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Summer 2015: The Make It or Break It Period for Chinese Tourists

June 1, 2015/0/0/

Although many brands and tourism destinations look to high-profile holidays like Chinese New Year and October Golden Week to spur Chinese tourism, one key trend that’s often overlooked is that July and August are actually the high season for Chinese outbound tourism. In June and July 2014, the United States welcomed a total of 462,945 visitors from […]

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New Hong Kong Tourism Restrictions to Boost Japan, Korea

April 13, 2015/0/0/

Long considered the go-to destination for mainland Chinese gray-market vendors (stocking up on everything from luxury handbags to diapers), Hong Kong is set to crack down on unlimited visits by residents of nearby Shenzhen. According to the BBC, this week China announced that it will stop issuing multiple entry Hong Kong visas to Shenzhen residents, in […]

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Easing of US Visas for Chinese Travelers Heralds a Business Boom

November 11, 2014/0/0/

This week, US President Obama announced the signing of a reciprocal visa agreement with China that will increase the validity of short-term tourist and business visas from one to ten years, and student and exchange visas from one to five years. For tourists and businesspeople that regularly travel between China and the US – and […]

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