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Visa opens kiosks in Beijing

Visa has opened 55 tourist information kiosks throughout Beijing to provide multilingual information services to cardholders and international visitors travelling to China for the Beijing…

Speculation over China airline merger

Speculation is mounting that China Eastern Airlines and Shanghai Airlines are about to merge. The Shanghai Daily has reported that thetwo airlines are in talks, as both struggle to cope with…

Doubletree opens in Asia

Hilton Hotels Corporation has openedits first Doubletree by Hilton hotel in Asia.The Doubletree by Hilton Beijing is an upscale, 547-room hotel located betweenthe city's CBD and Financial…

Air China adds new route

Air China has added a daily round-trip flightbetween Wenzhouand Shanghai Pudong and adjusted the flight schedule on the Wenzhou-Kunmingroute.

Jinjiang targets budget expansion

Jin Jiang International has announced that it plans to multiply the number of its budget brand Jinjiang Inn over the next two years.The Chinese hotel group has said it aims to reach 600…

Accor hosts French ambassador

The Pudi Boutique Hotel in Shanghai welcomed the visiting French Ambassador to China on Tuesday. Martin van der Valk (middle of picture), General Manager of theAccor-managed property,…

High-speed trains link Beijing-Tianjin

From 1 August high-speed trains will link Beijing and Tianjin, cutting down thetrip time considerably. The new trains,built domestically with help from German technology, take just a third…

Beijing hotels forced to slash rates

Hotels in Beijing are cutting their rates by as much as 30% because high demand forecast for theOlympic Games has not materialised, the Associated Press has reported. Chinese authorities was…

Starwood starts recruitment drive

Following IHG's announcement that is will expand its academy network across China, rivals Starwood Hotels & Resorts kicks off its first 'HotStarts' program. The inaugural program was…

Bus routes for Olympic visitors

Operations startedon 10 Olympic bus routes on Sunday to carry the expected increase in passengers to Beijing'smajor sports venues. The routes will make up for the relative shortage of…

China Southern to slash costs

China Southern Airlines plans to lower its operating costs by CNY1.3 billion (US$190.9 million) this year, the South China Morning Post has reported. Measures include a 10% cut in management…

IHG expands training academies

InterContinental Hotels Group is tackling the war for talent in China head on. Two years after opening its first training institute - IHG Academy- in Shanghai, the company is to nearly…

Air China orders 45 Boeings

Air China has signed a purchase order with Boeing for 15 Boeing 777s and 30 Boeing 737s, China Daily has reported. The cost of the order is US$6.3 billion, with the aircraft to be delivered…

Shandong Airlines makes gains

Chinese carrier Shandong Airlines has said it expects to make a first half profit of CNY50-60 million (US$7.3-8.8 million), the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation has reported. The forecast…

New St Regis Beijing unveiled

The St Regis Beijing has reopened following its US$27 million, Starwood Hotels & Resorts has announced. All of the hotel's 258 rooms, 102 suites, restaurants and public spaces have been…
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