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On the Road Again: China’s Burgeoning “Staycation” Boom

September 14, 2015/0/0/

Affluent Chinese tourists may attract headlines and hand-wringing for their lavish spending, exponentially growing numbers, and bad behavior, but less over-the-top are the millions who stay at home and explore their own country. In recent years, Beijing has invested heavily in efforts to double domestic spending on tourism by 2020, with a goal of throwing some 5.5 […]

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What’s Behind China’s Luxury Hotel Buying Spree?

February 11, 2015/0/0/

For years, the stereotype of the traveling mainland Chinese consumer has been a group-tour attendee who spends next to nothing on two-to-three-star accommodations, eats at low-end Chinese buffets…and drops thousands at luxury boutiques around the world. Stories abound of frustrated luxury hotels in Manhattan watching as big-spending VIPs clear shelves on Fifth Avenue then promptly […]

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