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One more Myanmar’s domestic airline announces flight suspension

Tourism Mail | 22nd July, 2018

YANGON, July 22:  One more Myanmar’s domestic airline, the FMI Air, has announced temporary suspension of both its scheduled and chartered flight services to pave way for reorganization, the official Global New Light of Myanmar reported Sunday. The FMI Air’s announcement has brought the total number of private airlines to a standstill to three. The…

New hotels to mark Havana’s 500th anniversary

Tourism Mail | 22nd July, 2018

HAVANA, July 22: Seven new hotels will be built in Havana to celebrate the Cuban capital’s 500th anniversary in 2019. “In 2019, when Havana celebrates the 500th anniversary of its founding, we will see the contributions of the smokeless industry, a sector that is now undertaking seven major investments,” Jose Reinaldo Daniel Alonso, head of…

Vietnam Airlines reschedules Shanghai flights over typhoon

Tourism Mail | 21st July, 2018

HANOI, July 21: Vietnam’s national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines said on Saturday that it would adjust departure and landing times of its flights to and from China’s eastern city of Shanghai on Sunday due to Typhoon Ampil. The affected flights are those between Vietnam’s Hanoi capital and Ho Chi Minh City and Shanghai. Ampil, the…

Boeing pledges to create 100,000 jobs for American workers in five years

Tourism Mail | 20th July, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO, July 20:  U.S. aircraft giant Boeing Company said Thursday that it is echoing U.S. President Donald Trump’s call for making more jobs with a pledge to create employment opportunities for 100,000 American workers in the next five years. Boeing said it will provide these jobs through “a combination of increased work-based learning such…

1st LD: Tourist boat capsizes in U.S. state of Missouri, killing 8

Tourism Mail | 20th July, 2018

CHICAGO, July 20 : A tourist boat capsized on a lake in the U.S. state of Missouri Thursday night, killing at least eight people and injured several others. Some passengers are still accounted for, and a diving team has arrived at the scene for rescue, local media quoted Sone County Sheriff Doug Rader as saying….

German tourists arrive in China after bus tour along Silk Road

Tourism Mail | 6th July, 2018

SHANGHAI, July 06 : Fifty-six German tourists traveling by bus along the Silk Road arrived in Shanghai Friday after a 53-day trip. The tourists, mostly senior citizens, departed from Hamburg and traveled 13,000 kilometers across countries along the ancient Silk Road to Shanghai, as part of a cultural exchange program between China and Germany. The…

UNESCO lists Korean mountain Buddhist temples as World Heritage sites

Tourism Mail | 1st July, 2018

MANAMA, July 01:  Seven ancient Korean mountain temples, which typify the way Buddhism in the country has merged with indigenous beliefs and styles, were listed as UNESCO world heritage sites on Saturday. The seven mountain temples — Seonamsa, Daeheungsa, Beopjusa, Magoksa, Tongdosa, Bongjeongsa, Buseoksa — were all established during the Three Kingdoms period that lasted…

Second death of Chinese tourist from bus crash in Canada

Tourism Mail | 7th June, 2018

OTTAWA, June 7 : The Chinese embassy in Canada on Thursday confirmed the second death of a Chinese tourist from a traffic accident in Ontario days earlier. The accident occurred Monday when a bus carrying 35 Chinese tourists from the United States crashed on the 401 highway in eastern Ontario. All 37 on board, including…

Across China: Tsingtao beer to cash in on SCO ties

Tourism Mail | 7th June, 2018

QINGDAO, June 7:  Tsingtao Brewery is eyeing business expansion across members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). Tsingtao Brewery is the iconic business of Qingdao, the host city of the SCO upcoming 18th summit. Chu Liangjing, vice president of Tsingtao Brewery’s overseas sales department, said strengthening economic and trade ties between China and other SCO…

Global airlines issue warning over trade tensions

Tourism Mail | 3rd June, 2018

SYDNEY, June 3: Growing tension over international trade could damage the airline industry and the world economy, global airlines and aviation executives warned on Sunday. The US government has renewed tariff threats against China and imposed duties on steel and aluminum on U.S. allies Canada, Mexico and the European Union. “Any measures that reduce trade…

Tibet receives nearly 40,000 foreign tourists in January-April

Tourism Mail | 27th May, 2018

LHASA, May 27:  Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region received nearly 40,000 foreign tourists from January to April, up 50.5 percent compared with the previous year, regional authorities announced Sunday. According to the regional tourism development committee, the region took in 26.7 million U.S. dollars of tourism revenue during the period, a year-on-year increase of 50.7…

Tourism banned in source region of China’s Yellow River

Tourism Mail | 27th May, 2018

XINING, May 27:  Tourism has been banned in a protected area at the source of the Yellow River, China’s second-longest river, the area’s management committee said Sunday. No organizations or individuals are allowed to carry out tourism or adventure activities in the 19,100-square-kilometer nature reserve surrounding the source of the Yellow River in northwest China’s…

Shanghai hosts world travel fair

Tourism Mail | 24th May, 2018

SHANGHAI, May 24:  The Shanghai World Travel Fair opened on Thursday and is expected to draw 65,000 visitors to the four-day exhibition. Exhibitors include 750 organizations from 50 countries and regions. According to a joint report by China Tourism Academy and tour operator Ctrip, Chinese people made 130 million trips overseas in 2017. They spent…

Qatar Airways Offers Nutritious Iftar Boxes on Selected Routes

Tourism Mail | 18th May, 2018

DOHA, May 18:  Passengers flying onboard Qatar Airways who are fasting during the Holy Month of Ramadan will be offered a nutritious Iftar meal box filled with healthy options to break their fast. Specially designed “Ramadan Kareem” Iftar boxes will be offered in-flight on selected routes across the Middle East, Pakistan, Bangladesh, as well as selected…

Air Italy’s Much-Anticipated Boeing B737 Max, In New Livery

Tourism Mail | 18th May, 2018

ITALY, May 18: Air Italy marked a first today in Italian aviation with the touchdown of its Boeing B737 Max in new livery at Milan-Malpensa Airport. Air Italy and Qatar Airways VIP dignitaries received the aircraft at the Boeing Everett Delivery Centre in Seattle before flying it back to Italy and upon arriving in Milan,…