Qatar Airways has announced that as part of its strategy to invest in the strongest airlines around the world and continue enhancing operations and network connectivity, on December, 28, 2018, it had completed an on-market purchase of certain A shares and H shares of China Southern Airlines Company Limited (China Southern Airlines). This resulted in an aggregate holding of approximately 5.00 percent of the total issued share capital of China Southern Airlines.
Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province in China, is offering a 144-hours Transit Visa Free to the holders of 53 foreign countries from January 01, 2019, as part of the city’s plan to boost its development as an international destination for tourists.
United Airlines submitted a formal application to the US Department of Transportation (DOT) for authority to increase service between New York/Newark Liberty and Shanghai Pudong beginning in June 2020.
For the second time in a row, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts (WHR) announces that it has become the official Partner Hotel of ITB China, taking place from May 15 – 17, 2019 in Shanghai.
Thailand-based ONYX Hospitality Group, announced the opening of its 50th property, Shama Hongqiao Shanghai.
Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced the opening of Hyatt Regency Xuzhou in China’s Jiangsu Province.
Minor Hotels has signed two new management contracts in China under the company’s established M Collection brand of hotels and bespoke travel experiences.
With the help of an initiative by Verband Internet Reisevertrieb (VIR), one of Germany’s leading association for the digital travel industry, German tourism companies are due to make a joint appearance at ITB China 2019, which will take place from May 15 – 17, 2019 in Shanghai.
Lodging Econometrics has released its bi-annual Global Construction Pipeline Trend Report, which compiles the construction pipeline counts for every country and market around the world.
Under the patronage of H.R.H. Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz, president, Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage, the National Museum of Riyad is hosting the Treasures of China Exhibition from September 13 – November 23.