Chopsticks Club Press release : “China’s ultra-rich want to be legends in our time”

The Hurun Report Conference, sponsored by Bank of China  was the place to be to hear about the latest, and fast-changing  trends in Chinese High Net Worth Individuals. The event aimed at introducing to UK brands the opportunities and challenges of this growing market.  Experts in  media, business and tourism, all focusing on China, covered topics that ranged from legal and wealth management to luxury retail, education and tourism. 

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ChinaContact Weekly Newsletter 25th November

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Summary of live streaming from World Travel Market: China Tourism Industry by Daniel Tschudy

Summary of live streaming from World Travel Market: China Tourism Industry by Daniel Tschudy

This is a collection of tweets from this event.

  • Busy room, over 100 people. Majority have been to China. Talk starts with population background, very basic stuff.
  • ‎32 mln people employed in tourism in China. 12,000 travel agencies and 300,000 hotels
  • Rail network in China highly developed (puts US to shame really). Domestic tourism grows to Lhasa, Hainan and Taiwan. Lhasa is exotic. Hainan is the Chinese Hawaii, Taiwan is ...
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Why are the Chinese not coming? They go where they feel welcome

July 09 2009 / TravelMole feature column

The summer is here. But tourism does not seem to be picking up as it should. Blame Swine flu? Recession? twitter? Michael Jackson?

What I do know is that Chinese people continue to want to travel abroad and will find ways and means of doing so, no matter how many obstacles their government or our governments put in their way. The most obvious challenge to rising numbers of Chinese visitors to Europe or the US ...

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London, 7 May: Future of entrepreneurship in China and India

Experts set to give their views at major networking event on 6PM, Thursday 7 May in London at the Cass Business School

TiE UK (The Indus Entrepreneurs), the UK’s leading not-for-profit organisation for entrepreneurs, and CAN (China Advisers Network) are organising a major networking event that will see a panel of prominent entrepreneurs give their views on the substantial market opportunities that exist for UK companies in India and China in today’s economy. “The Entrepreneur’s experience in ...

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China and the Global Financial Crisis – 3 events in London

China and the Global Financial Crisis

In response to all these questions and in light of the current situation, Chopsticks Business, Schmittzehe & Partners China Advisory and Chatham House are hosting a series of three panel discussion events in 2009 aimed at the business community to provide insight into what is happening in China and what businesses can expect. In other words, how can UK Plc prepare itself strategically to be an attractive partner for China over the months ...

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China outbound tourism and the world economic crisis

Is the economic crisis hitting China’s outbound tourism market? It would seem not, from casual observation. There is no sense of panic among agents I have spoken to. While tourism to China has slowed down dramatically with hotels in the luxury end reporting 30% capacity or worse, outbound travel has been boosted recently with travel to Taiwan relaxed further to allow more Chinese to go there.

It seems that the breaks on outbound travel are only indirectly attributed to the economy, ...

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When things look bad, find a market that continues to grow and win business there – lessons from China

The reason I am focused on promoting tourism development with China is because I have witnessed first hand the dynamic growth and immense potential of the sector. I have felt the energy of the people working in the sector in China and seen the hunger of Chinese to travel overseas. The pace of growth and expansion has overwhelmed me when I was working there in 2002-2005 and since then, each time I return I can see that the Chinese travel ...

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ChinaContact Managing Director to attend COTTM and IFCOT in Beijing this April

London / 24 March 2008

ChinaContact, a leading market entry specialist consultancy for China tourism and hospitality, will be assisting the Ghana Tourist Board and a significant delegation  of tour operators from Ghana to exhibit at the China Outbound Travel and Tourism Market in Beijing, April 14-16.

Following on ChinaContact’s previous work on behalf of VisitBritain, UKinbound and Visit London among other clients, this year at COTTM the company is working on behalf of Visit London, several UK-based tour operators and the ...

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