My project to help promote Changsha and support foreigners living in Changsha
Dear Mr Hu
My name is Damion Braithwaite (Chinese name: DaMing).
I have a great project to make Changsha/Hunan more famous and to help promote our great city. I would like to write a small guidebook (mainly in English but English/Chinese is also possible as my wife is Chinese and she can help).
I really want to help foreign tourists and businesses come to Changsha/Hunan and I believe my idea can be very successful. So, all I want is your kind support and approval to do this.
I would like to write a paperback booklet for both tourists and new foreigners who live or study in Changsha. The book (a small book - very easy to carry around) will have several parts: a description of the city and it's sights; lots of useful information for foreigners who live in Changsha (where to get a bus card, how to apply for a driving license, subway opening/closing times, and so on); contain articles written by local foreigners who are very active in Changsha; and other general information and useful phone numbers. I also plan to create a special discount/VIP card with many restaurants, bars and other services (which is part of the book). I will write it all and I have lots of foreign and Chinese friends that can help me. So you, the Government, do not have to do anything at all: just give your support so it is officially approved.
This is my personal business idea and I will pay for all printing costs/distribution. There is nothing you would have to do at all (but I really would welcome your suggestions or even sponsorship).
Many cities in the world have this kind of cityguide and it will really help Changsha/Hunan to get more famous and attract more tourists. I love this city and really want to help the foreigners/tourists who live here to have a better life. I want to share all my personal advice.
About me: I am British (married to Chinese) and have been living in Changsha for 5 years (China 9 years). I have been a teacher/manager in several Changsha schools. I love this city so much!
I hope you can support me. Please email me if you have further questions.
Thank you for your time.
Damion Braithwaite (Mr)
Dear Mr. Braithwaite,
Your letter to the mayor’s office has been transferred to our bureau.
We welcome and support your thoughts on writing a tourist guide for the city. It’s a great idea. If you need any information or data in the process of your writing, please let us know, and we will give you full support.
Thank you for your interest in Changsha tourism.
Contact address: Room 1206, City Hall building, No.218, Yuelu Avenue, Changsha
Contact person: Wang Tao
Contact number: 0731-88666274
Changsha Tourism Bureau
July 28, 2014