Sunday, March 30, 2008

Fellow traveler websites

Would love to see everyone else's work that is going on the trip. I thought perhaps we can share websites to check out.

Please visit my site at Richard Zeid Design

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Address Change for Package and Design

Package and Design Magazine recently moved to new offices. Here is the new address. I Just got this today.

Package & Design Publishing House
Huang Li, editor
6-8/F No.66 Jianji Road Haizhu District
Guangzhou 510260
Tel: +8620-84017174

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Visa Tips

Hello China Expedition Trip Mates,

I have some information you will need when applying for your visa. First you will want to apply for a tourist visa. Second you will want to use the contact information below as your contact in China.

Huang Huang Li
5/F No.2 Qiaoguang Rd.
Home: 13826204090
Work: 86-20-83341674
Work fax: 86-20-83341694

If you find any other information that you need feel free to let me know and I will do my best to get you the info.

-- Paulette Hurdlik

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Updates and Reminders

The China trip is lining up very nicely and there is a lot of excitement building. As we prepare to go, here are a few reminders and updates:

Please make sure that your visa and passport are in order now. Your passport must be valid for 6 months beyond the last day of the trip. For some reason, the customs agents seem to think that people with passports that are about to expire are a bigger risk and they may reject you. Please check the date on your passport now to make sure you're okay.

Visas don't take a lot of time to complete, but waiting until the last minute can put you at risk of not having it in time. Please contact your local visa service office or contact our visa rep in San Francisco as follows. You must have a visa when you land in Beijing or the Chinese government will deport you.

Cambridge Travel & Tours
Shelley Li
714 C Street, Suite 1B
San Rafael, CA 94901
(888) 388-1688

Profiles in Package and Design Magazine
Package and Design Magazine moved their offices in January and the schedule for our profiles has been delayed slightly. They are now planning to have our profiles published in the May issue which will be coming out when we are there. This means you still have a few more days to upload your bio and portfolio for publication.

Final deadline: 9 March 2008
Please include the following items:
- Your Bio
- A portrait of you (high res)
- Up to 20 portfolio images (high res)

Change in Cancellation Policy
I have been checking with the China Travel Service to clarify the cancellation policy and we have pushed back the final cancellation date as much as possible. We have determined that FOR THE $1368 TRAVEL FEE THE LAST DAY FOR CANCELLATIONS WITHOUT A PENALTY WILL BE APRIL 24, 2008. The travel fees cannot be refunded after April 25, 2008. ALSO, THE AIGA MANAGEMENT FEE OF $200 CANNOT BE REFUNDED AFTER MARCH 31, 2008.