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Chinese tourists complain about pricey Singapore; 70% Trip.com staff choose remote work | Daily Brief

03/08/2024| 3:29:25 PM| ChinaTravelNews

China ushers in smart, immersive tourism; Marriott to debut Autograph Collection brand in Hong Kong.

Chinese tourists not enamored of pricey Singapore

Many Chinese tourists have been complaining that Singapore is too expensive, sparking a heated debate on social media about whether it is worth visiting the city-state despite its visa-free policy. Singapore started offering 30-day visa-free entry to Chinese tourists on Feb. 9 expecting to attract tourists from the world’s largest outbound market, but its high costs and other issues are a constant topic of discussion on Chinese social media.

Chinese tourist arrivals to Cambodia's Angkor up significantly

Cambodia has recorded a significant rise in the number of Chinese tourists to its famed Angkor Archaeological Park in the first two months of 2024, according to the state-owned Angkor Enterprise's report on Thursday. The report said 16,074 Chinese holidaymakers visited Angkor during the first two months this year, up 140 percent from 6,690 over the same period last year.

Trip.com: Over 70% of staff choose remote work

Two years after Trip.com Group implemented a “3+2” hybrid work model allowing employees to work from home two days a week, over 70% of its workforce have adopted the flexible approach. The system is especially popular among younger employees, parents, and women, according to a new report from the company.

Chinese conglomerate Fosun admits it’s reviewing travel portfolio

Fosun Tourism said it’s reviewing its business portfolio in response to a Reuters report that it was exploring the sale of a luxury resort. Parent group Fosun International is looking to sell all or part of the luxury resort Atlantis in southern China as part of its efforts to reduce debt, Reuters reported on Tuesday citing sources.

Flight in China delayed after passenger throws coins into jet engine

A flight in China was delayed by more than four hours after a passenger threw coins into the plane's engine. The passenger on a China Southern Airlines flight who threw "three to five" coins was later detained by airport police.

Marriott to debut Autograph Collection brand in Hong Kong

Marriott International announced it has signed an agreement with Victoria Park Hotels Ltd. to launch The Park Lane Hong Kong, Autograph Collection in early 2025. The Park Lane Hong Kong, Autograph Collection is expected to join Autograph Collection Hotels’ portfolio of over 300 independent properties in the most desirable locations across the world, each with its own unique perspective on heartfelt design and hospitality.

China ushers in smart, immersive tourism

An immersive exhibition recreating scenes from Chinese science fiction writer Liu Cixin's book "The Three-Body Problem" is held at the Eastern Suburb Memory Fashion Industrial Park in Chengdu, Sichuan Province. The ARTE Museum, a world-class digital art exhibition venue, presents 11 collections of digital artworks in some 5,000 square meters of gallery space. Artists use cutting-edge digital technology such as projection mapping and mirror reflection to provide visitors with a completely immersive experience of virtual nature.

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