Chinese museum offers overseas tourists online tickets; Short trips popular among travelers | Daily Brief
04/09/2024|6:51:23 PM|ChinaTravelNews

First major Chinese museum launches online ticket platform for overseas tourists

Overseas tourists from 39 countries and regions around the world can now buy tickets for the Emperor Qinshihuang's Mausoleum Site Museum in Xi'an, Northwest China's Shaanxi Province, with their local currencies as a new online service platform has been launched by the museum, according to an official update released by the museum on Sunday. Since the platform's trial run in March, more than 2,000 foreign tourists have made reservations. The site provides services in 24 languages and accepts 29 currencies.

Alipay launches ‘International Consumer Friendly Zones’ in China

Alipay has launched a series of “International Consumer Friendly Zones” in China. The company’s owner Ant Group announced Monday (April 8) it is working with local merchants, tourism sites and commercial districts to enhance international visitors’ experience and drive business for local merchants in the country’s main tourist destination cities.

China approves mass production of pilotless air taxis

China-based air taxi developer EHang has received crucial government certification to begin mass production of its EH216-S passenger-carrying pilotless aircraft. The company is the first eVTOL (electric vertical takeoff and landing) developer in the world to obtain this kind of regulatory validation for its aircraft.

Short trips popular among Chinese travelers during holiday

Chinese travelers showed much enthusiasm for short trips, especially back to their hometowns, during the just concluded Tomb Sweeping Day holiday, taking the popularity of tourism during the traditional grave-sweeping activity period to a new high, according to data from industry players. During the holiday from April 4 to 6, booking volumes of train tickets for people returning to their hometowns to pay their respects to departed family members as well as to visit relatives nearly doubled from the level seen last year, according to data from Alibaba Fliggy.

Vietnam tourism insiders hope to lure wealthy Chinese with shopping attractions

Vietnam could welcome 28 million high-spending Chinese tourists each year by opening more shopping stores in popular tourist hotspots, tourism insiders have said. During peak tourism seasons, every day there are about 20,000 Chinese visitors to Nha Trang. The Chinese government started reopening tourism with Vietnam from March last year.

AirAsia X adds routes to China's Xi'an and Changsha

AirAsia X resumed flights between Kuala Lumpur and Changsha, expanding routes to China. The airline aims to strengthen its foothold in China with 6th nonstop route. CEO Benyamin Ismail optimistic about growth in Malaysia-China tourism and trade opportunities.

Direct flight from Shanghai to Athens offers access to key tourism market for Greece

Chinese airline Juneyao marked its significant opening to the Greek tourism market last week with the inauguration of the first direct flight from Shanghai to Athens. As part of the strategy to promote Athens to attract the Chinese market, Athens will take part for the first time in the large tourism exhibition ITB China, to be held in Shanghai in May.

Tanzania is wooing Chinese tourists with a new doc

Tanzania is once again turning to film to attract tourists but this time focused on visitors from China. A new documentary, dubbed “Amazing Tanzania,” is scheduled to premiere in May featuring Chinese actor Jin Dong, who is also a tourism goodwill ambassador for the country.