Tag archive for ‘China’
By Millie Atkinson On Saturday, January 16th, 2016
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Suzhou Tourism launches new social media campaign

Today, Suzhou Tourism launches its new social media campaign – “A Virtual Look at Suzhou: Home to Culture, Canals, Cuisine and Craft” – to directly target European travelers, a move that also marks More...

By Millie Atkinson On Thursday, January 14th, 2016
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Chinese tourists spend $229 billion in 2015

GfK’s latest analyses of the Chinese market show that China produced 109 million outbound tourists in 2015 – with retail spend of $229 billion. This is a key milestone in China’s outbound tourism More...

By Millie Atkinson On Wednesday, January 13th, 2016
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Opening date set for Disney’s newest destination

The Walt Disney Company and Shanghai Shendi Group announced today that Shanghai Disney Resort will host a multi-day, grand opening celebration, culminating in a spectacular welcoming ceremony for the resort’s More...

By Millie Atkinson On Monday, November 2nd, 2015
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Successful UNWTO/PATA Forum Held in Guilin, China

The 9th UNWTO/PATA Forum on Tourism Trends and Outlook held at the Shangri-La Hotel in Guilin, China successfully ended on October 21, 2015. The two-day conference, under the theme “Tourism and the Experience More...

By Millie Atkinson On Friday, October 16th, 2015
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First International Mountain Tourism Conference held in China

The 1st International Mountain Tourism Conference was held in Xingyi City of Southwestern China’s Guizhou Province on Oct 10th, 2015. The conference was co-hosted by the National Tourism Administration of More...

By Samantha P. Hendon On Thursday, October 8th, 2015
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Cracks appear in Chinese glass “skywalk” opened just two weeks ago

Tourists looking for thrills got more than they bargained for when cracks appeared in a glass-bottomed bridge suspended 3,540 feet over a canyon in China. Images showing small cracks in the “skywalk” More...

By Millie Atkinson On Monday, July 27th, 2015
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Longest homeport of any industry cruise ship

On 24 July, Star Cruises joined with Xiamen Port Holding Group to hold a festive celebration marking the beginning of SuperStar Libra’s homeport in Xiamen, China until 1 November. The longest homeport of any industry More...

By Millie Atkinson On Saturday, June 6th, 2015
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The first NUO Hotel featuring “Modern Ming” design

“Made in China” Luxury Brand NUO has announced the opening of its first flagship, NUO Hotel Beijing, offering highly sensory guest experiences to luxury traveler. In pioneering Chinese luxury hospitality More...

By Millie Atkinson On Thursday, June 4th, 2015
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Top ten free things to do in Hangzhou

Though it’s home to the $100 billion e-commerce phenomenon Alibaba, many of the activities in the culture-rich city of Hangzhou are free. The Chinese have a saying, “The best things in life are free,” More...

By Millie Atkinson On Wednesday, April 29th, 2015
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$1 Million, relief materials and volunteers on the way to quake-stricken Nepal from HNA Group

HNA Group has decided to donate 1 million dollars to earthquake-stricken Nepal via Hainan Liberation Commonweal Foundation to help with rescue work and reconstruction. At the same time, HNA Group will facilitate More...

By Millie Atkinson On Saturday, April 18th, 2015
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Chinese tourists flock to Japan during cherry blossom season

The number of Chinese tourists visiting Japan has surged recently as the cherry blossoms enter their peak period of bloom, reports the Yangtze Evening News. Some online travel sites have posted warnings that hotel More...

By Millie Atkinson On Tuesday, December 16th, 2014
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China Wedding Expo 2015 opens on January 2015

The highly-anticipated “the 27th China Wedding Expo” will be a grand debut on January 20-23th, 2015 at Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center (1099 Guo Zhan Road, Pudong New Area, Shanghai, More...

By Millie Atkinson On Friday, December 5th, 2014
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Hyatt: The best company to work for in Greater China

Hyatt Hotels & Resorts announced today that Hyatt Hotels has been named one of the ‘Best Companies to Work For’ by Great Place to Work® Greater China. The honour follows Hyatt’s recently celebrated title More...

By Millie Atkinson On Monday, November 10th, 2014
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Xiamen sports three China’s A-level scenic spots

The Fujian government recently published a list detailing 9 newly added A-level scenic spots in the province. 3 scenic spots from Xiamen made the list, according to the official website of the Xiamen Tourism Bureau. More...

By Millie Atkinson On Wednesday, November 5th, 2014
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Water town Wuzhen to become paradise for theatre lovers

The Second Wuzhen Theatre Festival 2014, co-founded by president of Cultural Wuzhen, Chen Xianghong, award-winning US-bornTaiwan-based playwright and theater director Stan Sheng-Chuan Lai, renowned Chinese drama More...

By Millie Atkinson On Friday, October 24th, 2014
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Hainan Airlines expands its onboard giving program

Hainan Airlines announced on October 21, 2014 that it will expand its successful onboard giving program Change for Good to all flights on an additional 16 routes. The airline launched this program in September 2013 More...

By Millie Atkinson On Friday, October 17th, 2014
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Hong Kong, Taiwan, Philippines, Vietnam and Japan: A public relations disaster for China PRC

China’s public image is being severely battered across Asia ever since the start of the year as the China government is hardening its stance following a repressive movement launched by China President Xi Jinping More...

By Millie Atkinson On Friday, October 10th, 2014
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Biggest hotel design show in China

UBM Sinoexpo proudly announces the launch of Shanghai Hospitality Design & Engineering Expo (HDE) during March 30-April 2, 2015. Formerly known as Expo Build China, HDE 2015 will differentiate itself with other More...

By Millie Atkinson On Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014
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Starwood to open four resorts on Hainan Island

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc today announced an agreement with Hainan Jianfeng Tourism Development Co, Ltd to debut China’s first W Retreat and the second St Regis resort on Hainan Island. Scheduled More...

By Millie Atkinson On Friday, August 29th, 2014
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LA Chinatown celebrates 76th Annual Moon Festival

Los Angeles Chinatown celebrates its 76th Annual Mid-Autumn Moon Festival on September 13th, 2014. The Moon Festival, known as the Zhongqiu Festival in China, is a harvest celebration dating back over 3,000 years. More...

By Millie Atkinson On Friday, August 29th, 2014
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Hyatt Regency Suzhou opens in Eastern China

Hyatt Regency Suzhou today announced the opening in Suzhou, one of the most important economic, cultural and historic cities ofEastern China, neighboring Shanghai. “We are thrilled that Hyatt Regency Suzhou More...

By Millie Atkinson On Monday, July 28th, 2014
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Chinese companies to invest $20 billion in Australia’s tourism industry

Australia’s tourism industry is set for a $20 billion investment surge as major Chinese companies eye a raft of projects across the nation ahead of an expected doubling in Chinese tourism numbers over the More...

By Millie Atkinson On Monday, May 26th, 2014
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China Tanzania Zambia by rail. A Chinese dream to possible come true

Celebrating fifty years of cooperation and friendship between China and Tanzania, the Tanzania to Zambia Railway marks landmark symbol of China and Africa relations. Despite its low profile among other world-class More...

By Millie Atkinson On Tuesday, May 13th, 2014
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China Airlines: 600 job openings to fill

TAIPEI, Taiwan – China Airlines (CAL), Taiwan’s largest airline carrier, began recruiting people Monday for 600 job openings ahead of the introduction of its new fleet and the expansion of its flight More...

By Millie Atkinson On Monday, May 5th, 2014
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May day holidays in China – also a major tourism event

Tourist spots in China have been swamped by a record number of visitors during the ongoing May Day holiday. On Friday, the Giant Stone Buddha at Leshan city in Sichuan province received 25,000 visitors. In order More...

By Millie Atkinson On Friday, April 25th, 2014
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Yao Ming tapped to discuss tourism “beyond economics”

Hainan, China – Yao Ming is known the world over as the “tall Chinese basketball player” who played in the United States’s National Basketball Association’s (NBA) under the Houston Rockets banner. More...

By Millie Atkinson On Friday, April 25th, 2014
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Taiwan: 90 percent of Chinese tourists plan return trips

TAIPEI, Taiwan – More than 90 percent travelers of independent Chinese  who have visited to Taiwan want to come back and a majority plan to revisit the nation within a year, citing their love of the nation’s More...

By Millie Atkinson On Friday, April 25th, 2014
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Jingcheng receives China’s first S-76D helicopter

COATESVILLE, PA – Sikorsky Aircraft Corp announced today that Yunnan Jingcheng Group accepted delivery of the first S-76D aircraft that will operate in China. The aircraft is configured for transportation More...

By Millie Atkinson On Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
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Jin Jiang International Hotels signs MOU with Hanwha Hotels & Resorts

SHANGHAI, China – A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signing ceremony between two leading hospitality groups, Jin Jiang International Hotels and Hanwha Hotels & Resorts, was held at Jin Jiang’s More...

By Millie Atkinson On Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
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Chinese tourists urged to “inundate” Italian town

A promotional video urging Chinese tourists to “inundate” an Italian town has become a viral hit, reports the website of China’s official Xinhua news agency. “Welcome, our dear Chinese friends. More...

By Millie Atkinson On Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
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Chinese airline buys 50 Boeing 737s

JINAN, China – China’s Shandong Airlines signed a contract on Monday with the US-based Boeing Company to buy 50 Boeing 737 passenger airplanes. The airliners, including Boeing’s 737 NG and 737 More...

By Mitchell C. Clark On Tuesday, January 28th, 2014
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Hong Kong

BASIC  Population (2011): more than 7,000,000 Currency: Hong Kong dollar (HK$). Major credit cards arewidely accepted. Time: GMT +8  Driving: traffic drives on the left.  Public holidays (2013): January More...

By Mitchell C. Clark On Tuesday, January 28th, 2014
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China

BASIC Population (2011): 1.37 billion  Capital: Beijing  Main cities: Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Wuhan, Chongqing, Hong Kong  Currency: renminbi yuan(RMB). US dollars are the best currency to take. Credit More...

By Paul Lewis On Monday, January 20th, 2014
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52 Places to Go in 2014

1.Cape Town Cape Town is the second-most populous city in South Africa, after Johannesburg, and the provincial capital and primate city of the Western Cape. As the seat of the National Parliament, it is also the More...