Third China city offers visa-free stays

31st Jul 2013

China has this week announced a third metropolis to offer 72-hour visa-free stays for air passengers in a bid to promote tourism.

Holidaymakers on city breaks to Guangzhou will benefit from the announcement.

From August 1, travellers from 45 countries alighting at Guangzhou's Baiyun International Airport can take advantage of the offer if they hold an onward ticket.

Passengers enjoying the 72-hour transit visa policy can take trips to see local sightseeing hotspots and tourist destinations.

Guangzhou boasts an array of awesome architectural attractions for holidaymakers on specialist tours in search of jaw-dropping buildings.

These number the 600-metre (1,969ft) Canton Tower, CITIC Plaza and Guangzhou Opera House.

The announcement follows similar projects already enjoyed in Beijing and Shanghai, with Chengdu soon expected to do likewise.

The visa-free project also applies to citizens of all Schengen nations, plus Australia, New Zealand, the UK, US, South Korea and Singapore, among others.

Rayomand Kasad, assistant sales manager at China Southern Airline said: "The airline has worked out several benefits with hotels, tourist companies and attractions in Guangzhou attached with the visa-free scheme."

Presentation of the Guangzhou boarding pass will entitle passengers big discounts with hotels, tourist attractions and tour companies.

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