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  1. Cheers and fears mark beginning of holiday

    Posted Sep 30th 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... among some travellers, who made their plans months in advance. Christina Tao, who works for a bank in Shanghai, is using the holiday to travel to Singapore but booked the trip three months ... but I didn't know the schedule for the holiday. Usually the holiday starts the first day of October,' she said. For those people travelling domestically, the holiday was marked by big crowds, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/654533/cheers-and-fears-mark-beginning-holiday
  2. US caution on travel in Xinjiang

    Posted Aug 16th 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai The US government has cautioned citizens about travelling to Xinjiang after the recent violence in the western region, famous for its location on the old Silk ... killing 16 and wounding 16. A 'warden message' sent by e-mail to US citizens living in China said people should 'carefully consider' travelling to the region. 'The embassy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/649292/us-caution-travel-xinjiang
  3. Las Vegas bets on more travellers from mainland

    Posted Jun 04th 2005, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... representative on the mainland, said travellers could attend conventions, shop and see shows as an alternative to gaming. 'We are not promoting this industry in China. We have many other industries, ... considers China our future business partner. There is considerable pent-up demand for travel to Las Vegas,' said Cam Usher, director of international sales for the Las Vegas Convention ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/503068/las-vegas-bets-more-travellers-mainland
  4. Games petitioners 'face punishment'

    Posted Jun 26th 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove Shanghai has warned protesters they will be punished if they try to travel to Beijing to petition the government around the time of the Olympic Games, the city's best-known political dissident, lawyer Zheng Enchong, said. Officials had told petitioners that they would be warned and returned to Shanghai on the first attempt, detained for at least 10 days ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/643008/games-petitioners-face-punishment
  5. Shanghai consulate halts visa service

    Posted Apr 19th 2005, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... the protests and security concerns. In a statement posted on its website, the consulate said people seeking visas could still apply through designated agents in the city. Local travel agencies have ... companies. Japan was the second largest overseas investor in the city, behind Hong Kong, at the end of 2003, with US$6.3 billion in actual investment. Local travel agencies which help arrange tours ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/497218/shanghai-consulate-halts-visa-service
  6. Games petitioners 'face punishment'

    Posted Jun 26th 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai Shanghai warned protesters they would be punished if they tried to travel to Beijing to petition the government around the time of the Olympic Games, said lawyer ... also told petitioners seeking to travel to Beijing that they would be warned and returned to Shanghai on the first attempt, detained for at least 10 days on the second try and face ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/643003/games-petitioners-face-punishment
  7. Pacts offer businesses better prospects, but financial woes may slow cross-strait trade

    Posted Nov 08th 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... take it... it will be cheaper,' he said. Travel agencies hope the flights will increase the number of mainland tour groups visiting Taiwan, a new line of business that has not generated ... is expected to drop by 30 to 40 per cent, the total travel expenses for customers will decrease by 20 to 30 per cent,' said Ge Wanjun, general manger of Shanghai Jin Jiang Travel. The flight time ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/659389/pacts-offer-businesses-better-prospects-financial-woes-may-slow-cross-strait-trade
  8. Shanghai investment surges ahead

    Posted Sep 05th 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... International Group to establish a joint venture with its Business Travel International unit to offer travel services. The foreign partner will hold a 51 per cent stake in the venture, taking advantage ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/426965/shanghai-investment-surges-ahead
  9. New bridge opens over Yangtze

    Posted Jul 01st 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... in the region- opened yesterday. The bridge linking he greater Suzhou area to Nantong is only the second one crossing the Yangtze between Nanjing and Shanghai. State media said it would cut the travel ... the movement of people and goods across the Yangtze. Previously, vehicles had to travel by ferry or use the other Yangtze River bridge at Jiangyin, farther upstream. Shanghai's long-distance bus ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/643634/new-bridge-opens-over-yangtze
  10. Open for business

    Posted Jul 01st 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Sars and was again ready to host travellers. Hotels are being decorated with yellow ribbons while their staff don yellow jackets and ties for the 'Welcome Back' campaign. 'We ... but most managed to stay out of the single digits. Industry officials expect to see the rates rebound as the number of individual business travellers climbs, but group travel will be slower ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/420267/open-business

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