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Global slowdown hits Chinese hotels

Global slowdown hits Chinese hotels

12 February 2010 Hotel News

Rapid growth in the Chinese hotel sector was reversed during 2009, with the economic downturn largely to blame. Data from STR Global find the revenue per available room (RevPAR) achieved by Chinese hotels fell by 26.2 percent during 2009 when compared with a year ago – underlining their poor performance.

The legend of Beijing

The legend of Beijing

22 December 2009 Focus

The luxury Legendale Hotel Beijing boasts all the hallmarks of a landmark hotel - an incredible sense of style, a prime position in the heart of the Chinese capital, and great food. BTN finds out more.

Eyeglass Paradise in Beijing

Eyeglass Paradise in Beijing

18 November 2009 Press Release Tourism News

Travelers to China think of Beijing as a shopper’s paradise, purchasing clothing, electronics and all kinds of souvenirs from large markets. Unknown to most visitors, Beijing also has a unique specialty market that often gets missed—The Eyeglass Market. The China Guide ( http://www.TheChinaGuide.com ), an American owned travel company, describes Beijing’s Eyeglass Market as four floors of overflowing frames and sunglasses having everything from classic shapes to wild designs

Corporate travel management and travel practices in China

Corporate travel management and travel practices in China

29 September 2009 Focus

The report with the same title published earlier this year by PhoCusWright and Amadeus IT Group is based on extensive research with over one hundred corporate executives responsible for travel procurement decisions in their companies and paints a picture of a corporate travel market with a significantly different behavior pattern from the rest of the world when it comes to planning, purchasing and accounting for travel services. The reasons for these differences are mainly cultural and will not be changed overnight.

China plans 35 high-speed lines by 2012

25 July 2009 Press Release Rail & Coach News

While work continues in Britain examining the case for building a new high- speed rail line from London to the West Midlands and North—which may be opened by 2025—China has announced plans to build 35 high-speed routes by 2012.