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  • Vietnam's strong growth in Chinese arrival - not the full picture2018-07-19

    Vietnam overtook South Korea as the fifth most-visited outbound destination among Mainland Chinese travellers for H1 2018, behind Hong Kong and Macao in Greater China, as well as Thailand and Japan. With second, third and lower tier cities now serving as a key driver of growth in global Chinese out...
  • Singapore’s Changi Airport integrates WeChat Pay for Chinese travellers2018-07-17

    WeChat Pay, the e-wallet linked to China’s massively popular WeChat messenger has signed a three-year marketing partnership with the Changi Airport Group (CAG), it announced last week. CAG envisions WeChat Pay to be rolled out at most of the brands at the airport, including its online store iShopCh...
  • Chinese tourists cancel over 7000 rooms in Phuket after boat tragedy2018-07-16

    Around 7,300 rooms at 19 local hotels booked by Chinese tourists have been cancelled, causing over seven million baht in losses, following the Phoenix tour boat tragedy which claimed 47 of their compatriots’ lives early this month. Kongkiat Khuphongsakorn, president of a southern hotel association,...
  • Chinese tourists among top five spenders globally2018-07-16

    Visa announced the findings of the payment network’s comprehensive look at travel and tourism in 2017, Global Travel Intentions (GTI) Study. The average global traveler spends USD 1,793 per trip. Travelers expect to spend more in upcoming trips, with the highest likely increase in the Asia Pacific....
  • Chinese airlines revenue growth to outpace regional, global peers in 2018-202018-07-15

    Air China will be the world’s most valuable airline by market capitalization within the next three years powered by its multi-year growth potential. Chinese carriers will benefit from double-digit earnings growth driven by strong demand, higher cost economies and capacity additions. Revenue growth ...
  • InterContinental partners with Baidu to introduce AI hotel rooms2018-07-08

    On Wednesday, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG)announced that it has cooperated with Baidu Inc to launch several AI smart rooms at its hotel in Sanlitun, located in Beijing's Chaoyang district. The Global Times tested out the AI-activated speaker placed in the hotel room - developed by Baidu's D...
  • Alibaba-backed Shiji acquires founders shares of SnapShot2018-07-08

    Alibaba-backed hotel technology firm Shiji announced that it has acquired the shares of SnapShot’s founders to "increase commitment to SnapShot vision of a hospitality data platform". Shiji acquired a majority stake in SnapShot in 2016, holding 69.07% of SnapShot's stock equity at the time. ...
  • Airline tech firm TripStack raises $6M, aims to connect OTA and LCC2018-06-30

    Led by John Boguslawski, CEO, TripStack is launching a new suite of travel tech products designed to provide Online Travel Agencies (OTAs) with access to many Low Cost Carriers (LCCs) and “Virtual Interline” fares. “With the rise of the LCC market, now representing 30% of all airline tickets sold, m...
  • Tencent, Tourism Vancouver align for China marketing deal2018-06-29

    WeChat parent Tencent and Tourism Vancouver launched a marketing partnership to promote Vancouver to Chinese travelers. The multi-year partnership will see Tourism Vancouver gain preferred access to mobile tech, big data insights and media platforms including the Tencent-owned WeChat app, which has ...
  • Hotel vending machine supplier MoBianLi raises $1.85 million in funding2018-06-23

    Hotel vending machine producer MoBianLi told Lieyunwang.com that it has obtained RMB 12 million (USD 1.85 million) in a January angel round of financing from undisclosed investors. The funds will be used to develop production lines and IT technology. MoBianLi produces smart micro vending machines f...

Pazhou Plaza Hotel

The 10-story Pazhou Hotel (Guangzhou Pazhou Jiudian) is located in the Haizhu district of Guangzhou, about one block from the Leide Bridge. Nearby attractions include the Pearl River, Pazhou International Exhibition Center, Gold Coast Water Park, Guangdong Law and Business University, Yingzhou Ecological Park, and the Guangdong Art Museum. It is walking distance from a subway station and about 30 kilometers from Baiyun International Airport. Opened in 2007, the hotel features 146 rooms and suites, equipped with complimentary high-speed Internet, satellite televisions, DVD players, refrigerators, mini-bars, coffee/tea makers, electric kettles, climate control, direct-dial telephones, in-room safes and alarm clocks. Bathrooms include toiletries and hair dryers. Complimentary newspapers and wake-up calls are available. The hotel property features a restaurant that serves western and Chinese food, a coffee shop, concierge service, travel desk, ATM banking, beauty salon, health spa, laundry service and parking area. Conference facilities include meeting rooms, a business center and audio-visual equipment.