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Beijing hits out at US over travel advisories; Middle class key to revving up economy | Daily Brief

04/16/2024| 6:28:39 PM| ChinaTravelNews

Canton Fair opens with 1 million new products on display; Second-tier cities experience travel surge.

Beijing hits out at US, Canada over travel advisories

Beijing’s foreign ministry arm in Hong Kong has hit out at the US and Canada for “conducting political manipulation”, shortly after they refreshed travel warnings calling on their citizens to exercise extra caution in the city following the enactment of the domestic national security law.

Canton Fair opens with over 1 million new products on display 

The 135th session of the China Import and Export Fair, also known as the Canton Fair, kicked off in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, on Monday. The offline showing space spans 1.55 million square meters, accommodating 55 exhibition areas. It has attracted more than 29,000 enterprises, including 28,600 participating in the export section, and 680 foreign enterprises from 50 countries and regions worldwide in the import section.

Trip.com Group launches business travel App Trip.Biz

Trip.Biz, the travel management company from Trip.com Group, has unveiled a new app to help business travelers make arrangements - and receive approvals - seamlessly. The app's hotel offerings stretch over 230 countries and regions.

Chinese tourists to Malaysia expected to surpass pre-covid levels by year end

Malaysia and China's people-to-people relations are poised to further strengthen with increased exchanges and movement of people at all levels as both countries commemorate 50 years of diplomatic ties this year, said Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC) President Yang Wanming. He anticipated that by the end of this year, the number of Chinese tourists visiting Malaysia will surpass the pre-pandemic figures recorded in 2019.

Saudi Arabia boosts air connectivity with China

Starting April 16, flights will operate from Beijing, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen to Riyadh. The summer 2024 schedule will see four passenger/commercial flights and three air cargo flights weekly.

From consumption to tourism, China’s middle class holds the key to revving up economic engine

China's 500-million-strong middle class has an unclear spending outlook despite local initiatives to boost spending. Beijing has implemented policies to encourage spending in the automobile, real estate, and tourism sectors. Analysts caution against relying too heavily on consumption to drive economic growth, citing weaknesses in property and consumption.

Expo highlights China Tourism Group's consumption innovation efforts in Hainan

The launch ceremony of the Global Consumption Event Series jointly organized by the Hainan Provincial Bureau of International Economic Development and China Duty Free Group took place in Haikou, Hainan province, on Saturday, marking the kickoff of the fourth China International Consumer Products Expo. Chen Yin, chairman of China Tourism Group, said the global tourism market is showing clear signs of recovery, and the development prospects for the tourism retail industry are bright.

Second-tier cities in China experience spring surge in domestic tourism

Recent travel data highlighted a subtle shift in tourist preferences towards lesser-known destinations. Previously overshadowed by first-tier mega-cities, second-tier cities now boast infrastructure to rival them. Investment in cross-provincial transportation, online promotion, and renovations at key tourist sites have helped form a solid foundation for visitor growth. In Henan province, Kaifeng stands out as a prime example of a city benefiting from promotion on online short video platforms. A live matchmaking event called “Wang Po Matchmaking” earned more than 6.54 billion views on Douyin in March. 

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