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China bans multiple entry visas in HK

China has stopped issu­ing multiple-entry visas to foreigners travelling from Hong Kong until after the Olympics, the South Chi­na Morning Post reported. It's set to present major…

Tibet tourism suffers

Tibet's tourism industry is suffering a huge loss as the government blocks foreign visitors after last month's deadly riots, business people in the region were quoted saying by Reuters.…

Days Inn sees China growth

Days Inn China said it intends to double its growth rate in the country. It has signed 48 hotels over the last four years and is now on an aggressive growth strategy.Harry Tan, CEO of…

More high-end hotels for Shanghai

Shanghai is expected to have 13,400 rooms in high-end hotels by the end of this year, according to the Shanghai Municipal Tourism Administrative Commission. These additional rooms plus the…

Mandarin Oriental in Sanya

The Mandarin Oriental, Sanya, opens for business in the second half of 2008 with 297 rooms.In addition, 15 private villas have their own private deck areas, private outdoor lap pools,…

Beijing imposes smoking ban

The Chinese capital will ban smoking in most public places starting from May 1, part of the move for a smoke-free Olympics. China Daily said more than 150 Chinese cities already have…

New hotel at Shanghai Expo site

Yahsin Business Hotel, managed by Visual Orient Limited, has opened in Shanghai World Expo Zone. The hotel is located in the service area of Pudong World Expo Zone, about ten minutes walk…

IHG Academy expands in China

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) has launched its 12th IHG Academy, this time in Shenzhen. The partnership with the Shenzhen Tourism College of Jinan University marks the Academy's entry…

China premier at Mekong Summit

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao will be in Laos form this weekend to attend the third Greater Mekong Subregion Summit in Vientiane.Xinhua said he will join leaders from Laos, Vietnam,…

Sofitel Wanda Ningbo tops off

Sofitel Wanda Ningbo witnessed its top-off ceremony last week. It will be the fourth hotel Accor is managing on behalf of the Wanda Group. This follows the success of Sofitel Wanda Chengdu,…

Crowne Plaza Ningbo ready

After an eight-month extensive renovation programme, the 432-room Crowne Plaza City Center Ningbo has announced its official opening. The first Crowne Plaza brand hotel in Zhejiang…

Outlook clouded for Peninsula operator

Hong Kong and Shanghai Hotels, which operates the Peninsula chain, saw recurring profit last year rising 20% to HK$1.09 billion (US$140 million) on the back of buoyant travel demand. But…

Langham’s plans for China

Langham Hotels International has announced that its two hotel brands Langham and Langham Place will formally open in mainland China this year. The company has three new hotels scheduled…

Super 8 on super drive

Super 8 Hotels is accelerating its direct owned property development in China, starting with five properties to open in the next two months.The company plans to develop 48 direct owned…

Tibetans storm Chinese town

More than 1,000 Tibetans, some on horseback, have charged into a remote Chinese town, attacking a government building and hoisting their national flag, AFP reported. It quoted Canadian TV…

Shangri-La Qingdao’s new wing

The Valley Wing extension has opened at Shangri-La Hotel, Qingdao. The new tower -  part of a US$62 million expansion - adds 196 rooms, increasing total inventory to 696 with 13 serviced…

TAT targets China

The Tourism Authority of Thailand has planned promotional campaigns for Asian markets this year, especially in China, South Korea and Japan. The Nation said the TAT had just finished a…

Tibet unrest toll “rises to 80”

At least 80 people have been killed in unrest following protests by Tibetans against Chinese rule, the Tibetan government in exile was quoted saying in a BBC report.According to the…
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