Aggregated China Travel News
Cruises to disputed islands offer bland food, grey views and a chance to press
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In this Sept. 14, 2014 photo, Chinese tourists take souvenir photos with Chinese national flag as they visit to Quanfu island, a Paracels of Sansha prefecture of China's Hainan province. A cheer erupted on board at the sight of the distant land, and passengers …

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AviationPros.com
AirAsia's Struggles With Plans At Growth In China
AviationPros.com
Sept. 30–AirAsia could expand its coverage of China's huge aviation market at a faster pace and in a broader spectrum if there were no airport impediments there. The explosive growth in China's travel demand, congestion and the lack of time slots for landing …


AviationPros.com
AirAsia's Struggles With Plans At Growth In China
AviationPros.com
Sept. 30–AirAsia could expand its coverage of China's huge aviation market at a faster pace and in a broader spectrum if there were no airport impediments there. The explosive growth in China's travel demand, congestion and the lack of time slots for landing …

Alibaba Group Announces Strategic Investment in Shiji Information Technology
Hospitality Net
Its products and services are used by both domestic and foreign high-end hotels in China. Currently almost 6,000 hotels use Shiji Information's service. As part of this strategic investment, Taobao Travel and Shiji Information are expected to focus their …

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eTurboNewsStarwood Hotels and Resorts will relocate from the USA to IndiaeTurboNewsIts renewed focus on travel infrastructure is much needed, as travel demand is fueled by economic growth and a population expected to overtake China by 2030. We all know…

Half a billion Chinese plan to travel for 'golden week' holiday
Financial Times
The China Tourism Academy said it expects 480m Chinese to travel during the “golden week” national holiday from October 1 to 7, up 13 per cent year on year. It gave no breakdown for domestic compared with international travel, but the Academy previously …

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L'Oreal says bans all business travel to Hong Kong until Oct.6
Reuters
Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters extended a blockade of Hong Kong's streets on Tuesday, stockpiling supplies and erecting makeshift barricades ahead of what some fear may be a push by police to clear the roads before Chinese National Day …

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Travel Wires (blog)
Luxury Collection welcomes The Castle Hotel
Travel Wires (blog)
“It has been our pleasure and honour to transform this enduring icon into a unique and enchanting luxury hotel – unlike any other in China. “We look forward to providing global explorers with authentic travel experiences and exceptional service as they visit …

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'Protest tourism': How Hong Kong demonstrations are affecting travel
ErieTVNews
The popular guidebook called Hong Kong "China's most liberated city" and predicted that 2012 would be an exciting year for the city, highlighting its "rallies infused with theatrics and eruptions of song, dance and poetry" as it continued its push for greater …

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China suspends HK tours: reportsHong Kong StandardChina is suspending tours to Hong Kong amid Occupy movement, according to mainland media reports. Sources said travel agencies in Shenzhen, Yunnan and Hainan have received orders from National Tourism A…


The Conversation UK
Great Firewall of China tasked with keeping Hong Kong conflagration in check
The Conversation UK
From 1997, when Hong Kong was officially “returned” to China after Britain's long lease, the tiny island was bound to remain something of an anomaly. The difference is palpable the moment you travel from mainland China through the passport checkpoint.

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Vietnam tourists in Hong Kong unfazed by protests: travel agencies
Tuoitrenews
Few customers have called the travel agencies to ask about the situation in Hong Kong or cancel their booked packages there, they said. The protests in Hong Kong stem from China's decision last month to allow Hong Kong voters to elect their leaders based …

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Alibaba's big acquisition into hotel tech
Travel Weekly
Beijing Shiji provides property management systems and other technologies to more than 400 hotels and is the preferred vendor in China for big chains such as Grand Hyatt, Sheraton, Hilton, Shangri-la, Marriott, Peninsula and Accor, Skift reports. Rumours that Alibaba was looking to acquire Expedia has been quelled, for now and despite taking a minority share in Beijing Shiji, Skift reports it may be premature to speculate what will happen to Alibaba's other travel businesses, Taobao Travel and sites Qyer.com and …

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Chinese link-up as SiteMinder connects with Ctrip
Tnooz
Some 80% of Ctrip's total transactions during Q2 2014 were booked online or through mobile channels, while China's online travel revenue is estimated to reach around $75 billion by 2017 according to iResearch Consulting. Ctrip's CEO of Hotel Business …

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No major bump in Chinese tour groups expected in 'golden week'
Focus Taiwan News Channel
30 (CNA) The number of tour groups from China expected to visit Taiwan during China's upcoming week-long National Day holiday will grow only minimally from last year due to a new policy aimed at promoting high-quality tours, travel agents said Tuesday.

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