Articles tagged “china”

How Designer Hotels Are Targeting Chinese Tourists

How Designer Hotels Are Targeting Chinese Tourists

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Design-branded properties are well placed to the growing number of Chinese middle- and upper-class consumers, thanks to the intersection of luxury travel and fashion.

7 days ago

Samsonite Says Luggage Prices Will Increase on Trump’s Tariff Hit

Samsonite Says Luggage Prices Will Increase on Trump’s Tariff Hit

Gerald Porter Jr., Bloomberg

Samsonite warns vendors that prices may rise about 10 percent due to costs linked to new duties the Trump Administration is imposing on imports from China. The U.S. imported more than $3 billion in luggage from China last year.

7 days ago

China’s Bullet Trains Pose a Threat to Hong Kong Airlines

China’s Bullet Trains Pose a Threat to Hong Kong Airlines

Prudence Ho and Dong Lyu, Bloomberg

More turbulent skies lie ahead for Hong Kong-based carriers like Cathay.

7 days ago

Luxury Fashion-Branded Hotels Aim to Exceed Chinese Expectations

Luxury Fashion-Branded Hotels Aim to Exceed Chinese Expectations

Samantha Shankman, Skift

It is said the future of luxury lies at the intersection of luxury and fashion, a nexus attractive to Chinese consumers who are still driven by brands and status in making purchase decisions.

1 week ago

Northern England Is Getting a Tourism Boost from Direct Manchester-Beijing Flights

Northern England Is Getting a Tourism Boost from Direct Manchester-Beijing Flights

Thomas Buckley, Bloomberg

Manchester is obviously very proud of its direct air link with China's capital. If it continues to be a success, will more decide to follow?

1 week ago

China’s Slowdown Is Driving Away Some of Macau’s High Rollers

China’s Slowdown Is Driving Away Some of Macau’s High Rollers

Daniela Wei, Bloomberg

The Macau casino stock index has slumped to its lowest level in a year. No wonder. Deutsche Bank has cut its 2019 outlook for casino revenue to 4 percent, from 11 percent, as China feels the pressure of the trade war and other factors.

2 weeks ago

AirAsia’s Aim to Expand Into China Suffers Setback

AirAsia’s Aim to Expand Into China Suffers Setback

Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

It's unfortunate that AirAsia's preliminary agreement for a venture lapsed after a year with no chance of renewal. The budget carrier has been setting up affiliates across Asia, but China is the missing piece.

4 weeks ago

China Rejects United’s Workaround Reference for Taiwan

China Rejects United’s Workaround Reference for Taiwan

Bloomberg

United got cute by symbolizing China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong with their currencies — as in New Taiwan Dollar — instead of the country names themselves. Give United credit for trying, but the airline will likely give in.

4 weeks ago

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How New York City Became one of the Top Destinations on Chinese Social Media

How New York City Became one of the Top Destinations on Chinese Social Media

Mailman X + Skift

China’s social media market can be tough to crack for destination marketers based overseas. But the success of NYC & Company, the city’s official DMO, has shown that data-driven insights are key to creating a digital strategy that resonates with Chinese outbound travelers.

4 weeks ago

Delete Didi Movement Shakes China Ridesharing Service

Delete Didi Movement Shakes China Ridesharing Service

Bloomberg

Whether it's an airline (United) or a ridesharing service (Didi and Uber), a corporate reputation can be pummeled in a social media minute. Didi executives claim they are now emphasizing safety as the number one priority and making growth secondary. At least they are saying the right things.

4 weeks ago

Chinese Airlines Hamstrung Despite Spiking Demand

Chinese Airlines Hamstrung Despite Spiking Demand

Bloomberg

Chinese airlines were given the green light to raise fares, but their lack of permission to hedge fuel has adversely impacted their performance. All of Trump's tariff talk hasn't helped, either.

4 weeks ago

U.S. Airlines Once Considered China a Potential Gold Mine. Not Anymore.

U.S. Airlines Once Considered China a Potential Gold Mine. Not Anymore.

Brian Sumers, Skift

For years, travel insiders have figured all brands, including airlines, would make big money in China. That is almost certain to happen someday. But it's not the case now, and with fuel prices rising, it makes sense that U.S. carriers are reevaluating their strategies.

1 month ago