China Tourism News
China Tourism News
As the 2016 Chinese New Year put to an end, students and workers are now returning to school and jobs. Since February 12, the return peak of the Spring Festival Travel Rush reaches. The railway system in China sent 10.33 million passengers on February 13, increased by 9.1% over the same period in 2015. It is predicted that the travel rush will last for about 20 more days, till March 3rd.
In recent days, most parts of China have been hit by a cold wave, accompanying by heavy rain and snow. For the safety of tourists, many scenic spots have been closed temporarily. Some flights have been delayed or cancelled and the road traffic is under control. TravelChinaGuide here provides some useful tips to travelers, hoping they can have a good journey.
Shanghai Disneyland Park, the first Disneyland theme park in mainland China, will be officially opened on June 16, 2016. The ticket price is CNY 370 on ordinary days; CNY 499 at weekends, public holidays, July and August; and CNY 499 during the opening ceremony (June 16 - 30, 2016). With unique features and Chinese cultural elements, this park will surely attract many visitors.
January 1, 2016, Anhui, Fujian, Liaoning, Sichuan, and Tianjin joined Beijing, Shanghai and Hainan in adopting the tax refund policy for inbound visitors. We hope more and more regions will adopt the policy thus bringing more benefits for overseas visitors.
On December 21st, 2015, Shanghai government announced that it would carry out the 144-hour visa-free transit policy since January 30th 2016 to benefit international passengers. Passengers transiting in Shanghai, Jiangsu, and Zhejiang Provinces can now enjoy a free stay period up to 144 hours and travel in the three places.
Recently, haze and fog hit many places in northern and central China. As a result, the incidence of road accidents rises. Several expressways have been closed temporarily to avoid accidents. Meanwhile, a lot of flight have been canceled or delayed due to the bad weather. TravelChinaGuide kindly gives tourists some useful tips regarding your stay in China.
Beijing embraced the first snow of 2015 on November 6th. The snow drove away the smoggy weather recently and improved air quality. With the early arrival of snow this year, many ski resorts around Beijing are planning to open to the public in advance. Tourists can go there to enjoy the fun in winter.
Recently, a tourist from mainland China had a quarrel with her tour guide when travelling in Hong Kong. The tourist joined a tour group at a low price but was forced to shop in a store which gave commission to the guide. A man died in his attempt to stop the quarrel. We can learn a lesson from the sad accident and not to be trapped when selecting travel agencies.
China will hold a troop review at Tiananmen Square on September 3, 2015 to commemorate the victory of World War II. A series of measures will be taken to ensure that the activity can go smoothly, like the imposition of martial law around Tiananmen Square and Wangfujing Street on August 22 and 23, and September 2 and 3, the closure of Forbidden City from August 22 to September 3. Visitors intending to go to Beijing should keep an eye on the event before making their travel plans.
Beijing has won the bid to hold 2022 Winter Olympic Games and Paralympic Games on July 31st, 2015, making it the first city to hold both Summer and Winter Olympics. Even though it is cold in winter, Beijing has many interesting places to have fun, like Bird's Nest, ski resorts, ice waterfalls, hot springs, and hotpot restaurants.