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12/18/2023|7:09:31 PM|ChinaTravelNews

Haichang Ocean Park gains support from Saudi tourism fund to build theme park

China’s Haichang Ocean Park is to receive support from Saudi Arabia’s Tourism Development Fund (TDF) to build a marine-themed park in the kingdom. Haichang Ocean Park plans to develop theme parks, water parks, wildlife parks and family entertainment centers (FECs) in Saudi Arabia.

Puy du Fou partners with Alibaba Cloud

Puy du Fou and Alibaba Cloud signed a strategic cooperation MOU recently for long-term technical cooperation. To prepare for the opening SAGA City of Light, the French theme park operator's major project in Shanghai, cooperation has already been established to leverage Alibaba Cloud’s innovative and benchmarking technologies in Office Collaboration Platforms, E-commerce channel management, and Cloud infrastructure to establish an operation system that applies to Asia and specialized in operation of SAGA City of Light.

UnionPay International partners with to provide global travelers with enhanced payment experiences

UnionPay International (UPI) recently partnered with to provide UnionPay cardholders an enhanced payment experience in a partnership that coincides with the gradual recovery of the cross-border tourism market. The cooperation covers all major transaction currencies on's global sites accepting UnionPay online payment, including Hong Kong SAR, Singapore, Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam and other key travel markets of wants to attack the top dogs in Europe Group, the largest Chinese tourism company, is not only benefiting from the travel comeback in its home market. European boss Andy Washington also wants to take market share away from, Expedia & Co in Germany, according to a report on Group's latest ESG report: 16 million choose sustainable travel options Group released its annual Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) report for the fourth consecutive year, highlighting its sustainability practices across the business. Key findings in the report reveal the preference for low-carbon products across Group. In the past year, more than 16 million Group customers opted for low-carbon travel options.

Cathay Pacific partners with Chinese aviation universities to foster industry development

In a strategic move to support the growth and development of the aviation industry in China, Cathay Pacific has signed memorandums of understanding (MOUs) with two renowned higher-education institutions – the Civil Aviation University of China (CAUC) and the Civil Aviation Flight University of China (CAFUC).

The collaboration aims to cultivate a robust talent pool for the civil aviation industry in the Chinese mainland and attract talented individuals from the region. By leveraging the reputation and resources of CAUC and CAFUC, Cathay Pacific aims to advance its position as a leading airline with strong backing from its homeland, China.

Shanghai Airlines goes all-Boeing with removal of last Airbus A330-300

Chinese regional and long-haul carrier Shanghai Airlines has retired its last Airbus aircraft, transitioning to an all-Boeing fleet. The airline is focusing on more efficient aircraft, receiving seven out of 10 Boeing 787 Dreamliners ordered. The carrier may introduce Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC)'s Chinese-made planes in the future.

Tibet Airlines to jointly develop plateau variant of C919 aircraft with COMAC

Tibet Airlines from Southwest China's Xizang Autonomous Region on Sunday signed a cooperation agreement with Commercial Aircraft Corp of China (COMAC) in Shanghai to jointly develop a plateau variant of the C919 aircraft, according to Tibet Airlines. Tibet Airlines and COMAC will co-establish a national-level research center for the high-altitude operation of large aircraft, to push the operation and technological achievements of the ARJ21 and C919.