The “Charming Beijing” promotion event, kicked off on Monday at the Promenada Mall in northern Bucharest, the capital of Romania. The event headlined officials from both China and Romania bent on informing Romanians about China.
Beginning in April, visa-free travels between Belarus and China will be allowed for organized tourist groups. According to Vadim Karmazin, Director of the Tourism Department of the Belarusian Sports and Tourism Ministry, a new protocol has been set up in between the two countries, to allow for mutual visa free travel.
The National Tourism Organisation of Serbia was awarded a Chinese marketing destinations award the “Chinese Tourists Welcoming Award” at the COTTM travel fair in Beijing.
According to the World Travel Market (WTM) industry report for 2012, the emerging markets of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa are set to finally emerge as the regions with the most growth potential. The BRICs are now seen as the biggest opportunities for growth this and next year.
The economy in China is very changing, and this means our conceptions about it must do the same. The idea that a few blessed, rich Chinese venture out into the world with old cameras, following tour guides round historical monuments, is very far from reality.The fact is that travel and leisure are every important aspects of life for the Chinese.
One of the world’s largest travel companies, JTB Group, has signed a deal with emerging tech company llusions Online to enhance the Japanese company’s World Travel eXchange system.
Russian Federation Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is all over the news of late. First running for the Presidency again, and today talking about something termed a “Eurasian Union”-or as some proclaim – a soviet bloc party renewed. But, Putin’s ideas could well solve any number of points of pain for his people.
In news from China, the longest bridge in the world over water opened yesterday to some fanfare. China’s Jiaozhou Bay Bridge, linking the port city of Qingdao with offshore Island Huangdao, allows traffic to cross the 26 miles of waterway between the two. The added two and one half miles of bridge make this longer than Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, in Louisiana, the former record holder.
For those out there who do not know what the Duanwu Festival is, search giants Baidu and Google will have further confounded the unwary with their doodles celebrating the Dumpling Festival. Taiwan, Hong Kong, and China celebrate national holidays today.
The Airports Council International today announced that Beijing airport has officially overtake London Heathrow as the world’s second busiest, behind Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in the US.
The Asian Games get underway today with a great deal of fanfare. China Premier Wen Jiabao and a laundry list of dignitaries are scheduled to witness what could be China’s biggest light show ever. A river spectacle is set for the opening of the 16th contingent of the games.