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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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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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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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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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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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Selecting Travel KOLs: How do we choose our bloggers?

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Aug 2018

Selecting Travel KOLs: How do we choose our bloggers?

In our last blog, we wrote about the metrics you need to understand when selecting a travel KOL. So what’s the process when our clients come to us and suggest they would like us to organise a KOL trip? Match product with skills, audience and interests The first thing we consider is the objective of the project and the product itself. When we were looking...

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Chinese KOLs – it’s not all about WeChat and Weibo

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Aug 2018

Chinese KOLs – it’s not all about WeChat and Weibo

If you are trying to decide on the right Chinese Key Opinion Leader (KOL) or travel blogger to promote your tourism brand, you may be tempted to focus only on the number of followers they have on WeChat and Weibo, China’s most popular social media platforms. However, this is not necessarily the only, or even best metric, to consider to ensure you receive the high-quality...

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A Day in the Life of Vivienne Song

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Aug 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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Explaining Chinese Payment Systems – What’s the fuss about?

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Jul 2018

Explaining Chinese Payment Systems – What’s the fuss about?

Chinese mobile payment systems are more than just a modern convenience – they have a considerable impact on China’s travel and tourism industry. As we know, Chinese travellers enjoy travelling as conveniently as possible, and they dislike being overwhelmed by a destination’s cultural difference. One way a destination can demonstrate a strong “China Welcome” is by allowing visitors to purchase goods and services using popular...

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The Curious Case of Press Releases

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Jun 2018

The Curious Case of Press Releases

Press releases can be about anything that piques the interest of Chinese audiences, from quirky stories about a light show at Stonehenge, to the unique history of the UK’s most popular heritage sights. We have recently delivered two very different kinds of press release for English Heritage – one about the flamboyant Kari Kola light show at Stonehenge, and the other about the tiny Myrtle...

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