Articles tagged “chinese tourists”

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Cuba Faces Obstacles to Luring Asia’s Big-Spending Tourists

Cuba Faces Obstacles to Luring Asia’s Big-Spending Tourists

Kristine Servando, Bloomberg

There are hurdles on the way to that cigar-toting, mojito-slinging holiday in Havana — especially for travelers coming from Asia.

1 year ago

U.S. and China Are in Tourism Standoff as Trade War Heats Up

U.S. and China Are in Tourism Standoff as Trade War Heats Up

Daniel Meesak, Jing Travel

Its millions of international travelers aside, China's many investments in the U.S. travel industry have left it at an impasse in the trade war and, for now, with America having the upper hand.

2 years ago

Chinese Tourism Slump in U.S. Reaches Tipping Point With Safety and Healthcare Concerns

Chinese Tourism Slump in U.S. Reaches Tipping Point With Safety and Healthcare Concerns

Jing Travel

Chinese tourists who are considering a U.S. trip are facing a double whammy this year. Not only are a looming trade war and poor exchange rates causing some distaste, China is also particularly sensitive to security and safety. In 2018, one might say the U.S. doesn't feel as safe as it once did.

2 years ago

Growing Chinese Tourism in Cambodia Stirs Resentment

Growing Chinese Tourism in Cambodia Stirs Resentment

Sheridan Prasso, Bloomberg

China's growing tourism has helped turn a quiet resort town in Cambodia into a gambling hotspot. Like many destinations worldwide, Sihanoukville is finding that tourism can be a mixed blessing.

2 years ago

Museums Are Catering to Chinese Travelers’ Interest in Cultural Experiences

Museums Are Catering to Chinese Travelers’ Interest in Cultural Experiences

Samantha Shankman, Jing Travel

Major global museums are already scoring a significant number of Chinese visitors. Institutions without a strategy for the market are missing out.

2 years ago

Africa Needs More Than Visa-Free Travel To Lure Chinese Tourists

Africa Needs More Than Visa-Free Travel To Lure Chinese Tourists

Jing Travel

Despite a visa policy that seeks to encourage Chinese tourists to visit, African countries are not seeing great success. As this story points out, there are few direct flights, and the message promoting Africa's destinations is not getting through.

2 years ago

Smaller Destinations Want Chinese Tourists To Venture Beyond Gateway Cities

Smaller Destinations Want Chinese Tourists To Venture Beyond Gateway Cities

Ann Tok, Jing Travel

Let's remember that there are still millions of Chinese travelers who haven't seen all the major gateway U.S. cities and aspire to visit them. But places like the Catskills are onto something in planning for the future when gateway cities become been-there, done-that propositions.

2 years ago

Ireland Wants Chinese Travel Agents to Make It a Top European Destination

Ireland Wants Chinese Travel Agents to Make It a Top European Destination

Jing Travel

Chinese tour buses are already a common sight throughout Ireland, but Tourism Ireland wants to dial it up with travel agents. It isn't a cheap country to visit, either, but teaching travel agents to better package Ireland could be a long-term win.

2 years ago

San Diego Is Turning to Tijuana to Get More Chinese Tourists

San Diego Is Turning to Tijuana to Get More Chinese Tourists

Ann Tok, Jing Travel

San Diego is hoping direct flights between Beijing and Tijuana, its neighbor to the south, will deliver more tourists from China. But the destination isn't just banking on the airlift: Marketers are reaching out to tour operators and launching an advertising program in partnership with Brand USA.

2 years ago

Chinese Tourists Helped Turn Tasmania Into Australia’s Fastest-Growing Destination

Chinese Tourists Helped Turn Tasmania Into Australia’s Fastest-Growing Destination

Michael Heath, Bloomberg

If spending by overseas tourists in Tasmania is spiking, maybe Tourism Australia's latest ad campaign will help it ride that wave of success.

2 years ago

Chinese Tourism Fell Short at the Winter Olympics

Chinese Tourism Fell Short at the Winter Olympics

Mason Hinsdale, Jing Travel

Tensions between China and South Korea were never going to be good for attendance at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. It sounds like the turnout was far worse than expected.

2 years ago

New York Tourism Hires Former Starwood Exec to Woo Chinese Meetings

New York Tourism Hires Former Starwood Exec to Woo Chinese Meetings

Jing Travel

Visitation from China declined in the first half of 2017, which makes the role of individual destination marketing organizations even more crucial. New York City has a multi-layered approach, which includes targeting convention business.

2 years ago