News and views on the Chinese tourism scene


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. A team from National Geographic Traveller Magazine China visited some of the UK’s historic royal attractions for a 14-page feature about Royal Britain, which will be published to coincide with Prince Harry’s wedding. A videographer and photographer accompanied the writer as social media content...

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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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A Day in the Life of Vivienne Song

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Feb 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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China’s ski industry is taking off

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Jan 2018

China’s ski industry is taking off

The growing popularity of adventure tourism is among the factors influencing China’s recent nationwide passion for winter sports. China is due to host the Winter Olympics in Beijing in 2022, and as a result, Chinese President Xi Jinping is attempting to convert 300 million Chinese people to winter sports. The 2014/2015 winter season evidenced a 21% increase in the number of visitors to China’s ski...

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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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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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Quality has become more important than quantity to Chinese tourists visiting the UK

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Nov 2017

Quality has become more important than quantity to Chinese tourists visiting the UK

For the growing number of Chinese FITs, quality and value for money has overtaken packed itineraries and cheap prices, according to Professor Dr. Wolfgang Arlt speaking at the inaugural Chinese Tourism Leaders’ Dinner. Professor Dr. Wolfgang Arlt went on to tell guests that the Chinese are looking for unique experiences that they cannot find in China: gazing at stars, breathing in fresh air, mushroom and...

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