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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


93% Surge in Mainlanders Visiting South Africa Follows Visa Overhaul

23 Nov 2016

South Africa repeals disastrous visa requirement regime after visitor numbers tumble throughout the course of 2016....Read More


Taiwan Travel Platform Looks to Woo Southeast Asia's Digital Tourists

26 Oct 2016

Launched in 2014, Kkday – one of Taiwan's fastest-growing destination booking sites – now has wider aspirations....Read More


Repurposing Classic Buildings Proves a Hit with Taiwan Tourists

27 Sept 2016

Heritage sites sensitively reinvented as hotels and high-end outlets emerge as popular visitor attractions....Read More


Guangdong Proposes Maximum Fine of Five Times Illegal Income for Forced Tourist Shopping

22 Aug 2016

The Legislative Affairs Office of Guangdong Province is soliciting public opinion for the Tourism Regulations of Guangdong Province (Revised Draft), with detailed provisions expressly prohibiting forc...Read More


China’s Outbound Cruise Travellers See Annual Growth of Over 60%

29 July 2016

The Chinese government has been actively promoting its cruise industry and has introduced policies including Made in China 2025, Several Opinions on Further Promoting Tourism-Related Investment and Co...Read More


Guangdong Offers Departure Tax Refund to Overseas Visitors from 1 July

7 July 2016

Guangdong's Department of Finance disclosed on 27 June that, as the province with the largest number of inbound tourists, Guangdong (excluding Shenzhen) will start offering departing overseas visitors...Read More


Hong Kong Seeks Share of Burgeoning Mainland Luxury Cruise Market

23 June 2016

Chinese tourists are embracing cruise holidays as never before, drawn by falling prices and tailored packages. With its own tourism sector suffering as a result of the recent decline in mainland visit...Read More


Drop in Mainland Visitor Numbers Sees Taiwan Tourist Sector Struggle

13 May 2016

An over-supply of hospitality facilities and a fall in mainland visitor levels triggers Taiwan tourism rethink....Read More


Changes to Hainan Duty-Free Rules Opens Door for HK Suppliers

26 April 2016

Expanded purchase opportunities sees Hainan duty-free companies open new premises and increase range of stock....Read More


China to Press Ahead with Tourism Industry Upgrade

23 March 2016

China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) will continue to promote transformation and upgrading of the country's tourism industry in 2016 to enhance its quality and efficiency....Read More


World Travel Companies Gather in Guangzhou to Woo Mainland Tourists

11 March 2016

The mainland outward bound travel sector is now by far the world's most lucrative, driving many global tourism operators to create bespoke packages and new tailored vacations for this unique and disce...Read More


China Friendly Russia Woos Mainland Tourists with Luxury Goods

4 March 2016

High-spending Chinese visitors prove life-line for luxury retailers in Moscow and St Petersburg....Read More

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