The diversification of Chinese tourists' shopping interests is good news for Japan. But as European tourism officials will tell you, they shouldn't be surprised if shopping habits change.
China may be able to compete on price, but the long history Germany has building ships is still giving it an edge over emerging rivals.
The new Hainan Airlines service will help boost Las Vegas' gambling operations and drive higher convention attendance from Asia.
International travel had another banner year in 2015, but given currency challenges and uncertainties such as the Brexit vote, the odds are against a repeat performance in terms of international visitor arrivals in 2016.
Royal Caribbean is adamant that it is in China for the long haul, despite short-term pricing pressures. It will be interesting to see how the rest of the industry responds if capacity proves difficult to absorb.
The U.S. has long been less hospitable to non-English speakers than many other top tourist destinations. News like this makes us feel good.
While we don't have Burberry on our shopping list, we look forward to feeling less squeezed this summer when we visit London. It's a feeling that most visitors have practically forgotten.
The boom in global travel is driving a huge increase in new tourism infrastructure development, which will make access easier and more affordable to more destinations, especially in emerging markets. But we will point out that the China and Russia numbers feel especially optimistic.
With Taiwan being a convenient destination for Chinese travelers--the world's largest outbound market--to get to, it seems like a lose-lose for both countries as they continue to be at odds.
Ctrip did its own thing and adapted to conditions in China when it was created but its founders were very much aware of what was going on in the rest of the world, including the development of search engines, as well as Travelocity, Expedia and Priceline. One of the things that differentiated Ctrip from the outset was it appreciated the outsized importance of technology.