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LA Business Journal Highlights CLA Collaboration with Beverly Center

March 16, 2015/0/0/

Tourism Drive: Malls put Money on Drawing Chinese Visitors pdf: LABJ – BVC Feature It’s a common sight for Susan Vance, marketing and sponsorship director for the L.A. mall, and getting much more so. Last year, about 300 buses stopped there. They are already approaching half that so far this year, the result of a boom […]

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New Tmall Regulations Pose Fresh Headaches For Western Brands

March 16, 2015/0/0/

Less than a year after the likes of Burberry, L’Occitane, and Estée Lauder launched official “flagships” on the platform, this month Alibaba-owned e-tailer Tmall announced new “invite-only” regulations that limit new stores to hand-picked brands. These new regulations present an unexpected obstacle for companies debating whether to join the platform, which – despite concerns about […]

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China’s Online Video Boom Has Global Implications (and Ambitions)

December 15, 2014/0/0/

With many young, digitally savvy Chinese leapfrogging straight to online video, watching 698 million hours of video on Youku Tudou and an estimated 569 million hours on iQiyi this August, the country’s online video market has become big business. As consumers increase their time watching streaming TV shows and films — particularly on mobile devices, which […]

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Dubai, Abu Dhabi Woo China’s “Seen It All” Set

December 8, 2014/0/0/

Ideally positioned between China and popular European tourism and business destinations, and linked by dozens of direct flights to major Chinese cities, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has already benefited greatly from China’s outbound investment and travel boom. In 2013, Dubai saw Chinese arrivals increase 11 percent to nearly 276,000, and more than 81,000 mainland […]

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China the “Wild West” for Global Travel Industry

December 1, 2014/0/0/

The massive growth of China’s outbound tourism market continues to attract the attention of international travel giants, which increasingly look to collaborate with leading local players. Considering the fast pace with which Chinese tourists have scoured (and shopped) the globe — 116 million mainlanders are expected to travel abroad this year, spending an estimated $155 […]

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