. Some items are available in our little convenience store called The Cupboard, and there is a Chinese Super Market about 2 kilometers away which has a full selection of food items, commonly found in China, including live fish. Also at the same shopping area, an authentic Chinese Restaurant called The T. Pot , China Bistro From our location we have easy access to main highways to take you to Banff National Park, or the Royal Tyrrell Museum, an excellent Dinosaur museum. Candlewood Suites is an excellent location with cooking facilities which provides a great home base as you travel to various attractions in the area.