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04/24/2024|6:26:33 PM|ChinaTravelNews

China's outbound tourism industry takes flight at a CAGR of 14.40% by 2034

China’s outbound tourism industry is poised for a remarkable ascent, fueled by the nation’s robust economic growth. The outbound industry is expected to reach a staggering US$ 915.89 billion by 2034, reflecting a projected CAGR of 14.40%.

China welcomes over 1.98 million visa-free visitors in Q1

Some 13.074 million foreign nationals visited China in the first quarter this year, according to data released by the National Immigration Administration. China issued visas to 466,000 foreign nationals, a significant increase of 118.8% compared to the same period last year.

Phuket anticipates one million Chinese tourists post-Songkran

The popular tourist resort island of Phuket is gearing up to welcome an additional influx of 1 million Chinese tourists this year. This forecast comes in the wake of a targeted tourism promotion that took place across three Chinese cities. The expected surge in visitor numbers is anticipated to have a positive impact on the local economy, with an estimated 40 billion baht in tourism-related revenue predicted to be generated.

Fairfield by Marriott expands Greater China presence with new hotel

Fairfield by Marriott, a brand within the Marriott Bonvoy portfolio, has opened its 50th hotel in Greater China, the Fairfield by Marriott Chengdu High-Tech Zone. The new property is situated in Chengdu, near Guilong Park in the Shuangliu District.

Lufthansa evaluates new China routes amid slow recovery in capacity 

Lufthansa Airlines' capacity on routes to and from China has returned to 70% of the levels before the COVID-19 pandemic and it is evaluating adding new routes to the country, CEO Jens Ritter said on Friday. However, Ritter told reporters in Shanghai that the company hoped to see stronger demand and needed to resolve delays in aircraft deliveries.

China Eastern partners with Amadeus for NDC distribution

China Eastern Airlines has signed a milestone agreement with Amadeus for international NDC distribution. The deal saw the carrier become the first mainland China airline to sign for NDC distribution worldwide with Amadeus.

Chinese people debate compensatory working days as May Day holidays approach

As the May Day holidays approach and Chinese people prepare to flock to tourist sites, the debate has arisen again about whether to have compensatory working days to allow for longer holidays, or just to rest on the official holidays. On Monday, hashtags like "Stop compensatory working days" ranked high on the search list on Sina Weibo, with people expressing their dissatisfaction with the current policy.

Township in eastern China develops ecological industry, countryside tourism

Bailu Village of Luting Township, Yuyao City, east China's Zhejiang Province sticks to the concept of "lucid waters and lush mountains are invaluable assets," Luting Township has taken the local environment as an advantage to develop ecological industry and promoted the countryside tourism.

Direct flights resume between Chengdu, Auckland

The direct flights between China's Chengdu and Auckland of New Zealand officially resumed on Wednesday as a Sichuan Airlines' aircraft carrying over 200 Chinese tourists landed at the Auckland International Airport. The services had been suspended for more than four years due to the COVID-19 pandemic travel restrictions. The Chinese tourists were welcomed by a special ceremony featuring traditional Maori dance and singing at the airport on Wednesday afternoon.