Aggregated China Travel News
THE NEWS WRAP: Expedia sells out of Chinese travel service eLong for
StartupSmart
Travel booking giant Expedia has sold its 62.4% stake in Chinese travel service eLong for $US671 million, GeekWire reports. eLong is one of the leading online travel planning, hotel and flight booking site in China. Recently it's started to face increased …

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WantChinaTimesChinese ambassador urges punishment for scam tours in ThailandWantChinaTimesThe Chinese ambassador to Thailand, Ning Fukui, said Sunday that responsible agencies of China and Thailand should strengthen punishment for travel agencies that …


Chiang Rai Times
China's Ambassador Urges Punishment for Zero-Fare Tours
Chiang Rai Times
BANGKOK – China's Ambassador to Thailand Ning Fukui said Sunday that responsible agencies of China and Thailand should strengthen punishment for travel agencies that continue to organize zero-fare tours despite complaints, including by blacklisting …

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Senior travelers attracted to Road Scholar program
Macon Telegraph (blog)
… she would navigate a sailboat to far-flung locales such as the Baltic and South China seas, hike in Tibet and Egypt, traverse the Great Wall of China, take off in an Airstream to search for America. Aging, however, hasn't slowed Nancy Sinclair's yen for travel.

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Tuniu Announces the Appointment of New Directors
Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)
NANJING, China, May 25, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Tuniu Corporation (Nasdaq:TOUR) ("Tuniu" or the "Company"), a leading online leisure travel company in China, today announced the appointment of Mr. Haoyu Shen and Ms. Cindy Chen as directors …

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iamWire
Expedia Sells Majority Stake in Chinese Partner eLong for $671 Million
iamWire
American travel portal Expedia has sold its majority stake of 62.4% in loss making Chinese partner eLong for a sum of $671 million. Expedia didn't specify its reasons for the exit from China, but eLongs inability to make profits could be a major reason. eLong …

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Brand South Africa's information gateway to South Africa
South Africa.info
A number of countries, including the UK, the US, Australia and China, have issued travel advisories warning of the potential for unrest. At present, some 70% of inbound tourists come from other African countries, according to a report issued by Statistics South …

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Travel Daily Media (press release) (registration) (blog)
Travel Daily AsiaChina's HNA Group enters online travel sector…
Travel Daily Media (press release) (registration) (blog)
HNA Group, the Chinese conglomerate that owns Hainan Airlines, has entered the online travel sector. The Haikou-based company has formed a joint venture partnership with NetEase Inc, a Chinese internet and online services provider, to form a new online …

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Yibada (English Edition)
Thailand to Expect More Chinese Visitors, Says Thai Tourism Official
Yibada (English Edition)
"The number of Chinese visitors under the incentive tourism program which began several years back is expected to double or even triple because of the increasing number of China's middle class and wealthier families," the official said, adding that Thai …

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UTour's Feng Bin Is Newest China Billionaire From Travel Industry
Forbes
Feng Bin, 55, chairman of Beijing UTour International Travel Service, has become one of China's newest billionaires after a rally in the shares of his tourism services company. Feng owns 32% of UTour, a stake worth $1.2 billion at today's closing price of …


Investing.com
China stocks higher at close of trade; Shanghai Composite up 3.35%
Investing.com
Investing.com – China stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Travel & Leisure, Electricity and Utilities sectors led shares higher. At the close in Shanghai, the Shanghai Composite added 3.35% to hit a new 3-years high, while the SZSE …


TechCrunch
Expedia Sells Majority Stake In Chinese Partner eLong For $671 Million
TechCrunch
Expedia's 62.4 percent ownership of the company was snapped up by a bevy of Chinese travel firms, including eLong's fierce rival and travel heavyweight Ctrip, hospitality firms Keystone Lodging and Platen Group, and investment company Luxuriant …

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Chinese ambassador urges punishment for scam tours in ThailandWantChinaTimesThe Chinese ambassador to Thailand, Ning Fukui, said Sunday that responsible agencies of China and Thailand should strengthen punishment for travel agencies that continue to or…

China Hopes 'Blacklist' Will Curb Its Travelers' Misbehavior Abroad
New York Times (blog)
The ballooning numbers have led to friction, with accusations that tourists from a country with 1.4 billion people may swamp popular sites, particularly given their preference for group travel. In 2014, for the first time, the number of Chinese tourists traveling …

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New York Times (blog)
Sinosphere | China Hopes 'Blacklist' Will Curb Its Travelers' Misbehavior Abroad
New York Times (blog)
The ballooning numbers have led to friction, with accusations that tourists from a country with 1.4 billion people may swamp popular sites, particularly given their preference for group travel. In 2014, for the first time, the number of Chinese tourists traveling …

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