How Chinese Tourism Can Rally After 2017’s ‘Trump Slump’

Various outlets have been claiming that the U.S. tourism industry is experiencing a so-called “Trump Slump.” There is no doubt that President Trump’s rhetoric and his administration’s policies have had a negative impact on inbound tourism to the United States, with the “travel ban” being the most significant overall. But many observers have pointed out … More How Chinese Tourism Can Rally After 2017’s ‘Trump Slump’

WeChat Pay Launches ‘Flagship Airport’ Program in Battle Against Alipay, UnionPay

Perhaps nowhere is the battle for Chinese tourists’ payments more obvious than in airports. For Alipay and WeChat Pay, presence in international airports is required to maintain the impression that their platforms genuinely are available in the international space. If these payment options aren’t even available in the most international of spaces—the airport—why would Chinese … More WeChat Pay Launches ‘Flagship Airport’ Program in Battle Against Alipay, UnionPay

Britain Does What America Won’t: Open Skies with China

Brexit has created substantial concerns about the British economy and its place in the world. Currently, the Tory government is currently in triage mode. Britain had an ideal agreement with the EU, where they could both maintain currency independence and take advantage of the inter-connectivity of the European economy. Given Britain’s precipitous economic standing, maintaining … More Britain Does What America Won’t: Open Skies with China

Which U.S. States Are Engaging Best With Chinese Tourists

With China now the world’s most important tourist source market, U.S. cities and states need to be able to reach out to Chinese tourists to cultivate and maintain their brands abroad. However, most states have done quite poorly so far in this endeavor while others are embracing Chinese web and social media resources. Essential to … More Which U.S. States Are Engaging Best With Chinese Tourists

The Digital Awakening of Travel Retail & Duty Free – Data Sharing, Collaboration

Duty Free & Travel Retail (DF & TR) is a fascinating business with luxury airports, smiling staff, first class shops and smooth yet intense atmosphere. However, the storm is rising from the east and dark clouds can be seen also from the Europe and even from the States. The clouds are revolutionizing the industry with … More The Digital Awakening of Travel Retail & Duty Free – Data Sharing, Collaboration

Tourism and travel – part of nations political toolbox

Tourism as we know is part of rare luxuries one can enjoy during the leisure time. It also has substantial economic implications to favourite destinations, airlines and airports. It can also have more widespread implications even to nations or economies. Consider Russia’s western sanctions; foreign direct investments dry up, expat’s leaving back to their countries, … More Tourism and travel – part of nations political toolbox

New Stability to Boost Tourism Firms’ Overseas Investments

With China’s 19th Party Congress over, JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s Asia Pacific vice chairman, Carl Chien, expects to see a return to the massive overseas acquisitions and investments from large Chinese corporations in tourism and air travel that marked 2016. Overseas deals by Chinese companies reached a total estimated worth of around $250 billion in … More New Stability to Boost Tourism Firms’ Overseas Investments

Growth in Chinese Tourism to Africa Provides Cautionary Example

Chinese outbound tourism is up across the abroad, and it’s translating into growth in tourism in a wide variety of destinations. One of the more unusual areas of growth is in Chinese travel to Africa and Chinese media has been heralding upticks in Chinese arrivals to various African destinations in recent weeks. The number of Chinese … More Growth in Chinese Tourism to Africa Provides Cautionary Example

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?