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Changsha Aims for Growth in Tourist Visits05/17/2013

Changsha, the capital of central China's Hunan province, is planning to develop the city’s allures to become a major tourist destination within China by 2020. Like much of China, Changsha is a beautiful mix of old and new. Many ancient sites stand in Changsha, such as the Mawangdui Tombs of the Western Han Dynasty and the 3,000-year-old Yuelu Acadamy, but the city i ...Read More

Shanghai Looking to Allow Cruise Visits without Visas05/13/2013

Earlier this year, Shanghai put into action a new law allowing airline passengers from 45 countries to stay in the city for up to 72 hours without a visa. The new policy applied to visitors entering Shanghai through either of the city’s two airports: Hongqiao (SHA) and Pudong (PVG). Due to the success of this new policy, Shanghai is now looking to expand the 3-day v ...Read More

Summer Palace Royal Theater Re-opens to the Public05/09/2013

After 18 months of renovations, Deheyuan (the Garden of Virtuous Harmony), a theater located in the Summer Palace in Beijing, has been reopened to the public. Built originally in 1750AD during the Qing Dynasty, the Empress Dowager Cixi deemed it the royal opera theater. The theater at Deheyuan is the largest – and now best-preserved – ancient theater building in C ...Read More

China Unveils Law to Improve Tourism05/06/2013

After nearly 30 years in the works and several revisions throughout the past year, China’s top legislature has recently adopted a new law to address tourism issues, protect the interests of tourists to China and foster the industry’s growth sustainably. This first-ever tourism law details provisions on tourists’ rights to fair treatment and safety. It also set ...Read More

CNTO Message to U.S. Travelers05/03/2013

Regarding Bird Flu in China and the Sichuan Earthquake: 1. Since the occurrence of H7N9 bird flu in some parts of East China in March, the Chinese government has been working closely with the World Health Organization (WHO) in joint efforts to put the spread of the disease under control while, at the same time, keeping all related information transparent. So far, ...Read More

National Tourism Day Brings Discounts to Beijing04/30/2013

China’s National Tourism Day occurs on May 19, 2013 this year and, as such, many of the tourist sites throughout Beijing will be free or discounted on that day. Sites in Beijing that will be offering discounted entry rates – or free entry altogether – will include Songshan National Park, Guyaju (the ancient shelter sites on the cliff), Yunju Temple, Zhoukoudian, ...Read More

China’s First Crowne Plaza Opens in Xishuangbanna04/26/2013

Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) recently opened the 520-room Crowne Plaza Resort Xishuangbanna in Yunnan Province, a southwestern province in China, near the border of Myanmar and Laos. The opening of this Xishuangbanna hotel marks the company’s first Crowne Plaza Resort in China. The Crowne Plaza Resort Xishuangbanna has a wide range of room types and suites f ...Read More

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