• Why Chinese Luxury Travelers are Attracted to the Middle East

    China's "One Belt, One Road" initiative makes the Middle East more important to China than ever before, and Chinese luxury travelers are also increasingly lured to the region. Read More
  • Platform Deep Dive: How Mafengwo Drives Travel With User-generated Content

    Mafengwo is one of China's most important digital travel platforms. However, its strength lies in its ability to turn user experiences into a resource, for both potential travelers and DMOs alike. Read More
  • CAAC to Ease “One Route, One Airline” Rule

    China's "one route, one airline rule," limits the number of Chinese airlines to a single long-haul route to one in order to discourage competition. However, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) will soon be lifting this restriction for some destinations, but it may not have much of an impact.  Read More
  • Dubai Tourism Casts Wide Net, Partners with Huawei, Alibaba, and Tencent

    Dubai seems to be testing the waters in regards to marketing in China by partnering with as many major tech companies at once. Dubai Tourism will soon expand its partnerships with Huawei, Fliggy (owned by Alibaba), and Tencent to capitalize on growing Chinese travel. Read More
  • Taiwan Latest to Mull Boosting Chinese Tourism by Easing Visa Requirements

    As China continues to influence tourism flows, Taiwan is hoping that lowered visa restrictions will encourage more Chinese tourists to visit. Read More
  • Rise of Chinese Travel is Causing a Severe Pilot Shortage

    The rise of Chinese travel is causing a global pilot shortage and Chinese airlines are now offering ultra-competitive compensation packages to attract foreign pilots. Read More
  • Lack of Tour Groups is an Opportunity for South Korea to Boost Profitability

    The growth of Chinese tourism to South Korea in recent months doesn't mean that the country is returning to pre-travel ban levels anytime soon. However, the lack of tour groups is still a big opportunity for the country to improve the profitability of its tourism industry and to better manage potential over-tourism. Read More
  • New Zealand Forced to Curb Its Enthusiasm for Chinese Tourists

    New Zealand is drastically lowering its expectations in the Chinese tourism market after a weak performance in 2017 that saw Chinese arrivals grow by only 2 percent. Read More
  • Australia Goes For Premium, Collective Marketing to Improve Tourism Profitability

    Australia hasn't struggled to attract a large number of tourists, but that doesn't mean a certain amount of retooling isn't in order to make the most of Australia's tourist arrivals. A new focus on high-speeding tourists may go a long way to improve profitability. Read More
  • What American Airlines’ Scrapped Beijing-Chicago Route Says About Chinese Tourism

    American Airlines is pulling its Beijing-Chicago flight starting October this year in response to falling demand and a fast-changing market environment. Read More