Archive | October, 2011

China to support Tibet to become major world travel destination

China’s top tourism authority will help the country’s Tibet Autonomous Region to become a a major world travel destination.

According to a cooperative agreement signed Wednesday between the National Tourism Administration (NTA) and the government of Tibet, the NTA will expand assistance to Tibet and help the region further open up its tourism market.

The NTA will promote the opening of direct flights to Tibet’s capital city Lhasa from the other provincial capitals in the country and some overseas cities, according to the agreement.

The NTA will also support brand-building in Tibet’s tourist industry and carry out promotional tourism campaigns.

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Golden Backpack Awards UK Finalists Announced

The finalists for the Golden Backpack Awards UK have now been announced and the countdown begins to the inaugural London gala awards dinner and presentation.

Taking place on Wednesday 12 October 2011, at the spectacular Shaka Zulu in London, the gala evening event will recognise tour operators, airlines, accommodation and transport providers who have shown outstanding commitment to the adventure and youth travel market. Continue Reading

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Two Places in Chicago to Enjoy Luxurious Overnight Accommodations During the Season

Holiday shopping is enough to stress even the most avid consumer out. So this year, why not get a head start in an area known for not only great store selection, but breathtaking holiday beauty, Chicago! While there, relieve some of that anxiety by taking in the gorgeous surroundings and treating yourself to a luxurious stay at Swissôtel Chicago or Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park.

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Both of these beautiful properties offer a number of shopping packages that will have you within walking distance to Chicago’s premiere shopping spot, the Magnificent Mile, and give you a little extra incentive to get started on that list. Continue Reading

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