The situation of the airline industry is grim. And China's hotel industry is doing badly as well, right?
So you'd think Lufthansa should be happy about selling a business-class return ticket to Shanghai, and Shanghai hotels should be falling over one another offering splendid discounts.
But no. Not even close. Plane tickets are only available via waiting list (and only due to frequent flyer VIP status), for an outrageous price. And hotel room rates seem to be more or less the same as last year.
(Anyway, this post is my way of announcing that I will be travelling from Tuesday to Friday, and will therefore not post anything during that time.)