News and views on the Chinese tourism scene


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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Account Managers – join our team in Brighton

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Jan 2019

Account Managers – join our team in Brighton

China Travel Outbound is an international tourism marketing agency, based in Brighton. We specialise in helping our clients attract tourists from China, the largest travel market in the world. We are a fast-growing, entrepreneurial company with teams in Brighton and Beijing and our clients include VisitBrighton, Royal Museums Greenwich, Destination Bristol, English Heritage, City Cruises and London North Eastern Railway. We also represent a number 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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How do Chinese tourists choose their hotels?

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Dec 2018

How do Chinese tourists choose their hotels?

145 million Chinese tourists travelled overseas last year, but how did they make their hotel or accommodation choices? The Chinese are quite cautious when selecting accommodation for their next overseas trip. Security is a top priority, and they also want to feel comfortable and welcomed in the accommodation they choose. Services like Mandarin staff, Chinese-language hotel information booklets and restaurant menus, and accepting Chinese payment...

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2019 Guide to Chinese National Holidays and Trade Shows

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Dec 2018

2019 Guide to Chinese National Holidays and Trade Shows

2019 is shaping up to be another fantastic year for Chinese outbound tourism, but which are the key dates you need to know for next year’s diary? We’ve listed some of the most important dates in the Chinese calendar, including (in red) the public holidays. If you are promoting your travel brand in the China market, you can also find below a list of China’s...

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Key Findings from the Chinese Tourism Leaders’ Dinner 2018

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Nov 2018

Key Findings from the Chinese Tourism Leaders’ Dinner 2018

During this year’s World Travel Market, we hosted our annual Chinese Tourism Leader’s Dinner in collaboration with Capela China, welcoming an audience of senior travel and tourism professionals representing UK attractions and tourist boards to discuss recent market trends and share success stories about their marketing in China. Guests included representatives from Gatwick Airport, Lake District China Forum, Marketing Manchester, London North Eastern Railway, English...

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Two Chinese KOLs travel the UK with London North Eastern Railway

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Nov 2018

Two Chinese KOLs travel the UK with London North Eastern Railway

On behalf of London North Eastern Railway, we welcomed two influential Chinese travel KOLs to the UK on a cross-country trip back in June 2018. One of the KOLs was Wang Yuan, the Chief Editor of one of China’s premier fashion and lifestyle apps, MOGU Street Lifestyle, which has over 160 million registered members. This social commerce app targets affluent millennials interested in fashion and...

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Join our Chinese Media Hospitality List

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Oct 2018

Join our Chinese Media Hospitality List

We have launched a new opportunity for British hotels and restaurants to host visiting Chinese media, travel bloggers and Key Opinion Leaders. Our Chinese Media Hospitality List will include a maximum of five hotels in each town or city to be contacted with opportunities to host Chinese media and VIPs visiting the UK. There will be no charge to join the list, but participating hotels must...

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Get Ready for 7 Million Chinese Tourists

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Sep 2018

Get Ready for 7 Million Chinese Tourists

National Day Golden Week, celebrating China’s National Day, is one of the country’s longest national holidays, lasting from Monday 1st to Sunday 7th October this year. Similar to Chinese New Year, it is also an extremely popular time to travel for the Chinese, with many taking advantage of the rare week-long break to enjoy a relaxing vacation at home or abroad. But what evidence is...

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