Chinese embassy urges Egypt to guarantee tourists’ safety

The director of consular affairs at Chinese Embassy in Cairo, Zhang Baoqi, on Wednesday urged the Egyptian government to take necessary measures to guarantee Chinese citizens’ safe travelling in Egypt. The Chinese official conveyed the message in light of a tragic hot balloon accident on Tuesday in Luxor, about 670 km south of Egypt’s capital […]

Hong Kong Disneyland reports first profit

Hong Kong Disneyland announced Monday that it earned a profit of 109 million HK dollars (14.06 million U.S. dollars) in the fiscal year ending Sept. 29, 2012, the first time the park recorded a profit since its opening in 2005. The park generated record revenues of 42.72 billion HK dollars, up 18 percent from the […]

Beijing to construct new subway line

Construction of a new subway line will start next month in Beijing to help ease traffic in the Chinese capital. The No.16 Line, which will link the Yongfeng high-tech industrial base in the north with Lugouqiao town in the south, will pass through downtown Beijing. It is expected to be put into operation by the […]

Accidents down during Spring Festival in China

Traffic accidents during this year’s Spring Festival were down about 50 percent from last year, according to a Saturday statement from the Ministry of Public Security (MPS). It noted that no heavy or large-scale traffic congestion was reported and traffic accidents in which three or more people died dropped by 76.7 percent year on year. […]

Spring Festival tourism revenue up 15.4 pct

Tourism revenue in China rose 15.4 percent year on year during the week-long Spring Festival holiday, the National Tourism Administration said Saturday. Tourism revenue reached 117.06 billion yuan (18.79 billion U.S. dollars) during the holiday that began last Saturday, according to a statement released by the administration. The Spring Festival, or Chinese Lunar New Year, […]

China expects Spring Festival tourist boom

China is expecting a travel frenzy as more people plan trips during the upcoming seven-day Spring Festival holiday, data from research institutes and travel agencies showed. According to a survey conducted by the China Tourism Academy, more than 76.8 percent of the respondents said they are willing to travel during the holiday, up from 36.5 […]

China tightens railway security checks for travel rush

Railway police said Tuesday they have handled 240,000 cases concerning inflammables, explosives and dangerous goods since the start of the Spring Festival holiday travel rush. Police authorities under the Ministry of Railways seize large quantities of prohibited goods, such as controlled knives, firecrackers, paint and cigarette lighters, every year during the travel rush, the police […]

Sichuan Airlines to fly between Chengdu and Melbourne

Sichuan Airlines will offer direct flights between the southwestern Chinese city of Chengdu and Melbourne of Australia starting from Feb. 28. It will be the first non-stop flights connecting western China with Australia, the airline said in a statement on Monday. The air carrier is scheduled to fly on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays. A one-way […]