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China tourism promotion finally gets underway

The China New Zealand Year of Tourism is finally having its official launch, months after the event actually started. Government officials from both countries will attend a special ceremony at Wellington's Te Papa on Saturday morning. Tourism Industry Aotearoa chief executive Chris Roberts says we shouldn't read too much into the delay. "There was a lot of speculation around what was behind the...
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30,000 Chinese tourists visited Sarajevo in 2018

People visit a museum on the movie "Valter (Walter) Defends Sarajevo" in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), April 6, 2019. A museum based on the movie "Valter (Walter) Defends Sarajevo" was opened on Saturday here in the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, bringing back memories of 1970s when the movie was wildly popular, as well as values of anti-fascism and...
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China-EU tourism cooperation boosts, official says

The 2018 EU-China Tourism Year was a success, an official recently said. During the tourism year, China and the EU held more than 100 promotional activities. It "has been extremely successful," said Eduardo Santander, executive director of the European Travel Commission (ETC). There was a 5.1-percent year-on-year increase in Chinese arrivals in EU destinations in 2018, and among the top ones in...
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China’s imports plummet in March

China's imports plummeted in March while exports rose sharply, official data showed Friday, adding to worries about slowing growth in the world's number two economy amid a US trade war. Total imports sank 7.6 percent on-year last month while exports rose 14.2 percent, the data from China's customs administration showed, producing a trade surplus of $32.7 billion. Economists polled by Bloomberg had...
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San Francisco Bay Area sees growing tourist interest in China: travel agencies

SAN FRANCISCO, (Xinhua) -- People in the San Francisco Bay Area continue to show a growing interest in visiting China and exploring the country's culture, history, natural wonders and lifestyles, said tour operators specialized in the U.S. region Monday. At the just-concluded annual Bay Area Travel and Adventure Show in Santa Clara, California over the weekend, many visitors stopped at the...
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China Travel Site Ctrip Plans Convertible Bond Sale, Sources Say

Ctrip.com International Ltd. is planning to raise about $800 million in a convertible bond sale, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The travel booking site could launch the offering as soon as this month, the people said, asking not to be identified because the information is private. Deliberations about the fundraising are ongoing, and there’s no certainty they will...
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ITB China 2019: Bahamas to capitalise on island travel growth

The Bahamas have been confirmed as the Official Island Travel Partner for the upcoming ITB China, set to take place from 15 – 17 May 2019, in Shanghai. For the very first time, the archipelagic nation will join China’s B2B travel trade show with a dedicated Bahamas pavilion to explore all of their islands and do business with Chinese buyers. Under...
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Bulgaria with BCCCI participates in China’s COTTM

The Bulgarian Chinese chamber of Commerce and Industry will take part in the China Outbound Travel & Tourism Market (COTTM) which is due to open on April 15. We are happy to invite you in Beijing 16th 12:30 on COTTM China OUTBOUND TRAVEL EXPO where we will make a presentation of Bulgaria as a gateway to the the Balkan Region and all...
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Chinese New Year not so happy for New Zealand tourism

For the year to February 436,700 Chinese visitors came to New Zealand, slightly up on the previous year, but visitation over Chinese New Year was down.

Chinese visitor numbers took a dive in February, largely due to fewer arrivals during Chinese New Year.

Latest figures from Statistics NZ show the number of arrivals from China was 50,900 in...

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China Tourism Academy and Ctrip have launched the 2018 Chinese outbound travel report. Here’s a snapshot of the key points: ● Chinese made 150 million outbound trips in 2018, representing a 14.7% growth over 2017 ● Among these, Chinese only made 71.25 million overseas trips (excluding Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau). This shows that the overseas travel market has good potential. ● The average spend...
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