Budapest Airport announces its first live horse shipment to China

Budapest Airport announces its first live horse shipment to China   Budapest, Hungary, 2017-Aug-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Fourteen racehorses bred in Hungary were flown to China las week, on board Cargolux’s Boeing 747. The Friesian and Shagya Arabian horses, trained specifically for combined driving, took off from Budapest Airport in special freight containers, accompanied… Read the full press release

Bombardier’s Joint Venture in China to provide 10-year overhaul service for 498 metro cars operating on Shanghai Metro

Bombardier’s Joint Venture in China to provide 10-year overhaul service for 498 metro cars operating on Shanghai Metro   Bombardier’s joint venture to perform 10-year overhaul work for 498 metro cars operating on the world’s longest metro network BOMBARDIER ORBITA and Maximo systems to reduce maintenance time and improve fleet reliability and safety Berlin, 2017-May-16… Read the full press release

Qantas Airways to expand the acceptance of China’s UnionPay cards

Sydney, Australia, 2017-May-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas Airways became the first Australian airline to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with UnionPay International, China’s largest payment network provider, to expand the acceptance of UnionPay cards for payment across all Qantas customer touchpoints. The signing of the MOU took place yesterday at Qantas Mascot campus,… Read the full press release

PATA Initiates Discussion of Emerging Adventure Tourism in Luoyang, Henan, China

PATA Initiates Discussion of Emerging Adventure Tourism in Luoyang, Henan, China   BANGKOK, 2017-Apr-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The PATA Adventure Travel Conference and Mart 2017 (ATCM 2017) in conjunction with the Luoyang Adventure Tourism and Equipment Expo ended on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 in Luoyang, Henan province, China with over 500 delegates from 36 countries… Read the full press release

China Names Aeroflot Favorite International Airline

Moscow, 2017-Apr-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Aeroflot has been recognised as the Favourite International Airline in China at the Flyer Award Ceremony 2017, held on 11 April in Shanghai. These prestigious awards, now in their fifth year, recognise outstanding participants in China’s tourism market, including airlines which hold Skytrax Five Star Airline status. Qatar… Read the full press release

The Yuluxe Sheshan, Shanghai joins Tribute Portfolio’s collection in China

Shanghai, China, 2017-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Tribute Portfolio™, part of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR), today (02/22/2017) announced its debut in China with the addition of The Yuluxe Sheshan, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Shanghai. Owned by Shimao Property Holdings, the hotel joins Tribute Portfolio’s collection of exceptional hotels around the globe, spanning from Palm… Read the full press release

Hyatt opens its first Hyatt Regency hotel in Xiamen, China

CHICAGO, 2017-Feb-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced the opening of Hyatt Regency Xiamen Wuyuanwan, the first Hyatt Regency hotel in Xiamen in Southern China. The business hotel is set to provide authentic and diversified experiences to business and leisure travelers from near and far. “We are excited to welcome the… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways celebrates Chinese New Year with a special Spring Festival inspired on-board menu

Festival menu draws inspiration from the Year of the Rooster to deliver delicious dishes on board and in Qatar Airways’ lounges DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Jan-28 — /Travel PR News/ —Qatar Airways is celebrating one of the most important annual events in the Chinese calendar, Chinese New Year, by serving a special Spring Festival inspired menu on… Read the full press release

HIAA: Yangtze River Express Airlines to operate cargo flights between Halifax Stanfield and China

More Lobster Lift at Halifax Stanfield Halifax, N.S., 2017-Jan-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Just when it looked like Halifax Stanfield was set to close the books on a highly successful lobster export season, HIAA announced today (JANUARY 3, 2017) that a new cargo carrier, Yangtze River Express Airlines, will serve Halifax beginning Saturday, January… Read the full press release

Sheraton Hotels & Resorts opens Sheraton Huangdao Hotel in Qingdao one of China’s fastest growing urban centers

Qingdao, China, 2016-Dec-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR), today announced the opening of Sheraton Huangdao Hotel, located within the Qingdao Economic and Technological Development Zone (QWTDZ). The opening of Sheraton Huangdao Hotel marks the third property in Qingdao, underscoring the popularity and demand for… Read the full press release

Bombardier Transportation joint venture in China won its first contract from Changzhou Metro Co. Ltd.

Advanced rail control solution to enable safe, reliable and fast operation on first metro line in Changzhou, China Joint venture is enhancing local expertise for metro signalling industry BERLIN, Germany, 2016-Dec-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Bombardier Transportation announced today (December 6, 2016) that its Bombardier and New United Group (NUG) Signaling Solutions Co. Ltd…. Read the full press release

Hilton debuts in Ningbo, China with the opening of Hilton Ningbo Dongqian Lake Resort

Hilton debuts in Ningbo, China with the opening of Hilton Ningbo Dongqian Lake Resort   NINGBO, China and MCLEAN, Va., 2016-Nov-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Hilton Hotels & Resorts today (November 29, 2016) announced the opening of Hilton Ningbo Dongqian Lake Resort, marking Hilton‘s (NYSE: HLT) debut in Ningbo. Hilton Ningbo Dongqian Lake Resort is owned by… Read the full press release

China Eastern to fly non-stop thrice weekly to Nanjing, China from Vancouver International Airport (YVR)

Richmond, B.C., 2016-Nov-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (November 24, 2016), China Eastern (MU) announced non-stop thrice weekly service to Nanjing, China starting on December 20. This new, year-round service marks the first connection between Canada and Nanjing, a city rich with tourist attractions, education and business opportunities. “Nanjing—what an amazing new destination,” said… Read the full press release

Qantas Freight named exclusive air freight partner to carry VAN Dairy’s fresh Tasmanian milk to Ningbo, China

HOBART, Australia, 2016-Nov-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas Freight has been named as the exclusive air freight partner to carry VAN Dairy’s fresh Tasmanian milk export to Ningbo, China. In the first half of 2017, subject to government and regulatory approvals, Qantas will carry more than 50,000 litres of fresh VAN milk in the belly… Read the full press release

Southern Laos and the city of Meishan in China to work with TripAdvisor as winners of PATA CEO Challenge 2016

BANGKOK, 2016-Oct-18 — /Travel PR News/ —  A province in Lao PDR and the city of Meishan in China are the winners of the US$1 million PATA CEO Challenge 2016. Southern Laos receives the Top Destination Award in the category of ‘Regions/States/Provinces’. The People’s Government of Meishan, Sichuan, China is granted the Top Destination Award in… Read the full press release

Steigenberger to open new five-star hotel in Heihe, China

FRANKFURT, GERMANY, 2016-Sep-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Steigenberger is continuing its expansion in China. A new five-star hotel is set to open in Heihe as early as next year. The city lies directly on the border between China and Russia and thus is ideally situated to cater to business travellers and tourists from both countries…. Read the full press release

Hyatt Hotels Corporation announces the opening of Grand Hyatt Chengdu, China

New hotel celebrates style and charm inspired by Chengdu’s cultural legacy and the world beyond CHICAGO, 2016-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today the opening of Grand Hyatt Chengdu in the capital of Sichuan province in Southwest China. The first Hyatt-branded hotel in Sichuan, Grand Hyatt Chengdu will introduce… Read the full press release

IATA calls on China to continue strengthening safety and to optimize its airspace capacity further to reduce flight delays

Beijing, 2015-4-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called on China to continue strengthening safety and to optimize its airspace capacity further to reduce flight delays. “It is clear that China is fully dedicated to supporting its overall development with a strong air transport industry. The efforts of the CAAC… Read the full press release

KLM signed memorandum of cooperation with Xiamen Airlines and the City of Amsterdam to strengthen collaboration and accessibility between the Netherlands and China

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2015-3-5 — /Travel PR News/ — Yesterday KLM CEO Pieter Elbers signed a memorandum of cooperation with Chinese carrier Xiamen Airlines and the City of Amsterdam. Amsterdam mayor Eberhard van der Laan and Xiamen Airlines’ Chief Operating Officer Zhao Dong were also in attendance. KLM has been flying from Amsterdam to Xiamen three times… Read the full press release

PATA and Chengdu Culture & Tourism Development Group co-hosted the 2014 PATA Hub City Forum: Chengdu at the Sichuan Jinjiang Hotel in Chengdu, China

BANGKOK, 2015-1-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and Chengdu Culture & Tourism Development Group are pleased to have co-hosted the 2014 PATA Hub City Forum: Chengdu at the Sichuan Jinjiang Hotel in Chengdu, China on December 22, 2014. The purpose of the forum was to analyse current international travel trends,… Read the full press release

PATA will hold its PATA Annual Summit 2015 at the Hong Zhu Shan Hotel in Leshan, Sichuan, China from April 23-26, 2015

BANGKOK, 2015-1-8 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to be organising the PATA Annual Summit 2015 at the Hong Zhu Shan Hotel in Leshan, Sichuan, China from April 23-26, 2015. The Summit, generously hosted by the Leshan Municipal People’s Government, includes a one-day conference, the PATA Youth Symposium, the… Read the full press release

PATA pleased to have supported the International Mayor’s Forum on Tourism in Zhengzhou, China from November 15-17, 2014

BANGKOK, 2014-11-24 — /Travel PR News/ —  The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to have supported the International Mayor’s Forum on Tourism in Zhengzhou, China from November 15-17, 2014. The event, generously hosted by the Henan Provincial Government, included three main topics for discussion: the development of tourism and leisure economy, boosting the adjustment… Read the full press release

Marco Polo opens its newest hotel in Changzhou, China

Changzhou, China, 2014-8-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The newest Marco Polo will open in Changzhou, China on 28 August, 2014.  With 19 acres of lush gardens, Marco Polo Changzhou will be an exclusive urban oasis and the city’s prime address for events and meetings. Located in the Xinbei District just one hour from Shanghai by high-speed… Read the full press release

The Asian Development Bank, Guilin Institute of Tourism and Pacific Asia Travel Association to host training programme for travel industry professionals in Guilin, Guangxi, China

BANGKOK, 2014-8-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) in partnership with the Guilin Institute of Tourism (GIT) and the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) are delighted to invite travel industry professionals to attend the ADB-Phnom Penh Plan (PPP) for Development Management Learning Programme on “Tourism Management in the Greater Mekong Subregion.” The five-day… Read the full press release

Steigenberger Hotel Group to open fifth hotel in China

Frankfurt, Germany, 2014-7-24 — /Travel PR News/ — An agreement has now been signed for a fifth hotel in the country to be located in the multi-million eastern metropolis of Taizhou. The Steigenberger flagship hotel in Taizhou will be housed in the top twelve storeys of the 300-metre City Towers, which will then become the city’s tallest… Read the full press release

Embraer welcomes Tianjin Airlines as the launch user for AHEAD-PRO (Aircraft Health Analysis and Diagnosis – PROgnosis) system in China

Beijing, China, 2014-6-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Embraer welcomes Tianjin Airlines, the first E190 Chinese operator and the largest E-Jets carrier in Asia, as the launch user for E-Jets AHEAD-PRO (Aircraft Health Analysis and Diagnosis – PROgnosis) system in China. The system will be installed in all Tianjin Airlines fleet of 50 E-Jets. “We are… Read the full press release

China: Zhongshan, Zhuhai and Macau tourism offices jointly hold activities to showcase tourism destinations in cities along high-speed rail

Macau, 2014-5-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Zhongshan Tourism Bureau, Zhuhai Culture Sports and Tourism Bureau as well as Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) jointly hold activities to showcase the three tourism destinations this week in Zhengzhou and Wuhan, together promoting regional tours in cities along high-speed rail among their residents and trade. To expand their tourist… Read the full press release

SriLankan Airlines to operate weekly charter flights flight to Chongqing, China

Colombo, 2014-5-9 — /Travel PR News/ — SriLankan Airlines, the national carrier of Sri Lanka and the newest member of theoneworld alliance, in a move to meet the increasing demands for air services between China and Sri Lanka will soon be operating scheduled charter flights to Sichuan province, China. Starting from July 1, 2014, SriLankan will… Read the full press release

Marriott International, Inc. opens 282-room hotel in Jixian, China

New Jixian Marriott Hotel Pitches-in on Sustainable Tourism. Tianjin, China, 2014-04-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) today celebrated the opening of its 282-room Jixian Marriott Hotel, taking the total number of properties under its iconic Marriott Hotels brand in China to 16. Under a long-term management agreement with Saint Light Investment… Read the full press release

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts opens its first residential project in China, Fairmont Chengdu Residences

Fairmont Chengdu Residences opens as city’s first branded residential offering   Chengdu, China, 2014-03-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of Fairmont Chengdu Residences, the luxury hotel brand’s first residential project in China. Building on Fairmont’s growing presence in Asia Pacific, the residences are part of a mixed-use development that will… Read the full press release