The UK has started to increase its efforts at attracting tourists, hoping that Chinese tourists in particular will be drawn to spend money and, hopefully, provide a boost to the economy. Â Whether the incentive is real estate or simply an easier visa application process, it is becoming more appealing and simpler for the Chinese traveler to get to the UK than before.Read More Â»
A Cautionary Lesson For Luxury Brands Who Sell In China
France is the leading destination for Chinese tourists in Europe. The country attracts over 1 million Chinese visitors each year. Much of this has come from mass market tour groups introducing first time Chinese visitors to France. However, in recent years a shift has begun. Chinese travelers and luxury consumers have become increasingly sophisticated and aware of their growing importance to the growth story of luxury brands competing for their attention.Read More Â»
In more than a few countries, cities have noted that the Chinese tourists are the biggest spenders and have the potential to become even more prevalent over the next several years.Â As a result, many are taking steps to encourage the Chinese travelers to come to their locations for the next bout of shopping and tourism.Read More Â»
With 39 million mainland Chinese traveling overseas in the first half of this year and outbound Chinese travel continuing to increase, many brands, hotels, and tourism boards are putting out their best efforts to attract the Chinese consumer in order to stimulate local economies and increase sales of luxury goods and services.Read More Â»
Weibo photos: â€śSea of touristsâ€ť during Golden Week
Ever wonder why China is predicted to have more than 100 million outbound tourists by 2020 - making it the largest source of tourism in the world? Certainly, its to experience new places, but its also to escape the massive crowds that occur during Chinaâ€™s three â€śGolden Weeksâ€ť when the whole country goes on vacation. The Shanghaiist posted pictures of the current National Holiday tourist rush in China posted from a Weibo account - illustrates the point pretty nicely. Who wouldnâ€™t want to avoid these crowds??
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