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Palace Museum’s Duanmen Digital Gallery Starts Pilot Run in December and January12/18/2015

The new Duanmen Digital Gallery at the Palace Museum in Beijing will start a pilot run on December 22 and go through January 17, 2016. The digital gallery will enable visitors to better interact with the treasures of the 600-year-old Palace Museum by entering "digital buildings" and touching "digital artworks." The Duanmen Digital Gallery has innovatively integrate ...Read More

72-hour Transit Without Visa Policy Increases Tourism Revenue12/18/2015

In 2015, the number of overseas visitors entering Beijing under the "72-hour transit without visa” (TWOV) policy will reach 1.8 million. As a result, the tourism sector in China is expected to see an increase of nearly $1.8 billion. Beijing has implemented the TWOV policy visitors from 45 countries since January 1, 2013. Since then, visitors with valid travel ide ...Read More

China International Tourist Arrivals Up 4.4% in 201512/18/2015

A new report, released in December from the China Tourism Academy (a think tank under the China National Tourism Administration) says the total visits made by overseas tourists in the 10-month period January through October surpassed 100 million, an increase of 4.4 percent compared with the same period in 2014. Total revenue from inbound tourism in the first 10 mon ...Read More

China Southern Airlines Buys 110 New Aircraft from Boeing12/18/2015

China Southern Airlines, Asia’s largest carrier by passenger volume, recently placed a major order for new aircraft from Boeing. China Southern and Xiamen Airlines, a subsidiary, are purchasing 110 current-model 737 jetliners and upgraded Max variants. China is forecast to surpass the U.S. as the world’s largest aircraft market. The country’s economic expansi ...Read More

CNTO Partners with USTOA to Promote China12/16/2015

Working in partnership with the United States Tour Operators Association, CNTO, Wendy Wu Tours and China Eastern Airlines developed a new video series to showcase the “live like a local” experience in China. For more up close and personal looks at the people and experiences of China, check out these specialized videos from Kelley Ferro on food, bucket list destina ...Read More

New Starwood Hotel Coming to Shanghai12/16/2015

Scheduled for completion in early 2017, The St. Regis Shanghai Jingan will open its doors in one of the most sought-after locations in the heart of the city’s central business district. The new hotel will join the brand’s fast growing presence in Greater China, where St. Regis currently operates six properties and has an additional ten in the pipeline—including ...Read More

World’s Longest Glass Bridge Coming to Zhangjiajie12/16/2015

The skywalk glass bridge stretching across the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon will soon be completed and open to the public in May 2016. In addition to taking in the magnificent views while walking across, visitors will be able to bungee jump and zip line from the bridge. Spanning more than 1,200 feet, the bridge nearly 1,000 feet above the valley floor. The new bridge will ...Read More

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