Plans call for it to fully open in June 2022, but the conservation center may be ready for visits by the public in 2020, when 600th birthday of the Forbidden City falls.
As part of its expansion plan, Trip.com will begin airport pick-up services and sales of activity products in South Korea by the end of this year.
Ahead of the Golden Week, Alipay expanded its service coverage to Iceland and the Maldives and now covers more than 110 countries and regions around the world.
On October 1, some 78,000 people - 59,000 of them tourists - took the bullet train to Hong Kong. Over the first two days, Chinese arrivals to Macao rose by 27%.
Analysts forecast October will follow the weakening trend with growth of 5%.
As a result of the deal, Ctrip said its customers now have global ride-hailing access from the world’s largest mobility companies in over 1,000 cities through Splyt’s API.
Spain is the second most popular tourist destination in the world, only after France.
US plunges in popularity, reflecting Beijing's relations with Washington.
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