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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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Chinese tourists and the Great Outdoors – let’s explore

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Sep 2018

Chinese tourists and the Great Outdoors – let’s explore

Parks and gardens? Really? Surely it’s all about landmarks and outlet malls? Well, no. As it turns out, a mulberry tree can be just as appealing as a Mulberry handbag. Venturing outdoors to the countryside, to see elegant botanical gardens and unrivalled displays of natural beauty, is becoming a very popular Chinese travel trend. It provides a change of scenery from world-famous landmarks that lure...

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Watch and Go – How do TV and film influence Chinese travellers?

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Sep 2018

Watch and Go – How do TV and film influence Chinese travellers?

Image: Malin Head, Donegal, Republic of Ireland. Appeared in the latest Star Wars franchise films. Is it really a travel incentive? Travelling abroad to visit film and television locations is an often-overlooked tourism incentive. Since Chinese tourists are beginning to favour authentic travel experiences over shopping and organised group tour packages, travelling to see film and television shooting locations, often in remote areas of countries...

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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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Chinese travel KOL visits the UK

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Jul 2018

Chinese travel KOL visits the UK

In May 2018, we were delighted to welcome the influential Chinese blogger, Liu Huan, to the UK on a media trip. Huan is an illustrator and photographer who graduated from the China Academy of Art. We worked with nine partners on Huan’s itinerary to make the trip as fulfilling as possible, including VisitBrighton, London & Partners, Historic Royal Palaces, The View from the Shard, City...

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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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Introducing Kew Gardens to the Chinese Travel Trade

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May 2018

Introducing Kew Gardens to the Chinese Travel Trade

China Travel Outbound’s sales missions are tailored to individual clients to ensure the meetings have the potential to encourage future sales calls, and further develop the client’s presence in the Chinese travel and tourism market. Our clients are privately transported and accompanied to each pre-qualified meeting by our Beijing team, who also provide English interpretation and translation throughout the visit. We work with our clients...

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