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‘Bon Voyage’: Chinese Tourists Take to the Sea

August 3, 2015/0/0/

With the summer season in full swing, those in the retail and tourism sector have already seen the impact of Chinese tourist spending. As Chinese travelers become increasingly sophisticated and seasoned, and venture farther afield, many are setting their sights to the sea and joining cruises. According to a recent report by Agility Research & […]

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Southeast Asia Loses, Turkey Gains as Chinese Tourists Seek New Pastures

July 27, 2015/0/0/

Encouraged by the rising tide of Chinese outbound tourists engulfing Thailand, South Korea, and Japan, Southeast Asian nations have spent heavily to attract what has become the world’s largest-spending outbound tourist bloc. However, with Chinese tourist flows to countries like Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines drying up, Southeast Asia is finding that putting its eggs […]

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What Does China’s Market Correction Mean For Luxury?

July 20, 2015/0/0/

While all eyes have been on the ongoing crisis in Greece, a possible “Grexit” and a questionable deal with European creditors, another worrying crisis has been unfolding in a far larger market —  and one that has been critical to the luxury industry’s spectacular growth over the past decade — China. In mid-June, the Shanghai […]

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Marriage Equality Ruling Set to Boost Chinese Tourism in US

July 6, 2015/0/0/

On June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a historic decision that the United States Constitution grants same-sex couples the fundamental right to marry, making same-sex marriage legal throughout the nation. Widely celebrated by the LGBT community and allies across the nation, the decision also sent a ripple effect around the world. In China, […]

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The New Conquistadors: Chinese Tourists Turn to Latin America

June 8, 2015/0/0/

With the summer high season approaching, outbound travel from China is slated to enjoy its best year ever in 2015. Not only are Chinese travelers becoming more numerous, however, they are also becoming more adventurous. Individual travel exceeded group travel for the first time in 2014, and although it receives a very small percentage of […]

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