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  • January 10, 2014
    Hotels in China provide smog masks to guests

    We all know how awful the smog in China is, so now some hotels in China provide gas masks to their guests. Redditor Mthomaseddy posted this picture of a gas mask packed in a beautiful cloth bag. The package was placed in his room when he arrived at the Shanghai Fairmont. It is just an […]


  • August 21, 2013
    Lotus resort in China’s desert

    In the Xiangshawan Desert, a remote stretch of dunes in Inner Mongolia, about 350 miles west of Beijing, an architectural lotus recently blossomed: the Desert Lotus Hotel, that doesn’t seem like a particularly convenient place to vacation. The hotel is part of a new resort built amid a vast sea of sand dunes, increasingly popular […]


  • December 20, 2012
    Shanghai allows citizens of 45 countries to stay visa-free for 72 hours

    Shanghai Municipal Tourism Administration announced that citizens of 45 countries do not require a visa to Shanghai for 72 hours, starting January 1, 2013. The 45 countries covered by the 72-hour visa-free policy are: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Iceland, […]


  • February 26, 2012
    World’s largest airport is coming to Beijing

    China is planning to build the world’s largest airport at the cost of around USD 15 billion, which will replace America’s Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport as the busiest airport in the world. Beijing is to build a new airport, which is likely to be the world’s largest in terms of passenger traffic, to the southeast […]


  • January 26, 2012
    Is this the most dangerous attraction in the world?

    Holy shit! This hike along the face of Mount Huashan in China, thousands of feet in the air, is one of the most dangerous attractions in the world. Yeah, that’s right! It’s an attraction! You get down some “steps” (why the quotes you ask? Because they are just notches in the rock!) and walk over […]


  • June 15, 2011
    Air China launch online checkin for N. America

    Air China launched its online check-in service for flights out of New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Vancouver to Beijing. Travelers in more than 60 domestic cities in China have been enjoying this benefit for more than two years. The recent launch in Air China’s gateways in North America brings to 21 the total […]


  • March 22, 2011
    Travel news for the day

    These are some of the stories that made the headlines: New Plan to Charge Entry Fees for Travel to U.S. Gets Cold Shoulder From Canada Canadians looking to visit the United States, arriving via air or sea, may soon pay more for the privilege. The ups and downs of the airfare waiting game Christopher Elliot […]


  • February 5, 2011
    Indian and Chinese nationals can avail of visa-upon-arrival for Armenia

    Armenia Diaspora reports that Indian and Chinese nationals will now be able to get their visas upon arrival in Yerevan, after the Armenian Government decided to relax visa norms for these two countries. In 2008, Armenia made a list to include 18 states, which are required to have invitations from Armenia to apply for entry […]


  • April 21, 2010
    China may end travel ban for HIV foreigners

    China may end a decade-old travel ban on HIV-positive foreigners from visiting the country, a media report said. The ban may be lifted after the Chinese Cabinet Monday decided to make changes to the laws barring HIV-positive foreigners from entering the country, China Daily reported Wednesday, citing sources. Currently, foreigners suffering from mental disorders or […]


  • April 15, 2010
    China opens Mt. Everest to international mountaineers

    With over 5000 mountaineers from different countries gathered in Tibet to climb Mt Everest and two other top peaks, China is all set to turn the “roof of the world” into a major tourist attraction. Mountaineers from China, the US, France, Russia, Spain and some other countries have gathered in Tibet since early this month […]


  • December 26, 2009
    World’s fastest rail-line opens in China

    The Wuhan–Guangzhou High-Speed Railway, also known as the Wuguang Passenger Railway, is a 968-kilometre (601 mi) high-speed rail line, operated by China Railway High-speed (CRH), connecting Wuhan (Hubei) and Guangzhou (Guangdong), in the People’s Republic of China. It is the world’s fastest train service, utilizing double-heading CRH2C and CRH3C trains which average 313 kilometres per […]


  • September 9, 2009
    ten links for today

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  • July 16, 2009
    Best Western in Asia launches Buy One Get One promotion

    Best Western has launched a new campaign that offers guests one free room night for one paid room night at hotels and resorts in eight prime countries across Asia – Bali, China, India, Japan, Macau, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. To qualify, guests must book between July 20 and Aug 2 for travel through Oct 31. […]


  • July 7, 2009
    Spring Airlines to sell standing room tickets

    Spring planes will become “like a bus” in an effort to increase passenger load by 40%, due to a sharp influx of customers wishing to take advantage of Spring Airlines’ cheap rates. Chinese airline officials are considering an unusual request made by Spring Airlines: allow passengers to purchase standing room only fares on short flights […]


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