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ive, calling for animal-friendly tours and for tour operators worldwide to keep wild animals in
the wild where they belong. It gained support from many travel agencies. By the end of last year, mo
re than 200 companies have removed the wildlife-related entertainment services, such as elephant rides.
Although some travelers are still not fully aware of the concept of animal-friendly tra
vel, the research reveals that 90 percent of them think the concept should be widely promoted.
Having visited the Antarctic more than 30 times, Zhao Xin, an experienced tour guide from Beiji
ng Caissa International Travel Service, said education on wildlife protection before such a tour is important.
Shares of Luckin Coffee, a fast-growing rival to Starbucks in China, rose 20 percent in their US stock market debut Friday.
The Chinese company, which opened its first store in Beijing less than two years ago, has 2,370
locations and plans to surpass the 3,700 stores Starbucks has in China by the end of the year.
It brought in $125 million in revenue last year, but spent much more than
that on coffee beans, store rent and other costs. Last year, it lost $475 million.
Most of Luckin’s stores are small, have few seats and are used mainly as a place to pick up mobile orders.
It also offers delivery in 30 minutes and promises a refund for delays or spilled drinks.