• Pullman opens new hotel in West Shanghai

    The Pullman Shanghai Qingpu Excellence is now open on the western side of Shanghai. Located within the heart of the Qingpu Industrial Zone on Zhuying Road, the hotel is aimed at corporate travellers doing business within the area, but still has easy access to leisure and tourist destinations. ...

    POSTED 6 May, 2019 0 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific will open a swish new Shanghai lounge next year

    Cathay Pacific will shutter its Shanghai Pudong airport lounge on October 29 2018 and begin the year-long process of transforming it into one of the airline's new-look lounges. A spokesman for Cathay Pacific told Australian Business Traveller "we are targeting the third quarter of 2019" for the ...

    POSTED 24 Oct, 2018 4 Comments

  • China Eastern chauffeur drive service for Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane

    China Eastern Airlines is now offering a free chauffeur drive service for business class and first class flyers on its routes between Australia, Shanghai and Beijing. The complimentary service is limited to a radius of 35km from Sydney Airport, 45km in Melbourne, 40km in Brisbane, and ...

    POSTED 11 Jan, 2018 10 Comments

  • China Eastern goes daily on Brisbane-Shanghai flights

    IN BRIEF | Qantas partner China Eastern will upgrade its four-times-weekly Brisbane-Shanghai flights to a daily service from November 2017. Using an Airbus A330-200 aircraft offering business class and economy, flight MU716 leaves the Sunshine State at 11:45am to reach China’s financial ca...

    POSTED 7 Sep, 2017 2 Comments

  • China Eastern plans first class, Boeing 777 for Sydney, Melbourne

    Qantas partner China Eastern will once again bring its flagship Boeing 777-300ER aircraft onto flights from Sydney and Melbourne to Shanghai this summer, complete with the airline's latest-generation business class seats and a first class cabin as well, not normally seen on the airline’s Au...

    POSTED 24 Aug, 2017 18 Comments

  • The St. Regis Shanghai Jingan hotel opens its doors

    Business travellers visiting China’s financial capital can now stay at the luxurious St. Regis Shanghai Jingan hotel which blends Western and Chinese design styles to give the property feelings of both familiarity and foreignness, regardless of where you’re from. Meander upstairs to ...

    POSTED 23 May, 2017 0 Comments

  • China Eastern looks to launch direct Perth-Shanghai flights

    China Eastern Airlines could launch direct flights between Perth and Shanghai by year's end, providing the WA capital with only its second non-stop link to China alongside China Southern's Boeing 787 service to Guangzhou. The Shanghai-based airline – which is a Qantas partner as well ...

    POSTED 22 May, 2017 8 Comments

  • Your Uber app no longer works in China: here's why

    Uber in China is now closed to foreign visitors, with business travellers and tourists alike unable to order rides in any Chinese city, including major destinations such as Beijing and Shanghai. When selecting a Chinese pick-up address in the normal Uber app, foreigners are simply logged off &nd...

    POSTED 2 Nov, 2016 4 Comments

  • Shanghai, Nanjing, Hangzhou to offer six-day visa-free stopovers

    Chinese cities Shanghai, Nanjing and Hangzhou will double the country’s 72-hour visa-free stopover window by rolling out the red carpet for up to six days for transiting travellers, avoiding the need to apply for a conventional Chinese visa. That means a business traveller could fly from S...

    POSTED 6 Jan, 2016 4 Comments

  • Plaza Premium, China Eastern open new Shanghai lounge

    Passengers flying through Terminal 2 at Shanghai’s Pudong Airport can now cool their heels at a new Plaza Premium / China Eastern lounge near gate 77, fittingly branded the No.77 China Eastern Plaza Premium Lounge. A joint effort fusing Plaza’s signature opulent design aspects with C...

    POSTED 12 Nov, 2015 6 Comments

  • Five common travel scams in China, and how to avoid them

    While China has much to offer business and leisure travellers, we daresay there are as many scams as there are tourist attractions, and side-stepping them all can be overwhelming for newcomers. Here are five of the most common scams that visitors fall for in cities like Beijing and Shanghai &nda...

    POSTED 2 Nov, 2015 11 Comments

  • Qantas: new Shanghai flights, lounge in China Eastern alliance

    Qantas has Shanghai in its sights as the airline makes a renewed push into the Chinese market with the help of China Eastern. First fruits of the new partnership include codesharing on China Eastern's double-daily Sydney–Shanghai and Melbourne–Shanghai flights from November 1st, 2015...

    POSTED 23 Oct, 2015 16 Comments

  • Earning Qantas frequent flyer points on flights to China

    Through Qantas’ web of codeshare and Oneworld airline partners, it’s incredibly easy for Aussie travellers to earn frequent flyer points when travelling to China, along with status credits in many cases. Whether you’re visiting Shanghai on business, taking a holiday in Beijing ...

    POSTED 16 Jul, 2015 13 Comments

  • Air China: we

    With the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission moving to block Qantas’ proposed joint venture with China Eastern, Air China would consider stepping up if Qantas’ negotiations with the consumer watchdog came to a standstill. “We do not rule out those possibilities,&rdqu...

    POSTED 29 Apr, 2015 18 Comments

  • New hotels in Beijing, Shanghai, China for business travellers

    Bound for Beijing, Shanghai, Xi'an, Xiamen or Zhuhai in China? You'll be met by a plethora of new and re-branded hotels at which to enjoy your usual loyalty perks such as free Internet access, room upgrades and hotel lounge access. Included on that list are over 2,000 hotels under the Accor and ...

    POSTED 9 Feb, 2015 0 Comments

  • Eating and drinking on Shanghai business trips: a hotel concierge guide

    Whether you’re visiting Shanghai to meet with international colleagues or to woo a potential client, extending a dinner invitation that goes beyond the hotel-owned bars and restaurants shows your guest that you’ve done your research and know the city well, and best of all, that you un...

    POSTED 13 Nov, 2014 0 Comments

  • Marriott Hotel Parkview opens in Shanghai, China

    Marriott has planted another flag in China with this week's opening of the new Shanghai Marriott Hotel Parkview. The Shanghai Marriott Hotel Parkview is stacked with 317 rooms and suites, the best boasting scenic views of the neighbouring Daning Lingshi park. Executive floor guests can enjoy ...

    POSTED 25 Feb, 2014 0 Comments

  • China: visa-free stopovers in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu

    China's Transit Visa Exemption Program lets you spend 72 hours in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu or Chongqing without the hassle and cost of applying for a single-entry visa. It's a boon for business travellers flying through China: you'll have up to three days (and ni...

    POSTED 19 Feb, 2014 20 Comments

  • Qantas & China Eastern partner on flights to Shanghai, Beijing, Nanjing

    Qantas hopes to tap into the growing market for Australia-China travel through the opening of codeshare flights with China Eastern from Sydney and Melbourne to Shanghai, Beijing and Nanjing. Beginning 1 May 2013, Qantas will codeshare on China Eastern’s Melbourne-Shanghai and Syd...

    POSTED 3 Apr, 2013 5 Comments

  • Beijing, Shanghai offer visa-free stopovers

    Flying through Beijing or Shanghai and fancy a stopover to explore either city? China's new 72-hour transit visas — available free, on arrival at the airport — let you enjoy a three-day taste of two of the country's most interesting metropolises. Australia and New Zealand citizens ar...

    POSTED 18 Jan, 2013 3 Comments

  • China Eastern boosts Sydney flights to Shanghai, Beijing, Nanjing

    Shanghai-based China Eastern airlines, Qantas' Chinese partner, is boosting its Sydney-China schedule this month with new flights to Beijing and Nanjing plus two extra weekly flights between Sydney and Shanghai. The thrice weekly Nanjing-Beijing flight will start 21 December. MU740 is ...

    POSTED 6 Dec, 2012 3 Comments

  • Shanghai InterContinental hotel to sink 19 floors into the ground

    The quest for bragging rights as the world's tallest hotel never seems to go away, with ever-taller towers soaring into the sky. But how about the world's deepest hotel? That crown is clearly going to a new InterContinental being built in China, where the hotel sinks nineteen floors down in...

    POSTED 20 Apr, 2012 2 Comments

  • Air New Zealand axes Beijing for Shanghai, aims for daily service

    IN BRIEF | Air New Zealand will axe all flights between Auckland and Beijing mid-year, in favour of boosting flights to Shanghai. The airline today revealed plans to close the twice-weekly direct service to the Chinese capital as of June 30. The move will allow Air NZ to take its Auckland-...

    POSTED 28 Mar, 2012 3 Comments

  • New hotel brand for InterContinental in China and Asia

    The InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG) will launch twelve new upscale hotels under a new brand for the Chinese market in 2012. An IHG representative confirmed to Australian Business Traveller that, while a name has not yet been selected, the hotel group has already agreed twelve new sites in the...

    POSTED 3 Feb, 2012 0 Comments

  • Air Australia heading to China, Vietnam

    IN BRIEF | Air Australia is poised to begin flights to China and Vietnam in June 2012. Australia's new low-cost carrier carrier has slated thrice-weekly services from Melbourne and Brisbane to Shanghai and Ho Chi Minh City, pending regulatory approval, says travel trade public...

    POSTED 19 Dec, 2011 0 Comments

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