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The 2017 China Tourism Report and 2018 China Tourism Trend Forecast, released by China Tourism Academy and China National Tourism Administration on December 19 in Beijing, indicated that the number of domestic tourists and the total revenue created have increased by 13.17% and 16.55% respectively in the first three quarters of 2017.
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Baidu officially launched its WiFi translator on Ctrip on December 20 for distribution and rental online in the United States, Japan, Canada and Hong Kong, enabling travelers to avoid language barriers and connectivity issue.
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It’s a national emergency. New Delhi’s air pollution has reached levels so toxic that United Airlines is canceling flights from Newark to Delhi, India until it improves. Arvind Kumar, a lung surgeon at a local hospital, told NDTV Media. “As a doctor, I have no problem saying that the situation today is a public health emergency.
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Ctrip comes first again for the 4th time in a row in the 2017 Top 20 Chinese Tourism Groups list released by China Tourism Academy and China Tourism Association on December 20.
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As of September 30, 2017, China's high-speed rail had carried a total of 7 billion passengers in the nine years since the first high-speed rail service between Beijing and Tianjin was inaugurated on August 1, 2008. Passenger throughput has been growing at an average annual rate of more than 35%, according to China Railway Corporation（CRC）’s data published on October 23.
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Imagine walking all the way to an airline's ticket office to pay for excess luggage or a flight upgrade when you are at the airport. Or what if you are ready to pay for the seat you intend to book, but you are directed to another web page and you then need to fill up a form or wait for one-time password to confirm your transaction. A customer might pay, but surely wouldn't like to make that extra effort.
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Airbnb co-founder and chief strategy officer Nathan Blecharczyk has been named chairman of Airbnb China. Hong Ge, the former head of the company’s China business has left four months after taking the job there. Asia Pacific head Kum Hong Siew will act as interim China chief until a replacement is found, according to a report on FT.com.
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Data of Tourico Holidays, a business unit within Hotelbeds Group and one of the world’s fastest growing wholesale travel brokerage companies, show that APAC hotel bookings surge as North America, Europe, South America, and Middle East demand increases in 2017.
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Euromonitor International is excited to share new insights about the travel industry. Travel and tourism continues to remain on track, outperforming the global economy, with arrivals set to grow by 3.7% and inbound receipts at a stronger rate of 4.1% over 2017, compared to world GDP at 3.5%.
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The tours and activities segment has garnered a lot of interest in 2017 with startups gaining traction, huge funding rounds and even the launch of Arival, a dedicated conference for T&A.