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Zootopia land begins trial operation at Shanghai Disney; Trip.com, AWS sign multiyear deal | Daily Brief

12/01/2023| 6:46:07 PM| ChinaTravelNews

Beijing’s CNCC II to elevate city’s status in global MICE industry; Chinese students, tourists to make strong rebound in Australia.

Chinese students, tourists expected to make strong rebound in Australia after ties eased

About a dozen Chinese students, contacted by the Global Times, said they are now more confident about studying in Australia after the country's Prime Minister Anthony Albanese made a landmark visit to China and the two countries agreed that they would further support and enhance personnel exchanges, mutual understanding and amity between the two peoples. China is still the largest source of students studying in Australia. 

World's first Zootopia land begins trial operation at Shanghai Disney Resort

The world's first Zootopia land, scheduled to open to the public starting from Dec. 20 at Shanghai Disney Resort, has kicked off trial operation, the resort said Wednesday. Shanghai Disney Resort opened with six themed lands on June 16, 2016. Its seventh land, Disney Pixar Toy Story Land, opened in 2018, making Shanghai Disneyland the fastest-expanding Disneyland in the world. In August this year, the resort began construction of its third themed hotel. 

Beijing’s CNCC II set to elevate city’s status in global MICE industry

Beijing's China National Convention Center Phase II (CNCC II) is set to transform Beijing into a leading destination for international meetings, exhibitions, and events, opening its doors in 2025. Located in the Olympic Green Area, CNCC II served as the Main Media Center for the 2022 Winter Olympics and aims to strengthen Beijing's role as an international exchange center, aligning with the city's overall urban planning.

Packages a way to woo more visitors to Thailand 

Tourism operators suggest selling combined tour packages to Thailand and Malaysia to attract Chinese tourists, as China offers visa exemptions to Malaysia but not Thailand. Developing new attractions in Songkhla and highlighting its unique food culture is advised to attract more foreign tourists, including those from Singapore and Indonesia.

Travel searches surge after Malaysia announces a 30-day visa-free policy for Chinese tourists

After Malaysia said Sunday it will implement a 30-day visa-free policy for tourists from China from December 1, search enquires for Malaysia surged across Chinese travel platforms. Travel search engine Qunar said that the search index for Malaysia on its platform nearly doubled last Sunday compared to the previous week.

Trip.com selects AWS as multiyear cloud provider

Trip.com Group has selected Amazon Web Services as its strategic cloud provider as the two parties signed a multiyear agreement this week, allowing the Chinese OTA giant to leverage AWS’s global infrastructure and cloud technologies to expand their business globally. 

Cathay selects AWS as its strategic cloud provider

Cathay, a premium travel lifestyle brand that includes Hong Kong's home airline Cathay Pacific, has selected AWS as its strategic cloud provider and is working with AWS to establish the Cathay Machine Learning Innovation Hub. The program combines AWS's broad set of cloud technologies and comprehensive cloud skills resources with Cathay's machine learning (ML) expertise to deliver companywide innovations across its global operations, unlocking business value and equipping employees with ML skills.  

Exhibition on beauty of Jiangxi province opens at National Museum of Tanzania

An exhibition on the natural beauty of East China's Jiangxi Province kicked off at the National Museum of Tanzania on Thursday. Officials from China and Tanzania expressed the intent to leverage this event to strengthen the preservation of natural and cultural heritage, and deepen mutual cultural exchanges between the two countries.

Strawberry planting boosts rural revitalization in eastern China

Mengzhuang Town, located in Shizhong District of Zaozhuang City, east China's Shandong Province, has seen its strawberries in greenhouses getting matured recently, attracting many tourists. Relying on the advantages in natural resources and location, Mengzhuang Town has encouraged its villagers to plant strawberries by adopting a business model of "cooperative + planting base + farmers", creating strawberry planting bases integrating rural tourism, sightseeing and picking.

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