Posts Tagged 'China Outbound'

Thoughts about the new visa regime for Chinese, in UK and Europe

Have you heard the news? The President of China was in town and to honour the state visit, the UK government announced that Chinese will (from January 2016) receive a two year multiple entry visa to the UK. Currently it’s just 6 months, while the US started offering a ten year visa to Chinese and France began the 2 year visa last year. So far, so good right?

The announcement also dangled a little cliff-hanger, telling us that the visa will ...

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China – the Future of Travel

Why am I publishing a new book about the Chinese outbound tourism ‘miracle’

Change comes fast and furious in all things China

My very first encounter with China was in 1992 while backpacking in South East Asia. The first stop on that trip was Taiwan. I remember standing on a pedestrian bridge linking the rail station over a busy road and thinking to myself “My God, so many people!!!” Mainland China was even more of a shock. ...

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Foreign GDSs gear up for the much-awaited opportunity in China

Deregulation is a process and a lot of progress has been made in the airline distribution segment in China, with the support of the Civil Aviation Administration of China and IATA. TravelDaily China takes a look at how a technology company of Amadeus’ stature is gearing up for China.

By Ritesh Gupta TravelDaily

Is the regulatory environment too listless for any travel intermediary to make any meaningful foray into China?

Foreign GDSs have contemplated an answer to this conundrum over the years, as ...

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China’s Outbound Tourism as a lever for China’s international politics

In a recently published research paper, Dr Tony Tse of the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University assimilates Chinese outbound tourism policy to a form of soft diplomacy, to a strong ‘political tool’ that allows China to have a great influence on international relations and extend its soft power (PolyU Study Finds Chinese Outbound Tourism Policy a Form of Diplomacy). China concentrates around 1.4 billion of potential overseas ...

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Q&A with ChinaContact MD, Roy Graff: Why is the UK not enjoying the promised boom in Chinese inbound tourism?

Recent media channels, tourism and retail associations in the UK have been extremely vocal in their frustration that Britain should attract more Chinese tourists but is lagging behind other countries like France and US. The British government has made announcements that it will look to ease the visa application process for Chinese and raise investment in tourism marketing. However, the anticipated growth is failing to materialise at a time of economic difficulties for the retail sector while ...

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Feedback from the European Cities Marketing summer conference on BRICS markets

Roy gave an excellent keynote on the potential of China for the summer conference of European Cities Marketing in Zagreb in June 2012.

He is a great speaker, knows his subject inside-out and is generous with his tips and advice. Member feedback has been extremely positive and we will all want to hear more from Roy in the future.

He comes with a strong recommendation.

 

Garry White

CEO – European Cities Marketing

8 June, 2012

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Hotelbeds aiming for healthy growth in China and Asia as they celebrate 10 years

At the recent WTM (World Travel Market) in London I interviewed Joan Vilà, Managing Director of Accommodation & Destinations Sector at Hotelbeds and TUI PLC, the parent company. Hotelbeds are 10 years old and have unveiled a revamped brand and some growth goals at the WTM this year in London.

They intend to increase investment in IT and sales/marketing spend (40% increase) and grow their workforce by 18% with particular focus on expansion in Asia and the Americas. I sat with Mr. Vilà ...

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Takeaways from VIBE in London on China and BRIC

Today I spoke at two sessions at the VisitBritain International Business Exchange. A well run annual forum facilitating one on one meetings for VB reps from all markets with local operators, hotels, attractions and destinations. Along side the meetings they run 3 workshops in the morning and again in the afternoon.
The session topics are North America, BRIC countries and Europe. Each lasts just under an hour. I was invited by VB to speak about the China market and there ...

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WTM-ChinaContact 3rd annual forum on China’s bilateral tourism trade

The event showing you how to profit from the amazing growth of China’s tourism sector

London, UK 01 July 2008: With the strong support of VisitBritain, China National Tourism Administration, Visit London, Kunming Municipal Tourism Board and the Pacific Asia Travel Association, top experts from tourism bodies and travel companies intimately involved in China are meeting at World Travel Market in London on the 12th of November. For a full day, these experts are sharing their case studies with delegates from ...

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