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China and U.S. Focus on Tourism and Exchange at JCCT Meetings12/19/2014

Policymakers and business leaders from the U.S. and China took part in the first-ever Chicago meeting of the U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT) this week, with both groups agreeing that tourism to each country is a top priority and laying out plans to facilitate visitation. Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang co-chaired the sessions with U.S. Secretar ...Read More

Hotel Boom in China: New Hotel Openings & Many More in Development12/19/2014

The hotel industry in China is booming, with many top hotel projects in the pipeline. TOPHOTELPROJECTS, a leading provider of hotel data, reports that there are 544 first class and luxury hotels with 164,400 rooms in development in China currently. New hotels are in the works in Beijing and Shanghai of course, as well as in other Chinese cities including Changsha, Che ...Read More

Forbes Releases List of Top 30 Chinese Cities for Tourism12/19/2014

Forbes China posted its list of the 30 best mainland cities in China for tourism, with the well-known Beijing and Shanghai taking top honors and Chongqing joining the top three for the first time. Forbes utilizes six indexes to measure tourism development, including tourist arrivals and revenue, as well as the number and quality of hotels, and scenic spots and tourism ...Read More

Beijing to Get Third Airport to Ease Travel12/19/2014

Travel to and from China is so popular these days that the nation has approved plans for a third airport in the capital city of Beijing. The current Beijing Capital International Airport is the second busiest airport in the world, handling more than 83 million passengers a year. The second airport, Beijing Nanyuan Airport, is a former military airfield with limite ...Read More

Shanghai to Offer Tax-Free Shopping to Visitors12/15/2014

Recent reports have asserted that Shanghai will the next Chinese city to offer tax refunds to foreign visitors who purchase goods, joining Hainan Province, which has offered tax refunds to tourists shopping on the Chinese island. If the new policy is approved in Shanghai, visitors will be refunded the 11 percent tax on goods that cost approximately US$80 or more, prov ...Read More

Hilton Garden Inn Opens in Lijiang City12/15/2014

The first Hilton Worldwide property in China’s Yunnan Province opened this month overlooking Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and less than 30 minutes from the Lijiang Sanyi International Airport. The Hilton Garden Inn Lijiang features 172 guest rooms, including four suites and 10 family rooms, as well as restaurants, bars, business center, state-of-the-art fitness center, ...Read More

Air China’s Website Revamped12/15/2014

Air China launched their newly revamped website this month, which offers visitors to the site a more user-friendly experience. The new site is available to visitors from a range of countries around the world and in several languages. It allows users to purchase tickets online, generate a custom itinerary, learn about baggage policies and visa application, and even res ...Read More

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  • 12/19/2014 China and U.S. Focus on Tourism and Exchange at JCCT Meetings...Read More
  • 12/19/2014 Hotel Boom in China: New Hotel Openings & Many More in Development...Read More
  • 12/19/2014 Forbes Releases List of Top 30 Chinese Cities for Tourism...Read More
  • 12/19/2014 Beijing to Get Third Airport to Ease Travel...Read More
  • 12/15/2014 Shanghai to Offer Tax-Free Shopping to Visitors...Read More
  • 12/15/2014 Hilton Garden Inn Opens in Lijiang City...Read More
  • 12/15/2014 Air China’s Website Revamped...Read More
  • 12/15/2014 Archaeology Museum to be Built in Xi’an...Read More
  • 12/05/2014 Beijing, China Featured in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade...Read More
  • 12/05/2014 Shanghai, China Ranks in Top 20 Cities for Tourists...Read More