Destination 

Tourists seeks premium experiences

For the 148 million travelers from the Chinese mainland who visited overseas destinations last year, and spent $120 billion in all, tourism is no longer just for shopping but an opportunity to mature, evolve and add value to life through richer experiences, said industry experts. This tectonic shift in the outlook of Chinese tourists is causing winds of change to sweep domestic tourism as well as global travel, and domestic consumption (which is now identified as an economic driver). Besides, changing tourist preferences have implications for certain emerging vocations, tech-enabled…

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UnionPay offers enhanced payment experiences to Chinese outbound tourists during the Spring Festival Holiday

According to the estimates of China Tourism Academy, 7 million Chinese tourists choose to spend the 2019 Chinese New Year Holiday in about 90 countries and regions outside mainland China. So far, the UnionPay acceptance network has expanded to 174 countries and regions, covering almost all the destinations of Chinese tourists. 200,000 merchants outside the Chinese Mainland accept UnionPay QR code payment, driving the amount of UnionPay QR code payment increase significantly year on year during the Holiday. Eturbonews.com, a US travel news website, reported that with the continuous expansion of…

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Content Hotel Industry Marketing 

Hospitality Trends to Look out for In 2019

Ready or not, the new year is upon us and new goals waiting to be set. Does your 2019 plan take into consideration these key changes expected to hit the industry? The new year will no doubt bring new challenges and changes to the ever-growing hospitality industry. Take note of these trends that can help your business and brand to provide what your guests are looking for. The Need For Seamless Technology Far from trying to be all things to everyone, modern technology developers are embracing specialisation, enabling a higher…

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Destination 

Chinese Tourists Traveling Globally Much More—But Spending Less

A joint report from Ctrip, China’s largest online travel agency (OTA), and the China Tourism Academy (CTA), an official Chinese research institute, have released their findings on the spending and destinations of Chinese tourists. One important piece of new information is on the average spending of Chinese tourists, which once again dropped. Average spending by Chinese tourists per outbound trip fell by 14.2 percent in dollar terms to around $758 (5200 yuan), down from $883 for the whole of 2017. Spending per outbound trip by Chinese tourists decreased by 14.2…

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