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

BEIJING, March 22, 2013 /CNW/ - 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. 
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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 www.airchina.com 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, +86-10-6146-2395, zhaoxingyu@airchina.com 
PRN Photo Desk, photodesk@prnewswire.com 
SOURCE: Air China 
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