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Mogao Grottoes Adopts New Ticketing Policy for Peak Season06/07/2016

As China’s Mogao Grottoes brace for peak tourist season, new ticketing measures have been implemented to protect the ancient Buddhist site. There will be a maximum daily intake of 6,000 visitors by prior reservation, and group sizes will be limited to 200 people. Tourists can still arrive without a reservation, but with different pricing and itineraries. Reserved ti ...Read More

Fosun Group Plans Major Investment in Sanya Atlantis06/07/2016

Chinese conglomerate Fosun Group recently announced plans to invest $1.68 billion (11 billion yuan) in a large, high-end tourism property project in Sanya, South China’s Hainan province. The Sanya Atlantis, expected to open in 2017, will offer a combined hotel, dining, shopping, entertainment, exhibition and marine culture experience. Previous Fosun Group Tourism in ...Read More

NBA Attraction to Open in Shanghai06/07/2016

The National Basketball Association will be launching a family entertainment center later this summer in Shanghai’s Hubin Dao Shopping Mall. There will be an arena one-third the size of a regulation court, a store, party rooms with a snack bar and obstacle courses. Famous team mascots will make regular appearances at the park’s NBA Playzone. ...Read More

Wang Yang, Vice Premier for China, Addresses 7th T.20 Ministers Meeting05/30/2016

The 7th T.20 Ministers’ Meeting co-organized by China National Tourism Administration (CNTA) and the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) took place in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on May 20, 2016. Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang attended the opening ceremony and gave remarks. UNWTO Secretary General Taleb Rifai and Deputy Secretary General Wu ...Read More

Beijing Declaration Passed at the First World Conference on Tourism for Development05/30/2016

The Beijing Declaration, with a focal point on “Tourism for Peace and Development,” was passed at the First World Conference on Tourism for Development in Beijing. Drafted by the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA) and the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the declaration aims to promote the sustainable development of the global tourism i ...Read More

China’s Tourism Spending Projected to Surpass $1.2 Trillion by 202005/30/2016

China’s expenditures on tourism are expected to surpass $1.2 trillion (8 trillion yuan) by 2020, contributing more than 10 percent of the country’s GDP, according to the recent China Tourism Development Report released by the China National Tourism Administration. About 160 million foreign travelers will visit the country annually, generating tourism revenue of mo ...Read More

PATA Predicts China to be Largest Tourism Source Market for U.S. by 202005/30/2016

A recent report by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) projected that China will be the largest international tourism source market for the U.S. by 2020, excluding Mexico and Canada. This will mark a pivotal shift from the past few decades, in which the U.K. and Japan sourced the most visitors to America. The report projects the number of Chinese travelers visi ...Read More

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