BEIJING – From December 11, Air China will offer direct flights between Brisbane and Beijing, giving Brisbane access to 18 points in Europe, nine points in North America, and almost anywhere in China and Asia.
MANILA - Philippine Airlines (PAL) has launched a new Brand Equity campaign aimed at foreign leisure travellers from international markets with the theme: "Experience the Heart of the Filipino". The campaign has been launched with a digital video on PAL's Youtube Page showcasing the best of the Philippines and celebrating the best of Filipino values.
SHANGHAI - The CITS American Express Global Business Travel 2017 China Business Travel Survey (the Barometer) has revealed that 31% of Chinese companies expect travel budgets to rise over the next 12 months. The figure reflects increasing business confidence, as only 17% of respondents predicted budget increases when asked the same question last year.
BEJING - China received 69.5 million inbound visits in the first six months of the year, compared to 62.3 million outbound visits, according to a National Tourism Administration report.
NEW YORK – American Express has opened its first signature airport lounge network, The Centurion Lounge, in Hong Kong for Amex Platinum Cardholders and Centurion members.
BEIJING - China witnessed more than 710 million tourist trips during the eight-day National Day and Mid-Autumn holidays, ringing up to about RMB 590 billion (US$88.68 billion) in tourism income, according to the National Tourism Administration.
The State newsagency, Xinhua, reported that the National Day holiday, one of China's two Golden Weeks, saw a surge in tourist revenue along with passenger flows. This year the holiday was extended by one day as the Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Cake Festival, fell on October4.