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China’s Government Committing to Better Tourism Development07/31/2015

The State Council of China met this week and re-committed to reforms that will help in continuing to develop the destination’s tourism industry. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang presided over the executive meeting, which agreed upon further road and regional airport construction, better parking and bathrooms at tourist sites, and strategic planning and development for rur ...Read More

Delta Plans to Purchase 3.55 Percent Stake of China Eastern Airlines07/31/2015

In a major deal that will strengthen its foothold in travel to China, Delta Airlines has announced it will buy 3.55% of China Eastern Airlines, making it the first U.S. carrier to own part of a Chinese airline. The move solidifies China’s place as a major market for both inbound and outbound travel from the U.S. While United Airlines is currently the leading U.S. ai ...Read More

More Aid for Silk Road Tourism Development07/27/2015

China and the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA) have pledged their commitment to aid in developing China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region as the Silk Road's main tour dispatch hub by 2020. The national tourism financial aid package will include 350 million yuan (approximately $56 million) earmarked for various tourism projects, planning, personnel train ...Read More

Huffington Posts Touts “8 Secret Places in China That Tourists Haven’t Discovered Yet”07/27/2015

A recent article from Huffington Post and SmarterTravel.com highlights eight “secret” places to visit in China. The article emphasizes the multitude of extraordinary spots throughout China, saying: “Don’t get us wrong: We’ll never stop being impressed with the Great Wall or the Forbidden City. But China is a vast country, and…we jumped at the chance to shi ...Read More

First Hyatt-Branded Hotel Opens in China’s Hubei Province07/27/2015

The Hyatt Hotels Corporation officially opened its Hyatt Regency Wuhan Optics Valley hotel this month, making it the first Hyatt-branded hotel in the Hubei province of central China. Hubei is known for its thousands of years of history, especially in developing bronze smelting, silk weaving and more ancient arts. Today, the Hubei province and Wuhan city are important ...Read More

Princess Cruises Planning another Ship for China07/27/2015

Princess Cruise is currently building a 3,600-passenger ship slated for delivery to China in 2017, with deployment there full-time. The yet-to-be named ship will now be joined by yet another Princess Cruises ship – the Golden Princess – which was just announced will be sailing seasonal cruises from Tianjin in 2016. The cruise line’s Sapphire Princess, which cur ...Read More

Cliff-Face Elevator in China Breaks World Record07/23/2015

The Bailong Elevator in China’s Zhanghjiajie National Forest Park was recently confirmed by the Guinness World Records as the world’s tallest outdoor lift. This breathtaking mechanical marvel is built into the side of Zhangjiajie’s quartzite cliffs and stands 1,070 feet high. The ride up in one of the three double-deck elevators takes just over a minute and a ha ...Read More

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