Chinese capital lowers public health emergency response
>> Starting from July 20, Beijing has lowered its public health emergency response from level II to III, and adjusted the relevant prevention and control measures accordingly. The Foreign Affairs Committee of the Chinese capital said that even after the response level is lowered, measures must be strictly implemented.
Beijing travel search volumes surge 500%
>> Search volumes for group tours and self-guided travel skyrocketed by 500% after China announced to resume group tours across the country, while overseas tours remain suspended, data from travel agency Trip.com showed. There are more than 5,500 group tour products on Qunar.com, waiting to kick off sales following approval from the relevant department.
US travel ban may bar China's top billionaire entrepreneurs
>> The Trump administration is reportedly considering a ban on travel to the United States by all members of the Chinese Communist Party and their families. That could have major consequences for China's wealthiest entrepreneurs and business leaders. Such restrictions would be sweeping, potentially affecting the more than 90 million party members and their families.
Airlines IT provider TravelSky expects half-year profit to drop by 120%
>> Chinese airline IT giant TravelSky said the company's profit after taxation for the first half of the year may drop by 120% from last year. The total volume processed by international and regional commercial airlines is expected to drop by 90.47% in the first six months of 2020.
China allows three airlines more international flights
>> China's civil aviation regulator said Japan Airlines, Lao Airlines, and Hainan Airlines are allowed to increase their number of international flights because of their effective COVID-19 control measures. According to the CAAC policy, if all inbound passengers test negative for novel coronavirus for three weeks in a row, the airline will be allowed to increase the number of flights to two per week.
Chinese "Big Three" airlines warn of first-half earnings hit despite traffic recovery
>> China’s three largest state-owned carriers have reiterated warnings that their first-half financial results will take a hit from the coronavirus outbreak, even as its June passenger traffic continued to improve month on month. In similarly-worded impact statements released together with its monthly traffic results, Air China, China Eastern Airlines and China Southern Airlines flagged the uncertainty still surrounding the global air transport industry.
Virtual show on Hainan launched in Seoul
>> The China Cultural Center and the China Tourism Office in Seoul launched an online exhibition featuring the natural wonders and cultural heritage of Hainan, China's second-largest island.