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China Southern Orders $3.2 Billion Planes from Boeing12/13/2016

Aircraft manufacturer Boeing recently announced it had received a $3.2 billion order for 12 787 Dreamliners from China Southern Airlines. The planes will be delivered from 2018 through 2020. Air travel in China has increased and is projected to continue to grow as the rapidly expanding middle class books more vacations. Last month, Boeing estimated that demand for new ...Read More

Hainan Airlines Begins Beijing-Las Vegas Flight12/13/2016

China's Hainan Airlines recently launched non-stop service between Beijing and Las Vegas. This is the first direct flight between the Chinese mainland and Las Vegas. The route is served by a Boeing 787-8 aircraft three times per week, with flights from Beijing to Las Vegas on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Hainan Airlines is China's fourth largest airline, and opera ...Read More

Enshi Grand Canyon Opens World’s Longest Sightseeing Escalator12/06/2016

Speaking of superlatives, tourists can ride the world’s longest escalator at Enshi Grand Canyon in Enshi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture in Hubei Province. The 7,400-foot escalator whisks visitors up to the mountain at the Qixingzhai scenic spot. The recently opened escalator can transport about 7,000 people per hour and is anticipated to carry about 600,000 ...Read More

Beijing Transitions from Coal Mines to Tourism12/06/2016

Beijing's Changgouyu mine has been closed to reduce pollution. Three remaining coal mines in the city will be closed over the next four years, completely eliminating coal mining from the capital. Coal mining in Beijing dates back to the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368). During the Ming and Qing dynasties, the mountains of western Beijing became known for high-quality coal. Mi ...Read More

Chengdu to Host B2B Tourism Expo in 201712/06/2016

An international B2B expo on China's tourism market will be held in Chengdu, capital of southwestern China's Sichuan province from October 24 through 27, 2017. The expo is the result of a joint venture between the Italian Exhibition Group and Vision Fair China, an expo organizer in Chengdu. It is in partnership with the China Tourism Academy, a national institute for ...Read More

China’s Low-cost Airlines Join Wi-Fi Revolution11/29/2016

Responding to customer demand, Chinese low cost airlines are in a race to provide Wi-Fi service in the air. Spring Airlines, Lucky Air, and 9 Air each have recently announced plans to make Wi-Fi available on their flights. Low-cost airlines keep fares low by cutting back on services, such as complimentary food and drink. But more traditional airlines are offering Wi-F ...Read More

Titanic Replica Under Construction in Sichuan Province11/29/2016

A shipbuilder in China has started work on a full-scale replica of the Titanic, the doomed ship that hit an iceberg and sunk on its maiden voyage in 1912. When it's finished, the tourist attraction will offer simulations of the infamous disaster, in which more than 1,500 perished. The attraction will be permanently docked at a reservoir in Daying County, in Sichuan pr ...Read More

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