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.
GENEVA -Global passenger traffic data for August shows demand (measured in total revenue passenger kilometres or RPKs) climbed 7.2% compared to the year-ago period. At the same time, the upward trend in seasonally-adjusted traffic has eased from that seen at the end of 2016.
GENEVA - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) as called on the European Union to significantly strengthen economic regulation of major European airport monopolies by focussing on the interests of passengers.
SINGAPORE - Singapore Airlines and Lufthansa Group from October 1 have launched their joint venture co-operation covering flights between Singapore, Australia and Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Belgium.