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Ringing in the Year of the Monkey

January 25, 2016/0/0/

Officially kicking off on February 8, Chinese New Year is just around the corner. Generally considered China’s most important holiday, Chinese New Year marks a time when friends and family come together to celebrate and start a fresh new year. 2016 is the Year of the Monkey – the “Red Fire Monkey,” to be exact. In […]

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Behind Alitrip’s Global Ambitions, A New Generation of Chinese Travelers

January 19, 2016/0/0/

Last week, the Alibaba-owned Chinese online travel platform Alitrip held its first promotional event in the US in Los Angeles. The event, “Attracting China’s 1.3 Billion Travelers,” was launched to promote Alitrip as the go-to partner for US travel agencies and suppliers interested in the fast-growing Chinese outbound tourism market. The event featured keynote speakers […]

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Market Turmoil in China – What’s in Store for 2016?

January 11, 2016/0/0/

It was a tumultuous start to 2016. As the week began, amid a sudden devaluation of the RMB, the Chinese market plunged 7 percent, triggering a market suspension. Instead of calming nerves, the market suspension — or “circuit breaker” mechanism — then arguably caused more panic, with shares falling yet again before stabilizing. By the […]

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Manu Ginobili’s surprise start sparks Spurs to 114

January 11, 2016/0/0/

Manu Ginobili’s astonish start sparks Spurs to 114 Manu Ginobili had 24 points and 10 assists in a big surprise to anyone start to spark the San Antonio Spurs to a 114 104 victory over the Miami Heat in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Sunday night, Pushing the Spurs one victory away from […]

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What Could 2016 Hold For China’s Luxury and Travel Markets?

December 23, 2015/0/0/

EU to Remain a Strong Draw, With Spain & Italy Gaining on France After a lackluster 2015 for many luxury brands — particularly those overburdened by unprofitable China operations — expect more pressure for improvement in mainland China performance in 2016, with further store closings and a rationalization of bloated operations. A depreciating Renminbi might […]

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