Articles tagged “beijing”

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.

2 weeks ago

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

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

Brian Sumers , Skift

You would think one route would not be a big deal, but both American and Delta wanted this one badly. It will be interesting to see how Delta responds. If it wants, it could move its Tokyo-Shanghai frequency to Los Angeles-Beijing.

5 months 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.

7 months 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.

10 months 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.

2 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.

2 years ago

Beijing Is Building a $14 Billion Airport to Meet Air Travel Demand

Beijing Is Building a $14 Billion Airport to Meet Air Travel Demand

Reuters

Passenger volume at China's airports has almost doubled in five years and growth shows no signs of slowing. Beijing will likely need the second facility long before the project is completed.

3 years ago

Hawaiian Airlines Begins Honolulu to Beijing Service

Hawaiian Airlines Begins Honolulu to Beijing Service

Dave Segal, Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Hawaiian is rethinking its Asia strategy as it launches new routes to China while cutting some to Korea and Japan.

3 years ago

Hazardous Smog Is One of the Biggest Challenges to Beijing’s Tourism Growth

Hazardous Smog Is One of the Biggest Challenges to Beijing’s Tourism Growth

Bloomberg

The implication of Beijing's dangerous pollution problem expand far beyond tourism, but it is one of the sectors that will be increasingly impacted until the government handles the smog.

3 years ago

China’s Airbnb Is Teaching a Booming Ruling Class What ‘Sharing’ Is All About

China’s Airbnb Is Teaching a Booming Ruling Class What ‘Sharing’ Is All About

Bloomberg

A sharing site that pays hotel taxes? Whaaaaat?

3 years ago

Beijing Airport Considers New Rules to Accommodate Taxi-Booking Apps

Beijing Airport Considers New Rules to Accommodate Taxi-Booking Apps

Jin Haixing, China Daily

Balancing the rise of taxi-booking apps and traditional ground transits options is a challenge for airports worldwide. The solution involves a combination of both.

3 years ago

Beijing Is Losing Inbound Tourist From Other Parts of Asia

Beijing Is Losing Inbound Tourist From Other Parts of Asia

Heather Timmons, Quartz

A combination of poor air quality in Beijing, and a bad attitude abroad isn't the best tourism marketing strategy.

3 years ago