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Ice and snow tourism is becoming a new “tradition” for the Chinese New Year – Xinhua

Tourists enjoy skiing at a ski resort in Beiji Village in Mohe, northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province, Jan. 7, 2023. (Xinhua/Zhang Tao) TAIYUAN, Jan. 25 (Xinhua) — After spending the first day of the Spring Festival holiday at home, He Rui rushed to the ski resort early on the second day and was ready to start …

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US visa wait exceeds one year for top sources of inbound visitors; Improvement needed, says Travel Group

The wait time for a visa interview at the US Embassy in New Delhi, India was 577 days as of … [+] January 19, the American Travel Association reported. Photo from 2013 (Photo by Priyanka Parashar /Mint via Getty Images) Hindustan Times via Getty Images The average wait time for a US visa interview required …

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China seizes Spring Festival to boost tourism, consumption-Xinhua

*This year’s Spring Festival is the first in three years that Chinese people are not encouraged to stay put during the festival to prevent large-scale outbreaks. * Passenger trips for this year’s Spring Festival are expected to reach 2.1 billion, nearly double last year or 70.3 percent of the 2019 reading, according to the Ministry …

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Emerging markets are the leading investment trend for 2023. How to take advantage

After stocks and bonds underperformed in 2022, Wall Street is looking to growth outside the US in 2023. Emerging markets, which include countries like China, India, Brazil and others, are the most popular area where money managers are pinning their hopes to see gains that overtake the US. The trend is reviving after also underperforming …

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Singapore tourism is expected to return to pre-Covid levels by 2024

Singapore, Jan 23 (ANI): Driven by strong demand from key markets such as India, Indonesia and Malaysia, Singapore’s tourism sector rebounded strongly in 2022 to surpass the Singapore Tourism Board’s (STB) initial forecast of 4 to 6 million visitors last year. Last week, the STB revealed that tourist visits to Singapore reached 6.3 million in …

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Chinese pray for health during Lunar New Year as Covid death toll rises

People take photos of fireworks on the eve of Chinese New Year on January 21, 2023 in Chongqing, China. Vcg | Visual China Group | Getty Images China marked the Lunar New Year on Sunday with its people praying for health after three years of stress and financial hardship during the pandemic, as officials reported …

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Lunar New Year travel: China says 80% of population has had Covid, recovery unlikely

Eight out of 10 people in China are already infected with Covid-19, a prominent government scientist has claimed. Wu Zunyou, the chief epidemiologist of China’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said on Saturday – on the eve of the Lunar New Year – that the current “epidemic wave has already infected about 80% of …

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Point32Health taps Inclusive Health for LGBTQ+ care

Traditionally offering virtual care and navigation services to employers, Included Health is now moving into the health plan space. It is teaming up with Point32Health to serve its commercial members in the LGBTQ+ community, companies announced Wednesday. Based in San Francisco Health included gives patients access to virtual and in-person urgent care, primary care, behavioral …

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Investments are considered critical for the economy in 2023

An employee works on the production line of a textile company in Hai’an, Jiangsu Province. [Photo by Zhai Huiyong/For China Daily] China is expected to see steady investment growth in 2023, which will serve as a key driver of economic recovery, officials and experts said. Their comments came after the National Bureau of Statistics reported …

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