travel


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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Are Chinese tourists the new adventurers?

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Nov 2017

Are Chinese tourists the new adventurers?

Chinese tourists are becoming more independent In 2017, it is predicted 135 million Chinese tourists will travel abroad, making China the world’s largest outbound travel market. This has the potential to increase to an estimated 234 million Chinese overseas travellers by 2020. However, an ever-widening gap between Chinese tourists travelling abroad in groups, who are likely to be first-time overseas travellers opting for the comfort...

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10 reasons why Portuguese tourism brands should invest in the Chinese outbound travel market

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Oct 2017

10 reasons why Portuguese tourism brands should invest in the Chinese outbound travel market

It’s the largest outbound travel market in the world 133 million Chinese travelled overseas in 2016 – a rise of 11.5% from 2015. And it’s still growing The number of outbound Chinese tourists is forecast to hit 220 million by 2020 and spend forecast to reach $US 255 billion by 2025 – twice that of the USA. It can only get bigger Only around 6%...

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Get Ready for Golden Week

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Aug 2017

Get Ready for Golden Week

Golden Week is one of the most important holidays in the Chinese calendar, a week-long holiday that happens annually at the beginning of October. Traditionally, the Chinese flock in their droves (589 million to be precise) throughout China via train and by car, visiting domestic tourism attractions such as Beijing’s Forbidden City which sold 166 tickets per minute during last year’s festivities. However, times are...

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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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Vivienne takes her parents to Chiang Mai and learns Thai Boxing

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Jun 2017

Vivienne takes her parents to Chiang Mai and learns Thai Boxing

China Travel Outbound’s Beijing Director, Vivienne, travelled to Thailand last week on holiday. Like a growing number of Chinese 30-somethings, she took her parents with her, and immersed herself in the experiences offered in Chiang Mai. Here she tells us why there’s a huge growth in multi-generational travel and how experiential holidays are important to the Chinese. I recently journeyed with my parents to Chiang Mai...

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7 steps to hotel heaven

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May 2017

7 steps to hotel heaven

The Chinese outbound travel market is not just the largest in the world – it also grew by 12% in 2016. Chinese tourists outspend and outshop all other tourists. And yet many hotels are missing out on this valuable market, because they think either that Chinese tourists are difficult to cater for, or that they all travel in large groups and stay in mid-market chain...

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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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Inaugural Chinese Student Society VIP Fam Trip to Brighton

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Mar 2017

Inaugural Chinese Student Society VIP Fam Trip to Brighton

There are around 130,000 students from mainland China and Hong Kong studying in the UK, making the UK one of the most popular countries in the world for overseas study. During their degrees, students explore beyond their university towns and share their experiences with their fellow students, and their friends and family back in China, primarily using social media. We were keen to find a...

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First ever Chinese Student Society VIP Fam Trip arrives in Brighton and Hove

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Mar 2017

First ever Chinese Student Society VIP Fam Trip arrives in Brighton and Hove

The first ever VIP Fam Trip for senior members of the UK’s Chinese Student Societies takes place in Brighton and Hove this weekend. The pilot project, organised by specialist PR and Marketing agency, China Travel Outbound, aims to raise the city’s profile within the Chinese student communities studying here in the UK, and with their friends and family in China. Presidents and Vice-Presidents of the...

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