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Can Spain Compete With France For Chinese Tourists?

February 23, 2015/0/0/

Long overshadowed as an aspirational destination by neighboring France, Spain is finally coming into its own among experiential Chinese tourists. Although Spain’s 288,000 mainland Chinese visits last year were a drop in the bucket compared to France’s 2 million, Spain did see an impressive 14 percent leap year-on-year in 2014. More importantly for Spanish retailers, Chinese tourists have […]

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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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Chinese Travelers “Hit the Road” in 2015

January 26, 2015/0/0/

With more Chinese tourists moving beyond group packages and developing their own itineraries, self-driving trips have become one of the hottest areas of growth. Among younger travelers and middle-class families in particular, renting cars to explore overseas locales at their own pace is fueling an increase in Chinese arrivals from LA to New York — […]

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Overcoming China’s Global Tourism Growing Pains

January 19, 2015/0/0/

In recent years, many luxury brands, retailers, malls and department stores have seen a wave of Chinese tourist-shoppers unlike any before. Motivated by easier and longer visas, lower prices, the prestige of shopping abroad, and better service and selection, Chinese tourists have become a regular sight from Ginza to Beverly Hills, Bond Street to Madison Avenue. […]

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What will 2015 Bring for Chinese Tourism in the United States?

January 6, 2015/5/0/

2014 was an eventful one for watchers of the Chinese tourism industry. Despite the damper that the continued crackdown on corruption from the Chinese government placed on government travel and spending, growth in Chinese tourism remained stronger than ever. Chinese travelers took an estimated 115 million outbound trips in 2014, a more than 18 percent […]

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