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World’s Largest Duty-Free Shop Opens in China’s Sanya09/07/2014

The city of Sanya in China’s Hainan island is renowned for its beaches and tropical setting, but it’s now also home to the world’s largest duty-free shopping center. The new Haitang Bay is located in downtown Sanya and spans 775,000 square feet, with nearly 300 international brands, including high-end companies such as Prada, Rolex and Giorgio Armani. With the o ...Read More

Hilton Announces “China Golden Week” Promotion09/07/2014

Hilton Worldwide is rewarding customers who book hotels directly with Hilton’s portfolio of hotels in mainland China by offering exclusive discounts and HHonors membership points. From now through October 10, 2014, all full prepaid direct bookings up to two days prior to arrival will garner up to 34% off at any participating Hilton hotels and resorts across mainland ...Read More

China Plans to Expand Visa-Free Policy08/31/2014

The Chinese government is considering further expanding its 72-hour visa-free policy to additional areas throughout China, as well as continuing its efforts in expediting visa processing to other areas of China. The 72-hour visa-free policy is currently in place for travelers from the United States, Canada and 49 other countries, and allows transit passengers to enter ...Read More

Historic Beijing Teahouse Reopens after 40 Years08/31/2014

Dashilar Teahouse, which was once a landmark of culture, art and tea in Beijing, has reopened its doors after nearly 40 years. Now located opposite its old site on Dashilar Street, the new teahouse was renovated with historic relevance in mind. The ground floor houses a tea shop, while the second story is a lounge for tea drinking. Antique wood tables, old photos, pai ...Read More

Hyatt Regency Suzhou Opens in Eastern China08/31/2014

The city of Suzhou is known as “the Venice of China” for its ancient canals, stone bridges, pagodas and UNESCO World Heritage-listed classic gardens. The new Hyatt Regency Suzhou, which opened recently in this eastern China city, fits in beautifully with both striking surroundings and high-tech amenities. The Hyatt Regency Suzhou is located just steps from a subwa ...Read More

Tibet Opens Chamber of Tourism08/31/2014

China’s Tibet Autonomous Region has established a chamber of tourism in its capital city of Lhasa with the goal of bringing more visitors to the area. The association has been developed to promote the destination, bring in financing for further development of touristic offerings, and shape tourism to Tibet in a healthy direction. Tibet is well known for its breathta ...Read More

Palace Museum to Offer Half-Price Tickets & Other New Amenities08/22/2014

The Palace Museum in Beijing, also known as the Forbidden City, is ramping up its offerings this Fall. Starting next month and going for a trial period from September 12-14, visitors can purchase half-priced tickets to the Palace after 2pm. The discounted tickets will be just 30 yuan ($4.90). In addition, on the first Wednesday of each month from November 2014 through ...Read More

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