New Research Expects China’s Travel & Tourism Sector to Reach ¥11 Trillion in 2022

A new analysis from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) has shown that the contribution of China’s Travel and Tourism sector to the GDP could reach ¥11 trillion this year, which is only 5.2 percent less than the pre-pandemic levels. Through a press release issued on February 18, WTTC has revealed that, before the …

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US & China Remain World’s Biggest Travel & Tourism Markets Despite 40% & 60% Decrease in GDP

Ten of the world’s most significant travel and tourism markets suffered the biggest financial collapse in 2020 due to travel restrictions and “unnecessary and crushing” quarantines, the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) has revealed in its recent report. Despite suffering a 41 per cent decrease in the gross domestic product (GDP), the United States …

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Chinese cities to implement visa waiver for visitors from 53 countries

China to Relax Visa Restrictions for Internationals Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Internationals who own valid Chinese residence work permits will be eligible to enter the country without the need to apply for a new visa, starting from September 28, the Chinese Foreign Ministry and National Immigration Administration has announced. The decision comes after China started to relax visa policies for some internationals, after ensuring that the …

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China Introduces New Visa Restrictions on US Media Workers

China will apply new visa restrictions for international journalists who work for US media organizations in China, the local authorities in China have revealed. US journalists in China seeking to renew their press credentials that usually are valid for a year have received a letter stressing that their applications are being processed, instead of receiving …

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Myanmar Migrant Workers Stranded at Border After Returning From China

Hundreds of Myanmar migrant workers who are returning from China have found themselves stranded near the border in Shan State, as the authorities have blocked access to the main road. The workers – roughly 300 of them – cannot enter the country without undergoing a mandatory 14-day quarantine period, as part of government measures against …

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Chinese cities to implement visa waiver for visitors from 53 countries

Coronavirus: China Temporarily Bans Entry to Foreing Nationals

China has temporarily banned entry to foreign nationals in an effort to stop the return and further spread of the coronavirus. The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that starting from March 28 all foreign residents holding a valid Chinese visa will be denied entry until an unspecified date. The decision also affects business travellers …

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Trump Administration Grants Almost Half Less Visas to Chinese Nationals

Recent tensed US-China relations, which worsened during the Trump Presidency era, have affected other areas of life in both countries, including Chinese nationals applying for a US visa, for either tourism, business, working or studying, and other types of visas. Ever since Trump came into power as the 45th US President, the number of Chinese …

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Brazil and Argentina to Introduce New Joint Visa for China

Brazil and Argentina are examining the possibility of a new visa joint for China, which would allow Chinese nationals to visit both countries with only one tourist visa. Speaking at the 8th Global Tourism Economy Forum held in Macao this week, Argentina’s Minister of Tourism, Gustavo Santos, said that the visa could be extended to …

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China Rejects Visas to German MPs Over Human Rights Criticism

Critical statements over China’s human rights issues have cost to two groups of German lawmakers with their visas. According to the Bundestag, the German Parliament, its human rights committee has been denied entry to Beijing, Tibet and the western region of Xinjiang. At the same time the digital affairs committee has annulled a scheduled trip …

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China Grants 59 Countries with Visa-Free Access to its Hainan Island

China has granted 59 countries with visa-free access to its southernmost province, the island of Hainan, which has often been compared to Hawaii, in an attempt to attract foreign tourists and boost island’s tourism industry. According to the new visa-free policy, starting May 1, the tropical island will open up to the nationals of certain …

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