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Hangzhou & Guizhou named to NY Times 52 Places to Go in 201601/21/2016

Earlier this month, the New York Times annual travel story on top places to visit featured two delightful destinations from China: Hangzhou at #16 and Guizhou at #44. According to the story, “Hangzhou used to be known for its ancient poets and painters; now, the city is home to the booming e-commerce company Alibaba, and will take a step on the global stage in 2016 ...Read More

China Extends Overseas Tourist Tax Refund Program to Six More Destinations01/20/2016

China recently decided to include another six destinations in its tax rebate program for overseas visitors to boost inbound tourism and consumption. Foreign tourists visiting Liaoning, Anhui, Fujian and Sichuan provinces, Tianjin municipality and Xiamen city can enjoy value-added tax refunds on their purchases in specific shops starting from Jan 1, 2016, according to ...Read More

Hilton Worldwide Opens First Hotel In Hunan01/12/2016

Hilton Hotels & Resorts recently announced the opening of Hilton Zhuzhou, Hilton Worldwide's first hotel in Hunan Province. The opening marks the 32nd Hilton branded hotel in China. Hilton Worldwide has 180 hotels in the pipeline for China and currently operates more than 60 hotels across the country, including Hilton branded properties in key cities including Sha ...Read More

Air China to Buy Six Boeing Aircraft01/12/2016

Air China recently announced that it will purchase six wide-body, long-range aircraft from Boeing. The 777-300ER planes have a range of 8,700 miles and can each carry nearly 400 passengers. Air China currently operates 174 Boeing planes, including the next-generation 737s, 747-8 intercontinental and 777-300ERs. The airline is looking to expand its international networ ...Read More

Shanghai Airport Building World’s Largest Terminals01/11/2016

Construction of the world's largest passenger terminals has begun at Shanghai Pudong International Airport, with completion set for 2019. The new facilities represent a milestone in Shanghai's quest to become a world-class air transportation hub. The two new passenger terminals will boost airport capacity to 80 million passengers annually, up from 60 million in 2015. ...Read More

China Southern to Launch Guangzhou-Toronto Flight + Virgin America Codeshare01/11/2016

China Southern Airlines recently announced new service from Guangzhou to Toronto. Upon regulatory approval, the new daily flight will commence in July 2016. China Southern will operate the trans-Pacific route using a 309-seat, four-class Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. Toronto will become China Southern’s second destination in Canada and its fifth in North America, follo ...Read More

CNTO and Partners Participate at New York Times Travel Show01/10/2016

The annual New York Times Travel Show took place January 8-10, 2016, with more than 28,000 travelers and industry professionals and 15,000+ consumer attendees visiting New York’s Javits Center for the events. The China National Tourist Board was one of the 500+ exhibitors at the show. Henan Tourism Board held Taiji martial arts performances at the Asia stage. In add ...Read More

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  • 12/27/2016 China to increase tourism investment by 20 pct per year...Read More
  • 12/20/2016 China-U.S. Tourism Year 2016 Photo Exhibition in Queens Library, New York...Read More
  • 12/20/2016 CNTO showcased Chinese cuisine culture at USTOA Annual Conference...Read More
  • 12/13/2016 Beijing Launches Traditional Chinese Medicine Tours for Foreign Audiences...Read More
  • 12/13/2016 China to Become Asia Pacific’s Largest Cruise Tourism Market...Read More
  • 12/13/2016 China Southern Orders $3.2 Billion Planes from Boeing...Read More
  • 12/13/2016 Hainan Airlines Begins Beijing-Las Vegas Flight...Read More
  • 12/06/2016 Enshi Grand Canyon Opens World’s Longest Sightseeing Escalator...Read More
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