Science, tourism clash on Great Barrier Reef

A row is raging over Australia's warming-damaged Great Barrier Reef, with firms worried that scientists' apocalyptic warnings are scaring visitors out of the water.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/11 20:41:06

Sri Lanka president rages over nuts

Sri Lanka's national airline said on Wednesday it has stopped serving cashews after the country's president flew into a rage over nuts served to him on a flight to Colombo.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/13 18:20:52

Castle in the sky

For more and more Chinese tourists who are willing to explore unique scenery rather than follow the traditional routes of grand capitals, the hilltop village of Civita di Bagnoregio in central Italy has become a popular holiday destination.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/13 18:20:52

Hungarian passion for spritzers returns

In a Budapest workshop, a shelf lined with antique glass bottles emblazoned with pre-World War II-era producer labels and topped with metal and porcelain siphon heads testifies to the long history of Hungary's soda-making trade.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/13 18:20:48

Exploring the beautiful landscapes of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region

Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region has risen in popularity recently. Every day, its amazing scenery, diverse culture and delicious food attracts numerous tourists from around the world.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/6 18:44:39

Palace Museum begins restoration of Hall of Mental Cultivation

With the rising popularity of Chinese historical dramas The Story of Yanxi Palace and Ruyi's Royal Love in the Palace, learning more about palace life in ancient China has become extremely trendy among young people in China.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/4 19:53:39

Scotland tourism gets China-ready with WeChat Pay

Taking the newly-launched direct flight from Beijing to Edinburgh and using Chinese mobile payment platform WeChat Pay to purchase tickets to the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Chinese tourists taking holiday trips to Scotland this summer are finding things more convenient than ever.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/29 19:48:14

Enjoy the taste of Helan Mountain wine in Ningxia

Northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, with its unique climate and geographical features, has grown into one of the country's burgeoning wine production regions. In 2013, when the New York Times listed Ningxia at No.20 on its list of the top 46 places to visit, it specifically mentioning the region's wine industry as a major attraction.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/29 19:48:14

Local flavors

Just like the important role alcohol plays at social events in Western countries, yogurt enjoys an equivalent status in Tibet.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/23 19:24:36

On Thai island, hotel guests check out of plastic waste

For the millions of sun seekers who head to Thailand's resort island of Phuket each year in search of stunning beaches and clear waters, cutting down on waste may not be a top priority.
Source: Reuters | 2018/8/23 19:24:35

Bolivia's tourism bolsters local cultural identity

Community-based tourism has served to bolster cultural identity among Bolivia's indigenous communities, experts said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/23 19:24:36

Thailand sees slight drop in Chinese tourism for July

The number of Chinese tourists to Thailand, when compared with the same period last year, dropped for the first time since May 2017 after 47 Chinese tourists died in a tourist boat sinking in Phuket, according to statistics released by Thai officials on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/23 19:24:36

Enjoying everything Lamma Island, Hong Kong has to offer

What's the best way to enjoy a lovely weekend in Hong Kong, apart from shopping and walking around the city? If you love nature and are tired of squeezing through crowds of tourists to see popular attractions, my top recommendation is Lamma Island.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/16 18:56:51

Philippine's Cebu airport to unveil Chinese signs

The growing number of Chinese visitors passing through Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) in the central Philippines will soon see directional signs and informational signage in Chinese.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/16 18:56:51

Tourists from Kazakhstan spend big in Horgos

It's tourism season, and Bolat Huanale from Kazakhstan, drives tourists in his white minibus across his country's border with China five times a day through the port of Horgos in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/10 0:03:42

Hopes of N.Korean economic reform spur surge in Chinese tourism

North Korea's proclaimed shift in national focus to economic development from nuclear arms is prompting cautious optimism across the Chinese border in Dandong, a trading hub hit hard by United Nations sanctions against Pyongyang.
Source: Reuters | 2018/8/10 0:03:41

China remains top source of visitors to Abu Dhabi

Some 214,600 Chinese tourists and business travelers visited the United Arab Emirate (UAE) capital Abu Dhabi, representing a 15.8 percent increase year on year.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/10 0:03:41

Centuries-old Hunan specialty: the betel nut

If you have ever got the chance to travel across Hunan Province in China, there is one local specialty that you will find it hard to ignore: the areca nut, or binlang in Chinese.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/8 19:13:43