News and views on the Chinese tourism scene


Chinese KOLs – it’s not all about WeChat and Weibo

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Aug 2018

Chinese KOLs – it’s not all about WeChat and Weibo

If you are trying to decide on the right Chinese Key Opinion Leader (KOL) or travel blogger to promote your tourism brand, you may be tempted to focus only on the number of followers they have on WeChat and Weibo, China’s most popular social media platforms. However, this is not necessarily the only, or even best metric, to consider to ensure you receive the high-quality...

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Chinese travel KOL visits the UK

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Jul 2018

Chinese travel KOL visits the UK

In May 2018, we were delighted to welcome the influential Chinese blogger, Liu Huan, to the UK on a media trip. Huan is an illustrator and photographer who graduated from the China Academy of Art. We worked with nine partners on Huan’s itinerary to make the trip as fulfilling as possible, including VisitBrighton, London & Partners, Historic Royal Palaces, The View from the Shard, City...

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The Curious Case of Press Releases

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Jun 2018

The Curious Case of Press Releases

Press releases can be about anything that piques the interest of Chinese audiences, from quirky stories about a light show at Stonehenge, to the unique history of the UK’s most popular heritage sights. We have recently delivered two very different kinds of press release for English Heritage – one about the flamboyant Kari Kola light show at Stonehenge, and the other about the tiny Myrtle...

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Chinese tourists and the Great Outdoors – let’s explore

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Jun 2018

Chinese tourists and the Great Outdoors – let’s explore

Parks and gardens? Really? Surely it’s all about landmarks and outlet malls? Well, no. As it turns out, a mulberry tree can be just as appealing as a Mulberry handbag. Venturing outdoors to the countryside, to see elegant botanical gardens and unrivalled displays of natural beauty, is becoming a very popular Chinese travel trend. It provides a change of scenery from world-famous landmarks that lure...

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Explaining Chinese Payment Systems – What’s the fuss about?

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May 2018

Explaining Chinese Payment Systems – What’s the fuss about?

Chinese mobile payment systems are more than just a modern convenience – they have a considerable impact on China’s travel and tourism industry. As we know, Chinese travellers enjoy travelling as conveniently as possible, and they dislike being overwhelmed by a destination’s cultural difference. One way a destination can demonstrate a strong “China Welcome” is by allowing visitors to purchase goods and services using popular...

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Introducing Kew Gardens to the Chinese Travel Trade

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Apr 2018

Introducing Kew Gardens to the Chinese Travel Trade

China Travel Outbound’s sales missions are tailored to individual clients to ensure the meetings have the potential to encourage future sales calls, and further develop the client’s presence in the Chinese travel and tourism market. Our clients are privately transported and accompanied to each pre-qualified meeting by our Beijing team, who also provide English interpretation and translation throughout the visit. We work with our clients...

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Seven UKinbound members collaborate successfully on Chinese press trip

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Apr 2018

Seven UKinbound members collaborate successfully on Chinese press trip

  UKinbound member, China Travel Outbound, has successfully collaborated on a major Chinese press trip with six other members of the association. In early 2018, we started conversations with our contacts at National Geographic Traveller Magazine China about visiting the UK to write a 14-page feature to coincide with the forthcoming Royal Wedding.   The senior writer at Nat Geo is Mr Han, a fan...

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A Guide to Chinese students studying abroad in Europe

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Mar 2018

A Guide to Chinese students studying abroad in Europe

Over the past few years, there has been significant growth in the number of Chinese students living and studying abroad, and this is expected to increase in the next five years. Yu Minhong, founder and CEO of the New Oriental Education and Technology Group, estimates that the number of Chinese students studying abroad is approximately 800,000 per annum. One of the most popular destinations for...

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Virgin Trains East Coast appoints China Travel Outbound  to deliver China campaign

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Mar 2018

Virgin Trains East Coast appoints China Travel Outbound to deliver China campaign

Following a competitive pitch, specialist travel PR agency, China Travel Outbound, has been appointed by Virgin Trains East Coast to develop a PR and marketing campaign aimed at growing its Chinese customer base. The campaign, which will be delivered both in the UK and in China, will maximise the opportunity offered by the huge growth in Chinese travellers to the UK, and the large number...

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Watch and Go – How do TV and film influence Chinese travellers?

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Mar 2018

Watch and Go – How do TV and film influence Chinese travellers?

Image: Malin Head, Donegal, Republic of Ireland. Appeared in the latest Star Wars franchise films. Is it really a travel incentive? Travelling abroad to visit film and television locations is an often-overlooked tourism incentive. Since Chinese tourists are beginning to favour authentic travel experiences over shopping and organised group tour packages, travelling to see film and television shooting locations, often in remote areas of countries...

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