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Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino Unveils the Ultimate Las Vegas Entertainment Luxury Destination

New Resort & Casino Features State-of-the Art Casino Floor, Award-Winning Restaurants, Leading Entertainment Shows, Comprehensive Shopping Experience and the Most Exclusive Nightlife On The Strip LAS VEGAS, April 19 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Planet Hollywood is proud to announce the arrival o...

2007-04-19 09:00 1221

IHG Launches Hotel Franchising Program for Holiday Inn Express in China

SHANGHAI, April 19 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) announced today that it will offer a hotel franchising program for the Holiday Inn Express brand in China. This announcement follows the successful opening of the first six Holiday Inn Express hotels and the signing...

2007-04-19 09:00 1587

The 2007 China Tennis Open Holds Official Press Conference

BEIJING, April 18 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- The press conference of the 2007 China Tennis Open was held at the Shangri-la Hotel on April 18, 2007. The sponsor discussed the competition organization and player invitations. The China Open is already honored to have confirmed the attendance of four ...

2007-04-18 16:30 1255

eLong Announces Appointment of Henrik Kjellberg as Interim CEO

BEIJING, April 17 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- eLong, Inc. (Nasdaq: LONG), a leading online travel service provider in China, today announced Tom SooHoo has resigned as CEO of the Company, effective April 16, 2007. The board has appointed eLong's Chairman, Henrik Kjellberg, as interim CEO of th...

2007-04-18 09:00 1380

Olympic Games Reporting - Reuters Partners with Xinhua to Host Major Training Programme Ahead of Beijing Games

BEIJING, April 17 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Reuters (LSE: RTR; Nasdaq: RTRSY) and Xinhua today announced they will undertake an intensive two-week training programme for Xinhua journalists who will cover the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Reuters and Xinhua will fund the programme for 30 reporters an...

2007-04-17 18:07 1212

Beijing 2008 Tickets Go on Sale

BEIJING, April 16 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- More than seven million very affordable tickets are now on sale for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad (BOCOG) announced yesterday. About 75% of the tickets will be sold domestical...

2007-04-16 19:45 1186

Olympic Torch Relay Route to be Announced in the Near Future

BEIJING, April 13 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- The route and torch of the torch relay program for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games will be made public in the near future. The news came from the 81st session of the Executive Board of the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX O...

2007-04-13 19:45 1095

China Hotel Investment Summit 2007 to Be Held April 18 to 20 in Shanghai

SHANGHAI, China, April 12 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- China Hotel Investment Summit 2007 ("CHIS") gathers top leaders of the international hotel community and prominent Chinese hoteliers. As the most established and successful hotel summit on China's hospitality investment, CHIS is attended by close ...

2007-04-12 10:00 994

Ctrip Announces the Launch of Limousine Services

SHANGHAI, China, April 5 /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 that it has launched its limousine services in 11 cities in China. Th...

2007-04-05 19:00 811

Cathay Pacific and Dragonair Launch Special 'Buy 3, Get 1 Free' Package to Hong Kong Disneyland for Overseas Visitors

HONG KONG, April 2 /Xinhua-PRNewsiwre/ -- Overseas guests now have even more reasons to visit Hong Kong following the launch of a new "Buy 3, Get 1 Free" travel package to stay and play at Hong Kong Disneyland by Cathay Pacific and Dragonair. The package is available to travellers in a number...

2007-04-02 11:00 1065

Legends Sports Magazine Profiles a Sports Giant

Leather Basketball Shoes Were Yao Ming's First Motivation LAS VEGAS, April 3 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- The latest issue of Legends Sports Magazine towers over the competition with its feature story on the NBA's tallest player, the Houston Rocket's Yao Ming. Standing 7 feet 6 inches ta...

2007-04-04 10:32 1297

China World Trade Corp's Managed Scenic Site to Host International and Domestic GO Tournaments; Boosting Visitors Volume in Q2

GUANGZHOU, China, March 28 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- China World Trade Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: CWTD) ("CWTC") today announced that Tong Li Town, a business travel scenic site in Jiangsu Province of China managed by CWTC's subsidiary Suzhou Tongli (International) Excursion Development L...

2007-03-28 21:00 933

It’s Double Happiness in Shanghai: Starwood Hotels & Resorts Announces Opening Of Two Hotels in The Same City On 28th March 2007

Openings Include Sheraton Shanghai Hotel & Residences and Four Points by Sheraton Shanghai, Daning SHANGHAI, China, March 28 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Starwood Hotels & Resorts announces the opening of 2 new hotels in Shanghai : Sheraton Shanghai Hotel & Residences and Four Points by Sherat...

2007-03-28 16:53 1318

Chinese New Year Holiday in February 2007 Benefits CWTD's Travel Business

GUANGZHOU, China, March 26 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- China World Trade Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: CWTD) ("CWTC") today announced that both the tourist number and admission ticket sales of Tong Li Town, a CWTC-managed business-travel scenic site, hit record high during the Chinese New Year (...

2007-03-27 04:00 987

Accor Opens 300th Hotel In Asia Pacific and passes milestone with launch of Grand Mercure Xidan Beijing

SHANGHAI, China, March 20 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Accor announced yesterday its 300th hotel in the Asia Pacific region with the launch of the Grand Mercure Xidan Beijing in China. The re-branding of Grand Mercure Xidan Beijing follows a record 2006, during which the group’s Asia Pacific h...

2007-03-20 16:31 1044

The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited Announces Annual Results for the Year Ended 31 December 2006

HONG KONG, March 15 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- HIGHLIGHTS Key financial results -- Profit before non-operating items increased by 31% to HK$904 million. -- Profit attributable to shareholders of HK$2,094 million, including revaluation surpluses. -- Sharehol...

2007-03-15 19:37 1048

ispo china winter 07 - Beijing Welcomes the International Sporting Goods Industry on March 14th

-- New location - ispo china winter 07 moves to the National Agricultural Exhibition Center in Beijing -- ispo china winter 07 fully booked: 13,500 square meters interior and 2,000 square meters exterior exhibition and event space -- Online visitor registration consid...

2007-03-12 09:00 1490

eLong Announces Election of Henrik Kjellberg as Chairman of the Board of Directors and Appointment of Chris Chan as CFO

BEIJING, March 9 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- eLong, Inc. (Nasdaq: LONG), a leading online travel service provider in China, today announced that its board of directors had elected Henrik Kjellberg to replace Barney Harford as Chairman, effective March 10, 2007. Mr. Kjellberg is one of Expedia, Inc...

2007-03-09 06:00 1538

eLong Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2006 Unaudited Financial Results

BEIJING, March 9 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- eLong, Inc. (Nasdaq: LONG), a leading online travel service provider in China, today reported unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2006. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20041118/ELONGLOG...

2007-03-09 06:00 1112

IPICO Sports Launches New Sports Tracking and Timing Solution

System benefits participants, coaches, spectators and more PEORIA, Ill., March 9 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- IPICO Sports has launched a new turnkey tracking and timing solution for use in the global sports industry that is more accurate, more reliable, less expensive and easier to use than othe...

2007-03-09 13:23 1384