This article looks at how hotels in Beijing are preparing to cater for expats celebrating Christmas where they are rather than returning home for the festivities. This just one example of the global downturn affecting expats – causing them to budget more carefully this year.
So there should be some pretty exciting parties taking place for expats and maybe the opportunity to link up with some others that are in the same boat, far from home, this year! And this won’t only be happening in Beijing – there are many other non-western expat destinations where this situation will be common. So if you’re an expat used to a traditional Christmas, but not planning to return home, how are you planning to do things differently this year? Let us know of any really interesting ideas or stories!