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Beijing hotels slash rates as tourist fail to show during Olympics

If you discount it they will come Beijing hotels slash rates as tourist fail to show during Olympics

Hotels in Beijing are cutting their rates by as much as 30% after the expected tourist influx for the Olympics failed to materialise.

Impact of Beijing Olympics to benefit CIBTM 2009

China Incentive Business Travel And Meetings Exhibition Impact of Beijing Olympics to benefit CIBTM 2009

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With Beijing about to play host to the 2008 Olympics and welcome millions of visitors from around the world, the China Incentive Business Travel and Meetings Exhibition (CIBTM) in 2009 is set to ...

Beijing opens website to help Olympic tourists

China Beijing opens website to help Olympic tourists

BEIJING -- A Beijing municipal government-run website was launched Wednesday to help worldwide athletes, referees, officials, journalists and tourists easily find restaurants, shopping centers ...

Visitors to Beijing Olympics put off by higher costs and tighter security

Beijing 2008 Visitors to Beijing Olympics put off by higher costs and tighter security

Tight security restrictions and higher prices are damaging domestic demand for Beijing Olympic package tours and reducing the number of overseas visitors, travel agencies and hotels have ...

Beijing takes dog off the menu for Olympics

Dogs are safe in china. for the duration of the olympics that is... Beijing takes dog off the menu for Olympics

BEIJING - Beijing has asked hotels and restaurants in the city to take dog meat off the menu for the duration of next month's Olympics and September's Paralympics.

Beijing has water for Olympics - if tourists come

China Beijing has water for Olympics - if tourists come

BEIJING - The good news for Beijing's Olympics organizers is that they will have enough water and petrol, but they still need to work on vegetables and tourists.

Chinese homes open their doors to Olympic tourists

China Chinese homes open their doors to Olympic tourists

BEIJING - For many of the tourists expected to descend on Beijing for next month's Olympics, an authentic Chinese home may be where the heart is.

Inbound tourists go away and stay away for the Olympics

Hosting The Olympic Games Typically Stalls Tourism Growth Inbound tourists go away and stay away for the Olympics

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The European Tour Operators Association (ETOA) has published a report reinforcing the conclusions of a study it published two years ago that hosting the Olympic Games typically stalls tourism ...

Hosting Olympics can damage tourism

Olympics And Tourism Hosting Olympics can damage tourism

Staging the Olympics is detrimental to the tourism growth trends of both the host cities and countries, according to industry research.

World's largest pearl market eyes Olympic-bound tourists

olympic pearls World's largest pearl market eyes Olympic-bound tourists

BEIJING - Beijing Hongqiao Pearl Market, the largest of its kind in the world, announced the inauguration of its second pearl culture festival on Saturday.

Respiratory illness and dog bites among top concerns for travelers to China

Study Provides Insight To Help Olympics Travelers Prepare For Trip Respiratory illness and dog bites among top concerns for travelers to China

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Beijing-bound Olympic travelers should worry less about exotic diseases and instead focus on preventing more mundane health problems like respiratory illness and dog bites.

eTN Inbox: Tibet is safe

Tibet eTN Inbox: Tibet is safe

Namaste! Greeting from the Himalayan kingdom of Nepal!

China's tourism industry expects no slump after Olympic Games

China Is Expected To Become World's Largest Tourism Destination By 2015 China's tourism industry expects no slump after Olympic Games

BEIJING - Ambitious exhibitors at the Beijing International Tourism Expo (BITE 2008) are promoting their products and competing for tourists, betting on a continuously booming tourism market after ...

Restored Qing Dynasty street not ready for Olympic tourists

Olympics Is A Go, Qianmen Street Is Not Restored Qing Dynasty street not ready for Olympic tourists

BEIJING — Beijing planners lifted the veil Tuesday on the city's newest tourist attraction -- a fully refurbished Qing dynasty street - then admitted that the project would not be open in time ...

Leading Jewish rabbis call on Jews to boycott Beijing

Olympics Under Rabbis' Flak Leading Jewish rabbis call on Jews to boycott Beijing

Leading Jewish rabbis and lay leaders called on Jewish tourists not to attend the Olympic Games.

China selects young pandas to woo tourists for Olympics

Olympic Pandas China selects young pandas to woo tourists for Olympics

GUANGZHOU - A total of eight two-year-old pandas will leave their hometown in southwest China for Beijing next month to entertain tourists around the Olympic Games to be held in August.

China restricts tourist visas for Beijing Olympics

Olympic Visas China restricts tourist visas for Beijing Olympics

China has imposed a series of entry restrictions on foreign passport holders in the build-up to the Beijing Olympics, which is likely to impact on tourists visiting the country.

Slower ...

China, Tibet, the Olympics and tourism: Crisis or opportunity?

China-Tibet China, Tibet, the Olympics and tourism: Crisis or opportunity?

By David Beirman

The recent disturbing events in Tibet and China’s heavy handed response to Tibetan protests reveal the current state of political leadership in China and the timidity of international ...

US Olympic tourists warned about monitoring in hotels

State Department US Olympic tourists warned about monitoring in hotels

WASHINGTON — Americans traveling to China for the Olympic Games in August can expect their hotel rooms there to be monitored, the State Department warned on its website.

"All visitors ...

eTN Mailbox:  Turmoil in Tibet

Tibet Uproar eTN Mailbox: Turmoil in Tibet

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Namaste! Greeting from the Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal!

China limits tourists, climbers for Everest torch relay

Olympic-2008 China limits tourists, climbers for Everest torch relay

Beijing (dpa) - China is restricting trips by foreign tourists and climbers to Mount Everest before an Olympic torch relay to the summit of the 8,844-metre peak, sources said on Thursday, as ...

Air travel 'safe', says official

China Air travel 'safe', says official

Air passengers will be guaranteed safety during the upcoming Beijing Olympics, a senior civil aviation official said Monday.

Li Jiaxiang, head of the Civil Aviation Administration of China ...

Alliance unveils top Chinese tourism cities

China Alliance unveils top Chinese tourism cities

Aiming at Olympic business opportunities, ten domestic hot tour cities have founded a tourism cooperation alliance in order to launch more attractive itineraries around China on the basis of rich ...

Chinese learn English to guide tourists during Olympics

China Chinese learn English to guide tourists during Olympics

BEIJING - When Zhi Lijiang first signed up to be an Olympic volunteer for the 2008 Beijing Games, she could hardly have imagined she would be playing the role of a Canadian tourist in English and ...

China China Threatens Airline Penalties in Crash-Free Olympics Bid

China, bidding to use this year's Beijing Olympics to attract overseas tourists, said it will strip domestic airlines of routes and new planes if they have a major safety incident during the ...

So far, so good for Beijing Olympics tickets sale

Beijing Olympics So far, so good for Beijing Olympics tickets sale

By Yusof Sulaiman

(eTN) - The 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and Paralympic Games ticket is already a winner. The Beijing Organizing Committees of the Olympic Games (BOCOG) said bookings for the artistic and rhythmic ...

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