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Drone maker sells flying taxis on Taobao; More Chinese travelers to Antarctica | Daily Brief

03/19/2024| 6:36:01 PM| ChinaTravelNews

Alipay expands to serve tourists in Asia, Europe; Sightseers flock to Northwest as spicy pot goes viral.

Europe regulator says they will take time to approve China jet

Europe's air safety regulator said they will take the time needed to approve China's C919 passenger jet. It will dampen China's hopes of quickly breaking into a market marked by jet shortages and a Boeing safety crisis. Industry sources have warned the landmark approvals from Western regulators could take years.

Chinese ride-hailing company Didi must face US investor lawsuit over IPO

Didi Global, the Chinese ride-hailing company, must face a lawsuit in a U.S. court claiming it defrauded investors by concealing and disobeying a Chinese government order to postpone its 2021 initial public offering until it resolved cybersecurity and privacy concerns.

Alipay expands internationally to serve tourists in Asia, Europe

Ant International’s global expansion efforts have grown increasingly strategic since the launch of its Alipay+ and its pivot to boosting interoperability among e-wallets in Asia. Looking ahead, Alipay+ will look to leverage the spending power of Asian travelers and its growing network of partner e-wallets in Europe.

China drone maker EHang starts selling flying taxis on Taobao

Chinese drone maker EHang Holdings has started selling its EH216-S model flying taxi on Taobao for 2.39 million yuan (around USD 332,000). EHang gained safety approval certification from China's aviation authority in October.

More Chinese travelers set foot in Antarctica

Chinese tourists are a common sight in almost every continent of the world, and their eagerness to explore new and different destinations is now taking some of them literally to the final frontier of travel — the frozen continent of Antarctica. "The trip costs at least 100,000 yuan ($13,900) per person," said Li Peng, travel portal Tuniu's director for long-distance outbound trips.

Hong Kong regulator slams Cathay for its inability to forecast demand for aircrew resources

Hong Kong carrier Cathay Pacific's planning team lacks both experience and digital capability to adequately forecast demand for aircrew resources, the city’s Civil Aviation Department said. This came as the city’s Civil Aviation Department examined a report submitted by the airline regarding the wave of flight cancellations that occurred during the Christmas and New Year holidays.

Hainan Airlines, Juneyao Air to resume/launch flights to Brussels

Hainan Airlines decided to restart operating four weekly flights after a five-year hiatus as of June 18th. While Juneyao Air is set to launch its Shanghai – Brussels service from July 1st, three times per week.

China Eastern Airlines marks inaugural Kunming-KL flight

China Eastern Airlines marks inaugural Kunming-KL flight MU9629. This new route by China Eastern Airlines connecting Kunming to Kuala Lumpur operates daily with a capacity of 156 passengers.

Chinese sightseers flock to Tianshui as spicy hot pot goes viral

Tianshui spicy hot pot, based in Northwest China's Gansu Province, has been trending on China's social media recently, attracting troves of tourists for this delicious and mouth-watering delicacy. Meanwhile, local tourism authorities are capitalizing on the city's newfound fame to stimulate the local economy.

Spanish travel industry is happy to see China's return as major tourist destination

Spanish travel agencies applaud China's visa-free policy, which is seen as an incentive to revive the tourism sectors in China and Europe. According to Spain's tourism agency Turespana, over 60 percent of direct flights linking China and Spain before the pandemic have been restored.

Xinjiang welcomes this year's first foreign tourist group with port visas

Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region welcomed its first group of foreign tourists with port visas this year. The issuance of port visas for foreign tour groups this year aims to meet the needs of foreign businesspeople visiting Xinjiang, providing more convenient and flexible services, according to the visa office at Urumqi's international airport port.

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