I need some help...
I am working with a Tibet Travel agency on a tour for May. I ran my flight plans by them before I purchased my tickets. I have gotten my Chinese Visa and have submitted all scanned copies and documents as requested. I get an e-mail today asking for the address of my hotel in Beijing. Well, this is a ticket that goes from Boston to Frankfurt to Beijing to Lhasa, and they have known this from the start. I realize now that you have to have the permit to get on a plane to Tibet and, for some reason, they can't mail it to the USA.
The tour company is now suggesting I need to get a hotel in Beijing so there is a place they can send the permit. I have a 2 hour, 25 minute layover in Beijing. They are saying they can't have their agent meet me at the airport since their agent doesn't speak English.
My questions are...
1. Is there a way that I have the permit sent to a Beijing address and have an English speaking person meet me at the Beijing Airport for a fee? If so does anyone have any recommendations?
2. Is there a hotel in the Beijing Airport, where I can book a room so I can have the Tibet Travel Permit sent there and still make my connection.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Otherwise it looks like I will have to stay overnight in Beijing, eat this non-refundable ticket and buy a ticket from Beijing to Lhasa.
Forgive me, but I have also posted this in the Beijing forum hoping someone may have the answer