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Las Vegas Close to Receiving First Nonstop China Flights05/09/2016

Hainan Airlines is getting closer to receiving approval to open a new route to Las Vegas. The Civil Aviation Administration of China recently approved Hainan Airlines’ request for three round trip flights per week between Beijing and Las Vegas beginning in September. The airline has proposed to fly the route with a 213-seat Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Final approval of t ...Read More

Spring Airlines Embraces Travel Agents for International Expansion05/09/2016

China’s largest low-cost carrier, Spring Airlines, will be making fares available to international travel agents as it enters a new phase of expansion. The Shanghai-based airline has partnered with Amadeus to distribute fares to agents via the GDS. Spring Airlines expanded its international capacity by 165% in 2015, and has ordered 60 new Airbus A320 aircraft. ...Read More

HNA Tourism Group to Acquire Carlson Hotels05/09/2016

HNA Tourism Group recently announced plans to acquire Carlson Hotels. HNA Tourism is a unit within HNA Group, which also owns Hainan Airlines, among several other companies. Carlson Hotels has 1,400 properties with more than 220,000 rooms under operation and development in 115 countries and territories. Besides Radisson, Radisson Blu and Radisson Red, the company owns ...Read More

CNTO and the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) Sign MOU04/28/2016

The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) recently launched the very first credit cards issued by ICBC in the United States. A memorandum of understanding was signed betwenn ICBC (USA) and China National Tourist Office, New York to strengthen the cooperation for activities surrounding China-U.S. Tourism Year 2016. Mr. Yaping Xue, Director of China National ...Read More

China’s Tourism Market Embraces Growth04/28/2016

According to a report from the National Academy of Economic Strategy and Tourism Research Center of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China’s booming domestic tourism market saw more than 120 million Chinese people traveling overseas in 2015. Statistics from the Japan Tourism Agency showed that the number of Chinese tourists visiting Japan in 2015 reached 4 ...Read More

New Policies Offer Greater Convenience for Visitors to Beijing04/28/2016

Beijing is encouraging more tourists to visit China’s capital city through more convenient travel regulations, including a tax-refund and a 72-hours transit without visa (TWOV) policy. Beijing welcomes fewer tourists every year than its outbound travelers, pushing the city to adopt more policies to make trip to the ancient Chinese capital easier and attractive. ...Read More

New Giant Pandas in Shanghai Zoo04/28/2016

Two giant pandas – Xing Er and Ya Er – recently arrived at their new home in Shanghai Zoo. The two male pandas, both two-and-a-half years old, are cousins who were raised in Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in southwest China’s Sichuan Province. The younger of the two, Ya Er, was timid and sensitive to the new environment, at first refusing to en ...Read More

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