News and views on the Chinese tourism scene


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, the number of Chinese students in the U.K reached as high as 106,530 in the 2017-18 academic year, a figure which continues to climb year on year. So what draws Chinese students to the UK? What do they like to do here and what places...

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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? – Part 1: Norway

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Jul 2019

Why are the Chinese going Nordic? – Part 1: Norway

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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Martinhal collaborates with Tribe Organic for ‘Children’s day’ event

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Jun 2019

Martinhal collaborates with Tribe Organic for ‘Children’s day’ event

‘Children’s Day’ is an annual holiday in China, as well as many other countries, celebrated on June 1st. While there are no specific traditions to be followed regarding the holiday, it is typically accepted as being a day for parents to spend time with their children and reflect on the impact they have on their lives; it is a day for ‘family time’. Many companies...

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Top 7 Apps Chinese Outbound Tourists Use Overseas – Part 2: Discovery

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May 2019

Top 7 Apps Chinese Outbound Tourists Use Overseas – Part 2: Discovery

Chinese tourists don’t just use their smartphone apps to plan and book trips overseas, they also rely on these applications when they arrive at their destination. 85% of Chinese millennials use their mobile phone while travelling overseas to further research the destination’s best tourism hotspots, help make their travel experience in an unfamiliar destination more comfortable and convenient, and keep in touch with family and...

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London North Eastern Railway wins CTW Chinese Tourist Welcome Award

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May 2019

London North Eastern Railway wins CTW Chinese Tourist Welcome Award

We are delighted that our clients and friends over at London North Eastern Railway (LNER) won a CTW Chinese Tourist Welcome Award at ITB China in Shanghai this week for their hard work in the China market. LNER was awarded the Bronze Welcome Award in the Marketing category. The award was presented by COTRI and the Ctrip Institute for Tourism Studies, and handed to LNER’s...

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Top 7 Apps Chinese Outbound Tourists Use Overseas – Part 1: Getting Around

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May 2019

Top 7 Apps Chinese Outbound Tourists Use Overseas – Part 1: Getting Around

Chinese tourists don’t just use their smartphone apps to plan and book trips overseas, they also rely on these applications when they arrive at their destination. 85% of Chinese millennials use their mobile phone while travelling overseas to further research the destination’s best tourism hotspots, help make their travel experience in an unfamiliar destination more comfortable and convenient, and keep in touch with family and...

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Integrated Chinese trade and media campaign for London North Eastern Railway

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Mar 2019

Integrated Chinese trade and media campaign for London North Eastern Railway

You may remember the incredibly talented KOL and illustrator, Liu Huan (pen name Queenio), from one of our articles last year about her trip to the UK. We were so impressed with her unique travel blogs which are brought to life by her vibrant illustrative style that we invited her to collaborate on a new campaign with London North Eastern Railway (LNER). The purpose of...

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Bon Voyage! Chinese tourists are setting sail

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Jan 2019

Bon Voyage! Chinese tourists are setting sail

7 million Chinese tourists are estimated to be travelling abroad during the upcoming Chinese New Year, but who’s to say they will be travelling by plane? With the rapid growth of China’s FITs who seek fulfilling and authentic travel experiences, cruise trips are gradually becoming a popular way for Chinese tourists to see the big blue world. With China’s biggest holiday on the horizon, we...

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A Child’s Guide to Chinese New Year Traditions

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Jan 2019

A Child’s Guide to Chinese New Year Traditions

China’s biggest holiday of the year, Chinese New Year (Monday 4th – Sunday 10th February) is just around the corner, and many Chinese tourists will take the week-long break as an opportunity to travel abroad with friends and family. According to Ctrip, over 400 million Chinese people will travel during the holiday, and 7 million of them will travel abroad. The OTA estimates that, during the...

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