Launched in Beijing’s Chinese Ethnic Culture Park last week was China travel’s newest search tool — http://www.china.directory.travel.
Aimed at promoting China’s depth of tourism assets, the new China Directory is a progression of the online search tool the .travel Directory — a virtual catalog of every travel product and service offered by .travel registrants. Plainly the web site is still being worked on as not all its functions are operating totally smoothly but there is more than enough there to see how it will work.
The China travel portal currently offers information with more than 7,000 destinations and travel-related companies in China. Unveiled last week in Chinese, http://www.china.directory.travel will soon be available to consumers and businesses around the world in 11 different languages.
Mr. Tang Hongguang, Director-General of the Information Center of the China National Tourism Association (CNTA) said, ‘The .travel directory comes to China at an advantageous time. With the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games nearing, China is focused on preparing for the millions of visitors expected from around the world.
‘Currently, the total number of trips taken domestically is up to 1.39 billion while 125 million foreign travelers have entered China. wwwchina.directory.travel will not only help to further promote the country’s abundant tourism assets to the millions of travelers China hosts annually, and the many more anticipated for the Olympic Games, but provide greater access to travel information about China to consumers around the globe.’
Source: Internet Travel News