Post Tagged with: "Tourism"

Over 8 million reported to have visited TAR in H1 of 2020

July 23, 2020 10:38 pm0 comments
Over 8 million reported to have visited TAR in H1 of 2020

(TibetanReview.net, Jul23’20) – While the tourism sector across the world has seen a sharp downturn in business due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the so-called autonomous region of Tibet (TAR) under Chinese rule received more than 8 million tourists in the first half of this year, reported China’s official chinadaily.com.cn Jul […]

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China reopens Tibet’s Potala palace for tourists

June 4, 2020 1:53 am0 comments
China reopens Tibet’s Potala palace for tourists

(TibetanReview.net, Jun03’20) – China said June 2 it was reopening the Potala, the historical winter residence of the Dalai Lamas, from Jun 3, with the visitors being required to book their tickets online a day in advance. China closed down the Potala from Jan 27 after the outbreak of the […]

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China reopening all temples in Lhasa as peak tourism season underway

May 21, 2020 5:47 am0 comments
China reopening all temples in Lhasa as peak tourism season underway

(TibetanReview.net, May20’20) – As the peak tourism season (May-Oct) in Tibet gets underway, China is gradually reopening all temples in towns and city proper except the Jokhang Temple of Tibet’s capital Lhasa starting May 20. After the reopening, all local temples will not hold clustered religious activities attended by Buddhist […]

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While closing two monasteries in anti-Covid-19 move, China reopens outdoor tourist sites in Lhokha

April 23, 2020 1:43 am0 comments
While closing two monasteries in anti-Covid-19 move, China reopens outdoor tourist sites in Lhokha

(TibetanReview.net, Apr22’20) – Chinese authorities in Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) recently announced the reopening of all outdoor tourist sites in Lhokha City as the novel coronavirus epidemic had waned, reported China’s official chinadaily.com.cn Apr 21 even as they had announced the closing of two Tibetan Buddhist monasteries in the city […]

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China to further urbanize Tibet, expand its tourism economy

January 12, 2020 7:42 am0 comments
China to further urbanize Tibet, expand its tourism economy

(TibetanReview.net, Jan11’20) – Along with earmarking 8.6 billion yuan ($1.3 billion) to initiate the construction of 26 characteristic towns and introducing foreign investment and social capital for the towns’ development, the local Chinese government of Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) is to greatly expand the region’s tourism income stream this year, […]

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China to continue focus on building Tibet’s air, road and rail transport for tourism, security

January 8, 2020 3:35 am0 comments
China to continue focus on building Tibet’s air, road and rail transport for tourism, security

(TibetanReview.net, Jan07’20) – Given its strong emphasis on developing the tourism industry while at the same time strengthening the security networks both internal and external, China is to continue its strong focus on developing air, rail and road transport system in Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) this year. The construction on […]

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China announces major incentives to promote winter tourism in Tibet

October 17, 2019 10:38 am0 comments
China announces major incentives to promote winter tourism in Tibet

(TibetanReview.net, Oct16’19) – In order to maintain its economic growth and development story, China is to ensure continued flow of tourists to Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) by offering free visits to top sites and minimum 50 percent discounts on airfares and hotel accommodations and the like during the lean five-month […]

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Kalachakra for tourism?

January 18, 2019 1:29 am0 comments
Kalachakra for tourism?

(TibetanReview.net, Jan17’19) – There have been Kalachakra for world peace teachings given by the Dalai Lama; but Kalachakra for tourism? Hoteliers and restaurateurs in Dharamsala, the hill town in Himachal Pradesh state of India, where the Dalai Lama has lived since 1960, have requested that a Kalachakra teaching be given […]

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China to open Tibet wider without relaxing the special permit system

January 13, 2019 3:59 am0 comments
China to open Tibet wider without relaxing the special permit system

(TibetanReview.net, Jan12’19) – China is to open Tibet wider to the outside world not by relaxing the special permit system but only by speeding up the process a bit for overseas tourists and by enhancing interconnectivity in terms of transport and business infrastructure. Tibet will build “a big routeway of […]

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Boasting a record 31.025 visitors, China promotes winter Tibet tour with free Potala entry etc

November 9, 2018 11:16 pm0 comments
Boasting a record 31.025 visitors, China promotes winter Tibet tour with free Potala entry etc

(TibetanReview.net, Nov09, 2018) – In order to promote winter tourism, China has begun offering free entry to the Potala palace, the historical winter palace of the Dalai Lamas, for tourists from Nov 1 to Mar 15 next year. As in past several years, numerous other attractive concessions are also being […]

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