China Tourism News
China Tourism News
In 2014, China’s inbound tourists decreased by 1% according to officials. However, the data was estimated as high as 20%-30% by TravelChinaGuide.com and some other local travel organizations. The major reason is the decline of China’s national image. To reverse the trend, it is time for the government to take measurements.
On the New Year eve, a stampede happened in the Bund area of Shanghai and caused 36 dead and 49 injured. TravelChinaGuide.com feel so sad about the incident and provides some self-rescuing methods when encounter a stampede.
Winter is usually a low travel season because of low temperature. However, low temperature can bring some unique scenery like snow, ice and rime. This winter, there will be lots of festivals and activities held in China, concerning the white fairy-tale scenery. If interested, come to China and spend a different winter!
Shanghai is probably to offer tax rebate to inbound visitors. The required minimum cost at designated stores may be at least CNY500. However, the policy may not be as popular as in Europe countries in absence of Chinese people. If Shanghai wants to dig consumption capacity, it should create a more supportive shopping environment for Chinese people.
The APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) 2014 Conference will be held in Beijing from 4th to 11th, November. Various transportation restrictions will be carried out during this period. And local people may enjoy a week-long holiday. Thus TravelChinaGuide suggest you make full preparations for your journey to Beijing.
The boat collision took place in Phuket on October 19th caused 23 Chinese injured and 2 South Koreans missing. These on the tourist speedboat found nobody to handle the insurance issue after the accident, as the itinerary was organized by roadside stalls. TravelChinaGuide.com warns you not to take itineraries by illegal agencies.
The Occupy Central has caused great loss to the tourism of Hong Kong, as well as economy and transportation, etc. Many countries in the world have issued travel warnings to its citizens. TravelChinaGuide also suggest you not to visit the region at this time for the sake of personal security.
China National Day holiday (October 1st - 7th) is not a good travel season for foreigners due to the seas of people at airports, railway stations, and attraction sites, etc. If possible, try not to travel to China during the period. If unavoidable, TravelChinaGuide.com, the leading tour operator in China, has some tips for your reference.
New regulation about Tibet tour has been released by Tibetan Tourism Bureau recently. According to the regulation, tour groups over 20 are forbidden to enter Tibet. Policemen will be assigned to groups over 19 to take care of the tourists’ safety.
Travel China Guide gives a travel warning to Yunnan Province due to the strong earthquake on August 3, 2014, which caused 398 dead and more than 1,800 wounded. We send our deepest condolence and also suggest that you change or cancel your tours to the area.