Air China’s new domestic routes for the late summer and autumn seasons include the leisure routes Beijing-Manzhouli, Chengdu-Urumqi-Korla Sinkiang and Chongqing-Qingdao.

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Air China has launched a non-stop route from Beijing Capital International Airport to Yushu Batang Airport in the province of Qinghai in order to support post-disaster reconstruction in the earthquake-stricken area of Yushu.

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Carlson Hotels has signed its first hotel in Chinese city Wuxi’s promising new high-technology-zone area. The 196-room upscale hotel will open in the first half of 2012.

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Carlson Hotels has signed an agreement to manage a new-build Radisson Plaza Resort in one of China’s most popular holiday-resort destinations, Huizhou. Located on a spectacular beach front, the Radisson Plaza Resort Huizhou will have 300 guestrooms and is scheduled to open in the first half of 2012.

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Carlson Hotels has signed agreements to open 75 Radisson, Country Inns & Suites By Carlson, Park Inn and Park Plaza hotels in the Asia Pacific region by 2013 and will launch 18 new hotels in the region this year. Six of the new hotels opening this year will be Radissons in India.

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Marriott International has signed management agreements for seven additional hotels in China and says it aims to double its presence in the country in about five years, because China is its largest market outside North America.

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American Airlines has postponed the launch of its planned service between Chicago and Beijing, saying that in contravention of internationally accepted industry practice China’s aviation authorities have only offered American commercially inviable slots at Beijing Capital International Airport.

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Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts is marking the grand opening of the Shangri-La Hotel, Wenzhou with an opening rate of RMB888 (US$130.26) per night for a deluxe room.

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The Administration Department of Huating Lake National Park in China is linking with Huway.com, a domestic organization specializing in the planning of professional outdoor activities and events, to hold the 2009 Huating Lake International Outdoor Travel outdoor event on October 28 and October 29.

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The Shangping Tulou cluster scenic zone, part of the Hua’An Tulou World Heritage Site near the city of Xiamen in China’s Fujian province, has opened to tourists.

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Star Alliance members Air China and All Nippon Airways will begin codesharing on flights operated by both airlines between Beijing Capital International Airport and Tokyo’s Haneda Airport from October 25.

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Hong Kong-based Travelzen Group Limited is offering online booking of flights between China and Taiwan, just a week after the establishment of scheduled cross-straits flights between the two Chinese states.

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hangri-La Hotels and Resorts has opened the Shangri-La Hotel, Ningbo, its third property in the Zhejiang province after the Shangri-La Hotel, Hangzhou and Shangri-La Hotel, Wenzhou.

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