China’s Travel Infrastructure Boom and 8 Other Tourism Trends This Week

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Attendants pose for pictures inside a high-speed train during an organized experience trip from Beijing to Zhengzhou, as part of a new rail line, December 22, 2012. China will open the world’s longest high-speed rail line next week when a link between Beijing and the southern metropolis of Guangzhou is inaugurated, officials said on Saturday. REUTERS/China Daily

Skift Take: This week in tourism, the Chinese travel system could have a global effect on the travel industry, Royal Caribbean sees growth in customers out of China, and the African Union makes progress on its passport for all of Africa.

— Isaac Carey

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