• Hurry! $25 Flight Coupon for all VIP travelers as of Dec. 24, 2011. Dec. 18, 2011

    If you are not already a VIP traveler member, take this great opportunity to become one today! As TourBoarding's way of rewarding our VIP traveler members during the holiday season, we will send by email to all eligible members a STA Travel coupon worth $25 off the cost of an international flight originating from the USA. All VIP traveler members as of Dec. 24, 2011 will qualify to receive this $25 flight coupon!

  • TourBoarding Thanksgiving in Shanghai party:  Sunday, Nov. 27 "Unwind and Unleash" bash.  Nov. 19, 2011

    Join TourBoarding's dress-down casual "Unwind and Unleash" Thanksgiving Sunday bash where China's American expats, friends of American expats, and the burgeoning foreign community will descend upon the recently landed X-Club to unwind and unleash the wild child in them.  This is a post-Thanksgiving wrap-up, chow-down, bottoms-up affair with optional laser shooting match in a psychedelic, otherworldly fantasy arena.  Enjoy the Thanksgiving weekend in an escapist and congenial atmosphere with fellow TourBoarding members and the Shanghai American expat and foreign community.  There will be hosted

  • TourBoarding partners with STA Travel to obtain the lowest available airfares for its members. Sept. 19 ,2011

    TourBoarding has clinched a deal with travel giant STA Travel to provide lowest available airfares, including specially negotiated and unpublished fares for its members! The partnership agreement was signed on September 16, 2011.

    All VIP traveler members will receive from STA Travel:
    *Dedicated toll free number and email address for making inquiries
    and travel reservations
    *Lowest available airfares, including specially negotiated & unpublished fares
    *Qualify for promotional discounts, vouchers, and giveaways
    *Emergency after hours support
    *Full-service travel agency expertise

  • If you have friends attending Canton Fair 2010 who are looking for affordable hotels or housing, read here. Oct. 12, 2010

    Visitors to the Canton Fair 2010 who are looking for affordable hotels or housing options should search the TourBoarding site for numerous hosts living in Guangzhou who are willing to provide them free room and board in exchange for just two hours of English conversation daily. Ordinary membership is free and VIP membership only costs $25 for the whole year. The Canton Fair, also known as the China Import Export Fair will be held from October 15 to November 4, 2010. It is the largest trade fair in China and due to high attendance, many local hotels are charging top dollar for their rooms.

  • Members urged to record their personal videos for nationally broadcast TV show. Aug. 17, 2010

    We are urging members to capture their stories on video for inclusion in a nationally broadcast TV show!

    As mentioned recently in our email to members,

  • NOTICE: Foreign travelers staying with Chinese hosts must register with the local police station

    According to Chinese law governing the entry and exit of foreigners, all foreigners who stay with Chinese citizens are required to register at the local police station with their host within 24 hours, and show their passport, ID and host's householder booklet. If you stay in a rural area, you are required to complete this process within 72 hours, otherwise you may be warned or fined between RMB50 to RMB500.

  • VIP promotion to kick start summer break. July 6, 2010

    To show appreciation for our existing members’ support and to give students and travel enthusiasts around the world a valuable opportunity to have an ultra-affordable and exciting summer vacation participating in language exchange in China and trade their language skills for travel benefits such as free lodging offered by TourBoarding's extensive database of Chinese hosts located throughout China, we have decided to temporarily lower the requirements of becoming a VIP member!

  • While our server is being upgraded, some images and content on this site may not be loading properly. July 1, 2010

    We are working to resolve the problem as soon as possible and apologize for any inconvenience.

  • New functions to improve experience for members. June 29, 2010

    1. Hosts’ information under the province map
    Now you not only can see the allocation of the hosts in the province map, but also you can click the hosts pictures under the map for this province.

    2. Advice collection zone
    In order to better service our members, we set up this zone. You can put in all your advices and suggestions for this web to this zone. We will collect the messages weekly, once we find constructive advice for us to adopt, we will reward you 10 points for gift for your contribution.

  • New functions: increased privacy setting, personalized home page, points-top 20, location map, & media coverage. Jun 7, 2010

    To recognize our dear members’ support, we have listened to your feedback and implemented the following new functions on our platform: