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Expert Q&A: Addressing Traveler Concerns About the Coronavirus – ‘Should I Stay or Should I Go?’

The daily dispatches from Hong Kong and Wuhan and Beijing about Covid-19, the official name for the novel coronavirus that seemingly sprung out of nowhere in Wuhan, China, are nowhere near an end. Travel is down in some instances by over 90%, and thousands of people are under quarantine after possible exposure to the virus.  This leaves travelers – be they business or leisure – wondering, should I stay or …

American, Air Canada, BA, United, Lufthansa All Suspend Flights to China

American, Air Canada, BA, United, Lufthansa All Suspend Flights to China

As the coronavirus continued to vex Asia, more airlines announced they would cancel flights to China.
American Airlines said it would cancel flights from Los Angeles to Beijing and Shanghai from February 9 through March 27, 2020.
British Airways said it too would cancel flights to China, but didn’t specify a timeframe for resumption of service.
Air Canada, meanwhile, said it would suspend flights to and from China from January 30 through February …

As Coronavirus Cases Hit 6,000, U.S. Evacuates Citizens from Wuhan

As Coronavirus Cases Hit 6,000, U.S. Evacuates Citizens from Wuhan

Chinese officials confirmed on Wednesday that the number of reported cases of the coronavirus had hit 6,000 as new reports of the virus spreading to those who had not visited China.
The United States sent a charter plane to evacuate over 200 Americans, mostly diplomatic staff and businesspeople.  It landed in Anchorage shortly after 9:20 p.m. Tuesday evening, where all passengers underwent two medical screenings before being permitted to continue to …

Everything You Need to Know About Travel in the Age of the Coronavirus

Just as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed a second case of the coronavirus in the United States and raised its travel advisory for Wuhan, China, to the highest level, travelers were left wondering if it’s safe to travel at all and, if so, to where.
The CDC’s Level 3 warning is the agency’s highest.  It is urging travelers to avoid any “non-essential” travel to Wuhan.  It also …

Hainan to Begin Beijing-Oslo Flights

Hainan to Begin Beijing-Oslo Flights

Hainan Airlines announced that it plans to launch new service between Beijing and Oslo, Norway on May 15. The route will be the carrier’s first non-stop to Norway, as well as the first non-stop service between China and Norway.
Hainan will operate the route three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
The carrier will use Airbus A330-300 aircraft that are equipped with 32 lie-flat seats in business class and 262 …

Aloft Shanghai Zhangjiang Haike Opens in China

Aloft Shanghai Zhangjiang Haike Opens in China

Marriott International announced the opening of a new Aloft hotel in Shanghai. The Aloft Shanghai Zhangjiang Haike is the first of the brand’s property in the city.
The hotel is located near the New International Expo and Shanghai Disney Resort.
The property has 191 guest rooms, each with a 43” LCD TV, complimentary Wi-Fi, and a walk-in shower.
Dining options include Nook, the hotel’s signature restaurant, which offers a breakfast buffet and à …

New Hilton Opens in Chengdu, China

New Hilton Opens in Chengdu, China

Hilton announced the opening of the Hilton Chengdu Chenghua in Chengdu, China. The property is the company’s eighth hotel located in the city.
The hotel offers 298 guestrooms, each with a 49” HD TV. Guests may access the property’s 24-hour fitness center, as well as its heated indoor pool and whirlpool.
Dining options include Kitchencraft, an all-day restaurant offering both local and international cuisine; Qing Ya, a Chinese restaurant specializing in Sichaun …