Now Open: Sofitel Sanya Leeman Resort

AccorHotels has continued the expansion of its luxury Sofitel portfolio in China with the opening of the brand’s first resort in Sanya. Set on the idyllic coast at Haitang Bay, the new Sofitel Sanya Leeman Resort offers 477 guestrooms, suites and villas overlooking the South China Sea.   Reminiscent of the French Riviera, all guestrooms … Continue reading

Unveiled: World’s First Low Cost Carrier Alliance

HKExpress, Lucky Air, Urumqi Air and West Air have come together to form the world’s first low cost carrier alliance, with ambitions to revolutionize the air travel industry. The new U-FLY Alliance was formally announced in January 2016 by the 4 airlines and offers travellers 85 destinations with 168 city pairings at its inception.   Promising … Continue reading

China Connects Beijing And Guangzhou By High-Speed Rail

China’s high-speed rail ambitions took another leap forward today with the completion of the final link of a 2,298-kilometer trunk route connecting Beijing with the southern metropolis of Guangzhou, the world’s longest continuous high-speed rail line. The first trains departed Beijing and Guangzhou at 0900 hrs and 1000 hrs respectively, making the journey in approximately … Continue reading

AirAsia X To Start Shanghai Services

Long-haul, low cost carrier AirAsia X is set to grow in China next year with services to the coastal metropolis of Shanghai, using its 2-class Airbus A330-300 configured with 12 Premium Flatbed and 365 Economy Class seats on the route. The Kuala Lumpur-based airline has announced it will begin operations to the commercial city from … Continue reading

Vietnam Airlines, Royal Brunei Launch New Routes To Shanghai

Southeast Asian carriers Vietnam Airlines and Royal Brunei Airlines have launched new routes from their home markets to Shanghai, in anticipation of increased demand for travel to the city with the upcoming 2010 World Expo. Vietnam Airlines currently operate services to and from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, while Royal Brunei connects Shanghai (Pudong) with its Bandar Seri Begawan base. … Continue reading