Nestle Markets Coffee in China Through Chinese Tourists in Japan

Nestle hopes that targeting Chinese tourists in Japan will prove a successful China marketing strategy for its coffee products.

Chinese Tourism to Bali Skyrockets Despite Volcano Woes

2017 saw an exponential growth in Chinese tourists coming to Bali. For the first time, the number of Chinese tourists surpassed Australians.

How DMOs Find the Right Representation Firm in China

Jing Travel spoke with Jason Pacheco, President, BRIC Marketing Group, about the challenges DMOs face when selecting representation firms in China and strategies for finding the right fit.

Heathrow’s Racism Gaffe Highlights Troubled Dealings with Chinese Tourists

Heathrow and World Duty Free's discriminatory gaffe isn't the first time the airport has been accused of such practices, which actively harm the airport, retailers, and the UK as a destination.

Watch Sales in France Post Recovery With Return of Chinese Tourists

French watch sales, and luxury jewelry sales in general, are up. However, a full recovery from the plunge in Chinese arrivals and spending since terror attacks and Brexit hasn't been achieved. Other economic factors should also concern European retailers.

UnionPay Zeroes in on Lunar New Year Tourists with “Red Packet” Promotion

UnionPay is taking note of the growing trend of Lunar New Year travel with promotions at retailers around the world. Whether UnionPay can compete with Alipay and WeChat Pay remains to be seen, but it's nonetheless good for tourists.

New York City Ramps Up Efforts to Court Chinese Tourists

New York City is an important destination for Chinese business and work-related travel. For NYC's convention and visitor bureau, NYC & Co, attentiveness to their guests' needs is the key to success.

Discriminatory Policy at Heathrow Sparks Online Outrage in China

After outrage over "passenger ambassadors" last year, Heathrow Airport is in trouble in China again over a discriminatory policy at its duty-free stores.

Japanese Cities Dominate List for Lunar New Year Travel

Japanese destinations appear to be on the rise for Asian tourists traveling during the Lunar New Year. For Chinese travel, Hong Kong and Japan appear to be growing more popular, but Thailand is holding steady.

Independent Travel Takes Center Stage for Spring Festival

China's Lunar New Year or Spring Festival this year will see more Chinese consumers opt for independent leisure travel, instead of more traditional holiday activities.


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2017: record tourism deficit for South Korea
South Korea posted a record tourism deficit in 2017, due to both the plunge in Chinese tourism and the growing number of South Koreans traveling abroad. South Korean tourism revenue fell by 22.5 percent to $13.32 billion. South Korean tourism expenditure, however, rose by 14.3 percent to $27.07 billion.
Taiwan boosts efforts to attract Muslim tourists
While Chinese tourism to Taiwan is recovering, the Taiwanese tourism industry is hoping to draw more Muslim tourists to the island, mainly from Southeast Asian nations in a bid to diversify its tourism source markets. Efforts have included expanding halal food options. Taiwan attracted 30 percent more tourists from Southeast Asia in 2017.