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'Flame of Hope' for 2007 Special Olympics World Summer Games Lit in Athens, Greece, Launching First Global Torch Run

Ceremony at sacred site near Acropolis marks official beginning of Global Law Enforcement Torch Run(R) to Shanghai, sponsored and supported by DHL ATHENS, Greece, July 2 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- In a ceremony honoring the spirit of the Special Olympics movement and the courage of its athletes...

2007-07-02 15:31 1062

'A celebration of Friendship and Shared Vision for the Sport of Women's Tennis'

LONDON, June 26 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Wimbledon is no stranger to high exposure events and celebrities from all trades. On 20:00 of this easy summer evening on 25th of June, while London continues with its legendary Grand Slam, key officials from the Beijing Government, senior WTA leadership...

2007-06-26 20:00 1107

Home Inns to Acquire the Remaining Minority Stake in Home Inns Beijing And All of the Equity Interest in Beijing City Sunshine Hotels Management

SHANGHAI, June 25 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Home Inns & Hotels Management Inc. announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the remaining 4.412% stake in its majority owned subsidiary, Home Inns & Hotels Management (Beijing) Ltd. ("Home Inns Beijing"), and another de...

2007-06-26 09:22 1237

Stay on Track to Help the Environment While Holidaying in Europe This Summer

- Trains Trump Planes and Cars as "Green" Travel Option UTRECHT, the Netherlands, June 26 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Last year people took more than two billion journeys on scheduled airlines worldwide, up four percent over 2005, according to the International Civil Aviation Organization. IATA, t...

2007-06-26 09:00 866

Qunar Launches 'Travel Deals Search', Enhancing Market Reach of Chinese Online Travel Offerings

BEIJING, June 21 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Qunar.com, the largest travel search engine in China, announced today the launch of the "Travel Deals Search". The new search tool extends their travel search services from air tickets and hotels to a broad range of travel packages, enabling consumers to...

2007-06-21 18:00 712

IHG Signs Multi-Brand, Multi-Property China Deal with Leading Hong Kong Developer

SHANGHAI, China, June 20 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) announced today the signing of a management contract to operate three hotels and over 800 rooms in Changzhou, a key Eastern China city near Shanghai. Consisting of one Crowne Plaza hotel and two Holiday Inn Expre...

2007-06-20 14:58 902

Special Olympics Fourth Global Youth Summit To Be Held During World Summer Games in Shanghai

Event promotes acceptance and understanding of people with intellectual disabilities among youth around the world, as participants pledge not to use the "R" word WASHINGTON, June 19 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Special Olympics International today announced it will bring together 60 students from 1...

2007-06-19 20:07 1012

Ctrip Announces Shareholder Resolutions Adopted at 2007 Annual General Meeting

SHANGHAI, China, June 15 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (Nasdaq: CTRP), a leading travel service provider of hotel accommodations, airline tickets and packaged tours in China, announced shareholder resolutions adopted at its annual general meeting of shareholder...

2007-06-15 18:00 901

OAG Showing Marked Growth: 111,000 More Scheduled Flights than Last June

BEIJING, June 13 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- OAG Worldwide Ltd, the global flight information and data solutions company for passenger aviation, air cargo logistics and business travel markets, today announced that they are showing strong growth over last June, with more flights especially in the Mid...

2007-06-13 17:05 819

GoMacau.com Acquires Macau.com, the Number 1 Website in Macau

MACAU, June 13 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- GoMacau.com, Macau's leading destination marketing and online travel company has acquired 100% of Macau.com, Macau's No.1 Internet site. Macau.com will serve as Macau's premier portal, where users will have access to a wide variety of Macau-related ...

2007-06-13 10:00 849

Ma Zhenchuan Meets with Verbruggen

BEIJING, June 11 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Ma Zhenchuan, member of the Standing Committee of the Beijing Municipal CPC (Communist Party of China) Committee, director of Beijing Public Security Bureau and deputy head of the coordination group for security of the Beijing Olympic Games, met with H...

2007-06-11 17:14 979

ESPN Acquires Cricinfo from the Wisden Group

ESPN Expands its Global On-Line Business Through the Acquisition of Cricinfo - the World's Largest Cricket Website LONDON, June 11 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- ESPN and The Wisden Group today announced that they had agreed to terms for ESPN's acquisition of Cricinfo, the world's leading cricket web...

2007-06-11 14:00 1224

Liu Qi Meets with Coca-Cola Chairman

BEIJING, June 5 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Liu Qi, president of the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad (BOCOG), met with visiting Coca-Cola Chairman and CEO Edward Neville Isdell on Monday. Praising Coca-Cola for its long partnership with the Olympic Games, Li...

2007-06-05 15:22 1029

New Brand Aims to Inspire Everyone to Embrace the Olympic Spirit - and Make 2012 'Everyone's Games'

- New brand and vision revealed for London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games - With Picture LONDON, June 4 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- The new brand and vision for the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games was launched in London this morning by Sebastian Coe and a tea...

2007-06-05 10:12 1160

Conde Nast Traveler Places Le Royal Meridien Shanghai on its 2007 Hot List

SHANGHAI, China, June 4 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Le Royal Meridien Shanghai made it in the annual “Hot List” of Conde Nast Traveler magazine, the only five star hotel cited in China’s most stylish city. Conde Nast Traveler Eleventh Annual Hot List is the world’s wealthy traveller’s passport to th...

2007-06-04 13:03 1129

Qunar Announces Best Travel Companies in China

China’s first-ever China Travel Industry Awards Ceremony Highlights Established Players and Emerging Leaders BEIJING, June 1 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- China’s largest travel search engine -- Qunar.com -- announced today the finalists of China’s first-ever China Travel Industry Awards Ceremony....

2007-06-01 20:03 1103

HK Intellectual Property Head Visits BOCOG

BEIJING, June 1 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Mr. Stephen Selby, director of Hong Kong Intellectual Property Department, paid a visit to the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad (BOCOG) on May 25, 2007 and exchanged views with the BOCOG Legal Affairs Department on the joint e...

2007-06-01 19:00 962

Jiang Xiaoyu Welcomes Delegation of Texas A&M University

BEIJING, May 31 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Jiang Xiaoyu, executive vice-president of the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad (BCOCOG) met with the visiting delegation of Texas A&M University led by vice president Emily Ashworth on Wednesday. The two sides exchanged...

2007-05-31 18:30 914

Four Points by Sheraton Shenzhen Introduces New West Tower

SHENZHEN, China, May 31 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- 1st June 2007, Four Points by Sheraton Shenzhen announced the opening of it’s new West Tower, unveiling an additional 168 contemporary, comfortable, spacious rooms and suites. The new West Tower reveals additional deluxe rooms and suites as ...

2007-05-31 16:15 1060

IPICO Sports Sets New Standard for Data Capture

BOULDER, Colo., May 31 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- IPICO Sports established a new threshold for data capture in the 2007 BolderBOULDER 10km road race on May 28. The IPICO Sports system captured data at the start, finish and for each mile split -- more information than has ever been captured in a race...

2007-05-31 16:32 1036
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