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.
It'll be interesting to see if this family-friendly theme park can compete with Disneyland Shanghai--or Disneyland Hong Kong--for that matter.
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.
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.
These demographic differences will likely become more pronounced as the Chinese traveler community grows, making them worth taking note of in the competitor for the high-spending guests.
The likes and dislikes of Chinese international travelers are in transformation mode as they increasingly travel and discover the world outside their home country. They are traveling more independently, booking online or via mobile apps, and giving big hotel chains a chance.
A new air services agreement between Nepal and China is boosting Chinese visitors to Nepal. If they fly there, they will come.
If you could have a sister city relationship between a city and a country, then Los Angeles and China would be candidates as Chinese tourism to Southern California builds dramatically in tandem with investment by Chinese companies.
This is one of the most bizarre initiatives we've seen employed to help attract Chinese tourists and encourage their high-spending habits. Will others follow?
Finally, some candor from the Hawaiian Airlines CEO on how promotional efforts are lacking, and Hawaii's current lack of skills in handling Chinese visitors.