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China, Australia agree to new multi-entry visa; Taiwan to expand direct flights | Daily Brief

11/08/2023| 6:39:56 PM| ChinaTravelNews

Marriott CEO is bullish on China's travel recovery; Legoland theme park to boost tourism in China.

Marriott CEO is bullish on China's travel recovery

Marriott CEO and President Anthony Capuano said the hotel chain remains heavily invested in the Chinese market, describing Marriott as having a "different, unique, and advantageous approach" to the region as the country undergoes an economic recovery.

Taiwan plans to expand regular direct flights to China

Taiwan will allow regular direct flights to 13 airports in China now served by charters, Transportation Minister Wang Kwo-tsai said Tuesday (Nov. 7). Last week, Wang said tour groups would receive the go-ahead to visit China beginning March 1, 2024. The change from charter flights to regular direct flights will likely start after that date.

China and Australia agree to new multi-entry visa with relationship improved

Anthony Albanese is en route to the Pacific Islands Forum after executing a comprehensive diplomatic reset with China which includes an agreement to create a new multi-entry visa to facilitate exchanges and closer links between people. The governments of Australia and China welcomed "the contribution of people-to-people exchanges to the bilateral relationship."

Washington is getting tough on China. That’s bad for California tourism

Whether it’s tourism, education, real estate or high tech, no state has more riding on the future of U.S.-China relations than California. And the deepening rift at the federal level between the world’s two economic superpowers is already exacting a price. International students from China at UC campuses were down 22% last year from 2019, and likely slipped further this fall. And while Chinese tourists recently have begun to return to California, there are only one-third as many as in 2019, when more than 1.5 million visitors came and plowed in excess of $4 billion into the state economy.

Cuban PM in China on tourism mission to help ease post-pandemic slump at home

Cuban Prime Minister Manuel Marrero Cruz is in China seeking help for his country’s struggling economy – particularly its tourism industry, with direct flights between the two countries high on the agenda. Speaking to Chinese tourism representatives in Beijing on Tuesday, Marrero said the American embargo on Cuba had dampened an already dire post-pandemic economy.

Hainan Airlines to lease more narrowbodies jets to meet rapid Chinese growth

Hainan Airlines has agreed to lease three Airbus A320neos and three Boeing 737-8s from China Development Bank Financial Leasing (CDB Leasing), as the carrier ramps up capacity for its 2024-25 winter-spring schedule.

India-Southeast Asia travel takes off as China's aviation recovery slows

China's outbound travel, while recovering gradually, is yet to surpass the pre-pandemic levels as travelers turn cautious amid the economic slowdown -- pushing Southeast Asian countries to look towards India in a bid to revitalize global tourism. Air capacity between India and Southeast Asian are close to reaching pre-pandemic levels, while that of China's has been slow to gain momentum, data released by aviation company OAG showed late-Nov. 6.

Legoland theme park to boost tourism in China

Legoland Shanghai Resort, the international IP-based theme park operated by British entertainment group Merlin Entertainments Ltd, will be operational in Shanghai within the next two years, after the main construction for the resort commenced in September, said a senior executive. Speaking at its booth during the ongoing sixth China International Import Expo in Shanghai, John Jakobsen, chief operating officer of Legoland Resorts, said that China represents a key pillar of Merlin Entertainments' growth strategy. The group will continually explore investment opportunities in other locations across China.

China's comeback meets high expectations at World Travel Market

China made its comeback at the World Travel Market (WTM) London 2023 with a rich variety of tourism resources and services, drawing the attention of worldwide travel service providers and avid travelers. The three-day event, which runs until Wednesday, showcases approximately 4,000 exhibitors from more than 180 countries and regions.

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