Category Archives: National Tourism Administration

Bars in Beijing install all-gender toilets

CNTA. 2016-06-16 chinadaily.com.cn.  Many bars in Beijing have started installing “All-gender toilet” sign on their restrooms to show their open attitude to all genders, reported qdaily.com on Tuesday. The “All-gender toilet” sign displays three figures: one wearing a dress, one in trousers and one wearing half dress and half trousers. All-gender toilets, or gender-neutral toilets, welcome people of all sexes, including

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Full text of Premier Li Keqiang’s remarks at First World Conference on Tourism for Development

BEIJING — Following is an English version of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s remarks at the First World Conference on Tourism for Development on May 19. Tourism, a Ship of World Peace and Development Address by H.E. Li Keqiang Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China At the Opening Ceremony of the First World Conference on Tourism for Development 19 May 2016

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China Cross-Border Tourism Cooperation Zone

NTA. The cross-border tourism cooperation zone is a special zone crossing the borders of two or more than two countries, whose chief function is to provide tourism services and where factors of the tourism industry can flow freely. It has the following four characteristics. First, it’s cross-border. Normally it’s set up by two or more than two countries in their

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China to strengthen supervision of tourism market

GOVCN. The State Council issued a guideline on Feb 19 to beef up the comprehensive supervision of the domestic tourism market. The move is to solve the most pressing issues in the tourism market and violations of tourists’ rights and interests. A tourism supervision team, set up by the joint inter-ministerial meeting of the State Council for tourism and led by the

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China to see 137m overseas tourists in 2016

GOV CN. More than 137 million overseas tourists will visit China in 2016, a jump of 2.5 percent from the previous year. This would be the second year of growth in inbound tourism after the country saw years of decline in foreign tourists since 2011. During the annual work meeting held on Jan 29, China National Tourism Administration set its development goal

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World Association of Chinese Cuisine Now Named As World Federation of China Catering Industry

CNTA 2015-12-17 CRIENGLISH.com. World Association of Chinese Cuisine (WACC) has officially changed its name to World Federation of China Catering Industry (WFCCI) at a press conference held at the China Great Hall Hotel in Beijing on December 9th, 2015. Founded in July 1991, WACC now has more than 500 member units, covering more than 40 countries and regions around the world.

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Tibet world’s largest winter habitat for black-necked cranes

Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region has become the world’s largest winter habitat for a critically endangered crane, thanks to enhanced conservation efforts and public awareness.  Tibet is currently temporary home to 7,000 to 8,000 black-necked cranes, around 70 percent of the world’s total. “It has turned into a winter haven for this critically endangered species,” said Dawa Tsering, researcher with

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Harry Potter Magic World Tour Arrives in China for the First Time

CNTA. 2015-12-07 CRIENGLISH.com  The Hogwarts Express is presented at the Harry Potter Magic World Tour in Shanghai, December 6, 2015. The Harry Potter Magic World Tour has arrived in China for the first time. The show was first launched in 2009, and has already travelled to cities such as New York, Toronto, Sydney, Tokyo and Singapore. This Harry Potter experience opened

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Chinese airline’s acquisition of Swissport approved by EU

CNTA. xinhua. China’s fourth-largest airline HNA Group’s takeover of the airport luggage handler Swissport International got the green light from the antitrust body of the European Union (EU) on Wednesday. “The proposed acquisition would raise no competition concerns because the companies’ activities do not overlap,” the European Commission said in a statement. Swissport is a major provider of airport ground handling,

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