February 3, 2023

News to Know

China to Fully Resume Travel with Hong Kong, Macau on Feb 6

China said on Friday that cross border travel between the mainland, Hong Kong and Macau would fully resume from Feb. 6, dropping existing quotas and scrapping a mandatory COVID-19 test that was required before travelling.

Group tours between China and its two special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau would resume, while the number of customs checkpoints open will return to pre-pandemic levels, China's Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office said in a statement on its website.

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New Values of Travel Opening Up Opportunities for Hotels (HOSPITALITY TODAY)

Why Hoteliers Should Not Allow the OTAs to Hijack Their Group Business (HOSPITALITY NET)

Groups and Corporate Main Focus for Hotel Revenue Teams in 2023 (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)


Jet Fuel Made from Wood Heads Toward Production in Japan (NIKKEI)

New Zero-Emission Bus Trial to Begin Across Regional New South Wales (INTELLIGENT TRANSPORT)

Meliá Hotels International Named the 2022 Most Sustainable Hotel Company in the World by S&P Global (TRAVEL PULSE)


U.S. Airline Group Blasts White House Competition Efforts (TRAVEL WEEKLY)


GBTA Reports ‘Upswing’ in Corporate Travel Bookings and Spending (TRAVEL WEEKLY)

The Great Outdoors Retains Its Corporate Travel Momentum (SKIFT)

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