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Seychelles at annual COTTM travel event in Beijing

China Outbound Travel & Tourism Market Seychelles at annual COTTM travel event in Beijing

As one of the most important professional travel fairs in Northern China, COTTM has drawn the attention of people in the tourism industry worldwide.

Beijing International Tourism Expo 2013 celebrates 10th  anniversary in June

BITE 2013 Beijing Beijing International Tourism Expo 2013 celebrates 10th anniversary in June

The year 2013 marks the 10th anniversary of the Beijing International Tourism Expo (BITE) 2013.

Is China on par to destroy itself through pollution?

Beijing and Shanghai Air Pollution Is China on par to destroy itself through pollution?

Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

ABU DHABI (eTN) - There is a lot of talk about China taking over the travel and tourism industry, eventually becoming the biggest market in the industry in the not-so-distant future.

World Travel Market Vision Conference heads for Beijing

China’s biggest tour operators discuss inbound and outbound markets World Travel Market Vision Conference heads for Beijing

With the success of WTM Vision Conference in Shanghai in 2012, World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry, will this year be holding WTM Vision Conference-Beijing on ...

One millionth tourist arrives to Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka surpasses tourist arrival mark of the Maldives One millionth tourist arrives to Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka welcomed its one millionth tourist to the country at 10 pm last night.

Beijing starts 72-hour visa-free stay policy

Travel to China Beijing starts 72-hour visa-free stay policy

BEIJING, China - Beijing recently announced a 72-hour visa-free stay for citizens from 45 countries who have outbound air tickets and visas to a third country, starting January 1, 2013.

Hello Kitty restaurant: Terrible food in terribly cute setting

Hello Kitty restaurant opens in Beijing Hello Kitty restaurant: Terrible food in terribly cute setting

Hello Kitty fans might be the world's most spoiled travelers as the tourism industry seems determined to build a complete service chain out of that five-apple-tall bobtail cat.

Beijing and Hong Kong to boost tourism cooperation

Cooperation in the tourism industry between Beijing and Hong Kong Beijing and Hong Kong to boost tourism cooperation

Promoting high value-added projects such as exhibition and conference activities will be a key area of cooperation in the tourism industry between Beijing and Hong Kong, Beijing's vice-mayor said ...

China's major tourist destinations see record crowds

Chinese Mid-autumn Festival and National Day holidays China's major tourist destinations see record crowds

BEIJING, China - Major tourist destinations around China are witnessing travel peaks amid the eight-day Mid-autumn Festival and National Day holidays that run through until Sunday.

Chinese tourism establishes integrity services union

China's tourism integrity services union Chinese tourism establishes integrity services union

China's integrity services union for the tourism industry was formally established on July 24 in Beijing.

Anger after 37 die in devastating Beijing floods

37 deaths from Beijing storm trigger torrent of criticism Anger after 37 die in devastating Beijing floods

HONG KONG - What has been described as the "heaviest rain in six decades" left at least 37 people dead and raised criticism about Beijing's infrastructure and the government's response to ...

Sri Lankan Airlines expands its services to Beijing and Shanghai

Sri Lankan launches Beijing and Shanghai flights Sri Lankan Airlines expands its services to Beijing and Shanghai

BEIJING, China - Sri Lankan Airlines will expand its services to Beijing and Shanghai, with daily flights to the two cities running from July 15, to serve the increasing number of Chinese ...

Aviation industry leaders gather in Beijing

68th IATA Annual General Meeting Aviation industry leaders gather in Beijing

BEIJING, China — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the 68th IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit will open in Beijing, China on Monday ...

Beijing mulls over visa-free entry for tourists

Visa-Free Beijing Beijing mulls over visa-free entry for tourists

Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

Beijing authorities are reportedly considering allowing foreign tourists a 72-hour window to explore the Chinese capital without a visa.

Beijing is the leader of China's tourism industry

Beijing Tourism Beijing is the leader of China's tourism industry

BEIJING, China - Contributing nearly 10 percent of the nation's total inbound and outbound tourism revenues, Beijing is no doubt the leader of China's tourism industry.

Foreigners will be allowed to visit Beijing withouth visa

Beijing Tourism Foreigners will be allowed to visit Beijing withouth visa

Beijing is considering allowing foreign tourists a 72-hour window to explore the capital without a visa.

Drunk British tourist arrested in Beijing for sexual assault

Drunk Brit detained in China for attempted rape Drunk British tourist arrested in Beijing for sexual assault

A video of a British tourist sexually assaulting a local woman in Beijing has gone viral in China, prompting angry calls for him to be charged with attempted rape.

Beijing radio interviews Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture

Minister talks about what Chinese holiday makers may enjoy in Seychelles Beijing radio interviews Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture

Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, was interviewed by FM Radio 87.6 Beijing Joy FM Radio at the COTTM 2012 China Tourism Trade Fair and asked what could ...

China and Seychelles work together to protect fauna and flora

Seychelles donates giant tortoises to Beijing Zoo China and Seychelles work together to protect fauna and flora

A high delegation from the Chinese Zoo in Beijing has called on the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange, during their working visit to Seychelles.

Beijing culture threatened by modernization

Beijing Attractions Beijing culture threatened by modernization

BEIJING, China - Beijing is a city where history and culture are almost tangible. They sprout, grow and bloom in unexpected places, around glittering new skyscrapers, in subway tunnels and in ...

HotelTravel.com cuts hotel deals for CHIC in Beijing

Hotel deals for China International Clothing and Accessories Fair HotelTravel.com cuts hotel deals for CHIC in Beijing

PHUKET, Thailand - HotelTravel.com is slashing rates to promote the China International Clothing and Accessories Fair (CHIC) starting next week in Beijing from March 28 to 31.

Air China launches flights from Beijing to Chita, Russia

Air China Opens Beijing-Hailar-Chita Services Air China launches flights from Beijing to Chita, Russia

BEIJING, China - Air China recently opened Beijing-Hailar-Chita rotations. The flights, CA917/8, are operated with B737-300 on Wednesday and Friday, offering more travel options to the market.

PATA announces first Advisory Board at China Responsible Tourism Forum

Dragon Trail co-founder appointed as Chairman PATA announces first Advisory Board at China Responsible Tourism Forum

BEIJING, China - The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has announced the PATA China Advisory Board at the first China Responsible Tourism Forum, organized by PATA, in cooperation with the ...

Air China launches direct Beijing-Lhasa flights

Air China flies to the Roof of the World Air China launches direct Beijing-Lhasa flights

BEIJING, China - Air China officially launched direct daily rotations between Beijing and Lhasa on December 15, the first time that direct scheduled flights between the two cities are ...

New head of sales at Grand Hyatt Beijing

Jade Woon appointed Director of Sales and Marketing New head of sales at Grand Hyatt Beijing

BEIJING, China – Grand Hyatt Beijing has announced the appointment of Jade Woon as Director of Sales and Marketing effective November 1, 2011.

Air China to launch Beijing-London Gatwick flights in 2012

Air China's Beijing-London Gatwick Direct Rotations Air China to launch Beijing-London Gatwick flights in 2012

BEIJING, China - Air China will start offering direct rotations between Beijing and London Gatwick from May 2, 2012.

Dreamliner pays first visit to Beijing Boeing launches 787 Dream Tour in China

BEIJING, China - The Boeing 787 Dreamliner arrived today at the Beijing Capital International Airport, making its debut in mainland China, one of the world's fastest-growing aviation and travel ...

European commissions partner to launch destination Europe to people of China

Tourism industry leaders from Europe and China gather in Beijing European commissions partner to launch destination Europe to people of China

BEIJING INTERNATIONAL HOTEL, BEIJING, China - Petra Hedorfer, President of the European Travel Commission (ETC), joined by Pedro Ortún, Director for Tourism, CSR, Consumer Goods and International ...

Air China to resume Shanghai to Paris direct service in 2012

Air China Air China to resume Shanghai to Paris direct service in 2012

BEIJING, China - Air China will resume its direct rotations between Shanghai and Paris starting March 10, 2012, and the existing Shanghai-Beijing-Paris services (CA933/4) will be rescheduled to ...

Shangri-La announces the official debut of Kerry Hotel, Beijing

Kerry Hotel, Beijing Shangri-La announces the official debut of Kerry Hotel, Beijing

HONG KONG - Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts will introduce its second Kerry Hotel on 19 November 2011.

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