Editor’s note: We’ve recently started a new daily roundup of news affecting outbound business, for countries trying to attract Chinese travelers. Follow all news from ChinaOB Daily, here.
- Why are the Chinese not coming to UK? They go where they feel welcome: We should remember that visa policies and the behaviour of consular services in China are part of the image of the country and how Chinese first judge us. If we want Chinese to visit us by choice (as opposed to a delegation or business visit) then we need to roll out the welcome mat, not roll up the barricades.
- Does everyone need Chinese tourists?: China conquests the world and it has of course consequences that countries must take into consideration…the multiplication factor can only have negative effect on destinations by adding pressure on natural and human resources.
- High end Chinese travelers now worried about tours quality: New generation Chinese travellers tend to be disappointed by outbound travel agencies and prefer to plan their own trips, but they are still in the minority with most travellers preferring to use a travel company.
- Phuket must to add security for Chinese tourists: “The Chinese Consulate has found that most of the problems that Chinese tourists encounter are water accidents such as drowning. The main reason for this is that the tourists do not know how to use a scuba masks. Unfortunately there is a lack of communication requested that local media distribute a warning to Chinese tourists in order to reduce the number of accidents.”
- India mulling Visa-on-Arrival for Chinese, French citizens: In order to increase tourist flow from China and France, Indian Tourism ministry is mulling to provide Visa-on-Arrival (VoA) facility for Chinese and French citizens. “India has a good potential to woo Chinese tourists. Besides, we have been observing that Chinese nationals are interested in visiting India keeping in view the cheaper travel to India as compared to other parts of the world,” officials said.
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