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A Chinese couple shopping in Guidlford High Street

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Jul 2017

Is the rise of Chinese travel to the UK unstoppable?

It’s hardly a secret that Chinese tourists stay longer (twice as long) and spend more (3½ times more) than the average visitor to the UK. This long-staying, high-spending market is moving up every tourism provider’s priority list as the value of China’s growing outbound travel market – which already stood at 120 million in 2016 – becomes abundantly clear. Chinese tourism to the UK increased...

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Interning at China Travel Outbound

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Mar 2017

Interning at China Travel Outbound

By Leah Hui: Tourism Marketing Assistant at China Travel Outbound; University of Sussex Class of 2016 Graduate. What a thrilling half a year it’s been. I started as an intern at China Travel Outbound on 14 November 2016, a date that’s been eternally etched into my brain – it’s surprising to me how different my life was this time last year, so how did I...

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Jun 2016

Julie Withers joins China Travel Outbound

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Julie Withers as Account Manager at China Travel Outbound. Julie has extensive marketing, communications and account management experience gained at organisations ranging from the NSPCC to Country Living Magazine. Julie’s skills include strategy, new business development, content marketing and event management. Julie has joined us to help support our growing client base and to undertake new business...

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Qingming Festival (Tomb-sweeping Day) April 2-4

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Mar 2016

Qingming Festival (Tomb-sweeping Day) April 2-4

Qingming Festival (also known as Pure Brightness Festival or Tomb-sweeping Day) is a Chinese festival which celebrates the beginning of the rising temperatures and increased rainfall synonymous with spring. The festival indicates the beginning of the season for agriculture, as the climate becomes better for ploughing and sowing seeds. However, the festival also has a symbolic affiliation with the paying of respects to the deceased,...

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We asked our Director in Beijing, Vivienne Song about how she’ll celelebrating Chinese New Year!

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Feb 2016

We asked our Director in Beijing, Vivienne Song about how she’ll celelebrating Chinese New Year!

With the Year of the Monkey around the corner, we wanted to find out how the people of Beijing would be gearing up for the festivities! We asked China Travel Outbound’s Vivienne Song, to tell us how she will be celebrating this year. Hi Vivienne! How are you going to be celebrating Chinese New Year this year? The 7 day long holiday allows us time to...

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2016 Trends in outbound Chinese tourism

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Jan 2016

2016 Trends in outbound Chinese tourism

According to the China Tourism Research Institute, 2015 saw an incredible 61.90 million outbound visitors from China in just the first half of the year, that’s 12.1% more than during the same period in 2014. And, surveys conducted by travel agencies all around China predict that outbound tourism is set to rise further still in 2016, despite fears of an economic crash. In fact, it is...

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