Exotic names on maps of far away lands can make you dream and plan for a wonderful trip, but the dream can easily turn into a nightmare when it comes to booking flights, hotels, and cars! Two young Frenchmen, Serge Pierrard and Nicolas Berbigier, have set up a travel agency - Travel Stone - in Beijing to help make your dream come true and avoid the nightmare.
China news on quality products, lifestyle, design and services.
It’s over a year now since Nicely Made in China (NMiC) was launched! We are happy to report that its success, so far, continues to both please and surprise us. In 14 months, we have interviewed and introduced almost 50 producers/service providers. The site has had over 39,000 unique visitors and over 115,000 pages have been viewed. All this is helping to establish Nicely Made in China as a strong brand and a viable business.
As proof of our growing strength, we continuously receive requests from company owners wanting to become part of the NMiC family or wanting to find reliable service and product providers in China. In response to this demand we have created a new area within the NMiC site, (http://partners.nicelymadeinchina.com) where Nicely Made in China partners will be able to generate their own content - subject to review by NMiC - for a fee.
In this section, you will find a wider range of products and services, of particular interest, we believe, to the small and medium sized businesses amongst our readers – services such as translation, business centres and logistics. We will screen the companies with the same thoroughness that we have applied so far. And in keeping with our personable approach, we will introduce one company at a time, slowly building a valuable directory of companies providing premium quality products and services from China.
One of the sectors changing fast in China is the hospitality sector. Among the most talked about boutique hotels in China is The Opposite House (TOH), located in the heart of Beijing – in trendy Sanlitun. In order to learn why TOH is so highly regarded, Nicely Made in China (NMiC) paid a visit to Anthony Ross, TOH General Manager, who told us about role play, attention to detail and having a laugh while working. Read the rest of this entry »
This week Nicely Made in China takes a look at one particular sector of the service industry. With roughly 150 million dogs in China and at least as many cats the need for veterinary services has never been so great. « Doctors Beck & Stone« started by an Anglo-Chinese team has opened a couple of clinics in Beijing, including a brand new one in Shunyi. NMiC talked to Dr Stone and Dr Anthony Beck about pets and pet lovers in China.
This week NMIC presents a new kind of travel services. Sarah Keenlyside the owner of Bespoke-Beijing, her business partner Tom Pattinson and operations manager Cao Wei tell us all.
When and how was Bespoke-Beijing created?
Bespoke started to operate one year ago exactly, in May 2009. Tom worked at Time Out Beijing for nearly 3 years and so did I says Sarah. During those years we got to know the Beijing scene very well. What made us think there might be a need for a new kind of travel services is that we kept getting phone calls from Read the rest of this entry »