Chongqing’s Two-wing area pushes for national tourism area

During the “12th Five-year Plan” period, the “Two-wing” area in Chongqing will become an influential demonstration zone of poverty alleviation with tourism in west China and even the whole country as well as strive for becoming a national special zone of poverty alleviation with tourism, according to Tan Qiwei, deputy mayor of Chongqing, on November […]

Chongqing to build hot spring resort in Tongjing

Tongjing Hot Spring Resort will start construction at the end of 2012, planned to be completed in March 2013, after which it will become a tourism highlight in Chongqing, the hot spring capital of the world, according to Chongqing Municipal Government on November 5, 2012. Covering 342 mu with an investment of 1.28 billion yuan, […]

China becomes New Zealand’s second tourism market by spending

China is officially New Zealand’ s second biggest tourist market, after spending by Chinese visitors jumped by 37 percent in the year to the end of September, New Zealand’s Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment announced Tuesday. Chinese visitors spent 555 million NZ dollars (458.15 million U. S. dollars) in the year ending September, which […]

3 Japanese tourists confirmed dead in N China snowstorm

Three Japanese tourists who went missing on a snow-covered mountain in north China’s Hebei Province on Saturday have been confirmed dead, local authorities said Monday. Rescuers retrieved the body of 76-year-old male Shunichiro Yanai on Monday afternoon on Hengling Mountain in the city of Zhangjiakou, the municipal government’s press office said. The other two tourists, […]

Chongqing Wansheng National Geopark approved

Wansheng Geopark was approved to be Wansheng National Geopark by the Ministry of Land and Resources of P. R. C days ago, according to Chongqing Municipal Government on October 30, 2012. Wansheng National Geopark was approved to be built in 2009 by the Ministry of Land and Resources of P. R. C. The park, with […]

James Packer: China’s middle class to change Australian economy

James Packer: China’s middle class to change Australian economy

The rise of China’s middle class will change every aspect of the Australian economy, James Packer, billionaire businessman said Wednesday at the Leadership 2012 Tourism, Aviation and Transport Infrastructure Summit in Canberra. According to his analysis, the Chinese middle classes want luxury travel, quality hotels, signature restaurants and high-end retail. Packer said Australia must build […]

Chongqing crowned as World’s 1st Capital of Hot Spring

The 65th General Assembly and International Scientific Congress of the World Federation of Hydrotherapy and Climatotherapy (FEMTEC) is held in Chongqing on October 26, 2012. Experts with the FEMTEC, having reviewed and evaluated Chongqing’s work on building the World Capital of Hot Spring,finally crowned Chongqing with this title.

Chongqing invests 22.5b yuan into major tourism projects in 1st 9 months

The 2012 Chongqing Forum on the Development of Major Tourist Attractions was convened in the Xiannv Mountains, Wulong County on October 19, 2012. Chongqing’s Vice mayor Tan Qiwei pointed out that the city should abide by the mentality of both “creating quality brands” and “conducting strong marketing”, so as to fulfill the task of upgrading […]

Taiwan receives more mainland tourists

Mainland tourists made 1.45 million trips to Taiwan in the first nine months of the year, statistics from the National Tourism Administration showed Tuesday. The figure marked a 73.6-percent rise year on year, the administration said in an online statement. The increasing tourist flow came as mainland residents in more cities have been allowed to […]

China-DPRK Economic, Trade, Cultural and Tourism Expo kicks off in Liaoning

China-DPRK Economic, Trade, Cultural and Tourism Expo kicks off in Liaoning

Artists from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) stage a drum dance at the opening ceremony of the 2012 China-DPRK Economic, Trade, Cultural and Tourism Expo in Dandong, northeast China’s Liaoning Province, Oct. 12, 2012. The five-day event which kicked off here on Friday has attracted over 400 exhibitors. A DPRK delegation of about […]

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