Chinese spend an average of $15,000 when traveling in Europe. This Bloomberg video segment highlights the continued preference by Chinese for making luxury purchases overseas. Read more →
Over 1 million Chinese visited France last year. However, with the speed in which word of mouth travels in China, recent attacks on Chinese tourists in Paris have French tourism authorities pledging to ensure their safety or risk losing valuable tourism dollars.
This week’s cautionary tale for the tourism industry involves an allegation that an upscale resort in the Maldives intentionally removed hot water kettles from the rooms of Chinese tourists in order to discourage them from eating instant noodles at the expense of the hotel’s restaurant business. What began as a post on an online forum has quickly become a social media nightmare for the resort and the Maldives as a destination.
BY DAVID WOLF
The Chinese New Year holiday is a period where many of China’s well-heeled consumers travel abroad, so it was no surprise that CCTV ran a story on how many Chinese consumers use their trips not just for sightseeing and relaxation, but for buying luxury goods. The national broadcaster took China’s 80 million international travelers to task for spending $30 billion abroad last year buying luxury goods, and criticizing them for not spending that money at home. Read more →
The number of Chinese tourists traveling overseas continues its upward trend. They are traveling farther to explore new destinations and are seeking out more unique experiences. Stay on top of what destinations are doing around the world to welcome the increasing number of Chinese visitors.
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In September, a few hundred invited guests attended “A Shanghai Affair” at The Peninsula Shanghai. Organized by Affinity China, the evening featured a gala dinner, private fashion show by Shanghai Tang, Lamborghinis on display in the ballroom, private wine tasting, previews of exclusive jewelry collection by Graff and most importantly, an opportunity for members to meet and connect with other invited guests, Chinese celebrities and Miss Universe China 2012 Diana Xu.