Great Wall Hero Award 2020

Great Wall Hero Award 2020

We received an official ‘Great Wall Hero’ award from the Beijing Municipal Culture and Tourism Bureau.

Five Beijing-based expats who have had a significant positive impact on the city’s image via tourism were selected by the Beijing Municipal Culture and Tourism Bureau for the Great Wall Hero award this year, and Hayden was one of those five.

To quote the official press release:

The five […] were: Mr. Jim Spear, co-founder and designer of two award-winning tourism businesses near Mutianyu Great Wall; Ms. Sarah Keenlyside, founder of Bespoke Travel Company, which offers tailor-made, immersive travel services to foreign tourists; Mr. Hayden Opie of Beijing Hikers, a hiking club that has been popular in Beijing for more than 10 years; Mr. Ignace Lecleir, owner and founder of TRB, awarded number one fine dining restaurant in the world by TripAdvisor in 2019; and Mr. Dominic De Couto of B Electric, which offers fun new ways to discover Beijing via e-bike.

Quite some company!

We congratulate Hayden (who mentions he is delighted to be recognised in this manner by the authorities of the Beijing Municipal Culture and Tourism Bureau and that he would like to share the award with all at Beijing Hikers), and we hope our positive impact will be felt by future visitors to Beijing.

Please see below for some photos from the event, and then some links to mention of the awards on various other official websites.

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