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China’s ageing population: a new market for tourism?

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Mar 2017

China’s ageing population: a new market for tourism?

1.373 billion. China’s current population – one that is now deemed as ageing. A country that used to have a 43 year average life expectancy now has a 74.7 year average. China clearly must be doing something right, especially with about 30% of the population being over the age of 50. This figure speaks volumes about China’s continuing improvement in a number of areas. First...

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How to attract 300 million Chinese millennials

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Jan 2017

How to attract 300 million Chinese millennials

They’ve been called “the most important demographic in the world today”. They make up around 2/3 of Chinese outbound tourists and by 2020, they will number 300 million. This growing force in Chinese outbound tourism is travelling far and spending big – but who are the Chinese millennials and how can you attract them to your destination, hotel or visitor attraction? We look at the...

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Is Chinese New Year 2017 Set to Be the Biggest Ever?

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Jan 2017

Is Chinese New Year 2017 Set to Be the Biggest Ever?

Chinese New Year marks a time for celebration. And also, the time for travelling. To celebrate the holiday, the people of China are given a week off for the Chinese Lunar New Year Golden Week. This year, it runs from 27 January to 2 February. In the UK, our clients are preparing themselves for an influx of very welcome Chinese visitors all important to fill...

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Chinese Lantern Festivals Light Up The UK

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Dec 2016

Chinese Lantern Festivals Light Up The UK

Lantern festivals and events are becoming more and more popular in the UK. We take a look at why that might be and the significance of lanterns to the Chinese. Legend of the Lantern What are lanterns? Where did they come from? How did they originate?  Obviously, lanterns are a light source that were previously used for illuminating spaces such as entranceways. They’re made with...

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Bitesize China Facts

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Oct 2016

Bitesize China Facts

There’s an abundance of insight available about the Chinese travel market and, at China Travel Outbound, we make it our business to read and analyse as much as we can. But for a bit of ‘China Lite’, we’ve pulled together a few of our favourite stats about Chinese visitors to the UK. With thanks to VisitBritain. It’s not all about the shopping Although over 60% of Chinese...

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More than 750 million Chinese expected to travel during October’s Golden Week

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Sep 2016

More than 750 million Chinese expected to travel during October’s Golden Week

Golden Week is the single biggest holiday for the Chinese and last year saw around 750 million people – half of China’s population – hit the road. While many travel domestically, increasing numbers are using this opportunity to fulfil dreams of further-flung travel. At least 4 million Chinese travelled overseas in Golden Week in 2015 and that figure is set to be surpassed this year....

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An insight into the travel of Chinese students living in the UK

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Jul 2016

An insight into the travel of Chinese students living in the UK

Guest blog by Mei Si, a Chinese student at the University of Brighton. Do parents visit during the year? June – July, and December – January are the hot seasons for Chinese parents to visit their children’s graduation ceremonies. Chinese parents are more likely to visit the UK only once in their time at university for their children’s graduation ceremony. They normally stay around few...

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China becomes one of the UK’s top 10 most valuable inbound tourism markets

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Jun 2016

China becomes one of the UK’s top 10 most valuable inbound tourism markets

2015 saw China move into the UK’s top 10 most valuable inbound tourism markets, propelled by an increase of visits vs. 2014 of +47% and an increase of spend of +18%.  This huge increase reflects an underlying growth trend over the last decade: the number of Chinese tourists coming to the UK has more than doubled since 2006 while total spend has multiplied by more...

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Gatwick-Chongqing-Tianjin flights take off today

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Jun 2016

Gatwick-Chongqing-Tianjin flights take off today

The UK’s first ever direct flights to Chongqing and Tianjin launch today with the departure of Tianjin Airlines’ Airbus A330 from Gatwick. Hainan Airlines subsidiary Tianjin Airlines will fly Gatwick-Chongqing-Tianjin twice weekly. The new route will strengthen and develop links between the destinations, and also makes it easier for Chinese visitors from these 2 cities to visit London, southeast England and further afield.  Chongqing in...

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Is your product attractive to the Chinese?

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Jun 2016

Is your product attractive to the Chinese?

In the 4th of our blogs about the challenges facing UK brands thinking about the Chinese market, I talk about clients’ concerns that they are not ready for the Chinese; that their product isn’t quite right or that their destination, attraction or hotel just isn’t appealing to Chinese tourists. Are you worried that your product isn’t attractive to the Chinese?  I meet many travel industry professionals...

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