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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…

New World Hotel Wuhan plans April opening

The New World Hotel Wuhan opens its doors on April 15. It is part of a new integrated complex comprising the hotel, offices, retail outlets and residential units. Situated in Hankou's…

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…

Shanghai-Hangzhou rail link by 2010

The high-speed rail link connecting Shanghai and Hangzhou will be completed by 2010, railway officials were quoted saying by China Daily. The express link will allow travelling speeds of…

China inflation surges

China's inflation accelerated to the fastest pace in 11 years in February as food and energy prices jumped, Bloomberg reported. Consumer prices climbed 8.7 percent from a year earlier after…

Texas shoots for China

Tourism authorities in the US state of Houston have launched a campaign to attract Chinese tourists that banks on the appeal of superstar basketball player Yao Ming. The "My Houston"…

It’s still stop at one

China's top population official has ruled out any changes to the one-child policy for at least the next decade because the country is about to experience another baby boom, Xinhua news…

Ritz-Carlton in Guangzhou

Ritz-Carlton has opened its new property in Guangzhou, company's fourth property in mainland China. The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou - the 70th property in The Ritz-Carlton portfolio - is near…
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