• China’s Low-quality Ski Resorts Are an Opportunity For Japan

    China had around 12 million winter sports enthusiasts in 2017. Most of them are beginners and many are unhappy with the quality of Chinese facilities. While bad for China's ski industry, it's good news for destinations like Japan and Switzerland. Read More
  • Creativity Necessary to Reach China’s Wealthy Garden Travelers

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    The Chinese outbound market is diverse, and includes an ever growing number of older, wealthier travelers, including garden travelers. Reaching out to them requires creativity in both digital marketing and tour customization and planning. Read More
  • WeChat’s Fake News Problem That Hurts Destinations

    Fake news about international destinations are rampant on WeChat according to a new study, and there may be few, if any, sources to counter claims that destinations are dangerous Chinese citizens. To make matters worse, there is no real, clear solution to the problem. Read More
  • North Korea Bus Crash Could Be Worst Chinese Tourist Incident in Years

    A fatal bus crash involving Chinese tourists in North Korea could prove particularly challenging at a time of change on the Korean peninsula. Read More
  • China’s Real Estate Woes Are Good News for Home-sharing Firms

    China's real estate market is struggling, with ever rising prices and expansion in supply. This is bad for both Chinese consumers and potentially dangerous for the Chinese economy. However, it's also a big opportunity for home-sharing companies. Read More
  • Chinese Luxury E-tailer Secoo Partners with Caissa Travel for Luxury Travel Ambitions

    Secoo, a Chinese luxury e-commerce platform, is vying a piece of China's luxury travel market with its expansion into lifestyle through a partnership with HNA Caissa Travel Group. Read More
  • Singapore Launches Customized Travel Hub for Local Firms

    Singapore is launching a new, independent travel platform to help local businesses reach both tourists and booking and travel guide companies. The country is also expanding partnerships with companies like Expedia to leverage big data to promote growth. Read More
  • Marriott-Alibaba Partnership Coming to Fruition in 2018

    After months in the making, Marriott and Alibaba are beginning to roll out some of the products of their joint venture in China. First up: a Marriott flagship store on Fliggy and Alipay payments in Marriott properties. Read More
  • Duterte Plans to Send Riot Police to Boracay

    Filipino authorities are planning on sending some 600 police officers, including riot police, to counter potential protests and stop tourists from traveling to Boracay. Read More
  • Chinese Arrival Growth in South Korea Not as Good as It Seems

    Chinese tourism in South Korea has finally returned to positive growth after 12 months in the red, but things aren't as positive as they may seem. Read More