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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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Who Benefited the Most From Chinese Shoppers in 2015?

November 30, 2015/0/0/

In most major luxury markets, from North America and Western Europe to South Korea, 2015 was remarkably similar to 2014 in terms of Chinese visitor trends. As they have for the past several years, Chinese tourists–over 60 million of whom ventured overseas in the first half of the 2015–sought to avoid higher prices and enjoy […]

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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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What Slowdown? Why Chinese Outbound Tourism Will Continue to Grow

November 16, 2015/1/0/

Following this summer’s stock market drama and currency devaluation in China, some tourism industry analysts and observers suggested that outbound travel from China could also suffer, impacting everyone from luxury brands in Europe to duty-free stores in South Korea. But reality seems to paint a different picture. Last month, China Daily reported that Chinese outbound tourism […]

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What Do Chinese Tourists Care About in New York?

November 10, 2015/0/0/

As CLA found in recent discussions with Chinese tourist-shoppers in Paris, the demands of outbound Chinese travelers are rapidly changing, making it difficult for retailers and brands to anticipate who’ll show up, what they’ll want, and how staff should approach them. In the case of Paris, a steadily growing number of independent travelers are looking […]

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