Mainland China tourist spending rises in Taiwan

Mainland China tourist spending rises in Taiwan

Average daily spending by mainland Chinese tourists visiting Taiwan increased to US$270 in 2011, up from US$234 in 2008, according to the Tourism Bureau under the Ministry of Transportation and Communications July 6. “A breakdown of expenditures shows that the money mainland tourists spend on shopping has jumped from an average of US$118 per day […]

Tianjin mayor starts week-long Taiwan tour

A Chinese mainland delegation headed by Tianjin Mayor Huang Xingguo arrived Sunday afternoon in Taipei, starting a seven-day tour to boost economic cooperation and cultural exchanges between Tianjin and the island. During a meeting with Lien Chan, honorary chairman of the Kuomintang (KMT) Party who was accompanied by top political aides and business executives, Huang […]

Taipei City government promotes tourism

The Taipei City Government Department of Information and Tourism invited 30 travel writers, bloggers, journalists and tour agents from South Korea and mainland China for a three-day visit to the metropolis in an attempt to bolster local tourism. “In 2011, more than 1 million mainland Chinese tourists and over 240,000 South Korean travelers visited Taiwan,” […]

Chongqing speeds up building “World Capital of Hot Springs”

The awarding ceremony of the key hot spring tourism project in Chongqing was held at Beity Yiyuan Hot Spring Resort in Jiulongpo District on June 25, 2012. Fifty projects represented by Brilliant Hot Spring were awarded the title of key projects of “World Capital of Hot Springs”. The 50 hot springs projects reportedly will play […]

Three Gorges cruises to receive 600,000 tourists this year

Three Gorges cruises to receive 600,000 tourists this year

The “Symposium on Accelerating Development of the Yangtze River Three Georges Cruise Economy” kicked off in Chongqing’s Jiulongpo District on June 25, 2012. The number of tourists received by the Three Georges Cruise will be up to 600,000 this year and is expected to reach one million by 2015, according to the symposium. Tan Qiwei, […]

Chongqing to build 12 tourist docks

Chongqing will build two cruise terminals and ten docks along the Yangtze River in order to promote the image of the Three Georges as a tourism resort and upgrade its tourism service. According to the plan, the 12 docks will be completed by 2015, connecting beautiful scenery along the Yangtze River. The two cruise terminals […]

China Southern Airlines to open Wuhan-Bangkok direct flights on July 5

China Southern Airlines to open Wuhan-Bangkok direct flights on July 5

China Southern Airlines will launch direct services on July 5 between the city of Wuhan in central China’s Hubei Province, and Thailand’s Bangkok. Three round-trip flights will take off every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, according to a Thursday statement from the airline’s Hubei branch. The Wuhan-Bangkok flight will take off from Wuhan at 11:40 p.m. […]

Macao to become visa-free for Russians

Macao to become visa-free for Russians

June 19, the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic have signed Mutual Abolition of Visa Requirements Agreement, according to the Russian Embassy in China. Russian Ambassador to China Sergey Razov and Minister for Administration and Justice of Macao SAR, China Florinda da Rosa […]

Chongqing receives 1.096 bln tourists over last 15 years

There was an average increase of 21 percentage points year by year over the last 15 years for the number of tourists visiting Chongqing, and an average increase of 25 percentage points year by year for the total income of tourism, according to Chongqing Tourism Bureau on June 15. According to statistics, there was an […]