Fourteen local residents and business leaders had a very successful trip to Weihai, Cheltenham’s Chinese twin town at the beginning of April. Their aim was to promote Cheltenham from a business and educational point of view. It is hoped the self funded trip will have created excellent business, educational and tourism relationships. The trip included visitsContinue reading “Successful Weihai trip”
A trip to Weihai, Cheltenham’s Chinese twin town, is being organised by the Weihai Link group from 2-12 April this year. The visit will include 3 full days in Weihai, where a programme will be organised by our colleagues, who will show the sights and culture of the city. The itinerary also includes time in Xian andContinue reading “Visit to Weihai – April 2012”
An invitation has been sent to our 5 twin and 2 friendship towns inviting them to come to Cheltenham to take part in the celebrations on Wednesday 23 May when the Olympic torch will come to town. Visitors will be taken to the racecourse to see the staged show and arrival of the Olympic flame.Continue reading “Twins invited to Olympic Torch Stopover”
Cheltenham Borough Council together with the Weihai Link, is exploring the possibility of a visit to Weihai next April 2012 and combining it with visits to Beijing and Shanghai/Xian or Hong Kong. The visit is open to anyone who is interested in visiting our twin town and the trip would be fully self-funded. Various itinerary options andContinue reading “Proposed visit to Weihai 2012”
On 17 July 38 students and 2 leaders from Weihai arrived in Cheltenham for 2 weeks, to attend Gloucestershire college’s international summer school. They took part in English lessons, sporting and sightseeing activities and stayed with local families. A Mayor’s reception was held for them on Wednesday 20 July at 3.30 pm in the Council Chamber.