Skift: How can London catch up in attracting Chinese tourists (11 Jul 2013)

I talked to Roy Graff, Managing Director of ChinaContact and asked him about his views on why the UK is not a top destination for Chinese and what can be done to make it one. Although this is focused on the UK, he offers A LOT of insight that is useful to all involved in the tourism and luxury sector who are interested in understanding how to attract more Chinese travelers.

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Tnooz: Eurostar runs Weibo promo for Chinese students in UK/France (16 Sep 2014)

The campaign is being run with the help of ChinaContact, a strategic and creative agency working with travel brands interested in the Chinese market.

Its managing director Roy Graff told Tnooz:

“Chinese students studying in London and Paris not only have a disposable income but also already have a visa in place so it easy for them to take a short trip overseas.

“They are a clearly defined demographic, and they use Weibo rather than Facebook and Twitter. Weibo is how ...

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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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Update on the new Join UK/Belgium Visa application for Chinese visitors from 1 July 2015

 

Message from the British government on further improvements to the UK’s visa service in China.

我们在此通知您英国在华签证服务将进一步改善。

 

The UK and Belgian governments announced a new pilot scheme that will streamline the visa application processes for Chinese nationals wanting to visit the UK, Belgium and the Schengen area as part of the same trip, including Approved Destination Service (ADS) tour groups.

今天,英国和比利时政府宣布推出全新的试运行方案进一步简化前往英国、比利时和其他申根地区的中国访客的签证申请流程,这其中也包括ADS团队。

 

From July 1, the UK-Belgian Visitor Service ...

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ChinaContact Weekly Newsletter, 15th September

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ChinaContact Weekly Newsletter, 17th June 2014

 
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