• Raffles Shenzhen is Accor's newest star hotel

    Raffles' newest hotel is now open for business in the midst of Shenzhen's bustling CBD. Situated on One Shenzhen Bay, with direct connections to the Qianhai Economic Zone in the Nanshan District, the Raffles Shenzhen is well-located for business travellers. Guests check-in on the 34th floo...

    POSTED 24 May, 2019 4 Comments

  • How to travel by train from Hong Kong to Shenzhen

    Many business travellers headed to Hong Kong also choose to visit nearby Shenzhen, which is perched on the edge of the Chinese mainland but barely one hour away. Considered the heart of the Pearl River Delta manufacturing zone, Shenzhen is one of China's eight business- and trade-friendly "...

    POSTED 4 Jan, 2019 17 Comments

  • How to get from Hong Kong to Shenzhen, Guangzhou via high-speed rail

    The new High Speed Rail line between Hong Kong and mainland China (sometimes also known as the Express Rail Link) connects the bustling metropolis to China's sprawling 25,000km network of high-speed rail lines. One of the most attractive destinations for business travellers from Hong Kong will...

    POSTED 21 Sep, 2018 6 Comments

  • How to get a Shenzhen visa on arrival when visiting from Hong Kong

    If you're making a quick side-trip from Hong Kong to Shenzhen, you'll need a visa to cross over the border at China – but this doesn't have to be a Chinese visa, as the country also issues special Shenzhen visas which are available on arrival at the border checkpoint. These single-entry vi...

    POSTED 7 Mar, 2018 29 Comments

  • Air China axes Melbourne-Shenzhen flights (again)

    UPDATE | Having finally launched non-stop Melbourne-Shenzhen flights on June 20 following a string of earlier delays and cancellations, Air China is one again axing its Melbourne-Shenzhen flights, with the service to wrap next month – less than six weeks after it began. Air China's final f...

    POSTED 23 Jun, 2017 21 Comments

  • China Southern launches Melbourne-Shenzhen flights this week

    SkyTeam alliance member China Southern Airlines will begin non-stop Melbourne-Shenzhen flights on June 1 2017: less than three weeks before competitor Air China launches its own service on the same route. Initially, China Southern’s flights will run twice per week in each direction, growin...

    POSTED 29 May, 2017 9 Comments

  • Air China launches Sydney-Chengdu flights, Melbourne-Shenzhen to follow

    Air China is set to significantly expand its presence in Australian skies with the launch of direct flights to Shenzhen and Chengdu later this year. A new Sydney-Chengdu route starting November 12, 2016 will complement the airline’s existing Australian flights to Beijing and Shan...

    POSTED 25 Aug, 2016 18 Comments

  • Flying to secondary cities in China: your non-stop options explained

    Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou are all major destinations for Australian business travellers, yet there’s growing demand for journeys further afield with eight airlines now flying or soon to fly directly between our shores and 11 other cities across mainland China. Among them, Chengdu, Sh...

    POSTED 28 Jul, 2016 14 Comments

  • China's Shenzhen Airport gets Hyatt Place, Hyatt House hotels

    Shenzhen Airport is now home to two new hotels located under the one roof: the Hyatt Place Shenzhen Airport and the Hyatt House Shenzhen Airport, both offering a similar but distinctly different experience. The 167-room Hyatt Place property resembles an international hotel with free Internet acc...

    POSTED 13 Apr, 2016 1 Comment

  • China Southern to launch Sydney-Shenzhen flights

    SkyTeam alliance member China Southern will kick off flights between Sydney and Shenzhen next year as the only airline to offer a non-stop service between the two cities. Located just across the border from Hong Kong and connected by rail, Shenzhen is a Chinese manufacturing hub and houses the c...

    POSTED 23 Dec, 2015 8 Comments

  • Conrad Shenzhen, China hotel to open in 2019

    China will boast a new five-star Conrad property come 2019 with the opening of the Conrad Shenzhen hotel in a city that’s just across the border from Hong Kong. With 300 rooms in the centre of Shenzhen's rapidly developing Qianhai CBD, the hotel will reside amidst a larger development proj...

    POSTED 3 Aug, 2015 0 Comments

  • Starwood opens sky-high St Regis Shenzhen

    China has gained yet another high-rise luxury hotel with this week's opening of the St Regis Shenzhen. Located atop the 100 storey Kingkey 100 tower in the heart of Shenzhen's Caiwuwei financial district, designed by famed architect Sir Terry Farrell, The St Regis Shenzhen claims ...

    POSTED 11 Jan, 2012 0 Comments

  • Shenzhen Airlines to join Star Alliance: better China connections

    Global airline network Star Alliance is adding Chinese carrier Shenzhen Airlines to its ranks. The carrier, based just across the Pearl River from Hong Kong, joins its majority shareholder Air China to be the second Chinese airline member of the alliance. Travellers from Australia to China have ...

    POSTED 7 Jul, 2011 0 Comments

  • Hainan Airlines cuts back Sydney-Shenzhen services

    Hainan Airlines will cut back its direct Sydney-Shenzhen flights from October 30 as the Chinese airline adjusts its schedule for the northern winter. The Sydney-Shenzhen service, which was launched in January and continues on to Hangzhou, will be reduced to running two days per week from th...

    POSTED 21 Jun, 2011 0 Comments

  • Hong Kong price war: Hainan Airlines slashes business class fares to Shenzhen

    China's Hainan Airlines has started a fare war to the Hong Kong region, slashing direct tickets from Sydney to its Shenzhen hub and undercutting its nearest competitor in business class by over A$2000. Any fare war is great news for business travellers, especially for small and medium businesses...

    POSTED 23 May, 2011 3 Comments

  • Sydney Airport welcomes Hainan Airlines

    Hainan Airlines this week becomes the fifth Chinese airline to provide Sydney’s business travellers with direct flights into China, with the first of its thrice-weekly flights from Sydney to Shenzhen and onto Hangzhou.This is the first time these two Chinese cities have been served by direc...

    POSTED 21 Jan, 2011 1 Comment

  • Hainan Airlines now a 5-star airline, starts Sydney-Shenzhen-Hangzhou flights next week

    Chinese carrier Hainan Airlines -- which will start flying from Sydney to Shenzhen and Hangzhou next week -- has just been voted a 5-star airline by research firm Skytrax. Hainan joins just six other airlines in the top ranking: Asiana, Cathay Pacific, Kingfisher, Malaysia Airlines, Qatar Airway...

    POSTED 12 Jan, 2011 0 Comments

  • Hainan Airlines opens direct Sydney-Shenzhen flights from January 2011

    China’s Hainan Airlines will commence direct flights from Sydney to Shenzhen from January 19, 2011. Flights from Sydney will depart every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday at 10.10am, arriving at Shenzhen at 4.20pm. The service will then continue to Hangzhou for a 7.50pm arrival. Return fl...

    POSTED 3 Dec, 2010 0 Comments

  • Hainan prepares Sydney-China flights

    Hainan Airlines appears to have plans to fly to Sydney Airport from Shenzhen and Hangzhou in China. Despite rumors of the new flights, and a few mentions on Hainan's website, an official announcement has not yet materialized. The carrier's English language homepage states "Hainan Airlines will o...

    POSTED 4 Nov, 2010 0 Comments

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