China Tourism News
China Tourism News
From July 1, 2014, the Chinese railroad will run 60 more trains, among which 53 are bullet trains. Apart from the extra trains along Beijing - Shanghai and Beijing - Guangzhou high-speed railways, some more new high-speed trains will be open, including the bullet trains from Chengdu to Shanghai, Hangzhou and Fuzhou, the high-speed train from Beijing to Xiamen.
China inbound tourism of the first few months went through a declination in the first few months. TCG predicts that there is a drop of 15% - 20% on the number of tourists by the end of the year, according to the statistics from major travel agents and China Tourism Administration. TCG also provides four possible reasons for the fall of inbound tourism.
The dispiteous terrorists attack in Urumqi, Xinjiang on Thursday left 39 dead and over 90 wounded. The Chinese government and international community severely condemn the attack and express condolence to the victims and their families. As a responsible travel agency, Travel China Guide warn visitors not to travel to Xinjiang or change your itineraries.
Many cities and attractions offer promotions and activities on May 19, 2014, the fourth China Tourism Day. Free or half-price entrances of some scenic areas attract many visitors. Scenic spot like Zhangjiajie even offers the free entry to students younger than 19 year old until May 30, 2014. More and more people travel to China in recent years, and some may encounter troubles or traps during their visit, so we collect ten practical tips for your reference.
The real-name ticket policy and identity verification policy applied to China railway transportation have caused great inconveniences for foreign, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan travelers because of different naming habits. Our opinions on the issue are: use the complete full passport name for booking; English name is preferred if you get a Chinese name in traditional Chinese characters; omit unrecognized symbols by booking system like hyphen and apostrophe; if the system cannot accept all your name characters, type in as many as you can.
After being closed for more than three years, the Simatai Great Wall reopens in 2014. What's more, a new attraction, Beijing Wtown (Gubei Water Town), which is underneath the wall, is also open to visitors. As the construction is not completed, visitors should make a reservation to visit the wall. Those who visit both the town and the wall do not need to reserve as you won't pass the construction site.
Three were killed and 79 were injured in the violent terrorist attack at Urumqi South Railway Station on April 30. The government took immediate act to solve the case. International community condemned strongly on the inhumane terror act and expressed their sympathy to the victims and families. The two attackers are confirmed to be killed in the blast. All the wounded are accepting treatment in local hospitals.
Self-employed guides can be found in many tourism communities and websites like Tripadvisor.com. Visitors are prone to hire them because of the low prices they offered. These guides, however, may provide poor service and even cheat visitors as they are not supervised by any agencies or authorities. Thus TravelChinaGuide.com suggests that visitors choose qualified and professional travel agencies.
China tourism industry boomed and achieved a fast development in 2013. The total revenue of tourism grew by 13% over 2012. More and more Chinese people traveled abroad and they spent more money on traveling. The income of inbound tourism also increased in 2013, although less tourists traveled to China compared with 2012. Japan, Russia, USA, Malaysia, The Philippines, Singapore, Australia, Canada, Germany, UK, and France were the major tourism source countries. Foreign visitors concerned more about facilities and environment.
The Malaysian government declared on March 24th that the missing plane MH370 "ended in the Southern Indian Ocean". This is considered an irresponsible conclusion and hurt the families of passengers and all those who care about the missing plane. From the delay of declaring the plane's missing to the providing misleading location information of the plane, to this rush conclusion without any piece of wreckage being found, the Malaysian government disappointed everyone. We just need an open investigation and responsible information of this accident. We need the truth!