New Central Village Outlet Mall Promises to Be Thailand’s Biggest

Thailand established itself as a major international tourism destination primarily through its wide variety of cultural, culinary, and natural offerings. But for the ever-growing...

Jack Ma: “I Am Struggling to Understand Why a Trade War with China Would Be Good”

Alibaba Group CEO Jack Ma joins the chorus of voices weighing in on the impending Sino-American trade war, arguing that no party stands to benefit.

Thanks to China, LVMH Q1 Sales Grow by 13 Percent

LVMH is posted yet another impressive quarter recently, with sales growing by 13 percent YoY in Q1 2018. Growing demand from China has proven to be a boon for the French luxury goods firm in 2017, going into 2018.

Lower Chinese Retail Spending Necessitates Creativity for Tokyo’s Hibiya Midtown

Chinese tourist spending accounts for over half of Japan's total foreign retail tourist revenue, but spending per capita is on the decline. Moreover, the retail space in Japan is getting increasingly crowded. For the new Hibiya Midtown, creativity will be key to standing out.

Europe Takes a Beating in Lunar New Year Travel and Shopping

Chinese spending and visits in Europe fell short of expectations during this year's Chinese New Year holiday. Key destinations were the biggest losers.

Australian Firm Believes It Has ‘Solved’ Daigou, Cross-border E-commerce

How do you “solve” cashing in on Chinese tour groups, Chinese independent travelers, daigou, and booming e-commerce in China? One Australian company thinks it has the answer.

Hainan Cements Status as China’s Domestic Duty-free Sales Hub

China's efforts to make Hainan Island a "duty-free paradise" by expanding duty-free offerings appear to paying off, with an impressive 25 percent growth in sales during the Lunar New Year travel period. However, more work will have to be done to make the province a truly competitive duty-free environment.

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.

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.