Marketing


What will the EU-China Tourism Year bring?

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Jan 2018

What will the EU-China Tourism Year bring?

An exciting opportunity for European tour operators is on our doorstep. How should we prepare for Europe’s improved collaboration with the Chinese travel market? It’s finally here, and it’s about time There has been an Australia-China year of tourism, as well as a US-China year, but finally it is the turn of Europe. Are they just gimmicks, or do they make a real difference? In...

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A Guide to Chinese National Holidays in 2018

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Dec 2017

A Guide to Chinese National Holidays in 2018

Are you wondering what are the key times of year to expect an influx of Chinese tourists? Here is our helpful guide to Chinese National Holiday dates in 2018:   Saturday 30th December to Monday 1st January – New Year Holiday Thursday 15th February to Wednesday 21st February – Chinese New Year Holiday/ Spring Festival  Thursday 8th March – International Women’s Day Thursday 5th April to 7th...

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A Chinese mother and daughter sitting at a table, enjoying an evening meal at Bicester Hotel restaurant.

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Jul 2017

Marketing your restaurant to Chinese tourists

In 2015, Chinese travellers spent a whopping £586 million in the UK with an average spend of £2,174 per person – that’s 3.5 times the average of the average tourist. And, according to Hotels.com, 59% of their budget goes on food and drink. Food and drink is an important consideration when selecting a holiday destination; the a top three consideration in fact. Furthermore, dining out in restaurants tops...

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5 ways to market your hotel to the Chinese

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Jun 2017

5 ways to market your hotel to the Chinese

Now that your hotel is Chinese-friendly, what are the key steps to promote yourself to the Chinese? We look at the top 5 ways to market your hotel. Unlock the power of China’s travel trade The Chinese travel industry landscape is complicated. More than 27,000 bricks & mortar travel agents hold the key to many of the bookings by first-time overseas holidaymakers, while the two largest...

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A short guide to Chinese KOLs

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May 2017

A short guide to Chinese KOLs

The rise of the Chinese KOL has been widely documented, but in order to understand how you might use them as part of your marketing tool kit, you should first understand who they are, what they do, how they work, and their potential and pitfalls. We’ve put together a short guide to help and ask whether they are still worth considering or have had their day. What is a...

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China’s ageing population: a new market for tourism?

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Mar 2017

China’s ageing population: a new market for tourism?

1.373 billion. China’s current population – one that is now deemed as ageing. A country that used to have a 43 year average life expectancy now has a 74.7 year average. China clearly must be doing something right, especially with about 30% of the population being over the age of 50. This figure speaks volumes about China’s continuing improvement in a number of areas. First...

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How to reach Chinese millennials? Get online.

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Feb 2017

How to reach Chinese millennials? Get online.

In last week’s blog, we looked at the habits and demographics of 300 million Chinese millennials. Here, we look more closely at what travel and tourism brands can do to reach them. It has been said that Chinese millennials “don’t go online, they live online”. Unsurprisingly, this tech-savvy cohort researches travel online, and likes reams of information about destinations, including experiences and where to eat/drink/shop. They...

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The Chinese want to eat Chinese, right?

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Dec 2016

The Chinese want to eat Chinese, right?

Dim sum, fish and chips or something entirely different – what would a Chinese traveller choose? That might sound like a silly question, but promoting a business efficiently to the rising Chinese outbound travel market requires consideration of Chinese tourists’ preferences and the barriers to sale. Many businesses have already caught on to this, with places like Bicester Village introducing Mandarin guides and signs to...

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Queen's House - Royal Museums Greenwich

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Nov 2016

Royal Museums Greenwich appoints China Travel Outbound to handle Chinese promotional campaign

Following a competitive pitch, Royal Museums Greenwich (RMG) has appointed specialist Chinese travel PR and representation agency, China Travel Outbound, to deliver its first ever promotional programme in China. Chinese tourists already account for 4% of visits to the Royal Observatory, making China one of the key international markets for the museum. China Travel Outbound has been tasked with driving significant growth in Chinese visitors...

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5 ways to attract more Chinese shoppers

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Nov 2016

5 ways to attract more Chinese shoppers

Recent research showed that the Chinese make up one third of all global tax-free shopping spend, and the Chinese tourist’s average holiday spending budget is ¥16.702 (£1,900). These figures once again remind travel and tourism businesses that the Chinese constitute an extremely lucrative market for retail. And it’s also a market which is predicted to grow to 200 million by 2020. In 2014 the total...

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