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Forbes: Chinese New Year Compared to American Thanksgiving02/23/2015

A recent article from Forbes compared the Chinese New Year, or the Spring Festival as it’s known in China, to Thanksgiving in the States. With the recent occurrence of the Chinese New Year, which includes a week of festivities while offices and schools are closed to celebrate the new year, Forbes took a look at how this huge Chinese holiday compares to the American ...Read More

GX Airlines Launches in China02/23/2015

China’s HNA Group is launching a new air carrier called GX Airlines, providing more options for getting to and from China. The new airline is based out of Nanning, the capital of the autonomous region of Guangxi, China. Its inaugural flight, from Nanning to Haikou, the capital of Hainan province, kicked off earlier this month. After the successful launch of the Nann ...Read More

China’s 2014 Tourism Revenue Hits 551 Billion U.S. Dollars02/16/2015

Travel to China is increasingly popular, as evidenced in the 2014 revenue figures released recently. According to tourism officials, China’s 2014 tourism revenue grew 14.7 percent to reach 3.38 trillion yuan (approx. 551 billion U.S. dollars). Revenue from inbound tourism hit 56.9 billion U.S. dollars, up 10.2 percent from the previous year, according to Du Jiang, D ...Read More

China Properties Added to Exclusive Forbes Travel Guide 5-Star Hotel & Spa Lists02/16/2015

There’s good news for travelers seeking luxury in China, as the venerable Forbes Travel Guide has just been released and several properties in China are among the new honorees for 2015. Forbes has been evaluating hotels for its coveted ratings guide since 1958, with properties having to go through a rigorous inspection process wherein a team of anonymous inspectors ...Read More

American Airlines to Operate New 787 Dreamliners to Beijing02/16/2015

American Airlines announced recently that it plans to fly its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft from Dallas-Fort Worth to Beijing starting May 7, 2015 (as well as on their routes from DFW to Chicago O’Hare and to Buenos Aires). Fans of this sleek, high-tech aircraft are rejoicing that another U.S. airline will be operating the 787, as United is currently the only ...Read More

Wuhan to Join Chinese Cities with 72-hour Visa-free Transit Policy02/12/2015

Starting next month, Wuhan, the capital city of central China’s Hubei Province, will be the latest city in China to allow 72-hour visa-free visitation. Joining Beijing, Shanghai, Guilin, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Xi’an, Shenyang, Hangzhou and Dalian, Wuhan will be the 11th city to welcome transit travelers from the U.S., Canada and 49 other countries to visit ...Read More

Palace Museum Announces New Exhibits + Limits Overcrowding02/12/2015

Beijing’s Palace Museum continues to update its policies and offerings to improve guest experiences. The Museum, also known as the Forbidden City, will open five new sections this year, increasing open visitation of the Palace grounds to 65 percent of the complex. The newly renovated Donghua gate will be part of the new exhibits, displaying ancient architecture and ...Read More

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