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- Fishing a lure for Chinese visitors in Australia: The South West Development Commission says Chinese tourists are keen to take part in more outdoor activities in the region. Chinese visitors who offered feedback said they were interested in classes in fishing and golf.
- Auckland airport trains retailers in working with Chinese tourists: Training that helps connect with Chinese tourists has already paid off for one Auckland Airport retailer….a training session paid for by the airport helps employees interact more effectively with Chinese visitors. It included education in Chinese history, customs and language.
- Chinese majority of tourist in Korea’s islands: Most of the foreign tourists who visited Jeju Island are Chinese…Chinese tourists accounted for 63.8 percent, or 459,062, in total foreign tourists (657,589) who visited Jeju Island during the January-May period of this year. The figure represents an increase of 59.1 percent compared to 288,583 a year ago.
- Rich foreigners, Chinese boost London-Paris luxury retail: The main driver of luxury retail rental growth in London and Paris is the growing presence of wealthy individuals and Chinese tourists, says Grosvenor Fund Management Europe.