Entrepreneur and Owner of Iceland First Travel and Bambus Asian Cuisine & Lounge
The beautiful and elegant Betty Wang is a young entrepreneur and one busy lady. It seems as if her feet have barely touched the ground since she arrived in Iceland eight years ago. Totally smitten by the magnificent beauty of the unspoiled Icelandic nature, Betty made the leap and decided to make Iceland her new home.
Originally from Nanjing City in the Jiangsu Province
Betty lived and studied in Singapore for six years where she received her degree in hotel management. Before coming to Iceland she worked for almost five years in management at a five-star hotel in Singapore and China.
Iceland’s First Travel Agency for the Chinese Traveller
Ms Wangs’s arrival in Iceland in 2007 couldn’t have come at a more auspicious time. Tourism to Iceland was just starting to gain momentum and Betty’s education in tourism and hotel management was a key in helping her found what is today the oldest and largest travel agency geared to Chinese tourists in Iceland – Iceland First Travel. The fully licensed travel agency specialises in destination management and has extensive expertise in organising tour groups, incentive and corporate business trips and leisure travel around Iceland.
Fast Forward to 2015
Iceland is fast becoming one of the most popular travel destinations for Chinese people. With 96% of Iceland First Travel’s clientele coming from China, the fast growing business is set to become the leading local travel agency for Chinese travellers visiting Iceland. In the past year, the agency’s growth has exploded like never before and will only continue to grow as the number of bookings by Chinese tourists for 2016 has already doubled.
Your Best Insurance for a Great Icelandic Experience
Part of Betty’s success is due to her tireless networking skills which have helped her form exclusive partnerships with local suppliers – be it hotel owners, tour operators, coach companies and the like. And it is precisely these exclusive partnerships that help to ensure her clients a smooth, seamless travel experience around Iceland.
Another one of Iceland First Travel’s strengths stems from the fact that Betty and her husband David Wang are consultants to Iceland’s department of tourism, Íslandsstofa. Their extensive network makes Iceland First Travel the obvious choice for arranging business meetings for prospective clients who may be interested in doing business with Iceland.
冰岛纵横旅行社成功的另一个原因是汪蓓和其丈夫王大卫/ David Wang是冰岛旅游局/Íslandsstofa的咨询顾问。夫妻倆广泛的人脉关系，为那些有意在冰岛经商的企业家提供必要的会议安排。
Feeling Right at Home at Bambus Restaurant
After a day of sightseeing, you will want to relax over dinner and enjoy the company of your fellow travellers. Bambus Restaurant is Iceland’s largest Chinese restaurant and has successfully managed to cater to both Asian as well as Western clientele. Bambus serves Asian fusion cuisine and is located near Reykjavik’s business district. Here you will get a chance to meet locals as well as other foreign tourists.
Soaking Up the Silence
Iceland’s spectacular scenery is found nowhere else in Europe, if not the world. In winter you can take time to soak up the profound silence of the countryside and bask in the glow of the northern lights. In summer the effects of the midnight sun are perfect for quiet hikes in the countryside or mountains, giving you time to relax and de-stress from your busy city lifestyle. With less than 1 person per km2 in Iceland, you can sometimes go for days in the more remote parts of Iceland without seeing a single soul.
Have You Ever Seen a Rainbow?
Iceland is the land of rainbows; happy, smiling rainbows are a joyful sight. With around 20 hours of sunlight per day in summer it’s easy to catch sight of a rainbow. Because of Iceland’s proximity to the ocean, the weather is often changing – sunny in the morning, and then at a moment’s notice showers, only to return to fluffy white clouds and sunshine in the afternoon, and this changing climate is what produces many amazing rainbows. Many people in the West see a rainbow as a sign of God’s blessing on the land.
Set Your Sights on Shopping
Before leaving Iceland, you will of course want to spend a little time shopping for gifts for friends and family back home. Some of the biggest internationally known brands are available in Reykjavik – Rolex Watches, Pandora Jewellery, Royal Copenhagen, Ecco shoes, Hugo Boss, Timberland and United Colours of Benetton, among others.
在离开冰岛之前，想必您一定想花点时间为您的亲朋好友选购一份礼物带回家去。雷克雅未克/ Reykjavik有许多国际知名品牌，包括劳力士手表/ Rolex Watches、潘朵拉珠宝/ Pandora Jewellery、皇家哥本哈根瓷器/ Royal Copenhagen、爱步男鞋/Ecco shoes、雨果.波士服装/ Hugo Boss、添柏岚户外品牌/ Timberland以及全色彩的贝纳通服装/ United Colours of Benetton等等。
Just ask Betty – she is your go-to expert for all aspects of Icelandic business, culture, shopping and travel.
Bambus Asian Cuisine & Lounge
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