Beijing & Shanghai Named Top 25 World Destinations

Thursday, April 10, 2014

TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel website, recently announced the winners of its 2014 Travelers’ Choice awards for destinations and Beijing and Shanghai were named to the list – making it not just to the top 25 destinations, but to the top 10 destinations overall. Hundreds of getaway locales were reviewed and rated, and these two […]

Xi’an Launches 72-hour Visa-free Policy

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The city that is home to the world-famous Terracotta Warriors, Xi’an, is the latest Chinese city to launch a 72-hour visa-free stay policy for travelers from 51 countries. Travelers from United States, Canada and 49 other countries will be able to take advantage of the new policy, allowing transit passengers to enter Xi’an for up […]

Six Chinese Sites in “World’s Great Wonders”

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The travel experts at Lonely Planet just released a new book, titled “The World’s Great Wonders,” which lists what they believe are the world’s 50 must-see wonders. Of the 20 natural wonders and 30 man-made wonders, China made the list six times. The Great Wall of China, Terracotta Army and Potala Palace even ranked in […]

Forbidden City to Regulate Visitor Numbers

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Located in the heart of Beijing, the Palace Museum – also known as the Forbidden City – was home to China’s emperors and was the highest center of power for approximately 500 years. It attracts more than 14 million visitors annually.  Starting this summer, the Forbidden City will enact measures to regulate visitation in order […]

World’s Largest Aquarium Opens in China

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Guinness World Records has confirmed that China’s newly opened Hengqin Chimelong Ocean Kingdom is the world’s largest aquarium. Located in the Guangdong Province of China, the aquatic theme park has seven themed areas, each representing a different part of the ocean. The waters at Hengqin Chimelong Ocean Kingdom total 12.87 million gallons of salt and […]

Luxury Retail to Neighbor Shanghai Disneyland

Thursday, April 3, 2014

The Shanghai Disney Resort is slated to open in late 2015, but a new luxury shopping development, which will be called Shanghai Village, is already in the works to open next to the new Disneyland. The same developer has previously opened a similar shopping complex next to Disneyland in Paris. Shanghai Village will cover more […]

China Working to Expand Tourism

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

A recent annual report from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) stated that travel and tourism growth in China was lower than expected for 2013. While WTTC had previously reported that China’s tourism contribution to the global economy is expected to overtake that of the United State by 2027, this recent report shows that […]

NBA Promotes Beijing and Presents Thrilled Fan Free Trip

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Marking the 35th anniversary of the establishment of Sino-US diplomatic relations, Beijing Tourism rocked the NBA court on March 16, 2014 at the AT&T center in San Antonio, Texas. Thousands of Beijing maps were handed out at the game and Beijing Tourism ads were colorfully displayed on the home court base boards. Perhaps most exciting, one lucky fan won […]

Universal Studios to Build Theme Park in Beijing

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

According to recent reports, Universal Studios plans to build a $2 billion Hollywood-themed resort in Beijing, China. The park would be located in a suburb of Beijing, and would be accessible from downtown by monorail. The park would cover a 51-acre site and is slated to break ground in the fourth quarter of 2014 with […]

Ctrip Offers Haze Insurance for Select China Trips

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

China’s largest online travel agency, Ctrip.com International Ltd., along with Chinese insurance company Ping An Insurance Group Co. of China Ltd, has recently launched a new travel insurance package for travel within six Chinese cities. For tourists encountering weather conditions such as haze or smog during visits to Beijing, Xi’an, Harbin, Chengdu, Guangzhou and Shanghai […]


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