Articles tagged “beijing”

Beijing Daxing Airport Is a Giant Showcase for Public Art

Beijing Daxing Airport Is a Giant Showcase for Public Art

Richard Whiddington, Jing Travel

Who needs the museum? Visitors are flocking to Beijing's new airport, a gigantic wonderland filled with Chinese art both contemporary and traditional. Like Singapore Changi Airport, it has instantly become a destination in and of itself.

1 month ago

Beijing’s Huge New Airport Crucial for Asian Aviation Competition

Beijing’s Huge New Airport Crucial for Asian Aviation Competition

Yan Zhang and Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

China's enormous new airport will boost Beijing's direct international business and help propel the country into the future as one of Asia's major hubs.

2 months ago

Rising Air Pollution Threatens Thailand’s Soaring Visitation

Rising Air Pollution Threatens Thailand’s Soaring Visitation

Supunnabul Suwannakij and Natnicha Chuwiruch, Bloomberg

Some tourists these days may care less about the health risk posed by intense air pollution than a trip's Instagram photo worthiness that might get ruined by smog.

2 years ago

Beijing Is Getting Closer to Edging Out Atlanta for World’s Busiest Airport

Beijing Is Getting Closer to Edging Out Atlanta for World’s Busiest Airport

Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

How desirable is the "crown" for world's busiest airport? When an outage hit Atlanta International in December, more than 1,000 flights were canceled and the fallout was total mayhem.

2 years ago

Beijing’s New $12.9 Billion Airport Will Be Battleground for Global Airlines

Beijing’s New $12.9 Billion Airport Will Be Battleground for Global Airlines

Dong Lyu, Bloomberg

The new airport in Beijing will be able to host 45 million passengers a year when it opens in 2019, with the capacity to handle 72 million a year. We expect this mega-airport to steal share from regional rival hubs in Hong Kong and Singapore.

2 years ago

Beijing’s Bike-Sharing Companies Race to the Bottom on Price

Beijing’s Bike-Sharing Companies Race to the Bottom on Price

Associated Press

Bike-sharing programs are now common in tourist-heavy cities like Beijing, but these programs don't maintain themselves, and rock-bottom prices don't help. Just look at all the financial and human resources that go into New York's Citi Bike.

3 years ago

Beijing Still Has a Massive Pollution Problem for Tourists and Locals Alike

Beijing Still Has a Massive Pollution Problem for Tourists and Locals Alike

Steven Schwankert, Skift

Although new measures and a 2022 date with the Winter Olympics may help clear the air, for now, Beijing’s hospitality industry has little choice but to address the situation – and hope guests order room service.

3 years ago

American, Not Delta, Will Receive Last Available U.S.-China Route

American, Not Delta, Will Receive Last Available U.S.-China Route

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Anyone who thought the three new online travel agency leaders — Jane Sun, Glenn Fogel, and Mark Okerstrom — intended to be mere caretakers of their predecessors’ policies and legacies would have been mistaken. To a large degree, they are stepping out into new territory.

3 years ago

The Next Three Olympics Are Headed to Korea, Japan, and China

The Next Three Olympics Are Headed to Korea, Japan, and China

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press

No Olympic Games is ever without its troubles or controversies, and hosting the Games is never cheap. Given what's happened in Rio, however, it's clear that Olympic organizers are realizing they need to be much smarter about which cities they pick to play host: While it's an incredible honor and source of pride for the countries picked, it can also be a tremendous financial and logistical burden, too.

3 years ago

American and Delta Are Squabbling Over a New Los Angeles-Beijing Flight

American and Delta Are Squabbling Over a New Los Angeles-Beijing Flight

Brian Sumers, Skift

It's only one route, but both American and Delta are trying to do all they can to win the right to fly between Los Angeles and Beijing. Both airlines feel the route is vital to their trans-Pacific ambitions.

3 years ago

Universal Studios Coming to Beijing to Build a New Theme Park

Universal Studios Coming to Beijing to Build a New Theme Park

Associated Press

Universal's success in Orlando has given the company the lessons it needs to compete with Disney on a global scale.

4 years ago

How Uber Keeps Working in China Despite Ban on Hailing Apps

How Uber Keeps Working in China Despite Ban on Hailing Apps

Alexandra Ho, Bloomberg

With less than 1% of the Chinese market Uber has room to grow. But when it's up against two competitors that have 99% of the market between them, that's tough row to hoe.

5 years ago