Europe Takes a Beating in Lunar New Year Travel and Shopping

Lunar New Year travel to Europe made a 180-degree turn from last year, with travel spending and visits down in key Chinese tourist destinations. This according to Global Blue, perhaps the biggest player in European tax refund, which has monitored Lunar New Year spending in Europe in recent years. In 2017, Global Blue recorded a … More Europe Takes a Beating in Lunar New Year Travel and Shopping

EU to sign deal to develop joint military hardware as Nato agree on new military commands

At least 20 countries in the European Union will sign up to a new defence pact next week being promoted by France and Germany to fund and develop joint military hardware in a show of unity following Britain’s decision to quit the bloc. After years of spending cutbacks in Europe and a heavy reliance on … More EU to sign deal to develop joint military hardware as Nato agree on new military commands

Can Outlet Malls Bring Value to Luxury Brands?

Many people would associate outlets with old, cheap, discounted merchandise and remote locations. Discount labels seem to be a comfortable fit for outlet shopping malls, but the outlet empire built by Value Retail is meant to revamp the stereotype, with a concentration on Chinese customers. “The association is however totally wrong. Being visited several Outlets … More Can Outlet Malls Bring Value to Luxury Brands?

Fliggy and Hurtigruten Take the Lead in Chinese Travel to Antarctica

With ever-improving tourism links and visa agreements with countries around the globe, the world has never been a smaller place for Chinese travelers. While a trip to Hong Kong at one point was worthy of bragging rights, it’s now become a staple destination that instills little excitement in China’s increasingly experienced travelers. Read More