Articles tagged “chinese tourists”

Chinese Tourism Surges to Canada While U.S. Visits Decline

Chinese Tourism Surges to Canada While U.S. Visits Decline

Raini Hamdi, Skift

While demand for flights from China to the U.S. is down, it is rising to Canada, which is enjoying new peaks in Chinese arrivals. No Trump Slump in Canada, which is visa-friendly, welcoming and appealing to free-spirited millennials.

1 week ago

Australian Hoteliers Are Having a Hard Time Finding Space for a Record Number of Chinese Tourists

Australian Hoteliers Are Having a Hard Time Finding Space for a Record Number of Chinese Tourists

Dan Peltier, Skift

China is the largest jackpot that many destinations including Australia are aggressively targeting but they should also ensure they have enough hotel rooms to keep up with demand before they open the marketing campaign and flight floodgates.

5 months ago

Chinese Travelers Set a New Record for Global Tourism Spending in 2016

Chinese Travelers Set a New Record for Global Tourism Spending in 2016

Dan Peltier, Skift

With less than five percent of Chinese travelers holding passports, last year's spending totals for international Chinese travelers represents only a fraction of the market's spending potential as millions more Chinese choose to travel abroad each year.

5 months ago

Chinese Travelers Want U.S. Cities to Make Them Feel More Welcome

Chinese Travelers Want U.S. Cities to Make Them Feel More Welcome

Philip Marcelo, Associated Press

Some U.S. cities and tourism boards have already launched China-ready training programs for many hotels and tourist attractions, for example, that help with understanding various preferences. But places like restaurants, shops and other entertainment venues also need more education about this growing market.

6 months ago

Tourism Boards in Africa Aren’t Addressing Chinese Outbound Travelers

Tourism Boards in Africa Aren’t Addressing Chinese Outbound Travelers

Richard Holmes, Skift

From wild safari getaways to its vibrant colorful cities, Africa has more than enough to tempt the 200 million Chinese tourists forecast to be trotting the globe by 2020. But is enough being done to roll out the welcome mat? It depends where you look.

7 months ago

Thailand’s 2017 Tourism Growth Looks Dim After Cheap Chinese Tour Crackdown

Thailand’s 2017 Tourism Growth Looks Dim After Cheap Chinese Tour Crackdown

Suttinee Yuvejwattana, Bloomberg

Cracking down on overtourism by Chinese tourists is a smart move by the Thai government but dealing with the short-term blowback from that will be a challenge for the country heading into 2017.

8 months ago

U.S. Cities Prepare for Influx of High-Spending Chinese Tourists

U.S. Cities Prepare for Influx of High-Spending Chinese Tourists

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Key American cities are stepping up to provide better services for Chinese tourists, many of whom are young and traveling more independently than their parents did.

9 months ago

Chinese Travel Will Reach Record Highs in 2016 Despite a Slower Economy

Chinese Travel Will Reach Record Highs in 2016 Despite a Slower Economy

Dan Peltier, Skift

There's no doubt China's economy is going through a downturn, but western travel brands can't blame all of their shortcomings on that point. Much of foreign travel brands' failures or missteps in China -- such as Airbnb or Uber for example -- are probably more likely because they couldn't execute strategies that fit the Chinese market.

11 months ago

6 Charts Showing How Elite Chinese Millennials Prefer Their Luxury Travel

6 Charts Showing How Elite Chinese Millennials Prefer Their Luxury Travel

Dan Peltier, Skift

Millennial travelers are already money-makers for brands around the world. But luxury-oriented Chinese millennials seemingly look to fill up any free time with travel, and there is a substantial market to accommodate them.

1 year ago

Macau Casino Giant Bets on an Avatar-Like Theme Park

Macau Casino Giant Bets on an Avatar-Like Theme Park

Daniela Wei and Jill Mao, Bloomberg

It'll be interesting to see if this family-friendly theme park can compete with Disneyland Shanghai--or Disneyland Hong Kong--for that matter.

2 years ago

Chinese Tourist Spending up 45 Percent in UK in Response to Streamlined European Visas

Chinese Tourist Spending up 45 Percent in UK in Response to Streamlined European Visas

Sam Chambers, Bloomberg

Call it the push-pull of international travel. Chinese travelers responded to the UK's streamling of the visa application process but the poor performance of the Chinese yuan made trips costlier for travelers.

2 years ago

Big Win For U.S. Tourism: Chinese Travelers To U.S. Can Now Get 10 Year Visas

Big Win For U.S. Tourism: Chinese Travelers To U.S. Can Now Get 10 Year Visas

Heather Timmons, Quartz

This is a big win for U.S. tourism industry which usually gets little love from the policy makers, and if it does it comes in small doses.

3 years ago