The flow of Chinese investment into travel and tourism, along with other sectors, continues unabated. China is not only making its mark with outbound travelers but its money is flowing into strategic assets as well.
With Chinese outbound travel growing so rapidly and the Chinese government actively encouraging its citizens to travel abroad, it seems unlikely that the government would restrict travel to South Korea.
Macau is going where the money is with VIP gamblers but it's anyone's guess whether that will end up paying off for the city.
President Obama's goal of bringing 100 million foreign travelers to the U.S. in 2021 may have been too ambitious given global instability and an unexpectedly strong U.S. dollar. The first challenge is to bring back Canadian tourists.
If mainland Chinese visitors aren't shopping in Hong Kong as much anymore, the big question is where are they shopping now? Here's hoping the construction of the Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge will help boost tourism in Hong Kong and neighboring Macau, which has also seen its visitor numbers decline.
Quintessential North American vacation destinations like Orlando, Las Vegas, and the Caribbean remain popular with travelers despite global vacation booking trends shifting to more diverse countries and cities.
All eyes will stay on the new resort to see how Disney pulls off its entrance into a highly desirable market.
Even Apple is betting against Uber in China.
Cruising has quietly gotten its act together after regulators and public opinion turned against the industry a few years ago following several safety and health mishaps. Now, it's up to the industry's leaders to chart a course for the future.
Despite losing $245 million in the first quarter, Ctrip CEO James Liang characterized it as a "great quarter" because of increased revenue and improved margins. With discounting waning and given the consolidation that Ctrip engineered, the future looks bright for China's largest online travel agency.