Articles tagged “china”

Asian Tourism Investment Looks Promising Through 2026, But Challenges Loom

As the world's fastest-growing region for tourism it's a good sign that some Asian countries can expect to see healthy travel and tourism investment during the next 10 years. But a number of factors could alter these projections, particularly the Chinese market, as more global tourism trends are tested in this region.

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Qantas’ Return to Beijing Follows Surge of Chinese Visitors to Australia

Qantas will fly daily to Beijing for the first time in years, as Chinese vacationers and business travelers flock to Australia.

6 days ago

Brand USA and U.S. Tourism Groups Target India as the Next Major Asian Tourism Market

U.S. officials are hoping that Asian tourism will continue to be a boon to the domestic travel industry, and driving tourism from India is the next step. A thriving Indian middle-class will only help accelerate outbound tourism growth.

1 week ago

New Agreement More Than Doubles Number of Allowed Flights Between UK and China

China is a long way from being an open market, but for carriers in China and the UK, this is welcome news. And since it means more flights, and more competition, it could lead to sightly lower fares.

1 week ago

Chinese Travel Booking Site LY.com Buys Wanda Group’s Travel Agent Arm

Since many Chinese travelers still plan their trips through brick-and-mortar travel agencies, LY's purchase of Wanda Group's travel agent arm is a strategic move that speaks to the continued importance of Chinese travel agents in travel booking.

2 weeks ago

Chinese Rules To Bar 80 Percent of Ride-Sharing Cars in Shanghai

The bureaucrats in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen are taking dramatic steps to reduce the number of ride-sharing company Didi Chuxing's drivers and cars. With the degree of pollution in cities such as Beijing, the crackdown isn't entirely without merit. Nor is it the last word on the subject, though, as there is a lot of demand for these services.

2 weeks ago

Disney Says Shanghai Park Attendance Has Exceeded Expectations, Despite Contrary Report

Official Disney attendance numbers may not be telling the whole story but long lines and high prices aren't the only thing the company needs to worry about in Shanghai. China will become saturated with more than a dozen new theme parks from competitors in coming years all looking to capture millions of theme park enthusiasts in the world's most populated country.

2 weeks ago

Singapore Tries to Compete for Chinese Tourists With Shopping-Themed Week

Tourism boards for numerous countries are wooing Chinese tourists. The challenge is how do countries differentiate themselves on a long-term basis.

3 weeks ago

Carnival Corp. CEO Says Empathy Is Vital in Complicated World

Arnold Donald has done an impressive job turning around Carnival Corp.'s image. Now he has to lead it into the future in an extremely competitive global cruise market.

3 weeks ago

China’s Cruise Boom Is Getting Some Homegrown Ships

China's cruise market is still in its early days, but the world's biggest industry players are trying to help it mature fast.

4 weeks ago

Chinese Travelers’ Overseas Spending Data Doesn’t Add up in the U.S., EU and Japan

Many Chinese travelers take overseas trips to buy goods and avoid taxes but it looks like that's having adverse effects on the global economy.

4 weeks ago

MSC Is Adding One More Ship to the Crowded China Market

Global cruise lines have been feeling the pressure on pricing as more competitors enter China. Still, MSC Cruises is betting that the market will be ready for a second ship from the line in 2018.

1 month ago