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 […]

Aloft Yancheng Opens in Eastern China

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Aloft hotels, part of the Starwood Hotels & Resorts group, opened the brand-new Aloft Yancheng in China’s Jiangsu Province over the new year. The hotel is the first international hospitality brand in this up-and-coming metropolis, and the seventh Aloft hotel in China. Designed for the next generation of traveler, the hotel features urban-inspired design, tech-forward […]

Icefall Tourism Festival Comes to Jiuzhaigou

Monday, January 6, 2014

The Ninth International Icefall Tourism Festival will take place at Jiuzhaigou, China, starting January 12, 2014. Jiuzhaigou is in the Sichuan province and is known for its alpine lakes, waterfalls (with turn to ice at this time of year), and virgin forests inhabited by rare animals including giant pandas and golden monkeys. Jiuzhaigou’s scenery is […]

Forbidden City to Close Every Monday

Monday, January 6, 2014

In the heart of Beijing, the Forbidden City was home to China’s emperors and was the highest center of power for about 500 years. It attracts more than 14 million visitors annually. Starting this week, the Palace Museum (also known as the Forbidden City) will be closed to the public every Monday for renovation and […]

Hilton Opens First Hotel in Wuhan

Monday, January 6, 2014

Hilton announced recently the opening of Hilton Wuhan Optics Valley. The opening of this hotel marks the first Hilton Hotels & Resorts property in the Hubei Province, which is a fast-developing province in central China. The Wuhan East Lake High Tech Development Zone, where the hotel is located, is close to a major airport and […]

Xi’an Receives 100 Million+ Visitors in 2013

Monday, January 6, 2014

Xi’an, one of China’s oldest and most historic cities, and the capital of west China’s Shaanxi Province, received more than 100 million visitors in 2013. Xi’an’s 3,000+-year history and ancient offerings make it one of the most popular tourist destinations in China. Must-see attractions in Xi’an include the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, Xi’an City […]

Greetings from CNTO in New York

Friday, December 20, 2013

China National Tourist Office, New York wishes you a safe and happy holiday season! For the first-time traveler or for those planning to make a return trip, we hope to inspire you to come visit China in 2014.


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