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:
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.
- "Great Wall Heroes" Welcomes Future Visitors Back to Beijing with New 2020 Promotional Campaign (PRNewswire)
- Great Wall Hero official website
- Visit Beijing video from the event (Facebook page, VPN required in China)
- Which Expat Has Made Beijing a Great Place for Tourists? Let Us Know (The Beijinger)