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Paris Attacks: How Will Chinese Tourism Fare?

November 23, 2015/0/0/

The tragic events of November 13th in Paris are unlikely to easily fade from the minds of Parisians. Already reeling from the Charlie Hebdo attacks earlier this year, a somber, fearful and weary mood prevailed in the city as Parisians returned to work last week. Eerily quiet streets and empty bistros across the city begged the […]

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How Do Chinese Tourists Really Feel About Paris?

October 26, 2015/0/0/

There’s no denying that France holds a special place in the hearts of Chinese tourists. Last year, an estimated 2.2 million mainland Chinese travelers visited the country, up from 1.7 million in 2013. And owing to a weaker euro, French retailers have continued to see strong sales to Chinese travelers in 2015. The allure of […]

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China’s “DIY” Travelers Take Charge

April 6, 2015/0/0/

While legions of Chinese group travelers remain a regular sight from Seoul and Tokyo to New York and Paris, in recent years Free Independent Travelers (“FITs”) have emerged as a powerful and influential demographic, powering spending and footfall in cities and attractions off the beaten path. Incentivized by a weaker euro, easier and longer American […]

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