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The company behind "Angry Birds'' said Wednesday it would open its first theme park in Asia next year at a site near Shanghai as it builds on the brand of the hugely popular game.
"Angry Birds Land'' will be located in Haining city in Zhejiang province, next to the commercial hub of Shanghai, and will be the firm's third theme park after one in Finland and another in Britain, AFP reports.
China's "Golden Week" holiday justified its title with a rise in tourism revenue, National Tourism Administration (NTA) statistics showed Sunday.

The country's 119 major scenic spots received a total of 34.25 million visitors during the eight-day holiday, up 20.96 percent from the corresponding period last year. Tourism income surged by nearly a quarter from 2011 to 1.77 billion yuan (278.39 m
The number of Chinese mainland residents going overseas reached 38.56 million in the first six months of the year, up 19.75 percent year-on-year, the Ministry of Public Security said Sunday.

The number of exit and entry across the Chinese border reached 208 million in the six months, up 6 percent from the same period of last year, according to a statement of the ministry's Bureau of Exit and E
Wang Yalan is traveling to Europe again this year as the falling euro is prompting a rise in Chinese tourists.

"The expenses for local transportation and accommodation in European countries are high, especially when I prefer to travel by myself rather than join tour groups," said Wang, who has a budget of about 10,000 yuan ($1,580), one month's salary, to visit the Eiffel Tower in France and A
TOURISTS will soon be able to live with local families instead of staying in hotels, probably in the latter half of this year, as Shanghai plans to restore a service that proved popular during the 2010 World Expo.

The first batch of 16 "Shanghai Host Families" will be in downtown Xuhui District, officials said yesterday.

Some were host families during the Expo and gained a lot of experience
Federation based in Beijing aims to stimulate tourism industry

With outbound tourism growing rapidly worldwide, Beijing and other major international cities have formed an alliance to make it easier for people to vacation abroad.

The World Tourism Cities Federation comprises 37 famous destinations, including Los Angeles, Rome, Berlin and Moscow, and 10 companies, including JTP Corp, Kempins
WHILE Hainan tourism authorities reported a booming business at their tax-free store in Sanya, Shanghai tourists have been relatively cool since the store's official opening.Local travel agencies said Hong Kong remains the first option for Shanghai shoppers, while Hainan is a favorite for pure relaxation.
THE US Consulate in Shanghai yesterday celebrated issuing its millionth US visa since 2004 and three Chinese residents won trips to Hawaii and Guam in a lucky draw.US Consul General Beatrice Camp described the occasion as "an important milestone" and said it was a reflection of the ever-growing cooperation in various fields between the United States and China.




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