Articles tagged “chinese tourists”

The Actual Number of Chinese Visitors to Europe May Be Surprisingly Low

The Actual Number of Chinese Visitors to Europe May Be Surprisingly Low

Daniel Meesak , Jing Travel

This story tries to get to the bottom of a mystery: How many Chinese tourists visit Europe each year? The real answer is elusive.

2 weeks ago

Alipay Is Expanding to Cater to Chinese Tourists in Japan

Alipay Is Expanding to Cater to Chinese Tourists in Japan

Gareth Allan and Yuki Hagiwara, Bloomberg

Chinese tourists want to use payment methods they're familiar with no matter which country they're traveling in. Japan would do well to accept that foreign competition would be good for tourism and spending.

1 month ago

Indonesia Is Inviting Chinese Tourists to Return to Bali Amid Volcanic Threat

Indonesia Is Inviting Chinese Tourists to Return to Bali Amid Volcanic Threat

Thomas Kutty Abraham and Rieka Rahadiana, Bloomberg

Governments can take steps to show that a destination is safe following terrorism or a major storm. But they can't control an impending volcanic eruption and many tourists aren't willing to make the gamble.

1 month ago

Mafengwo Raises $133 Million as a Booking App for Chinese Millennials

Mafengwo Raises $133 Million as a Booking App for Chinese Millennials

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Mafengwo gained traction among millennials partly due to China having banned Facebook and Instagram. A lack of competition gave the company room to be a place where young Chinese can share travel photos, and that attracted new customers to look at the company's bookable travel offerings.

1 month ago

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.

3 months 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.

4 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.

4 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.

9 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.

9 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.

10 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.

11 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.

1 year ago