Beijing Planning Tax Refunds for Tourists

Thursday, February 27, 2014

The Beijing Tourism Development Commission recently announced that it is working on a plan for tourists to claim tax refunds on shopping in Beijing. Details of the plan are still being determined, but the commission hopes the policy helps bolster spending in the destination. In addition to tax refunds, authorities are also working to make […]

IT&CM China Comes to Shanghai April 15-17, 2014

Thursday, February 20, 2014

The Incentive Travel & Conventions, Meetings (IT&CM) annual event will take place in Shanghai this April, providing a platform for international and Chinese MICE exhibitors and buyers to meet in one dynamic marketplace. Attendees to the 3-day event can participate in structured business appointments, seminars, networking events, tours, and exhibition. For more information on this […]

American Airlines to Start Dallas to Shanghai Service

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Beginning June 11, 2014, American Airlines will launch a new nonstop service between Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) and Shanghai (PVG), a first for any U.S. carrier. This nonstop route will complement American’s existing service from Los Angeles (LAX) and Chicago (ORD) to Shanghai. While the flight route starts in June, booking is available as of this […]

China Eastern Air to Promote Shanghai Disney

Monday, February 17, 2014

China Eastern Airlines and Disney Destinations International will be working together to promote Disney properties worldwide, including the Shanghai Disney Resort that is currently under construction in China. The partnership will include new packages to Disney Destinations and other brand promotions. Passengers on China Eastern will also be able to book flights and other Disney […]

China Investing in Tourism Potential of Northwestern Desert

Monday, February 17, 2014

The northwest deserts of China will be the focus of a new initiative aiming to develop the region as an international tourism destination. A five-year plan has been put in place for at least 2 billion yuan (329.8 million U.S. dollars) of investment in Shapotou, a vast desert area in Zhongwei City of Ningxia Hui […]

Xisha Islands an Ecotourism Paradise

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The Xisha Islands are a cluster of islets, sandbanks and reefs located in the Hainan Province off the coast of China boasting an incredible ecosystem and tropical setting. There is limited development on the islands currently, with Sansha City on Yongxing, one of the Xisha islands, being the most established. The Chinese government will begin […]

Air China Commences Honolulu Service

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Air China is further bolstering its flights to Beijing from the U.S., making getting to China for North America even more convenient. The first regularly scheduled, nonstop Air China flight from Beijing to Honolulu commenced on January 21, 2014 and will continue to operate three times a week (arriving in Honolulu on Mondays, Thursdays and […]

Winter Culture Festival Opens in Xinjiang

Monday, January 20, 2014

A winter culture festival opened in Zhaotong, in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in northwest China, earlier this month to celebrate the winter season and fish harvest. Despite of the cold weather, the festival has already attracted many tourists with its celebrations, traditional games and other cultural activities. The Winter Culture Festival kicked off with […]

Harbin Ice & Snow Festival Attracts Visitors

Monday, January 20, 2014

The 30th International Ice and Snow Festival opened early this year in Harbin with the theme “Dreamy Snow Forest and Magic Ice Animation.” Featuring majestic ice castles and sculptures of fairytale characters, the millions of LED lights create a colorful and warm aura to the icy wonderland. More than 10,000 people were involved in designing […]

Replica of Titanic to be built for Sichuan theme park

Monday, January 20, 2014

A life-sized replica of the Titanic will become the centerpiece of a theme park in Sichuan when it opens in two years.  The ship will be reconstructed in line with the original Titanic’s interior and exterior designs, including the signature banquet hall and first-class guest quarters. While the complete blueprints for the original ship were […]

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