A sea of clouds float on rime-covered mountain peaks at the Guifeng scenic area in Macheng, central China's Hubei Province, Feb. 25, 2024.
China's recent extension of visa-free entry to Hainan province to visitors from 59 countries has proved a hit, attracting a significant influx of tourists to the tropical island.
Tourism industry insiders in Zhangjiajie, Hunan province, are optimistic about a rebound in the number of tourists from South Korea this year as they look to recover from the market impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The number of South Korean tourists traveling to China in January exceeded 140,000, up 908 percent year-on-year, China Media Group (CMG) reported on Monday.
Snow covers mountain peaks, transforming the fantastical "Avatar" world into a wonderland in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, central China's Hunan Province, Feb. 25, 2024.
The launch of the sightseeing bus around the Hainan Coastal Scenic Highway on Wednesday morning marked a new addition to the tourism offerings in the island province.
Southeast Asia has become one of the most popular destinations for Chinese travelers during the recent Chinese New Year holiday, offering further proof that the country's outbound tourism is recovering strongly.
The just-concluded Spring Festival holiday witnessed a fivefold increase in consumption from Hong Kong residents on the Chinese mainland as the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area becomes more integrated and convenient for residents within the region.
Harbin, Heilongjiang province, a hot tourism destination since winter, welcomed around 10.1 million visitors during the eight-day Spring Festival holiday, a year-on-year increase of 81.7 percent.
Aerial view of spring scenery of Daye lake bed in Huangshi, central China's Hubei Province.
China's tourism market showed a better-than-expected performance over the just-ended eight-day Spring Festival holiday, which started on Feb 10.
Visitors to the Taoist Dongyue Temple fair in Chaoyang district enjoy folk performances including zhongfan, a flagpole balancing act with amazing acrobatic feats, and lion and dragon dances.
Border inspection authorities across the country checked 13.52 million entries and exits for domestic and foreign individuals, with an average of 1.69 million per day, during the Spring Festival holiday.
China witnessed explosive growth in outbound tourism during this year's Spring Festival holidays (February 10-17), notably surpassing the figures for 2019.
A total of 4.89 billion domestic trips were made in China in 2023, marking a year-on-year increase of 93 percent, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism on Friday.
The reasons for applying for visa-free entry to China's Hainan province have been expanded for nationals of several countries, China's National Immigration Administration announced on Friday.
The speedy recovery of China's tourism sector has injected momentum into the global travel industry, spurred on by various visa-free policies and increased airline capacity.
A special campaign to promote China's booming ice and snow tourism resources has recently been launched in Dubai, the most populous city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Harbin Taiping International Airport confirmed 523 takeoffs and landings, accounting for 80,640 passengers on Saturday.
China and Thailand signed an agreement on mutual visa exemption for holders of ordinary passports and passports for public affairs on Sunday. The policy, which will come into effect on March 1, is expected to boost people-to-people exchanges between the two countries.
The entry into force of the agreement before the Chinese New Year of the Dragon is a new year gift for the peoples of the two countries, said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin at a press conference.
Passport holders from China and Singapore will be exempt from visas for entry into each other's countries for purposes like tourism, family visits, business, and other private affairs, with a stay of no more than 30 days.
More measures to better facilitate payments and enhance cultural experiences are suggested to attract foreign tourists to Beijing as the city plans to deepen construction of an international consumption center, deputies and political advisers said.
People from the United States who travel to China have expressed satisfaction with the country's newly streamlined visa policies.
Harbin, capital of Heilongjiang province, arguably this winter's hottest travel destination, has introduced measures to cater to the growing number of tourists to its solemn war crime museum, just one of the city's many popular attractions.
Including inviting Chinese superstars like Xiao Zhan and Wang Yibo to introduce their hometowns, a cutthroat competition has seemingly recently started among several culture and tourism bureaus across the country.
Avalanches across roads have extended the suspension of Kanas scenic area in Altay prefecture of the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region until Jan 20.
China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) welcomed 34 million visitors in 2023, with the Chinese mainland remaining its largest source market and accounting for 79 percent of the total figure amid the region's tourism rebound.
Cute long-tailed tits frolic on a snow-covered tree branch and enjoy berries in Daqing, northeast China's Heilong Province, Jan. 11, 2024.
The tourism industry in Southwest China's Xizang Autonomous Region experienced a remarkable growth in 2023 as revenue and the number of received tourists both reached new historic heights.