Modern Living with kathy ireland® Explores Suzhou, China

Travel Expert Will Talk About the Current Trends in the Travel Industry

Tune into E! Entertainment as sponsored programming on Thursday December 15, 2016. See market-by-market listings below.

(LOS ANGELES, December 14, 2016) — Modern Living with kathy ireland® announces an exclusive story featuring Suzhou Tourism Travel Expert, Julia Dimon.

Suzhou, China is a major city located along the southeastern edge of Jiangsu Province in eastern China. Bordered by the Yangtze River in the north, Shanghai in the east, Zhejiang Province in the south and Lake Taihu in the west, Suzhou is a beautiful city that’s easy to get to and hard to leave.

Dimon explains a major trend in the travel industry and why Suzhou, China fits right into it. She says, “One trend I’m seeing is that people want to have authentic experiences in off-the-beaten-path destinations. One great place to do that is Suzhou, China. Suzhou is known as the Venice of the East because of all the canals and waterways. It’s a city with a rich history and tons of culture but it also has modern, contemporary hotels. It’s a great mix of the old China and the new China.”

JL Haber, Vice President of Programming for Modern Living with kathy ireland®, is thrilled to feature Suzhou. He says, “Finding a new place to travel is always exhilarating. Suzhou, China is a hidden gem that probably won’t be hidden for long once people discover all of the amazing things it has to offer. We’re thrilled to feature Suzhou on our show and to bring awareness of this phenomenal part of our world.”

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About Suzhou

Suzhou, the “Venice of China,” is known for its elegant stone bridges, canals, flowing water, and noteworthy architecture. Located in the center of the Yangtze River Delta, approximately 60 miles west of Shanghai, Suzhou is one of the oldest cities in the Yangtze Basin dating back more than 2,500 years. The city boasts the beautifully manicured Classical Gardens of Suzhou, nine of which have been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Each year, millions of tourists travel to Suzhou to experience the destination’s more than 400 attractions, ranging from pagodas and temples to historical districts and world-class museums. As the largest industrial city in China, Suzhou is home to Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP), which boasts five-star hotels, the iconic Lake Jinji, and Asia’s largest overwater Ferris Wheel.

Travel to Suzhou is easily accessible via three convenient area airports with non-stop flights from North America: Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA) offers bullet train service to Suzhou, which is approximately a 50-mile, 30-minute trip; Pudong International Airport (PVG) is approximately 65 miles from Suzhou, an hour and half drive; and Sunan Shuofang International Airport (WUX) is approximately 14 miles from Suzhou, a 30-minute drive.

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