• Domestic cruising sets new record with Australian cruise passenger growth

    Published on : Friday, May 27, 2016

    A surge in domestic cruises has helped drive Australian ocean cruise passenger numbers to a new high, according to an industry report released.   The report shows that the total number of Australians taking an ocean cruise worldwide swelled by …

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  • China predicted to be largest international tourism source for US by 2020

    Published on : Monday, May 23, 2016

    A recent report by Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) predicts that China will be the largest international tourism source market for the U.S. by 2020, excluding Mexico and Canada. This marks a pivotal visitor scenario shift from the one that …

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  • China adds more names to its blacklist of badly behaved tourists

    Published on : Wednesday, December 23, 2015

    More names have added to the blacklist of uncivilised behaviour. There are about 16 who have been added to the list for embarrassing China abroad. The list has been disclosed by the China National Tourism Administration.     Those included …

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  • China to impose fine on travellers opting for discount trips

    Published on : Wednesday, December 16, 2015

    China has decided to use its strong hand in stopping cheap vacation tours which force tourists to expensive shops expecting purchase.   Tourists are taken to expensive shops and are forced to buy expensive articles from shops. This is a …

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  • C919 China’s new aircraft challenges aviation doyens

    Published on : Wednesday, November 4, 2015

    China introduces the new aircraft C919, its answer to Boeing and Airbus, a much larger homegrown production line in Shanghai.   In a ceremonious opening, China introduced its flashy carrier, a sporty white fuselage with blue wavy stripes and a …

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  • China taking steps to make tourists feel more protected in its country

    Published on : Wednesday, October 28, 2015

    China depends more on domestic tourism than on the international, though now it has also included international tourism in its focus. But with the coming elections, China has decided to slash the number of tourists it allows to visit in …

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  • Folk art museum in China opens

    Published on : Wednesday, September 23, 2015

    A folk art museum, designed by renowned Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, has opened in Hangzhou, capital of East China’s Zhejiang province on Sept. 20. The China Academy of Art project is committed to conserving, revitalizing and regenerating Chinese arts and …

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  • Passengers can watch live TV on China flights

    Published on : Wednesday, September 23, 2015

    Passengers on China’s flights can now watch live TV programs as a domestically-developed satellite TV system has come into service, the country’s flag carrier Air China said on Sunday. After multiple successful testings with satisfactory user experience, the system has …

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  • China opens high-speed railway to North Korean border

    Published on : Thursday, September 3, 2015

    A new high- speed rail (HSR) line linking China to Dandong, which borders North Korea and Shenyang, capital of northeast China’s Liaoning Province, was opened, China’s Xinhua news agency reported. Running at a speed of 250 km/h, the Shenyang-Dandong Highway …

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  • Tourism Australia plans new campaigns beyond their eastern circuits

    Published on : Thursday, September 3, 2015

    Tourism Australia has recognised that the new generation is the key market to promoting tourism and it would be best to follow their passion when it comes to making new ad campaigns. Recently Visa and Tourism Australia are capitalising on …

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  • NSW joins with China’s largest online travel agency

    Published on : Wednesday, August 19, 2015

    Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events Stuart Ayres signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at a meeting with Ctrip executives in Shanghai today.   Destination NSW is the first State Tourism Organisation in Australia to enter into a formal …

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  • UNWTO supports China for using tourism to beat poverty

    Published on : Wednesday, August 5, 2015

    UNWTO welcomes the recent decision of the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA) and the State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development of China to promote rural tourism as an effective means to fight poverty. In a recent …

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  • Borobudur temple Indonesia to attract sky lovers

    Published on : Wednesday, July 29, 2015

    This year Indonesia is again host to the International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA) 2015, this time to be held on the terraces of the imposing Borobudur temple in the district of Magelang in Central Java.  Initiated by five …

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  • Tourism Australia inks three strategic tourism deals with China

    Published on : Wednesday, July 1, 2015

    Tourism Australia has signed three important strategic marketing deals in China this week aimed at promoting Australia to high yielding travellers and business events professionals in an overseas tourism market now valued at $5.7 billion annually.     The wide-reaching, …

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  • China opens Nathu La Pass for Pilgrims to Kailash Mansarovar

    Published on : Wednesday, June 24, 2015

    Promoting pilgrim tourism China inaugurated a new land crossing into Tibet on Monday for Indian travellers. The Nathu La pass, connecting the Indian state of Sikkim with Tibet,has been opened to pilgrims. A commendable step to enhance international integration among …

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  • MERS outbreak divert Chinese tourists to Japan

    Published on : Wednesday, June 24, 2015

    Southeast Asian tourists are turning away from South Korea due to the outbreak of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). Tourists from China, Taiwan and Hong Kong prefer Japan over South Korea in the given situation.   Owing to the …

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  • WTM Portfolio to enter Asia and China in 2016

    Published on : Wednesday, June 17, 2015

    The WTM Portfolio, part of Reed Travel Exhibitions, is to enter Asia and China in 2016 with the launch of two events under the new WTM connect brand. The new WTM connect events will offer a unique one-to-one format targeted …

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  • Tourism Ireland leads sales mission to China, accompanied by 14 tourism enterprises

    Published on : Wednesday, June 10, 2015

    Tourism Ireland’s 2015 sales mission to China kicked off from 8 June. A delegation of 14 tourism enterprises from the island of Ireland is taking part in the targeted travel trade mission – in a bid to increase our share …

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  • 430 missing and 18 dead as tourist cruise capsized in China

    Published on : Wednesday, June 3, 2015

    Nearly 430 people have been reported missing and 18 bodies recovered till now after 36 hours as a cruise boat, Eastern Star capsized in the Yangtze River in the Hubei province of China during stormy weather. 456 people were onboard. …

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  • Abu Dhabi promotes itself as world class golfing destination

    Published on : Wednesday, May 27, 2015

    The UAE capital Abu Dhabi is building its strength to become a world-class golfing destination. The emirates golf industry partners are planning to target expanding golf markets in Europe, China, and India and across the GCC and UAE.   Pitching …

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