Articles tagged “tibet”

China Wants to Commercialize the Other Side of Mount Everest in Tibet

China Wants to Commercialize the Other Side of Mount Everest in Tibet

Adam Minter, Bloomberg

Purists won't like what China wants to do with the Tibetan side of Mount Everest as it seeks to build tourism and accessibility in a tradeoff against Everest's unspoiled beauty on the Nepalese side. China also hopes to create jobs and commercial opportunities in unruly and independence-seeking Tibet.

2 years ago

China Halts All Climbing on Tibetan Side of Mt. Everest

China Halts All Climbing on Tibetan Side of Mt. Everest

Martha Bellisle, Associated Press

Indulging the adventurous whims of western tourist should be the last priority right now.

4 years ago

Tibet Capital is Magnet for Chinese Millennial Tourists

Tibet Capital is Magnet for Chinese Millennial Tourists

Palden Nyima and Su Zhou , China Daily, Beijing

Student tourists in China have their own style, are up for a challenge, and are crowding into the Tibet capital this summer.

5 years ago

Shangri-La’s New Lhasa Hotel Opens Near the Top of the Himalayas

Shangri-La’s New Lhasa Hotel Opens Near the Top of the Himalayas

Greg Oates, Skift

The Shangri-La Hotel, Lhasa opening should bring a wealth of new attention, especially from well-heeled Western travelers, to Tibet's administrative center.

5 years ago

New Tibet Airport Cuts Tourists’ Trips from Two Days to One Hour

New Tibet Airport Cuts Tourists’ Trips from Two Days to One Hour

Reuters

China is quickly improving airport infrastructure to meet the needs of its growing traveler population. The rapid development is opening up new areas of the country to tourism, with positive and negative unintended consequences.

6 years ago

The World’s Highest Airport Will Open in China This Year

The World’s Highest Airport Will Open in China This Year

Natalie Paris, Daily Telegraph

If done carefully, this airport could be helpful to Tibet's economy. However, given the protests so far, that level of care doesn't seem to be in place.

6 years ago

Free Tibet protesters continue attack on InterContinental’s plan for Lhasa hotel

Natalie Paris, The Daily Telegraph

When people are setting fire to themselves in the city you're building your new hotel in, you may want to consider the negative impact the development may have on the other properties in your portfolio.

6 years ago

InterContinental Hotels’ plan to open resort in Tibet draws boycott promise

InterContinental Hotels’ plan to open resort in Tibet draws boycott promise

Tania Branigan, The Guardian

IHG isn't targeting western tourists as much as it's appealing to Chinese tourists' preference for brand-name hotels they recognize. Still, if this boycott catches on IHG will become very busy on the PR front and will likely wonder if it's really worth it.

6 years ago

China’s travel restrictions on Tibet eased, as tours ready to restart

China’s travel restrictions on Tibet eased, as tours ready to restart

Adrian Bridge, Telegraph UK

Individual travel is still no-go, but group tours are going to restart soon. Meanwhile, Chinese suppression in Tibet remains a looming reality.

6 years ago

China won’t allow foreign tourists in Tibet again until further notice

China won’t allow foreign tourists in Tibet again until further notice

China's temporary restrictions on travel to Tibet will add to the destination's appeal for foreign tourists, alongside the outdoor world's indifference to China's

7 years ago

China to build fake Tibetan villages to lure visitors

Almost two dozen fake Tibetan villages are unlikely to attract foreign visitors who are turned off by the regular self-immolations of disgruntled Tibetans.

7 years ago