About Us

About us

Passionate, curious, tireless, professional: what more can we say about our multicultural team? We'll let them tell you themselves.


Andrés Rodriguez 安德烈

Director of Business Development

Hailing from a small city surrounded by volcanoes in the Andes of South America, Andres decided to undertake a new adventure on the other side of the world where he discovered his love for China and Southeast Asia. His passion for travel, research and marketing experience is a perfect fit at The China Guide. In his spare time, he can be found drinking coffee in the hutongs, reading the travel and economic sections of the newspapers, and planning his next China adventure.

Ignacio Dapena 纳乔

Travel Department Manager

Ignacio arrived in China to study Chinese. Since the first day, he hasn’t stopped traveling to discover this magnificent country. Getting off-the-beaten-track led him to discover many incredible corners of China that he had never even imagined existed. Now he devotes himself to his passion, preparing trips that show not only the major sights but also the most unknown corners of every city.

Jing Liang 景良

Travel Department Manager

Originally from Henan Province, Liang moved to Beijing after spending four years studying in France. Fluent in both English and French, Liang is always eager to listen to traveler's needs and create custom travel experience. With an eye for details and experience traveling all over the world, Liang brings something unique to every tour she plans.

Sarah Liu 刘艳雪

Travel Department Manager

Passionate about traveling in and out of China, Sarah joined The China Guide in 2013 as a travel agent and student program planner. She enjoys working with clients to create trips that combine China’s history, culture, traditions, and natural wonders, as well as helping professors design educational programs.

Rachel Qiu 仇祥祥

Director of Human Resources

Originally from Shandong Province, Rachel is in charge of The China Guide’s human resource department. She believes traveling is an essential part of life. Her most unforgettable trip was to Tibet, where she was awed by the sacred Jokhang Temple.

Francisco Hernandez 弗兰克

Spanish Travel Agent

A longtime fan of Asian cinema, particularly Chinese movies, Francisco headed to China after graduating from film school. Fascinated by China's beautiful complexity, Francisco has been studying Chinese and recently started reading modern Chinese literature in Chinese. His passion for China's culture and history is reflected in every tour he plans.

Jimena Chacón

Spanish Travel Agent

Originally from Costa Rica, Jimena only planned to stay in China for one year but ended up staying for four. She has always been attracted to the contrast between China’s ancient culture and its youthful vibrancy. When planning trips for her clients she focuses on creating opportunities to meet local people and enjoy local food — just like she does when she is traveling the world.

Swannie Virapin 斯旺尼

French Travel Agent

Born in France, Swannie has always been fascinated by Asia. Her first experience living abroad brought her to China and she has been here ever since. With a deep interest in China’s people and culture, Swannie loves to share her passion with others. As a travel agent working with French visitors, she is able to use her experience and knowledge in tailoring the best travel plan.

Lina Wang 王丽娜

English Travel Agent

Lina hails from the northern Chinese province of Shanxi but has called Beijing home since August 2013. Her absolute favorite thing about traveling is discovering the unknown - whether that's an off the beaten path tourist site or a delicious local dish - and she brings that sense of discovery to every tour she plans for her clients. In her spare time, she loves watching movies, swimming, and the adrenalin rush of extreme sports.

Jillian Jin 金李兰

English Travel Agent

Jillian hails from Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture in the far northeast of China and is Korean Chinese. Although she only moved to Beijing recently she previously lived in Guangzhou for many years, so she is particularly familiar with the sights of southern China. Her top travel tip is to get off the beaten path and avoid touristy sights. Jillian teaches Korean in her spare time and loves sharing her Korean heritage with people.

Beu Cárdenas

English Travel Agent

Bitten by the travel bug at an early age, Beu decided to come to Beijing for one year in 2011, and somehow never left. Her passport says Mexico, and she's a globetrotter. Besides being a food enthusiast, she loves planning trips down to the smallest detail and likes to discover little-known fact of random places.

Sofia Delgado

German Travel Agent

Sofia was born and grew up in Germany to Spanish parents. She has always had a passion for travel and loves to take inspiration from different countries and cultures. when she’s not traveling (or planning tours for other people) she writes a blog about nature, the environment, and sustainability, issues that are also very relevant to the 21st century travel industry.

Robynne Tindall

Digital Content Editor

Robynne moved to Beijing in 2011 after studying Chinese at university in the UK and has called the city home ever since. She loves food, so her first priority, whether she is traveling in China or abroad, is making a wish list of the best food markets, restaurants, and street stalls. She takes care of The China Guide's blog and social media accounts.

Una 臧梦宇

Accountant

Una joined The China Guide just after graduating university. She works with the accounting team as a cashier. A travel and sports enthusiast, Una's next trip will be to Sanya on tropical Hainan Island.


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