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72-Hour Visa-Free Stay Makes for a Great Beijing Tour

March 25, 2013, 9:00 UTC+3

As China's only national flag carrier, Air China has made itself a bridge linking China to the world

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BEIJING, March 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Air China launches "Beijing 72-hour visa-free stay" excursion products which can give transfer passengers a typical Beijing tour and an opportunity to appreciate amazing Chinese culture.

On January 1, 2013, Beijing started a 72-hour visa-free stay policy to benefit citizens from 45 countries who hold the visa of, and air ticket to, a third country or region.

In response to the 72-hour visa-free stay policy, Air China and a number of domestic travel operators have jointly introduced innovative excursions of 1-3 days which cater to the needs of transfer passengers. During the 72 hours, transfer passengers can cruise through vermillion walls to get interesting peeks in the history of Beijing or amble through the tangle of winding hutongs for first-hand experiences of what old Beijing must have be like. Hot pot mutton, Beijing Duck, Tanghulu – Beijing is also a great place for a culinary adventure. The excursions will cover most of Beijing's classic attractions and are also very affordable.

As a Beijing-based airline operating into and out of Beijing Capital International Airport and a member carrier of the world's largest airline network, Star Alliance, Air China runs a global route network with Beijing as its hub, flying passengers to 1,356 destinations in 193 countries. So, Air China is in a position to ensure that transfer passengers in Beijing can connect seamlessly to other parts of the world.

As China's only national flag carrier, Air China has made itself a bridge linking China to the world. The "Beijing 72-hour visa-free stay" excursion products will take passengers onto a journey to discover the beauty of an old civilization. For reservation, call Air China's service hotline (0086-10) 95583, or visit Air China's official website to inquire about the ticketing office that's closest to you. To learn more about the 72-hour visa-free stay policy, call Beijing tourism hotline (0086-10) 12301.



Zhao Xing Yu

Tel.: +86-10-6146-2395

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