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Selecting Travel KOLs: How do we choose our bloggers?

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Aug 2018

Selecting Travel KOLs: How do we choose our bloggers?

In our last blog, we wrote about the metrics you need to understand when selecting a travel KOL. So what’s the process when our clients come to us and suggest they would like us to organise a KOL trip? Match product with skills, audience and interests The first thing we consider is the objective of the project and the product itself. When we were looking...

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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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A Day in the Life of Vivienne Song

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Aug 2018

A Day in the Life of Vivienne Song

Vivienne Song is China Travel Outbound’s Beijing Director. Her team of diligent, skilled, and young businesspeople collaborate closely with the Brighton team to ensure our clients receive the best possible promotion in China. Exceptionally hardworking, Vivienne is an essential member of our China Travel Outbound team.   But what is her life in China like? Vivienne, her husband, and her two adorable cats live in...

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

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Jul 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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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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How to set up a WeChat business account for your tourism brand

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Aug 2017

How to set up a WeChat business account for your tourism brand

For those new to the Chinese market, WeChat might seem confusing. However with many Western social media platforms being inaccessible in China, WeChat takes centre stage. If you’re asking what WeChat is, what you can do on it, how big it is, look no further. We’ve put together a little introductory guide to WeChat for you. WeChat explained WeChat is a mobile text and voice...

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Chinese media event for VisitBrighton

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Jul 2017

Chinese media event for VisitBrighton

When we organise media events for our clients, our priority is to ensure that the events are memorable, enjoyable, informative and value for money. Instead of a presentation in a bland hotel room, we decided to take over a silversmith workshop in downtown Beijing for our latest event for our client, VisitBrighton. Our guests included journalists from digital and offline travel and lifestyle media, including sina.com,...

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How to attract Chinese tourists to your destination

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Apr 2017

How to attract Chinese tourists to your destination

As Chinese outbound tourists travel further and more frequently, competition to attract these high-spending visitors intensifies. From the China-Australia Tourism Year to Mandarin-speaking wine educators in California’s Napa Valley, sometimes it seems as if every destination, visitor attraction and hotel chain is targeting Chinese tourists. And yet the number of destinations which truly excel in appealing to the Chinese is small. That means there’s a...

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