Articles tagged “Chinese travelers”

What Trump’s WeChat Ban May Mean for the Travel Sector

What Trump’s WeChat Ban May Mean for the Travel Sector

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Trump's ban on the Chinese superapp WeChat may turn out to be a mere annoyance for many Chinese travelers. But it could cause real harm to some U.S. travel organizations.

2 months ago

Centre Pompidou Ramps Up China Strategy With Shanghai Satellite

Centre Pompidou Ramps Up China Strategy With Shanghai Satellite

Richard Whiddington, Jing Travel

The Parisian contemporary arts institution is taking the long view in its approach to attracting Chinese outbound travelers. This segment is increasingly seeking cultural experiences, so it's a smart move to park a satellite branch in China's cultural capital to build brand awareness.

9 months ago

Singapore Launches WeChat Mini Program Catering to Chinese Bleisure Travelers

Singapore Launches WeChat Mini Program Catering to Chinese Bleisure Travelers

Richard Whiddington, Jing Travel

Singapore is ahead of the curve when it comes to its Chinese inbound strategy. It's the first country destination to roll out a WeChat Mini Program specifically targeted to Chinese business travelers attending meetings and events.

10 months ago

The Chinese Tour Group Is Alive and Well — in Europe: Ctrip Data

The Chinese Tour Group Is Alive and Well — in Europe: Ctrip Data

Richard Whiddington, Jing Travel

Chinese group tours are holding steady in the European market. What's most notable, however, is the accelerated growth of smaller, customized private tours within this category.

1 year ago

Thailand Sees Rise of Indian Tourists as China Market Wanes

Thailand Sees Rise of Indian Tourists as China Market Wanes

Siraphob Thanthong-Knight, Bloomberg

The sun always shines for Thailand. If one source of arrivals weakens, it always has another market to count on. Currently, it's India, which is rescuing Thai tourism from a softened China.

1 year ago

Costa Cruises’ New China-Bound Ship Is Afloat With Luxury Retail

Costa Cruises’ New China-Bound Ship Is Afloat With Luxury Retail

Jamie Beckman, Jing Travel

Costa is going all out to make sure passengers in China have the right shopping opportunities on its new ship. Will high-end onboard retail make the market more lucrative for the operator?

2 years ago

Macau Casino Revenue Drops for First Time Since 2016

Macau Casino Revenue Drops for First Time Since 2016

Daniela Wei, Bloomberg

Macau's gaming tables are a decent indicator of how hard China's economic slowdown and trade tensions are hitting Chinese consumers. January's revenue figures show a softer-than-expected blow, reaffirming earlier views by casino resorts that China anxiety is overplayed.

2 years ago

400 Million Chinese Will Be Traveling During Lunar New Year

400 Million Chinese Will Be Traveling During Lunar New Year

Daniela Wei and Bruce Einhorn, Bloomberg

Despite the economic uncertainties in China, more people are expected to travel both domestically and internationally during the Lunar New Year holiday. Sure, downturns will definitely hurt the sector — but as someone at InterActiveCorp/Expedia once said, travel is life.

2 years ago

Canada Pulls Tourism Ads From China as Tension Over Huawei Heats Up

Canada Pulls Tourism Ads From China as Tension Over Huawei Heats Up

Daniela Wei, Bloomberg

Heated tension over the Huawei arrest prompts Destination Canada to stop all advertising. It will be a cold season for Canada as far as the Chinese market is concerned.

2 years ago

Chinese Independent Travel Sees Women Overtake Men as Dominant Force

Chinese Independent Travel Sees Women Overtake Men as Dominant Force

Jing Travel

When it comes to Chinese independent travel, women now make up the majority of travelers and they are spending a lot of money. But group travel still dominates in China.

2 years ago

Independent Chinese Travelers Close Gap With Tour Groups

Independent Chinese Travelers Close Gap With Tour Groups

Dan Peltier, Skift

A chunk of the Chinese market has reached maturity in just a few years when it took some Western markets decades to do the same thing. Now watch how destinations respond to more independent Chinese travelers.

2 years ago

3 Things That Could Hinder Chinese Outbound Travel Growth

3 Things That Could Hinder Chinese Outbound Travel Growth

Mason Hinsdale, Jing Travel

Like anyone else, Chinese travelers will cut back on trips or spending if financial conditions demand it. But the moment conditions loosen up, then watch out.

2 years ago