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Monthly Archives: March 2019

Minister: China world’s largest source of tourists

Luo Shugang, minister of culture and tourism, said with the number of overseas trips made by the Chinese last year reaching 150 million, China has become the largest source of tourists in the world. In an interview on March 8, the third ministers’ “passage interviews” of this year’s two sessions,...
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Tech-savvy travelers hit the road to convenience

Technology is making life easier for travelers in China, the country with the highest number of smartphone users. Thanks to artificial intelligence, instead of using paper tickets, tourists in Shanghai can now have their faces scanned to hop on and off sightseeing buses. The first batch of smart double-decker buses...
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Self-driving tours increasingly popular in China

SHANGHAI – The Chinese made 580 million self-driving trips across domestic destinations in 2018, a year-on-year increase of 35.6 percent, according to the China Tourism Academy (CTA). According to data from the CTA, around 70 percent of domestic road trips in 2018 were excursions with a driving distance of no...
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China still No 1 outbound tourism market: Report

China remains the world’s biggest market in outbound tourism with nearly 150 million outbound visits made by Chinese travelers in 2018, up 14.7 percent year-on-year, according to a newly-released report by the China Tourism Academy and Ctrip on Wednesday. The total amount of overseas consumption related to tourism in 2018...
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Leading tour operator plans to upgrade services

HCG Travel Group, a Beijing-based tour operator that mainly provides foreign travel services aims to reshape and reconstruct its tour guides’ image by training a group of employees to be fashion buyers, gourmets and erudite story tellers, which is a part of its brand upgrading strategy for this year. That...
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Chinese tourists make nearly 150 mln outbound trips in 2018

A total of 149.72 million outbound trips were made by Chinese tourists in 2018, up 14.7 percent from the previous year, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism announced Wednesday. Meanwhile, domestic tourist spots are also popular among Chinese residents. The number of domestic trips taken by Chinese travelers exceeded 5.5...
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NATION EYES GLITTERING TOURISM PROSPECTS

Visa-free transit services expanded to attract more visitors As China works to realize its immense potential as a global tourism destination, more cities have introduced visa-free transit services to make visits easier. On Jan 1, five more cities began offering 144-hour visa-free services to travelers from 53 countries – Qingdao,...
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‘Spectacular’ number of Chinese tourists to Spain

With 41 direct flights weekly and 650,000 visitors annually, tourism counselor foresees enormous growth prospects in the near future BEIJING – The growth in the number of Chinese tourists visiting Spain could be described as “spectacular,” Dario Polo Rodriguez, tourism counselor of the Spanish embassy in China, said in a...
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Xi, Merkel, Macron and Juncker meet in Paris

In the begining of 2018 Mrs Merkel and Mr. Macron has visited China and President Xi in Beijing. This year all of them they have a meeting in Paris with Presiden Xi. The four leaders mentioned the need to reform the World Trade Organization, to make it more responsive. Merkel said the EU...
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