During the summer months, Americans no longer think only of a domestic vacation. The tradition of packing up the family car and heading for the mountains or beach is not their only choice. Americans are more adventuresome and their vacation dreams encompass the World.

So, why not offer a summer vacation to China? Your clients will acknowledge your value and sophistication as their expert travel guide. This summer China will offer American visitors more than ever, with affordable vacation packages, new air routes, new hotels and attractions. It is the perfect choice for first time visitors and a great opportunity for seasoned China travelers. Summer travel memories are something to treasure for the rest of the year. This summer make sure your clients have great memories of a fantastic trip to China. For some great vacation ideas see www.discoverchinanow.com.

Hainan… China's Tropical Island
Hainan is more than just another island. A separate Province of China, Hainan lies off the south coast of the mainland, in the South China Sea. Because of it southerly location and its' tropical climate, some have referred to it as China's Hawaii. Tourism has discovered Hainan and the Island is alive with development. About the size of Belgium, Hainan offers travelers many choices of experiences.

Sanya, China's only tropical resort city by the sea is situated on the southern-most part of Hainan. The international airport of Sanya offers direct service to over 63 domestic & international airports. Here visitors can select from city locations, quiet bays or bustling resorts. The seafood, beaches and tropical delights will offer a memorable holiday.

Haikou, located in the northern part of Hainan will offer your clients a completely different aspect of Hainan. Haikou is the most historic and culturally attractive city on Hainan Island. Here travelers arrive via an international airport with direct flights to 70 cities. An express train offers service to Sanya, along with "spectacular views of tropical forests and the sea."

Two interesting Cities, two modern accessible airports, a warm tropical climate and centuries of history all make Hainan Island a wonderful vacation choice for today's traveler searching for something new.

To learn about these destinations and more visit CNTO.org.

U.S. Tourism to China Continues to Grow

Thanks to the travel industry in the U.S., the arrivals from America continue to grow. This is important for many reasons. With all the news of natural disasters in parts of the Pacific, strong tourism growth shows the importance of China as a tourism destination. Sophisticated agents and clients realize China's location and uniqueness and see no need to postpone a visit. In the first 3 months of 2011 the U.S. was the fourth largest source market for inbound tourists to China, with a total of 468,600 U.S. arrivals from January through March 2011. A healthy growth rate of 8.86% shows the market is strong. Thank you for your continued support.

Hope we see you soon!

The staff of the China National Tourist Office is always looking to meet new people within the Travel & Tourism Industry.

We will be attending AIBTM Conference in Baltimore, MD, from June 22-24, 2011.

We hope that you will come by and meet us to learn more about China Tourism.

What's new on the travel scene in China?

Harpers Bazaar had an interesting article recently about the latest new hotels in China.
See what they said

Did you know that Disney has started construction of a new resort near Shanghai?
Read all about it

China offers the largest high speed rail network in the world. These trains can be booked by travel agents and will offer your clients a sleek, fast, modern transport option while in China. You can find more info on our website:

Vacation Packages to China

Learn more about some of the many great tour packages that are available now to let your clients discover China this summer -- everything from Hot Deals and Luxury Trips to Cruises, and Hotel Offers.

Click here to see vacation
packages to China!

Cruising in China

Americans are crazy about cruising. In 2011, over 12 million people will embark on a cruise vacation in North America. Not surprisingly, the cruise market is growing even faster outside of the US. The attraction of a cruise vacation is that it offers a pre-packaged assortment of meals, sightseeing, transportation and lodging. Well these same benefits are also available to cruisers in China.

Today's cruise market in China offers a wide variety of products, companies, and destinations. Major seaports such as Shanghai and Hong Kong are visited year-round by vessels of all the major cruise lines. In addition there are regional companies offering coastal excursions. Perhaps the most well known cruise experiences are the river cruises.

The Yangtze River is one of the largest and most famous rivers in the World. Today's travelers can sail the same routes, which for centuries have been the life blood of commerce and communication within China. Cities, villages, seaports , farms and the magnificent Three Gorges dams, all can be seen from the comfort of a modern river cruise ship, without ever unpacking. Next time a cruise client asks "Where can I go on my next cruise?"..tell them China. It's is the Cruise destination that offers it all.


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