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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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Upcoming “U.S.-China Tourism Year” Could Be Very Good for Business

October 19, 2015/0/0/

Although this week’s state visit to the UK by Chinese president Xi Jinping (and the¬†increasingly buddy-buddy relationship between the two countries) are getting the headlines at the moment, a recent announcement by the US Department of Commerce indicates that the US will remain a leading beneficiary of outbound Chinese investment and tourism in the year […]

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Global Destinations Keep Close Eye on China’s Super Golden Week Holiday

October 6, 2015/0/0/

China’s Golden Week is in full swing, with Chinese consumers traveling the world for sightseeing, dining, wine tasting, fun, and of course, shopping. Coming just a few days after the Lunar Mid-Autumn Festival, this week’s holiday is considered a “Super Golden Week,” one that lets Chinese tourists combine the two holidays for a longer travel […]

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New CLA Report: Chinese Tourist Spending to Double by 2020

September 28, 2015/0/0/

The world’s top tourism spenders since 2012, Chinese travelers are poised to become even more valuable for retailers, hoteliers, and travel destinations worldwide. According to a new report by China Luxury Advisors and the Fung Business Intelligence Centre (FBIC), total overseas spending by Chinese tourists, which is expected to increase 23 percent this year to […]

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More Cities Benefit as Chinese Tourists Flock to US “Gateways”

September 21, 2015/0/0/

Announced last November, the U.S. government’s decision to grant 10-year tourist visas to Chinese citizens was widely expected to boost inbound Chinese arrivals, particularly in major “gateway” cities like Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco — and it has. The Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board reported a 20 percent increase in visitation from […]

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