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Asia-Pacific Duty-Free Revenue Surges to 45% of Current Global Total

12 July 2018

Led by high-spending outward-beyond mainland tourists, Asia-Pacific-derived duty-free and travel-retail sales have taken off beyond all previous expectations, according to many of the delegates at thi...Read More

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Surging China Tourism Numbers Lead to Booking and Resorts Overload

11 June 2018

Despite only 5% of mainlanders holding passports, China unleashed 130 million outward-bound tourists last year. With that number set to top 200 million by 2020, many resorts and online booking facilit...Read More

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African Tourism Expo Highlights Six Ways to Woo Chinese Visitors

17 May 2018

With sub-Saharan Africa expected to be welcoming 50 million tourists a year by 2022, the focus is now on attracting the highest-spending visitors, with the new generation of affluent, digital-savvy Ch...Read More

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Sophisticated Mainland Holidaymakers Opt for Bespoke, Luxury Breaks

3 April 2018

This year's Guangzhou International Travel Fair (GITF) saw many exhibitors providing high-quality, personalised travel experiences, while others focused on delivering more interest-specific options in...Read More

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Europe Woos China with Wider Alipay and WeChat Pay Acceptance

21 March 2018

Germany and the UK lead the way as Euro-retailers set out to make high-spending Chinese visitors welcome....Read More

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Economic Uptick Sees Taiwan Traders Enjoy Chinese New Year Windfall

13 March 2018

With the territory's economy having bounced back during the course of 2017, even before the official figures have been released, it has been assumed that Taiwan's caterers, retailers and tourism opera...Read More

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Innovation in Taiwan's Tourism Sector Rises as Mainland Visitors Fall

9 Feb 2018

With relations between Beijing and Taipei taking something of a turn for the worse following the 2016 elections, Taiwan's tourism sector has had to rapidly reinvent itself after the number of mainland...Read More

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China-Backed Cambodian Deep-Water Port Emerges as BRI Focal Point

7 Feb 2018

The strategically significant Sihanoukville port has become a nexus for Cambodia-China Belt and Road collaboration....Read More

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Golden Age of Asia-Pacific Tourism Hailed at Singapore Travel Expo

18 Dec 2017

Never in history have there been as many tourists as there are now, delegates were told at ITB Asia, with Asia-Pacific's role at the core of this expanding sector and the importance of mobile bookings...Read More

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High-end Russian Fashion Sector Soars While Middle-market Stagnates

13 Nov 2017

Conflicting signals are emanating from the Russian fashion market, with some mid-market consumers slashing their spending, while affluent Chinese tourists and renewed spending by Russia's super-rich a...Read More

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China Backs BRI-related Indonesian Tourism and Infrastructure Plans

18 Oct 2017

Agreements reached on investment in Sulawesi tourism facilities, while talks continue on support for Likupang SEZ....Read More

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Mainland Summer Holiday Sector Still Fails to Deliver Full Package

17 Oct 2017

Although tourism numbers are up in China, with many mainlanders keen on taking a mid-summer break, the industry is still falling short in terms of providing the comprehensive experience required by a ...Read More

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Asia Tipped to be World's Largest Amusement Park Market by 2020

8 Sept 2017

With Asia-Pacific set to be the most important theme-park market in terms of both value and visitor numbers, speakers at the recent Asian Attractions Expo predicted growing competition between domesti...Read More

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Go-Ahead for High-Speed Thai Rail Link Set to Boost Belt and Road

9 Aug 2017

With work beginning on the Bangkok-Nong Khai link, rapid pan-Asian rail connectivity looks set to become a reality....Read More

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Philippines' SEZs Set Out to Woo Chinese and Middle East Investors

5 June 2017

Rapid expansion of SEZ sector sees Philippines launch charm offensive to counter shortfall in overseas investment....Read More

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Aviation Embarks on Second Golden Age with Asia Taking the Helm

2 June 2017

After many years in the doldrums, the global aviation industry has apparently bounced back into profitability, at least according to delegates to this year's Aviation Festival Asia, but can this long-...Read More

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Holistic Approaches and Bespoke Holidays Dominate China Travel Show

31 March 2017

With many mainland regions keen to take a more holistic approach, this year's Guangzhou International Travel Fair saw several innovative new tours on offer, with far greater options for creating a tai...Read More

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Travel Sector Looks to Address Priorities of Mainland Millennials

23 Jan 2017

Although China remains the biggest source of outbound tourists, it was a younger generation of bolder, more independent, digitally savvy holidaymakers that many exhibitors at the recent ITB Asia trave...Read More

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Yunnan Issues Implementation Plan to Rectify Tourism Market Chaos

12 Jan 2017

Yunnan has set a half-year target to rectify the chaos in its tourism industry and restore market order, according to an implementation plan recently released by the office of the provincial governmen...Read More

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Boom in Korean Visitors to Taiwan Helps Mitigate Mainland Shortfall

29 Dec 2016

With a 30% drop in mainland visitor numbers, Taiwan has looked to its northerly neighbour to prop up its tourism sector....Read More

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