Articles tagged “Chinese travelers”

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 months 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.

4 months 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.

4 months 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.

6 months 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.

7 months 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.

8 months 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.

8 months ago

Thailand Reaches Out to Chinese Couples Free From the One-Child Policy

Thailand Reaches Out to Chinese Couples Free From the One-Child Policy

Michelle Jamrisko, Bloomberg

Wei Siang Yu, also known as Dr. Love of TV notoriety, and other providers in Thailand, are tapping into the existing medical tourism market, and hope they can spark incremental business now that China has abandoned its one-child policy. If there is a buck or a few yuan to be made, never doubt the readiness of businesses to exploit the opportunities.

8 months ago

3 Ways Chinese Millennials Are Transforming the Flight Experience

3 Ways Chinese Millennials Are Transforming the Flight Experience

Jing Travel

As Chinese millennials and Gen Zers come of age, their shopping binges won't likely be as important, and they'll be willing to venture to off-the-beaten-track destinations more than their elders were. They'll have a lot of market power, and airlines and other sectors will have to adapt.

8 months ago

Meituan’s Hong Kong IPO May Intensify Its Rivalry With Ctrip

Meituan’s Hong Kong IPO May Intensify Its Rivalry With Ctrip

Sean O'Neill, Skift

China's travel market is fast-growing enough that it could support a competitor to current leader Ctrip. That day may arrive soon, too, given that Meituan-Dianping is showing surprising traction in hotel booking.

9 months ago

Chinese Outbound Travel Is Up While Per-Trip Spending Drops

Chinese Outbound Travel Is Up While Per-Trip Spending Drops

Jing Travel

The good news for destinations around the world is that outbound travel from China is still increasing. But there's no room for complacency: Competition for those tourists is widespread, and average spending is down.

9 months ago

Ctrip’s Lowered Pace of Revenue Growth Reflects a New Normal

Ctrip’s Lowered Pace of Revenue Growth Reflects a New Normal

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Ctrip sacrificed some revenue growth to defend its market share in hotel bookings from rivals like Meituan. The competition shows no sign of abating.

9 months ago