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Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.



TTG and Euromonitor International revealed the results of the China Top 10 ranking. This research aims to rank the country’s top performing travel and tourism organizations and identify major players in the Chinese travel and tourism market.

The study covers five categories:

Hotel Chains


Travel Retail Companies

Tourist Attractions

and Tourist Destinations. 

Here’s the ranking of China’s Top Tourist Destinations:

1. Shenzhen


2 Guangzhou


3 Shanghai


4 Beijing

5 Zhuhai


6 Hangzhou


7 Suzhou


8 Guilin


9  Nanjing

10 Xiamen




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Bill Belew

Daddy and Christian.

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  • I have been to 3 of the top 4. After spending a bit of time in Japan on various business trips I was expecting China to be similar. It is not.

    The roads in China are wide, but uncrowded. The cities are brightly lit but not as active. The countryside is open and less developed. It was magnificent.

    I also learned that if you see live animals as you walk into a restaurant don’t point at them when asking questions. You just ordered your meal. Thus I had sesame green snake – which was delicious.

    More photos – with more detail, please.

  • I’ll have to see if I can find my pictures of the laser lights between the tops of the buildings in Shenzen. That was awsome!

  • Simon Ingham says:

    I’ve lived and worked in Shenzhen for 10 years and visted 9 out of th 10 places on the list, Nanjing being the exception (I’ll have to do something about that).

    I think the results may be baised to “Vistors” rather tha “Tourists” as the top 4 are also big business cities and entry/exit points.

    I’m supprised that Xi’An isn’t on the list, one of the more interesting places to go in China if you are into history. The Teracotta army is facinating (Why did he do it ? Beacuse he could !). Also the city is very interesting, I recommend renting a bycycle and riding the circuit round the city walls, on the day we did it it was 42 deg C !

    Hangzhou is by far one of the most beutiful cites I have been to (in the world). Stay near the West Lake and make sure you spend an afternoon in a tea house on the back side of the mountain, a visit to the bamboo forests is also must.

    I’m trying to visit every provence in China at least once, I’m about half the way through at the moment.

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