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Wyndham Celebrates Opening of 1,000th Hotel in China09/29/2015

The Wyndham Hotel Group hit a major milestone this month as it became the first global hospitality company to open 1,000 hotels in Greater China. The latest three hotels – the Wyndham Urumqi North, the Wyndham Qingdao, and the Ramada Plaza Changsha South – tipped the group into the quadruple digits for Chinese properties and solidified the hotel operator’s commi ...Read More

President Xi Declares 2016 “China-U.S. Tourism Year”09/24/2015

Chinese President Xi Jinping was in Washington State this week and gave a speech in Seattle announcing the launch of a “Chinese-U.S. Tourism Year” for 2016. Li Jinzao, chairman of the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA) vowed to work with leaders in both countries to make the year of tourism a success. Tourism between the two countries continues to grow, ...Read More

New Unprecedented Access at Forbidden City & Ongoing Improvements09/24/2015

Exciting news: almost all portions of the Beijing’s Palace Museum, also known as the Forbidden City, will be opened to the public after decades of many sections being off limits for visitation. Starting in 2020, 80% of the popular site will be open (up from the current 65%), with a goal of 85% in the long-term. This is a major change from the previous 30% accessibil ...Read More

Silk Road Themed Subway Train Launches in Xi’an09/24/2015

China’s historic Silk Road route continues to be a focus this year and a subway train in Xi’an is a moving display of just that. The train’s six cars are painted both inside and outside with depictions and information on the Silk Road as part of the “One Belt, One Road” initiative.  The train’s exterior depicts the desert and camels, the major mode of tra ...Read More

“China Night” Shines at UNWTO General Assembly in Colombia09/22/2015

The 21st General Assembly of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) took place in Medellín, Colombia last week, and one of the highlights was the special “China Night” that took place on September 14th.  Organized by the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA) and sponsored by China UnionPay, the event was attended by tourism ministers from ...Read More

CNTA Chairman Represents China at UNWTO General Assembly in Colombia09/17/2015

Li Jinzao, chairman of the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA), attended the 21st Session of the UNWTO General Assembly in Medellín, Colombia this week, where more than 800 delegates met to discuss world tourism. The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) annual event saw Chairman Li meeting with key world tourism leaders including World Travel &a ...Read More

Ninth Annual US-China Leadership Summit Wraps up in L.A. with Excellent Results 09/17/2015

The ninth annual U.S.-China Leadership Summit concluded in Los Angeles at an event in Disneyland last week, with co-hosts Li Jinzao (chairman of CNTA [China National Tourism Administration]) and executives from BrandUSA and the U.S. Department of Commerce solidifying several key points and agreements. The week-long summit saw many fruitful dialogues between the Chines ...Read More

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