Thailand Bets on Gastronomy for Boosting Tourism Revenue

Gastronomy and local experiences are key to Thailand's latest tourism campaign, and are much in line with Chinese travelers' evolving preferences.

The Chinese Government to Step Up Development and Regulation of Cruise Industry

The Chinese cruise industry is still relatively small, but plans will be announced next month about how the government will manage and develop the sector.

Will These 10 Luxury Hot Spots in China Pose a Challenge to International Destinations?

Luxury hospitality brands are vying China's domestic tourism market for growth, but will domestic luxury tourism threaten international luxury destinations?

More Destinations Sign Visa-Exempt Agreements to Attract Chinese Tourists

An increasingly large number of countries are signing visa-exempt agreements with China to increase tourist revenue, but it's not all about travel.

China is Israel’s Fastest Growing Tourist Source Market, Growth Fueled by ‘Religious History Buffs’

Chinese tourism to Israel is booming because of interest in Israel's religious history, but is there more here than meets the eye?

Chinese OTAs Facing Growing Pressures over ‘Fraudulent’ Practices

There may be a regulatory storm brewing that will force Chinese OTAs such as Ctrip and Fliggy to change the way they do business.

What Firms Get Wrong When They Market to Chinese Tourists

In their efforts to market themselves to Chinese tourists, many firms have simply missed the point.

UnionPay Breaks Records Despite Threat from AliPay, Wechat Pay

No country for old payments? UnionPay is aggressively trying to regain its foothold as the primary way to receive payments from Chinese travelers.

Coming Wave of Chinese Tourists Means Australia Must Walk a Fine Line

Australia may receive almost triple the number of Chinese tourists by 2026, but how will the country address ethical and financial concerns this raises?

Honda Enters China Market with Luxurious New Jet

What better way to enjoy business travel in China than to avoid its crowded commercial airports and delay-prone airlines in favor for a private jet?

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Cambodia Advises Destinations to Diversify Tourist Source Markets
According to the Khmer Times, several unnamed Central and Eastern European destinations have asked the Cambodian Ministry of Tourism to share insights into the Southeast Asian nation’s success in attracting Chinese tourists. Cambodia is currently attempting to make the country a more accessible destination for Chinese tourists by implementing Chinese signage and encouraging the acceptance of Chinese mobile payments and the yuan among other things. However, Ho Vandy, the secretary-general of the Cambodian National Tourism Alliance, also cautioned that in order to promote the stability of the Cambodian tourism industry diversification in source markets was necessary. [Khmer Times]
Alipay to be Available in New York and Las Vegas Cabs
Verifone and Alipay have announced that Alipay’s mobile payments platform will be useable in taxis in New York and Las Vegas in order to make it easier for Chinese tourists to travel around the cities while visiting. Alipay, with its U.S. partner Verifone, has been attempting in the last few years to expand its presence in the U.S. market and ensure its customers continue using their mobile payments platform abroad. In China, it’s relatively standard to pay for cab fares with Alipay or WeChat Pay. However, using American equivalents like Android Pay or Apple Pay is still not widespread in American taxis. [Finextra]