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China Daily, Apr.24, 2007

The number of people traveling during the coming Golden Week, May 1 to 7, is likely to set a new record, a senior official said.

"People are also likely to spend more on tourism products," said Shao Qiwei, director of the National Tourism Administration, when forecasting the difference that the 20th Golden Week will make at a recent meeting.

"The pressure of guaranteeing safety will also exceed that of previous holidays," he said.
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Xinhua News, April 2, 2007

Air Canada, Canada's flagship airline, will operate a second daily direct flight between Beijing and Vancouver from July 2 to October 1 this year. The company will run 211-seat Boeing 767-300 aircraft to meet increasing passenger demand over the summer tourist peak. The carrier will also increase the number of flights between Shanghai and Toronto from two to three times a week from April 13 to June 30, and seven times a week from July 1 before returning to three a week in winter.

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China Daily, Mar. 30, 2007

The maiden non-stop flight from Washington DC to Beijing arrived at the capital's airport at 1:55 pm yesterday after a 14-hour flight.

Washington is now the 29th capital city directly linked to Beijing thanks to the United Airlines flight.

"This inaugural flight is more than just another service in United's robust global network," Glenn Tilton, president and CEO of United said. "Connecting for the first time two of the world's most important cities is a historic occasion.
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Mar. 28, 2007

A high-speed passenger railway is to be built to link Nanjing, the capital of Jiangsu Province, and Anqing in Anhui Province in east China.

On completion, the route will cut the travel time between the two cities from the current eight hours to just 90 minutes.

The growing intercity rail network in the Yangtze River delta will also allow people to travel from Anqing to Shanghai in just three hours, down from 12 hours now.
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Mar. 28, 2007

China Southern Airlines, the nation's largest carrier by fleet size, on Monday launched a new service from the southern city of Guangzhou to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

The new Boeing 777B service, flight number CZ383, departs Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from Guangzhou at 8:10 PM Beijing Time, arriving in Dubai the next day at 01:10 AM local time.

The return flight, CZ384, leaves Dubai at 2:50 AM every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday and reaches Guangzhou at 2:50 PM Beijing Time, the company said.
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