What Governments Should Do to Attract More Chinese Travelers

There’s only so much a single business can do to attract more Chinese travelers to its hotels, shops, tourist attractions, or tour services. At a certain point, it doesn’t matter what a business does next: Chinese customers will be limited at a macro level, whether it’s because of a limited number of flights from China, … More What Governments Should Do to Attract More Chinese Travelers

Chinese Travel is Transforming Consumer Technology

It’s hard to understate the transformative power of Chinese travel. The rise of Chinese tourism, both in the number of tourists and spending, is forcing destinations and tourism firms around the world reorient their priorities. But it’s also spurring a transformation in different fields of consumer technology not directly connected to tourism. Read More – … More Chinese Travel is Transforming Consumer Technology

WeChat Moves into Travel Services via Mini-Programs

WeChat has hinted at a move into travel services, partnering with key global travel destinations to offer City Experiences mini programs. Dubai, Britain and Sydney, were selected as the pilot cities for the City Experience mini program, which was launched at a showcase in Shanghai on November 30th. Other cities including Washington DC are to … More WeChat Moves into Travel Services via Mini-Programs

How Hawaii Leverages Digital Marketing to Attract Chinese Visitors

In today’s society, social media plays an integral part in everyday life, and according to a study published by Consumer Technology Association, Digital Lifestyles in China, Chinese consumers are highly engaged on social media with Wechat being the leading social networking platform. Out of Wechat’s users, 86 percent connect multiple times a day. As a … More How Hawaii Leverages Digital Marketing to Attract Chinese Visitors

Does Trump-Xi Relations Matter for Sino-American Trade and Tourism?

For foreign brands and firms catering to Chinese tourists or luxury shoppers, the potential of Beijing reducing the flow of outbound Chinese tourists or damaging domestic operations as retaliation has proved to be a substantial concern in the past few years. The volatile relationship between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping has … More Does Trump-Xi Relations Matter for Sino-American Trade and Tourism?

Even with Cathay’s Woes, Qatar Airways Invests $662 Million

Cathay has long been a staple of East Asia travel because of its higher quality, premium experience. Unfortunately for Hong Kong’s flag carrier, this has not helped it stay competitive, as growing outbound Chinese travel has boosted other carriers, especially domestic Chinese airlines and budget carriers. Cathay is has been called “analysts’ least favorite airline.” … More Even with Cathay’s Woes, Qatar Airways Invests $662 Million

Russia Mulls Easing Visa Requirements as Chinese Tourism Grows

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev is currently in China after getting invited by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, in part prompted by a 35 percent increase in Russia-Chinese trade volume this year. Medvedev also took the opportunity to point out that cultural exchanges between the two countries are intensifying, with 1.2 million Chinese tourists visiting Russia … More Russia Mulls Easing Visa Requirements as Chinese Tourism Grows

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

China Signals Thaw in THAAD Dispute and Likely End to ‘Tourist Ban,’ but Why Now?

China and South Korea have reportedly agreed to restore bilateral relations to a “normal development path swiftly.” What this means for the ongoing ban on the sale of tour group packages from China to South Korea is unclear, as tour group packages for South Korean destinations are still unavailable on Chinese online travel agencies (OTAs). … More China Signals Thaw in THAAD Dispute and Likely End to ‘Tourist Ban,’ but Why Now?

Global Recovery of Luxury Market Will Take On New Trends

The global personal luxury goods market is set to rise six percent at constant exchange rates this year after a stagnant 2016, and the total market value is about to hit 262 billion Euros (USD$304 billion). The latest prediction is up from Bain’s mid-year forecast, which estimated a two-to-four percent growth of the sector to … More Global Recovery of Luxury Market Will Take On New Trends