Japan’s Hoshino Resorts to open hotel in China’s Zhejiang in 2021

This supplied photo shows the location Hoshino Resorts Co. plans to open a hotel property in the Mt. Tiantai area in China’s Zhejiang Province. (Photo courtesy of Hoshino Resorts/NNA/Kyodo)


TOKYO (NNA/Kyodo) — Hoshino Resorts Co. plans to open a hotel property in a major sightseeing area of China’s Zhejiang Province in the spring of 2021, the Japanese company said.


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15th Alxa Festival kicks off in N China’s Inner Mongolia

Featured activities such Team-3 (T3) series competition, all-terrain vehicle grand prix, rock climbing race, Mongolian wrestling championship, electronic music event, helicopter tour, carnival event, and drone show will be launched during this year’s festival, which is scheduled to conclude on October 5.

To provide tourists with worry-free safe travel experience, the Alxa Festival this year has set up special working groups for epidemic prevention and control, environmental protection and

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China’s Holiday Travel Is Back to 80% of Pre-Pandemic Level

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a group of people walking on a city street: Visitors walk in Qianmen area in Beijing, China on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020. A significant rebound in domestic travel over the Golden Week holiday is fueling optimism that consumers are starting to spend again after the pandemic-induced slump.


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Visitors walk in Qianmen area in Beijing, China on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020. A significant rebound in domestic travel over the Golden Week holiday is fueling optimism that consumers are starting to spend again after the pandemic-induced slump.

Travel in China rebounded over the eight-day holiday period this month as the nation displayed further evidence that it is overcoming the coronavirus pandemic, with about 637 million

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Travel Spending Recovers 70 Percent During China’s Golden Week

LONDON — While many European countries are entering second lockdowns, China’s strict tracing and broader control policies have helped the world’s largest luxury and travel retail market recover swiftly, at least within the country for the moment.

Some 637 million people traveled within China over the past eight days in celebration of the country’s annual Golden Week holiday, which celebrates the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949,

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Travellers return to the sky as China’s Covid-19 outbreak comes under control, boosting ‘golden week’ flights by 13 per cent



a group of people standing in front of a store: Visitors crowd onto a narrow alley in Zhujiajiao Water Town on the outskirts of Shanghai, China, on Monday, October 5, 2020. Photo: Bloomberg


Visitors crowd onto a narrow alley in Zhujiajiao Water Town on the outskirts of Shanghai, China, on Monday, October 5, 2020. Photo: Bloomberg

China’s aviation industry took a step closer towards full recovery, as more people took to air travel during the nation’s “golden week” public holiday, encouraged by a rigorous testing regime, social distancing and the wearing of masks that brought the coronavirus outbreak under control.

The number of

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China’s duty-free shoppers rush to tropical Hainan as Hong Kong and Seoul off travel list



Tourists fill a duty-free mall in Sanya city, Hainan province, which is seeing a boom in sales during the “golden week” holiday period. Photo: Xinhua


Tourists fill a duty-free mall in Sanya city, Hainan province, which is seeing a boom in sales during the “golden week” holiday period. Photo: Xinhua

Chinese tourists who traditionally rush to duty-free outlets in South Korea or Hong Kong for holiday shopping are being lured to southern China’s island province of Hainan this year as the coronavirus continues ravaging most of the world.

Long queues are a common sight at

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Covid-19 polarises China’s consumers as luxury sales boom while the lower income group turns to cheaper alternatives



a group of people walking in front of a building: People wearing protective masks walk around a shopping area in Beijing in September 2020. China’s economic recovery from Covid-19 accelerated, spurred by a rebound in consumption. Photo: Bloomberg


People wearing protective masks walk around a shopping area in Beijing in September 2020. China’s economic recovery from Covid-19 accelerated, spurred by a rebound in consumption. Photo: Bloomberg

China’s wealthy consumers splurged on luxury goods this year while low-income workers tightened their belts by saving on cheaper alternatives. Both can point to Covid-19 for the polarised spending behaviour.

The pandemic has aided sales of luxury items such as high-end cars,

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China’s ‘impressive’ luxury beauty boom among Gen Z bolstered by livestreaming

On Alibaba’s Tmall platform, the luxury beauty category in China has been growing at a rapidly pace, with the growth of gross merchandise value (GMV) hitting triple-digits compared to the previous year.

“As China’s middle class expands and the consumer becomes more affluent, the country’s appetite for designer brands and penchant for high-quality product are also rising… On Tmall, the growth rate of luxury beauty account is impressive,” ​said Jason

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China’s domestic tourists to Great Wall warned against climbing ‘wild’ sections during busy travel week

Don’t veer too far off the beaten path.

Chinese officials are warning tourists against climbing the closed sections of the Great Wall, lest they hurt themselves or cause damage to the historic site in the coming days. Those who violate the rules could also face steep fines.

The message comes just ahead of China’s upcoming Golden Week, a public holiday celebrated at the beginning of October, during which domestic tourism

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China’s Airlines Get Holiday Bonus as Virus Torments Others

(Bloomberg) — The world’s harried airline bosses will look enviously at China this week as millions of people take to the skies for national holidays, helping Chinese carriers push even further ahead in recovering from the pandemic.

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The holiday starts with the Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day on Thursday and runs to Oct. 8. The so-called Golden Week is typically a time for families to reunite and will

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Morningstar on outlook for Chinese airlines, China’s domestic travel

SINGAPORE — China’s air passenger volume could jump by 10% year-over-year during a critical holiday season that begins later this week — but that won’t help Chinese airlines turn profitable until international travel resumes, said an analyst. 

Chinese airlines, like their peers globally, have been hit by a slump in travel as countries around the world closed borders and limit movements of people to contain the spread of the coronavirus. 

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China’s domestic travel revenue likely to halve to $394 billion in 2020: report

FILE PHOTO: Visitors wearing face masks are seen at the Temple of Heaven, or Tiantan Park, on the first day of the five-day Labour Day holiday following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Beijing, China May 1, 2020. REUTERS/Florence Lo

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s domestic tourism revenue is expected to fall by 52% to 2.76 trillion yuan ($394 billion) in 2020, according to a report by the China Tourism Academy,

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Smaller Watches Show China’s Growing Hold on Luxury Industry

(Bloomberg) — Luxury watch maker Officine Panerai-Firenze SA is famed for its big and bulky World War II-era wrist pieces. But its best sellers are now becoming smaller and smaller, largely due to the might of Chinese buyers.

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Though its original military watches had dials stretching 60 millimeters, the Swiss brand now sells models as small as 38 millimeters in China, due to the local preference for more

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