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China Developing National Park System06/22/2015

China is looking to the United States’ national parks, as well as other national park systems from throughout the world, as inspiration as they plan a trial national park program. The pilot program will manage and protect trial parks in nine provinces to start over the next three years, bringing not only gorgeous natural scenery to the public, but also environmental ...Read More

China Launches Nationwide Tax Refunds Policy for Visitors06/22/2015

Visitors to China can now claim tax refunds on purchases made across China. Tourists will be able to receive a rebate of 11 percent on consumer goods purchases at designated stores throughout the country, on purchases of 500 yuan (about USD $82) at one store in one day. A similar program was launched in Hainan in 2011 and one was slated for Beijing earlier this year, ...Read More

Three Major Chinese Airlines to Provide In-Flight Wi-Fi06/22/2015

Air China, China Eastern Airlines and China Southern Airlines have each received approval to begin providing Wi-Fi services to passengers in flight. China Eastern was the first to offer Wi-Fi, on both domestic and international flights, earlier this month. China Southern and Air China are expected to launch their Wi-Fi offerings in the coming month. The state-of-the-a ...Read More

Hangzhou at the Forefront of Sustainable Tourism in China06/22/2015

The city of Hangzhou in eastern China has long been known for its natural beauty – even Marco Polo called it the “most splendid city in the world” when he visited in the 13th century, likely after seeing its majestic West Lake or Lingyin Temple. Modern-day Hangzhou is still just as beautiful, but also a booming metropolis and business center, with the e-commerce ...Read More

Beautiful China – Journey along the Great Wall06/16/2015

The China National Tourist Office (CNTO) and China National Tourism Administration (CNTA) are gearing up for an exciting summer, with China’s Great Wall and Silk Road being the continued focus. At the end of May and beginning of June, CNTO and CNTA hosted events in Los Angeles, Mexico City, Mexico and Sao Paulo, Brazil to promote the “Journey along the Great Wall ...Read More

Palace Museum Limits Daily Visitors & Debuts New Ming Pottery Exhibit06/16/2015

Beijing’s Palace Museum, also known as the Forbidden City, is so popular that its visitor numbers have surpassed the Louvre and other major world museums. In an effort to reduce overcrowding and improve guest experiences, the Palace Museum will limit the number of visitors to 80,000 per day (as of June 13th). Visitors can buy tickets online ahead of time. China is ...Read More

Air China Continues to Grow Offerings for North Americans06/16/2015

Air China recently announced the launch of a direct flight between Montreal and Beijing starting September 29th. This will be the first direct link between Asia and Montreal, with the flight taking place three times a week on Air China’s Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. The new route will link China and Canada’s second largest city, offering more convenient connections ...Read More

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  • 09/29/2015 China’s President Xi and First Lady Peng Visit U.S. on Official State Tour...Read More
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  • 09/29/2015 Henan Tourism Kicks off Promotional Campaign in New York City...Read More
  • 09/29/2015 Wyndham Celebrates Opening of 1,000th Hotel in China...Read More
  • 09/24/2015 President Xi Declares 2016 “China-U.S. Tourism Year”...Read More
  • 09/24/2015 New Unprecedented Access at Forbidden City & Ongoing Improvements...Read More
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  • 09/24/2015 Silk Road Themed Subway Train Launches in Xi’an...Read More
  • 09/22/2015 “China Night” Shines at UNWTO General Assembly in Colombia...Read More
  • 09/17/2015 CNTA Chairman Represents China at UNWTO General Assembly in Colombia...Read More
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