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What will 2015 Bring for Chinese Tourism in the United States?

January 6, 2015/5/0/

2014 was an eventful one for watchers of the Chinese tourism industry. Despite the damper that the continued crackdown on corruption from the Chinese government placed on government travel and spending, growth in Chinese tourism remained stronger than ever. Chinese travelers took an estimated 115 million outbound trips in 2014, a more than 18 percent […]

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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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Easing of US Visas for Chinese Travelers Heralds a Business Boom

November 11, 2014/0/0/

This week, US President Obama announced the signing of a reciprocal visa agreement with China that will increase the validity of short-term tourist and business visas from one to ten years, and student and exchange visas from one to five years. For tourists and businesspeople that regularly travel between China and the US – and […]

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Beyond The Bus: Chinese Tourists Control Itinerary With Car Rentals

March 1, 2014/0/0/

While once content to sightsee from the bus, more and more individual Chinese tourists are taking control of their itinerary and renting cars at their destination. Leisure driving is taking off as a concept with Chinese tourists—not just overseas where self-driving is the norm, but also in China where the concept of leisure driving for […]

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From Ctrip To Storefront: How To Entice The Chinese Traveler Who Books Online

February 1, 2014/0/0/

Although the large majority of self-travel booking is done on Chinese platforms and with Chinese travel agents—both online and offline—there is a growing trend of sophisticated Chinese travelers tapping into international platforms for travel arrangements in their destination. In general, China’s travel landscape is still dominated by offline travel booking or a hybrid of online/offline […]

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