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Trip.com pledges to boost Southeast Asia tourism; Space-themed travel takes off in desert | Daily Brief

01/29/2024| 4:23:04 PM| ChinaTravelNews

Beijing expects 20% surge in flights during Spring Festival travel rush; Delonix’s Marriott tie-up hints at re-listing attempt post-pandemic.

International flight ticket sales see consistent increase

With consistent recovery of international flights, inbound air ticket bookings have witnessed an 819 percent year-on-year growth and inbound traveling booking volume soared more than ten times, according to travel service provider Trip.com Group. The recovery of capacity in cross-border flights also helped to lower ticket prices.

Beijing expects 20% surge in flights during Spring Festival travel rush

The two main airports in Chinese capital city Beijing are expected to record 76,000 flight takeoffs and landings during the Spring Festival travel rush that started Friday. The number will represent an increase of 20 percent compared to the corresponding period last year, and the surge in flights is a result of more people traveling during the holiday season to visit family and tourism destinations, according to the Civil Aviation Administration of China's north region bureau. 

Delonix’s Marriott tie-up hints at re-listing attempt post-pandemic

Delonix, a high-end Chinese hotel operator delisted from Hong Kong in 2021, announced a partnership with Marriott last week to bring Tribute Portfolio boutique-style hotels to China. The move could signal Delonix may attempt to re-list its shares in either New York or Hong Kong, capitalizing on a strong post-pandemic travel rebound in China. The deal has some strong selling points for both sides. 

Trip.com Group pledges to boost tourism in Southeast Asia

During the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Trip,com Group CEO Ms Jane Sun held private meetings with key leaders from Southeast Asian countries. Ms Sun engaged in discussions with Mr Hun Manet, Prime Minister of Cambodia, and Mr Pham Minh Chinh, Prime Minister of Vietnam, to explore the immense growth potential of the tourism industry and exchange insights on its advancement.

Budapest Airport boosts Chinese routes with increased flight frequencies

Budapest Airport announces a substantial increase in flight frequencies on key Chinese routes, signaling a positive resurgence in the Chinese market. Shanghai Airlines, in partnership with China Eastern Airlines, plans to transition from three weekly to daily flights between Shanghai and Budapest during the summer season, representing a 35% capacity increase.

Space-themed tourism takes off in Gobi Desert

The remote and expansive Gobi Desert in northwest China is increasingly accessible to the public, thanks to the emergence of space-themed tourism, which has opened up new frontiers for adventurous travelers. The rocky expanse has been adorned with several white capsule-shaped structures, surrounded by gleaming solar panels and distinctive "craters" of varying sizes. This is Mars Base 1, a simulated Martian habitat located in the city of Jinchang, Gansu Province, one of China's pivotal regions for nickel, a hard silver-white metal widely used in aerospace technology.

Hong Kong on track to restore passenger traffic to pre-pandemic levels by end of year

A senior airport official has expressed confidence that Hong Kong will restore its passenger traffic to pre-pandemic levels by the end of the year, noting it will depend on factors such as demand from mainland China and flag carrier Cathay Pacific increasing flight capacity. Steven Yiu Siu-chung, an executive director at the Airport Authority, also said that the expanded Terminal 2 would open in phases.

Hainan to promote cultural, tourism cooperation with France

Hainan, south China's tropical island province, aims to promote cultural and tourism cooperation with France in honor of the 60th anniversary of establishing diplomatic ties between China and France this year. Celebrating the 60th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties, China and France will jointly host the Year of Culture and Tourism to provide cultural experiences to the two peoples. 

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