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Online Travel in China Continues to Innovate; Two Leading Search Players Collaborate on New Services

BEIJING, Oct. 25 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Qihoo.com, a community search platform with over 20 million unique visitors, and Qunar.com, China’s largest travel search engine with 10 million unique users, announced today the launch of a new, innovative service titled “360 Degrees Travel”. 360 Degre...

2007-10-25 19:00 601

IHG Announces Worldwide Holiday Inn(R) Brand Relaunch

-- World's most recognised hotel brand to maintain industry leadership and engage guests with fresh new look -- Relaunch programme incorporates insights from the hotel industry's largest consumer research conducted globally -- First new-look hotels in Asia Paci...

2007-10-24 16:17 3563

Home Inns to Acquire Top Star Hotel Chain

Acquisition of 26 Hotels with Approximately 4,200 Rooms to Expand the Home Inns Network Management to Host Conference Call at 8:00 AM EST October 22, 2007 SHANGHAI, China, Oct. 22 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Home Inns & Hotels Management Inc. (Nasdaq: HMIN), announced today that it has ag...

2007-10-22 17:00 912

Home Inns to Present at Citi Greater China Investor Conference on October 18th

Home Inns Ended its Third Quarter 2007 With 201 Hotels in Operation Across 59 Cities and RevPAR Exceeding Same Period a Year Ago SHANGHAI, China, Oct. 17 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Home Inns & Hotels Management Inc. (Nasdaq: HMIN), a leading economy hotel chain in China, today announced that the ...

2007-10-17 05:00 849

China World Trade Corp Receives Euregio Mission

TIANHE, Guangzhou, China, Oct. 13 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- China World Trade Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: CWTD) ("CWTC"), an international trade facilitator providing business intelligence, professional strategic planning, and access to the worldwide business network for Chinese enterprises,...

2007-10-13 04:30 1093

IHG Hotel Brands Entering New Locations, Growing at Record Pace Across Asia Pacific

-- InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express expansion includes entry into new and emerging destinations -- 80 new hotels signed during past year in Asia Pacific, averaging one hotel every five days -- Growth supported by continuous investments in gaining cu...

2007-10-12 09:00 844

Zhoushan welcomes Its First International Upper Upscale Hotel with the Opening of Sheraton Zhoushan Hotel

ZHOUSHAN, Zhejiang Province, Oct. 12 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Sheraton Hotels & Resorts welcomes its newest member with the opening of Sheraton Zhoushan Hotel, the first upper upscale hotel to open in Zhoushan, Zhejiang province. Developed by Green Town Real Estate Co. Ltd, Sheraton Zhoush...

2007-10-12 08:00 1135

China World Trade Corp. Announces Hotel Management Agreement

First Achievement in the Expansion of the Company's Outreach to a Higher Margin Sector GUANGZHOU, China, Oct. 9 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- China World Trade Corp. (OTC Bulletin Board: CWTD) today announced a hotel, management and renovation contract between its newly established hotel managemen...

2007-10-09 21:30 1014

Home Inns Reaches 200 Hotels in Operation

SHANGHAI, China, Oct. 2 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Home Inns & Hotels Management Inc. ("Home Inns") yesterday welcomed the addition of its 200th hotel in operation, the Urumqi Beiyuanchun Home Inn, just ahead of China's National Day and the Golden Week celebration. Home Inns further solidified its l...

2007-10-02 05:00 825

IHG STRENGTHENS ASIA PACIFIC SALES AND MARKETING TEAM WITH APPOINTMENT OF GARY ROSEN, EVE WEATHERBURN AND KEN WONG

Team additions to support IHG's increasing Asia Pacific presence and robust hotel opening pipeline SINGAPORE, Sept. 27 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- IHG Asia Pacific today announced the appointment of Gary Rosen as senior vice president, sales and marketing, Eve Weatherburn as director of brand ma...

2007-09-27 11:55 1330

eLong, Inc. Announces Appointment of Guangfu Cui as new Chief Executive Officer

BEIJING, Sept. 26 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- eLong, Inc. (Nasdaq: LONG), a leading online travel service provider in China, today announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer. (Logo: http://www.prnasia.com/sa/200708022023-min.JPG ) Guangfu Cui will join as CEO of eLong, Inc.,...

2007-09-26 09:00 1389

China World Trade Corp Appoints New Chief Development Officer

GUANGZHOU, China, Sept. 20 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- China World Trade Corp (OTC Bulletin Board: CWTD) today announced the appointment of Mr. Raymond Tse, aged 51, to the position of Chief Development Officer (CDO). Mr. Tse brings more than 30 years of hotel management and service industry exp...

2007-09-20 21:30 891

Travel 2.0 In China: Sina And Qunar Jointly Launch China's First Travel Blog Platform

Strategic Cooperation Announced Between Two Leading Online Players BEIJING, Sept. 17 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Sina.com, China's largest portal with over 100 million monthly unique visitors, announced a strategic cooperation with Qunar.com, China's largest travel search engine and second largest...

2007-09-17 20:19 723

Network CN Inc. Updates Shareholders

HONG KONG, Sept. 17 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Network CN Inc. (the “Company”) (OTC Bulletin Board: NWCN), a Chinese media and travel network company headquartered in Hong Kong, today provided details of its strategic plan for the balance of 2007 and into 2008, in a letter to shareholders ...

2007-09-17 20:00 728

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Names Frits van Paasschen, Former Ceo of Coors Brewing Company, Chief Executive Officer

Bruce Duncan to Continue as Chairman WHITE PLAINS, NY, Sept. 13 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) announced that Frits van Paasschen, former President and Chief Executive Officer of Coors Brewing Company, will join Starwood as Chief Executive Offic...

2007-09-13 09:00 1586

IHG Academy Now in Four Cities Across China

Two New Hospitality Education and Training Centres in Jinan and Shunde Complement Existing Centres in Shanghai and Chongqing JINAN, China, Sept. 11 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), the world's largest hotel group by number of rooms, today launched the IHG Academ...

2007-09-11 11:09 918

China World Trade Corp Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

GUANGZHOU, China, Sept. 7 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- China World Trade Corp. (OTC Bulletin Board: CWTD) today announced the appointment of Mr. Larry Wei Fan, age 37, to the position of chief financial officer (CFO). Fan brings more than 10 years of investment and transaction advisory services ex...

2007-09-07 21:30 788

The Royal Thai Consulate and Starwood Hotels in Shanghai Present a Month-long Thai Food Festival With Two Award Winning Thai Chefs From September 10th - October 12th

SHANGHAI, China, Sept. 6 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Starwood Hotels & Resorts is excited to provide Thai gourmet lovers an excellent opportunity to broaden their culinary experience through a month-long Thai Food Festival from September 10th to October 12th at various Starwood hotels in Shanghai, in...

2007-09-06 19:06 1181

Macau.com(TM) Launches Brand New Travel Website and 'Macau 5-Star Hotel Rooms At HKD1 Each' Celebration Special

MACAU, Sept. 7 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- MACAU.COM(TM) has launched a brand new travel site with fresh Macau travel and entertainment information. As part of its launch celebration special, Macau.com(TM) is offering 288 5-star hotel rooms at just HKD1 each on a first come first serve basis. Int...

2007-09-07 09:00 848

Webcams.Travel Goes Chinese

VADUZ, Switzerland, Sept. 6 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Do you want to visit world famous places like the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, the spectacular Matterhorn in Switzerland and nice beaches in the Caribbean? Now you can do that without any effort at all. Just visit webcams.travel where us...

2007-09-06 08:00 953