Articles tagged “chinese tourists”

Indonesia is Building New Bali-Like Destinations to Lure More Chinese Tourists

Indonesia is Building New Bali-Like Destinations to Lure More Chinese Tourists

Karlis Salna, Bloomberg

Bali has a history of over-developing its environment and slowly eroding the peace and tranquility many tourists go there for. More development won't solve that problem but perhaps the government can learn from past mistakes.

4 weeks ago

European Destinations Are Trying to Stand Out to Chinese Travelers

European Destinations Are Trying to Stand Out to Chinese Travelers

Dan Petlier, Skift

More destinations understand that WeChat is a different ball game than western channels and they're getting smarter about how to reach Chinese travelers on the platform. The challenge is showing how Paris, for instance, is different from a city in Belgium or Germany that also wants to attract more tourism.

2 months ago

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.

2 months 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.

7 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.

7 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.

8 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.

9 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.

10 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.

11 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.

1 year 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