News and views on the Chinese tourism scene


Will Greece be the 2020 European hotspot for Chinese tourists?

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Nov 2019

Will Greece be the 2020 European hotspot for Chinese tourists?

When our clients ask us how to influence Chinese tourists’ destination choice, we often recommend working with KOLs or Key Opinion Leaders. If they have bigger budgets, we suggest that they work with a celebrity ambassador. And sometimes we joke that, if they really want to put their destination on the map, perhaps they can persuade President Xi to come on a state visit. This...

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Senior digital agency specialist joins China Travel Outbound

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Nov 2019

Senior digital agency specialist joins China Travel Outbound

Travel PR and marketing agency, China Travel Outbound (CTO), has recruited senior digital specialist, Ed Lamb, to head up its client services division. Lamb has nearly two decades’ experience on agency management teams and joins CTO from the award-winning Brighton digital agency, Propellernet, where he worked for 9 years, leading pitch wins with new blue-chip clients such as Marks and Spencer, Waitrose and McArthurGlen.   Prior to...

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Video interview: ‘Chinese PR tips with Vivienne Song’

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Nov 2019

Video interview: ‘Chinese PR tips with Vivienne Song’

Effective PR is essential in order to be successful in the outbound Chinese tourism market.  Forming great working relationships with the Chinese media and Chinese KOLs is a complete game changer in terms of promoting a destination to the outbound Chinese tourist market. Both the Chinese media and KOLs have the power to connect with a wider Chinese audience in order to market a destination...

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CTO's Managing Director, Helena Beard, speaking at the Chinese Tourism Leaders' Dinner

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Nov 2019

Chinese Tourism Leaders’ Dinner 2019

The third annual Chinese Tourism Leaders’ Dinner, held on the eve of World Travel Market London 2019, was a huge success. Hosted by China Travel Outbound and Capela China, the event marks the beginning of the international travel event and brings together all the movers and shakers of the British tourism industry who are making a difference to growing the inbound market of Chinese visitors...

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The British Museum- Queen Elizabeth II Great Court

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Oct 2019

Five tips for establishing your museum in the Chinese tourism market

The Chinese love museums. Art galleries and historical exhibitions continue to grow in popularity for Chinese tourists seeking a more cultural and educational experience in their overseas travels. As a result, many international museums have established themselves on the itineraries of organised tour groups and FIT travellers. The Chinese market is one of the fastest growing tourism industries in the world, and asserting your museum’s...

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British Airways i360 appoints China Travel Outbound  to manage Chinese marketing campaign

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Aug 2019

British Airways i360 appoints China Travel Outbound to manage Chinese marketing campaign

British Airways i360 has appointed specialist Chinese travel PR and representation agency, China Travel Outbound, to promote Brighton & Hove’s best views to the Chinese market. The 530ft viewing tower is the highest on the South Coast and welcomes over 300,000 visitors per year from the UK and all over the world. China Travel Outbound has been tasked with improving the profile of the attraction on...

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Video interview: ‘The life of a Chinese student in the U.K’

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Aug 2019

Video interview: ‘The life of a Chinese student in the U.K’

The UK is one of the most popular places in the world for Chinese students seeking education abroad; in fact, it is estimated that there are around 130,000 Chinese undergraduates and postgraduates studying in the UK, with numbers growing every year. So what draws Chinese students to the UK? What do they like to do here and what places to they like to visit? We...

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Bob and Jonny’s culinary adventure with LNER

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Jul 2019

Bob and Jonny’s culinary adventure with LNER

CTO has been hard at work organising an array of media trips for Chinese journalists, travel bloggers and online influencers. These trips deliver valuable promotion for our clients in some of the most powerful Chinese travel platforms, such as Mafengwo, Qyer and C Trip, and content is widely shared through social media channels such as WeChat and Weibo. This summer, we have explored a slightly...

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Why are the Chinese going Nordic?

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Jul 2019

Why are the Chinese going Nordic?

Why the Nordic region? From the fresh air, fjords and fish platters to the endless summer days and early winter nights; this intriguing northern culture continues to entice Chinese travellers from all over the country to satiate their curiosities and embrace the welcome culture shock that awaits them in the land of the Vikings. Although Scandinavia may not currently sit at pole position on their...

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