Articles tagged “beijing”

News Blog

AI Firm Buys Legacy Hong Kong Travel Agency in More Signs of Life for China Travel

Abel Zhao, co-founder & CEO of FreeD Group, a technology innovator that specializes in proprietary enterprise application solutions, has acquired 75-year-old Connexus Travel from the parent company of Cathay Pacific, Swire Group. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. Founded in 2015, FreeD Group is a travel technology startup offering proprietary SaaS solutions for…

News Blog

Beijing’s International Airports Remove Negative Covid Test Requirements — Reports

Beijing Capital International Airport will no longer require proof of a negative Covid result for entry into its terminals, Reuters has reported, quoting Beijing News, a newspaper owned by the Chinese Communist Party. However, it is unclear if passengers need to show negative tests prior to boarding. The relaxed rules come as the government steps…

Tourism

Beijing Shuts Down Tourism Attractions After Covid Cases Spike Again

Tourism is on the back foot as the country prioritizes building more hospital capacity and fever clinics, and pushes ahead with a vaccination drive. The country's zero-Covid policy continues to take its toll.

Beijing Shuts Down Tourism Attractions After Covid Cases Spike Again

News Blog

China Cuts Quarantine Time for International Travelers to 7 Days

The National Health Commission of China has slashed the quarantine time for inbound travellers by half. International arrivals will now only need to spend seven days in a centralized quarantine facility, and then monitor their health at home for three days, down from seven previously. Relaxing its stringent zero-Covid policy has already spurred travel industry…

Business Travel

Trip.com Sees Biggest Business Travel Growth in China’s Second Cities

As for future business travel hotspots in China, plenty of gems come up in a new report published this week by Trip.Biz, the corporate travel division of Trip.com. It offers agencies real insight into the minds of business travelers, as well as opportunities to grow in a country that's ready to rebound after strict lockdowns.

Trip.com Sees Biggest Business Travel Growth in China’s Second Cities

Coronavirus

China’s Domestic Travel Curbs Upend Lives of Commuter Workers

China's mobility restrictions following a strict zero-Covid policy have made life tougher than before for commuter workers on border towns. They can neither go back home nor find another job.

China’s Domestic Travel Curbs Upend Lives of Commuter Workers

Airlines

Chinese Airlines Still in Covid’s Grip Report Wider 2021 Losses

Chinese airlines are walking a tricky tightrope with their efforts to knock out the Omicron variant. The consequences are brutal, and amid a plane crashe, inflated fuel prices due to the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, and Covid-positive Chinese citizens flying internationally, they fear there will be more to come.

Chinese Airlines Still in Covid’s Grip Report Wider 2021 Losses

Coronavirus

Beijing Hotels See Olympics Rate Surge While Other Chinese Cities Sputter

A largely closed-off international sporting event in China’s capital city means the historically fickle Olympic bump in hotel business is more likely to be an Olympic blip.

Beijing Hotels See Olympics Rate Surge While Other Chinese Cities Sputter

Coronavirus

Beijing Toughens Inbound Travel Covid Test Rules Over Omicron

China's zero-Covid efforts may be about to go by the wayside, particularly with the Winter Olympics just over two weeks away.

Beijing Toughens Inbound Travel Covid Test Rules Over Omicron

Airlines

Beijing Reimposes Travel Restrictions as Shanghai Demands Quarantines

This potential second wave couldn't have come at a worse time, as U.S. carriers prepare to restart flights to China and Shanghai looks forward to hosting Formula One races this season.

Beijing Reimposes Travel Restrictions as Shanghai Demands Quarantines