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Airbnb’s Great Wall of China competition crumbles as heritage bureau fails to give green light


The Airbnb statement said it had been in talks with “relevant parties” over several months before launching the promotion. — SCMP

The Airbnb statement said it had been in talks with “relevant parties” over several months before launching the promotion. — SCMP

Airbnb has been forced to cancel a promotion that offered competition winners the chance to spend a night on Great Wall of China after an official heritage body said it had not approved the plan.

“We understand and respect the opinions put forth by the Cultural Commission,” the room-booking app provider said on Weibo, China’s Twitter-like service.

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