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- China Tourists to Fuel Taiwan Retail Property Boom, Cushman Says: Prime shop rents in Taipei may grow as much as 15 percent in the next two years on expansion by global retailers seeking to tap an increase in mainland Chinese tourists, according to Cushman & Wakefield Inc.
- Chinese Tourists Flock to Outlet Malls Abroad: Well-heeled Chinese shoppers have been visiting Dior and Burberry stores in New York, Paris and London for years. Now, they are making more visits to the luxury brands’ off-price shops in suburban outlet malls like Woodbury Common in New York state….they have become “more sophisticated with bargain hunting,” given the shaky economic outlook.
- Seychelles experiences 67 percent hike in Chinese visitors: By the second week of June 2013, a hike of 67% in Chinese visitors had arrived in the Seychelles archipelago, over the same period last year.
- U.S. Senators want China travel, tourism high on dialogue agenda: According to both lawmakers and industry officials, a years-long trend of increased Chinese tourism to the US hasn’t reached its potential, and policies that may be limiting expansion on both sides should be addressed at the US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue from July 8 to 12 in Washington.