China Inbound Tourism News

Oman Air launches non-stop flights to Guangzhou

Oman Air launches non-stop flights to Guangzhou

Oman Air will start operating flights from its hub in Muscat to Guangzhou, China, from December 9th. Guangzhou is Oman Air’s first destination in China. The launch of the new route is in response to significant customer demand also demonstrates Oman Air’s commitment to continuing it ambitious network expansion programme, first unveiled in 2014.

DoubleTree by Hilton debuts in Shiyan

DoubleTree by Hilton debuts in Shiyan

19th Nov 2016 Hotel News

The DoubleTree by Hilton Shiyan is opening its doors, marking the debut of the DoubleTree by Hilton brand in Shiyan. DoubleTree by Hilton Shiyan is the only international branded hotel in Shiyan. Situated in the heart of the new Central Business District, the hotel is convenient to government and business offices and shopping districts as well as local attractions such as Si Fang Mountain National Park and the World Heritage Site of Wudang Mountain.   DoubleTree by Hilton Shiyan is the only international branded hotel in Shiyan.  

Malaysia Airlines announces significant China expansion

Malaysia Airlines announces significant China expansion

10th Nov 2016 Airline News Tourism News

Malaysia Airlines has launched rapid expansion into China. Malaysia Airlines’ chief executive Peter Bellew explained: “Malaysia Airlines plans to triple our Chinese business over the next five years. I see potential for direct flights to 20 Chinese cities from Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Kota Kinabalu and Kuching by 2019.”

Gatwick Airport welcomes government decision to boost China flights

Gatwick Airport welcomes government decision to boost China flights

13th Oct 2016 Airline News

Gatwick Airport has welcomed a new agreement between the UK and Chinese governments to more than double the number of permitted flights between China and the UK, paving the way for further opportunities to increase flights between Gatwick and China. Under the new deal passenger flights can now increase from the current maximum of 40 per week for each nation to up to 100, helping to boost tourism and trade opportunities for the UK.

MSC Splendida to homeport in China from May 2018

MSC Splendida to homeport in China from May 2018

MSC Cruises revealed today that it will deploy its MSC Splendida to China as of May 2018. In connection with this, following in the footsteps of the announcement of the opening of the new MSC Cruises own office in Shanghai and a new management and operations team based there, the company is taking another key step to further improve its ability to serve the Chinese home market.

Emirates to bring A380 to Guangzhou route in October

Emirates to bring A380 to Guangzhou route in October

16th Aug 2016 Airline News

Emirates has announced that it will operate its flagship A380 on services between Dubai and Guangzhou from October 1st, the 67th National Day of People’s Republic of China. This follows the airline’s recent announcements of A380 deployment on its Milan and Johannesburg routes.

Hangzhou welcomes tourism spotlight ahead of G20 Summit

Hangzhou welcomes tourism spotlight ahead of G20 Summit

China’s stunning city of Hangzhou has already welcomed 1.3 million visitors between the months of January and May this year and expects to see many more travellers enter the city before the end of 2016 as a result of hosting the G20 Summit this September. According to the China National Tourism Administration, approximately 625,000 UK tourists visit China annually and, with this autumn’s high-profile event further raising awareness of the city, Hangzhou Tourism Commission is expecting this figure to grow significantly from October onwards.

WTTC Summit 2011: China will be world’s largest tourism economy within five years

WTTC Summit 2011: China will be world’s largest tourism economy within five years

China has the potential to become the world’s largest tourism nation within the next five years. The republic’s tourism revenue was the third biggest in the world, and the tourism economy has been elevation to the level of a national development strategy by the government, according to Zhu Shanzhong, Director General of the Chinese National Tourism Administration.

Sichuan remembers May 12th, 2008, but looks to the future

Sichuan remembers May 12th, 2008, but looks to the future

12th May 2011 Tourism News

The National Tourism Administration of the People’s Republic of China (CNTA), together with the Provincial Government of Sichuan, has officially opened the 2011 Sichuan International Tourism Festival, 2011 with a formal ceremony held at the town of Shuimo in Wenchuan County, Sichuan ProvinceRunning until May 15th, 2011 this international tourism festival commemorates the devastation caused by the 8.0-magnitude earthquake that struck the province of Sichuan at 2:28pm China local time on May 12th, 2008 with devastating consequences to both life and property.