Business Class Flights to Taipei
Taipei is an increasingly popular tourist destination situated near the Taipei Basin, to the North of Taiwan. Many visitors are stunned by the natural beauty of this city. There are a number of picturesque gardens and mountains on its borders. Although Taipei is not a particularly large place by Chinese standards, it has a population of around 23 million people. This means that it is second only to Bangladesh on the list of most densely populated countries in the world.
Flying Business Class To Taipei From The UK
After a long journey from the UK your flight will finally touch down in Chiang Kai-Shek International Airport, around 45km away from the city. If you are going to be flagging down a cab it is advisable to have a printed card with your final destination written upon it in Chinese. You will show this to the driver, who may well have a poor grasp of the English language.
There are numerous airlines which offer business class travel to Taipei. In order to ensure that the flight lives up to your expectations it might be worth booking with a well known flight provider such as Cathay Pacific, China Airlines or British Airways. It is always worthwhile speaking with a local travel agent who will provide you with some guidance as to the best deals.
When to Go and Where to Stay In Taipei
You should make sure that you have packed plenty of shorts and t-shirts if you are planning on visiting Taipei during the summer. Temperatures can reach upwards of 30 degrees centigrade from June through to August. If you are going to be visiting Taipei during spring and autumn then it is a good idea to bring a rain coat. Perhaps the worst time for working people to come to Taipei is during the Chinese New Year, when most local businesses will be on holiday.
If you want to have a complete luxury travel experience then it is worth making a booking at one of Taipei’s swanky hotels. One of the best options is undoubtedly the First Hotel, which you will find in the eastern business district. This place has good facilities for meetings and rooms which offer quick internet connection.
Another splendid place to stay is the Sherwood Hotel, one of the favourite hangouts of the famous Taiwanese Director, Ang Lee. If you are take some time away from work then it might be tempting to sample some of the delicious cuisine at one of the excellent hotel restaurants.
Other Useful Information about Taipei
Although travellers are not required to tip when travelling in China, it is considered polite to give hotel staff, tour bus drivers and travel guides a few extra Yuan when they provide a good service. A 10% gratuity is usually more than enough.
For anybody who is in Taipei on business it is important to remember that the Chinese consider lateness to be extremely disrespectful. In order to make a good impression you should shake hands and say ‘ni hao’, which literally translates as ‘how are you’. It may also be a good idea to have a ready prepared toast which you can use when having dinner with a Chinese business person.