Travel News The 2017 CCTV Spring Festival Gala was a good advertisement for the Ice and Snow World as well as other ice tourism packages of Harbin, greatly adding to the value of intangible assets 19 February, 2017, Harbin, China – Crowne Plaza Harbin Songbei hosted Mass Recruitment Fair and Press Conference on 18th to 19th February 2017. This is another IHG landfall in Ice City after 20 years. Harbin tops the list of China's ice and snow tourist cities, according to the 2017 Harbin tourism promotion conference held on Feb 14. Two Beluga whales rehearse for new performances with their trainers at Harbin Polarland in Harbin, capital of Northeast China's Heilongjiang province on Jan 24. As one of the four cities selected to co-host the annual CCTV gala, Harbin presented its most spectacular and impressive ice and snow scenery at the Ice and Snow World, to audiences across the country. A female penguin from Harbin Polarland turns 27 on Jan 19. Usually, the average life expectancy for a penguin is around 20 - equivalent to a person in their nineties. Heilongjiang will build ice and snow vocational colleges in the province in a bid to promote the development of ice and snow sports, according to the provincial education bureau. January 19 marks the third anniversary of the opening of the popular Ahn Jung Geun memorial in Harbin, Heilongjiang province. Visitors tour Ice and Snow World in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, Jan 22, 2017. Ice sculptures are illuminated in various colors, making the attraction into a dreamlike land full of colorful wonders. Every day it takes off at 11:05 am from Wuxi's Sunan Shuofang International Airport (also known as Wuxi Airport) and lands in Harbin at 1:55 pm. The return flight will be from 7:20 am to 10:20 am.