We are pleased to advise that Pink Mosquito Solutions has been appointed by the Gordon Institute of Business Science to co-ordinate the travel arrangements on your behalf for your upcoming Global EDP trip to Hong Kong and China, travelling in September 2019.

We have included all travel information pertaining to flights, accommodation and visa requirements.

Please can you also complete the registration page which requests important information for the trip. There is also an opportunity to upload a copy of your current passport. If you are in the process of applying for a new passport, please can you upload a copy of your old passport in order for us to check your details.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any queries not covered on this travel information site.

 

About Hong Kong


It is hard to believe that what was once a sleepy, sparsely populated area of farmland and fishing villages has now become arguably the world's most influential financial capital and commercial port. Past and present fuse in Hong Kong to create a capitalist utopia embedded within the world's largest Communist country. There is nowhere on earth quite like Hong Kong, which is reason enough for anyone to travel here.

The city, or 'Central' as it has become known, sits on the north shore of Hong Kong Island, the original territory colonised by the British, and the tourist capital of the region. Central is backed by the green-blanketed hills of Victoria Peak, and looks out over Victoria Harbour, home to annual firework displays and promenades forming natural meeting points for tourists and locals alike.

The city of Hong Kong, despite its surviving traditional enclaves, feels delightfully futuristic. The vast majority of the more than 350 skyscrapers in Hong Kong are concentrated in Central, and this glittering night-time skyline is one of the most iconic in the world. The speed of modernisation and construction means that few colonial buildings now remain. The oldest surviving Western-style building is Flagstaff House, dating back to 1846, now home to the Museum of Tea Ware.

Hong Kong is a booming business hub, a fashion centre and a celebrated foodie destination. The diversity of its population and cultural influences adds hugely to its unique appeal. In addition to all its impressive sightseeing attractions visitors will be happy to discover just how well everything seems to work. Most notably, the efficient transport system makes getting around a pleasure.

About Beijing


China's huge capital city is a perennial favourite with tourists and backpackers, as it has a wide range of unusual sights, sounds, smells and tastes to offer. The city's unique cultural elements are alive and well and can be experienced first-hand in Beijing's indigenous cuisine, temples and traditional performances. Beijing is nevertheless more than up-to-date with modern trends and fashions, partly as a result of its cosmopolitan expat population and partly because China is increasingly an international trend-setter in its own right.

A global hub of business, culture and entertainment, Beijing has an incredibly diverse nightlife that will keep even the most demanding of socialites satisfied at all hours. Especially during the summer months, areas like the Sanlitun bar street are buzzing from dusk till dawn. Visitors hoping to lighten their pockets will also have no shortage of shopping opportunities; from bustling markets like Silk Street (Xiushuijie) to colossal shopping malls like the 13-storey Xidan Joy Center, Beijing has it all.

China is a teeming medley of more than 50 officially recognised ethnic minorities and Beijing, as the country's capital, is suitably varied and representative. The city's many attractions are testament to this, and visitors will find exploring everything fully a near-impossible task.

Travel Information


Hong Kong

Population
7,392 Million
Languages Spoken
English and Cantonese
Currency
Name: Hong Kong Dollar
Code: HKD
Symbol: HK$
Recommend: US Dollars
Electricity
The standard electrical supply is 220 volt, 50 hertz. The UK style 3 pin plugs are standard.
Time Zones
GMT +8
South Africa is 6 hours behind Hong Kong
Dialling Code
+852
Weights & Measures
Metric
Passport & Visa Requirements
All passports to be valid for a minimum of 6 months after return. South African passport holders do not require a visa for Hong Kong
Health Requirements
No mandatory vaccinations required. There are no specific health risks associated with travel to Hong Kong. Food and water are generally safe, although visitors should consider only drinking bottled water for the first few days of their stay.


Beijing, China

Population
21,54 Million
Languages Spoken
Chinese
Currency
Name: Chinese Ren
Code: CNY
Symbol: Y
Recommmend: US Dollars
Electricity
The standard electrical supply in Russia is 220 volt, 50 hertz. The UK style 3 pin plugs are standard.
Time Zones
GMT +8
South Africa is 6 hours behind China
Dialling Code
+86
Weights & Measures
Metric
Passport & Visa Requirements
All passports to be valid for a minimum of 6 months after return. South African passport holders require a visa for China.
Health Requirements
No mandatory vaccinations are required.
Note: Passengers arriving within 6 days after leaving or transiting through countries with risk of yellow fever transmission must hold a yellow fever vaccination certificate.

Hotel Information

Hong Kong, Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel

Check in: Tuesday, 10 September 2019
Check out: Saturday, 14 September 2019
Hotel Website: Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel

Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong is conveniently located in the heart of the shopping, entertainment and commercial district of Tsim Sha Tsui East, and overlooks the world famous Victoria Harbour. The hotel is just minutes from the Airport Express Station, Mass Transit Railway, East Rail to the mainland China border and the Star Ferry.

The hotel has 688 of the city’s largest and most elegantly appointed guestrooms and suites. Decorated with contemporary art, marble bathrooms, soothing earth-tone fabrics and sleek furnishings, all rooms have floor-to-ceiling bay windows featuring sweeping views of world famous Victoria Harbour or the Hong Kong city skyline and the stunning lights of the city

Hotel Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Complimentary WiFi in public areas
  • Currency exchange
  • Sauna
  • Solarium
  • Pool
  • Business Centre

 

In-room Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Movie channels


Beijing, The Regent

Check in: Saturday, 14 September 2019
Check out: Wednesday, 18 September 2019
Hotel Website: The Regent. Beijing

Situated in the heart of Beijing, close to the labyrinthine alleyways of the historic “hutong” district, the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square, the luxury hotel Regent Beijing offers a welcome respite from the frantic energy of the modern metropolis. The graciousness of traditional Chinese hospitality sits in harmony with the heights of modern design to create an oasis of tranquility, where business and leisure travelers are indulged in luxurious home-away-from-home comfort.

Hotel Facilities

  • Business Centre
  • Gymnasium, Whirlpool and Indoor pool
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Dry cleaning, laundry & Valet Service
  • Medical Service
  • Photocopying Processing Service
  • Foreign Exchange Counter
  • Gift Shop
  • Hair / Beauty Salon
  • 4 Restaurants
  • Pastry Shop
  • Tapas Bar
  • Lobby Lounge

 

In-room Facilities

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi and broadband Internet access
  • Three international direct-dialling telephones, with voice mail and dual lines
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Safe-deposit box
  • 24-hour room service
  • LCD television with satellite and in-house movie channels
  • Mini-bar and refrigerator
  • Individually controlled central air-conditioning


Flight Information

All flights are confirmed as a group in economy class as below.
Cathay Pacific - Economy Class

09 September

Flight Number
CX748
Date
09 September
Destination
Johannesburg / Hong Kong
Departure Time
12h25
Arrival Time
07h10+
Flight Duration>
12h45

14 September

Flight Number
CX332
Date
09 September
Destination
Hong Kong / Beijing
Departure Time
12h00
Arrival Time
15h25
Flight Duration
03h25

18 September

Flight Number
CX331
Date
18 September
Destination
Beijing / Hong Kong
Departure Time
16h40
Arrival Time
20h35
Flight Duration
03h55

19 September

Flight Number
CX749
Date
19 September
Destination
Hong Kong / Johannesburg
Departure Time
00h20
Arrival Time
07h10+
Flight Duration
12h50

+ Arrival the next day

Marco Polo members: Please note that no miles can be earned on group bookings.

Business Class
If you would like to upgrade to business class on Cathay Pacific, please select this option on the registration page.  Upon receipt of the request, a business class fare will be quoted based on the current availability. 
Please note: The quote will be valid for 48 hours and payment is required before the flights can be confirmed

Seating
Please request your seating preference on the registation page. We will do our best to accommodate your request, however seating is not guaranteed.

Extending your stay in Beijing or Hong Kong
Extensions are possible on the return journey only, and only date changes are permitted. No changes to the routing will be accepted.

As this is a group booking, the airline limits the number of passengers who can extend their stay, so all requests are processed on a first come first served basis.

The change fee to extend is R 1,750.00, and all changes are subject to availability at time of booking. Please note that if there is additional cost to the airfare, we will quote accordingly.

If you would like to extend your stay, please select this option on the registration page.

 Contact Information

Tracey Fann
Tel: 011 268 2238, Mobile: 072 420 5492
E-mail: tracey@pinkmosquito.co.za
Address: Oxford Manor Office Park, 196 Oxford Rd, Illovo, 2196