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2012-05-27 23:01:41

Explore Tibet, a Lhasa-based travel agency, announced a day trip to the nomadic northern plateau, with a stop at holy Namtso Lake (4,700 meters in altitude). (PRWEB) May 27, 2012 Explore Tibet, a Lhasa-based Tibet travel agency, announced a day trip to the nomadic northern plateau, with a stop at holy Namtso Lake (4,700 meters in altitude). “North of Lhasa travelers can see the drokpa, Tibetan nomads who lead a traditional lifestyle,” Explore Tibet said. “The harsh...

2012-05-13 23:02:07

Explore Tibet offers a half-day hike with guide to the Drak Yerpa Hermitage. This excursion is available as part of Explore Tibet´s custom-designed trips. (PRWEB) May 13, 2012 Explore Tibet, a Lhasa-based Tibet travel agency committed to responsible tourism and kailash trek, now offers a half-day hike with guide to the Drak Yerpa Hermitage. This excursion is available as part of Explore Tibet´s custom-designed trips. “We seek to provide a variety of sightseeing...

2011-12-19 20:36:00

CHENGDU, China, Dec. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Starting January 5, Air China's southwest offshoot will open rotations from Chengdu to Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, also known as the "City of Temples", giving culture enthusiasts an additional travel option. The introduction of the new services will bring the number of foreign destinations served by Air China's flights to and from Chengdu up to six and further cement the city's position as a regional hub of the carrier. (Logo:...

2011-08-02 21:50:00

BEIJING, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- The Frequent Flyer Program cooperation between the two carriers began July 26th, 2011. The arrangement allows Air China PhoenixMiles members to earn Status Mileage on all scheduled flights operated by Tibet Airlines(airline code: TV), and redeem Award Tickets on all scheduled flights operated and marketed by Tibet Airlines from November 1st, 2011. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080625/CNW017LOGO ) Head to www.phoenixmiles.com or dial...

2011-03-29 22:57:00

LHASA, Tibet, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Jonway Automobile, a wholly owned subsidiary of Jonway ZAP (OTC Bulletin Board: ZAAP) will be showcasing 12 of their traditional gasoline A380 SUVs as they caravan through the Himalaya Mountains in an eight day expedition from Lhasa, Tibet to Katmandu in Nepal, starting April 1, 2011. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100708/SF32168LOGO-b) The caravan will take about three days to cross the Himalayas from Lhasa to Katmandu, and will...

2009-09-21 01:49:00

BEIJING, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Air China has seen a huge increase in Chinese tourists visiting Nepal. There are now 70 times more Chinese tourists visiting the country than in 2002, the year that Nepal became a tourist destination for Chinese people. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080625/CNW017LOGO ) Air China is the only airline that connects these two dream destinations, with flights between Lhasa, Tibet, and Kathmandu, Nepal -- a route that has been...

2008-07-01 12:00:44

Air China successfully tested night flight service at Lhasa (Tibet), China's Gongga Airport on June 27, the first night operations in the airport's 43 year history. The flight, conducted in an Airbus A319 aircraft, was made possible through Required Navigation Performance (RNP) flight paths created and supported by Naverus. RNP, used in conjunction with recently installed runway lighting at the airport, allows Lhasa to now receive flights around the clock. "We congratulate Air China...

2008-06-30 09:03:02

Tibet embraces first night flight CHENGDU, June 28 (Xinhua) -- The first trial night flight in Tibet proved a success when an Airbus A319 plane belonging to Air China landed at Lhasa Gongga Airport on Friday evening. "The history of no night flights in Lhasa ended tonight," said Xu Bo, the Civil Aviation Administration's Tibet Branch head. "It is of great significance to the tourism recovery and economic development in this region." Lhasa had been the only regional capital in China that...

2008-06-27 09:02:49

Lhasa airport eligible for night flight service LHASA, June 26 (Xinhua) -- Lhasa Gongga Airport has installed runway lighting to allow it to receive flights around the clock for the first time since it started operation 43 years ago. Chen Hua, an airport official, said that with the new runway lighting, Gongga airport can increase its handling capacity by at least 40 percent. The runway lighting cost 99 million yuan (about 13.2 million U.S. dollars), and work began at the 3,600 meter...

2008-06-20 15:00:09

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) LHASA, June 20 (Xinhua) - Tibet will reopen to foreign tourists soon, Palma Trily, executive vice chairman of Tibet, told a press conference here on Friday. The official, however, said the move would not occur immediately after Saturday's Olympic torch relay. He did not give specific date. Travel agencies in Tibet stopped to received tourists after the riot for safety concerns. The tourism market...