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China travel abroad reaches USD102 billion last year

China’s expenditure on travel abroad reached US$102 billion in 2012, making it the first tourism source market in the world in terms of spending.

UNWTO welcomes new Chinese national tourism strategy

“The Outline for National Tourism and Leisure (2013-2020),” recently issued by the government of China, sets the ground for the redefinition of tourism development and management in the country, i

Russia launches the Chinese Year of Tourism

China President Xi Jinping and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, attended the opening ceremony of the “Tourism Year of China” in Russia.

Chinese government aims to increase travel among its citizens

LEXINGTON, Kentucky - The Chinese government has announced a series of initiatives aimed at increasing travel among its citizens.

UNWTO to work with China to advance tourism development

The Chairman of the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA), Mr.

PATA China Responsible Tourism welcomes more participants

SHANGHAI, China - The second PATA China Responsible Tourism & China-ASEAN Tourism Development Forum concluded in Shanghai November 16 with 152 participants, up from 130 who attended the first forum on

First winners of UNWTO Award for Lifetime Achievement named

The Chairman of the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA), Mr. Shao Qiwei, and the founder of the international hotel chain Melia Hotels, Mr.

EIBTM Summit to address concerns and opportunities facing China tourism market

Following the success of last year's inaugural China Meetings Summit at EIBTM ( www.eibtm.com ), the world's economic power house will once again bring a number of experts from the region's meetings i

62 million jobs in China related to tourism

The travel and tourism industry in China is substantially bigger than automotive manufacturing and supports almost as many jobs as the mining sector.

BRICS events at World Travel Market to hone in on China

China will be the focal point of this year's BRICS events at World Travel Market 2012, the leading global event for the travel industry, as the country becomes one of the biggest inbound and outbound

Hubei Province in China on the threshold of a new tourism...

BANGKOK, Thailand - Over 3,000 attendees joined the 6th Central China Tourism Expo (CCTE), which took place July 6-8 in the City of Wuhan, Hubei Province of China.

Press interviews held with Seychelles at Routes Asia

The Seychelles delegation to the 10th Routes Asia forum in Chengdu, China, led by their Minister for Tourism & Culture, Alain St.Ange, has met with the press at the 10th Routes Asia forum at Chengdu,

Opening ceremony at IT&CM will be a spectacular show

SHANGHAI, China – Pre-event registration begins as delegates start arriving at IT&CM China 2012 from around the world.

Hainan summit encourages green tourism for China

LUSHAN, China - The 2011 China (International) Urban Development Cooperation and Tourism Destination Brand Marketing Summit was held in Sanya, Hainan province, from November 19-22, 2011.

Seychelles President’s visit to China to bring tourism groups together

Seychelles President Mr. James A Michel left Seychelles yesterday on a working visit to the People’s Republic of China.

Tourism officials gather in Hawaii for China-US Tourism Leadership Summit

KAILUA-KONA, Hawai'i - Members of the US Travel Association (USTA) and China National Tourism Association (CNTA), including more than 60 regional tourism directors from the US and China, met at the Ma

Responding to need for expedited visa as China travel rapidly expands

WASHINGTON, DC - Industry leader, Travel Document Systems, Inc., a 26-year veteran of the expedited visa and passport business, has announced that in response to the rapidly-growing consumer demand in

Guangzhou to host travel and tourism leaders and executives

GUANGZHOU, China - The China Travel Distribution Summit 2011 will bring together some of the world’s and China's most influential travel industry leaders and executives to discuss core issues affect

Pacific Asia Travel Association projects travel demand for China

BANGKOK, Thailand - China Tourism Forecasts 2011-2013 represents a "slice" of all of the forecasts presented in the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) mother publication "Asia Pacific Tourism Fore

China hotels encouraged to embrace online marketing and social media

BEIJING, China - The 7th Annual China Hotel Development and Financing Conference, organized by Horwath HTL, STR Global, and the China Tourist Hotels Association (CTHA), was held at the Crowne Plaza Su

57 million Chinese to travel abroad in 2011

BEIJING - MORE than 57 million Chinese tourists are expected to travel abroad in 2011, spending a staggering US$55 billion (S$71 billion), the China Tourism Academy, a think tank to the tourism author

Not all of China is aiming to benefit from Beijing Olympics

Not all of China is banking on this summer’s Olympic Games in Beijing. This is what tourism officials from Hangzhou, a progressive and prominent Chinese tourist city, said during the city’s recent unveiling at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) held last week in Dubai at the Dubai International Convention Center.

Chinese jumbo aircraft company aiming for March take-off

(eTN) - China has set a March deadline to establish its first jumbo passenger aircraft company, as it moves to positions itself among countries technically capable of manufacturing large jets.

Foreign Investment Eyes Chinese Tourism Market

(TVLW) - At present, annual foreign investment estimates of RMB30 billion to RMB40 billion account for 25% of total Chinese tourism capital.The National Tourism Administration of China said that during the period of the 11th Five-Year Plan, China plans to build 12,697 tourism projects with more than RMB1.78 trillion of investment, of which over RMB138.5 billion are from foreign enterprises.