Articles tagged “china outbound”

Saudi Travelers to the Rescue of Mauritius as Chinese Turn Away

Saudi Travelers to the Rescue of Mauritius as Chinese Turn Away

Kamlesh Bhuckory and Pauline Bax, Bloomberg

Saudi Arabia is an unexpected bonus for Mauritius as the China and UK markets soften, but it will do well for the island to look at itself for the slowdown instead of blaming external factors. Issues such as pollution, traffic jams and a lack of experiences will eventually turn off Saudi Arabians too.

2 weeks ago

Alaska Sees Exponential Growth in Chinese Tourists

Alaska Sees Exponential Growth in Chinese Tourists

Associated Press

Explosive growth in Chinese tourists has been great for Alaska's tourism industry, but let's hope officials keep in mind the risks posed when wild landscapes become wildly popular.

1 month ago

Chinese Travelers Are Shunning the U.S.

Chinese Travelers Are Shunning the U.S.

Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press

Trump’s policies and a strong dollar, in particular, have led to a drop in Chinese visitors but also sluggish international tourism growth in the U.S. more generally. The situation may not improve anytime soon. Destinations should invest in technologies that Chinese travelers demand to stay in the game.

3 months ago

China’s Outbound Travelers May Be Spending Less on Luxury Goods

China’s Outbound Travelers May Be Spending Less on Luxury Goods

Kim Bhasin, Cécile Daurat, and Matt Townsend, Bloomberg

Fears of a Chinese slowdown have spooked luxury brands that look to outbound tourists from the world's second-largest economy to fill their shops. We at Skift can worry with the best of them about global trends, but for now, this Chinese spending decline seems modest and manageable.

6 months ago

Macau Sees Strong Chinese Arrivals But Is It a Real Boom?

Macau Sees Strong Chinese Arrivals But Is It a Real Boom?

Daniela Wei, Bloomberg

The good news for Macau is the week-long Chinese New Year holidays brought nearly 900,000 visitors from the mainland. The bad news is many were day-trippers checking out a new bridge and leaving without spending much, or at all.

6 months ago

Why a Smart Mobile Strategy Is Essential to Luring Chinese Travelers

Why a Smart Mobile Strategy Is Essential to Luring Chinese Travelers

Meghan Carty, Skift Research

Chinese outbound travelers have distinct and evolving behaviors and preferences that affect the way they travel. The best strategies to appeal to this market are built on a clear understanding of these nuances.

1 year ago

New Zealand Lowers Forecast for Spending by Chinese Tourists

New Zealand Lowers Forecast for Spending by Chinese Tourists

Tracy Withers, Bloomberg

New Zealand has known about this slowdown for a while. Chinese tourists may not be every destination's cure-all and marketers may have to reexamine their target markets.

1 year ago

Chinese Tech Companies See Their Shot at Expansion as Outbound Travel Grows

Chinese Tech Companies See Their Shot at Expansion as Outbound Travel Grows

Adam Minter, Bloomberg

Chinese tech companies have more leverage abroad in 2018 than they did five years ago, but they'll need to change their business models if they hope to take their brands around the world.

2 years ago

China Super-App WeChat Is Essential for Travel Brands Breaking Into the Market

China Super-App WeChat Is Essential for Travel Brands Breaking Into the Market

Meghan Carty, Skift

China’s number one super app, WeChat, has helped its parent company, Tencent, become the most valuable social network company in the world. With this upward momentum, the app shows great potential for travel brands looking to enter the China market, as long as they formulate a thoughtful strategy going in.

2 years ago

New Skift Research Report: WeChat Strategies for Global Travel Brands 2018

New Skift Research Report: WeChat Strategies for Global Travel Brands 2018

Meghan Carty, Skift

WeChat may be key for travel brands and destinations looking to appeal to Chinese outbound travelers. However, brands need to go beyond simply copying and pasting content from western social media to see the kind of payoff they are hoping for.

2 years ago

China Outbound Travel Spending Disparity Shows Enormous Growth Potential

China Outbound Travel Spending Disparity Shows Enormous Growth Potential

Dave Montali, Skift

Although China is the largest market in outbound travel, a deeper look at the figures shows that China is still far from its potential. Just 8.7 percent of Chinese hold a passport today.

2 years ago

The Changing Habits of the Chinese Luxury Consumer

The Changing Habits of the Chinese Luxury Consumer

Laura Powell, Skift

As the Chinese luxury market evolves, it is getting far more complicated. It's no longer enough to slap a luxury label on a product to get the Chinese consumer to bite. Bain takes a look at what the market's maturation means for luxury purveyors worldwide.

2 years ago