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  • 130 million Chinese tourists spend $115 billion overseas in 20172018-03-04

    The number of outbound trips has reached 130 million in 2017, up 7.0% from 122 million in 2016; an estimated USD 115.29 billion was spent, a year-on-year increase of 5%, according to the 2017 China Outbound Tourism Travel Report jointly released by Ctrip and China Tourism Academy. According to stat...
  • Chinese conglomerate HNA plans 25% job cuts2018-03-01

    Chinese conglomerate HNA Group, faced with liquidity concerns after recent debt-fuelled acquisitions, plans “significant cuts” in its workforce this year, Risk Event-Driven and Distressed Intelligence (REDD) reported, citing five unnamed sources. The job cuts would be part of the group’ “weight-los...
  • 93% Chinese intend to visit Europe in the first four months of 20182018-02-23

    According to the latest results of the Long-Haul Travel Sentiment Survey and Index, Chinese willingness to travel overseas remains positive in the first months of 2018. Nearly 3 in 5 (58%) Chinese respondents plan to travel internationally between January-April 2018, suggesting that demand from this...
  • Just over 300,000 Chinese tourists will visit Thailand to celebrate Chinese New Year, the Thailand’s Ministry of Tourism and Sports announced earlier this week.2018-02-20

    Just over 300,000 Chinese tourists will visit Thailand to celebrate Chinese New Year, the Thailand’s Ministry of Tourism and Sports announced earlier this week. Basing its estimates on flights and booking trends, 15 to 21 February, the ministry said 888,472 foreigners would visit the country of whi...
  • Hotel tech startup Tink Labs shares secret to Handy's success2018-02-20

    Hong Kong-based travel tech startup Tink Labs leases its mobile device Handy to hotels. The device is with native Wi-Fi access, its bespoke OS, HotelPortal platform and LUXOS-curated content, it also works as a personal concierge, in-room remote control, travel guide, live language translator and bo...
  • China’s hotels will be half-empty over lunar new year holiday2018-02-20

    The Lunar New Year holiday, often called the word’s largest annual migration, will generate 3 billion passenger trips in China this year, according to government forecasts. But more travelers doesn't mean more guests for China’s hotels, with people typically visiting and staying with family or frie...
  • China’s hotels will be half-empty over lunar new year holiday2018-02-16

    The Lunar New Year holiday, often called the word’s largest annual migration, will generate 3 billion passenger trips in China this year, according to government forecasts. But more travelers doesn't mean more guests for China’s hotels, with people typically visiting and staying with family or frie...
  • New Zealand getting ready for the huge Chinese tourism boom2018-02-13

    As in other areas, China’s laws of big numbers are transforming the world of tourism,and not just in New Zealand. The Germany-based China Outbound Research Institute calculates that more than 150 million mainland Chinese travellers ventured overseas last year – the largest number from any nation....
  • £300 million UK-China deal includes new Merlin attractions2018-02-11

    Merlin Entertainments is to introduce two of its brands to China as part of a £300 million (USD 425 million) package of projects intended to deepen cultural ties between the UK and China. Among the projects are three new developments from Merlin Entertainments, including two brands making their firs...
  • Chinese overseas travellers to surge +11% ahead of New Year celebrations2018-02-08

    Daily international departures are running ahead +11% year-on-year, travel analyst ForwardKeys predicts future travel patterns by analysing 17 million daily flight bookings. Asia Pacific is the top regional destination. It has a market share of 76%, with bookings ahead by +13%. Destinations in Sout...

New World Shanghai Hotel Shanghai

The New World Shanghai Hotel (Shanghai Bali Chuntian Xinshijie Jiudian) is located on the southern edge of Zhongshan Park in the Changning District, a newly developed area where many major international corporations have built their China headquarters. Opened in 2003, the 38-story hotel features 605 guest rooms and suites, equipped with high-speed internet access, satellite televisions, mini bars, coffee/tea makers, complimentary bottled water, climate control, telephones and in-room safes. Marble bathrooms include phones, bathrobes, scales, makeup mirrors and toiletries. 24-hour room service is available. The hotel is part of a large complex comprising service apartments, restaurants and the New World Department Store. A roof-top swimming pool offers dramatic views of Shanghai's skyline. The property also features a health club, spa, sauna, concierge service, currency exchange, multi-lingual staff, ATM banking, airport transportation, beauty salon, wireless internet access, ticket service, safe-deposit boxes and limousine rental service. Conference facilities include ballrooms, meeting rooms and a business center.