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  1. News - China - TOURISM

    UN report shows Chinese now the world's biggest-spending tourists

    Posted Apr 05th 2013, 06:03pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... of the 83 million mainland tourists who went overseas last year were members of the middle class. UNWTO secretary general Taleb Rifai said the impressive growth from China "reflects the entry into the tourism market of a growing middle class". Such a trend "will surely continue to change the map of world tourism", he said. Though their average budget exceeded US$1,000, some ...

  2. News - China - TOURISM

    Disney to receive an extra US$800 million investment for Shanghai theme park

    Posted Apr 30th 2014, 04:42am by Daniel Ren, Amy Nip

    ... "Since we first broke ground in Shanghai we've been very impressed with the growth of China's economy, especially the rapid expansion of the middle class and a significant increase ...

  3. Business - China Business - TOURISM

    Chinese tourists set to ditch Hong Kong for wider world

    Posted Dec 07th 2013, 03:59am by Celine Sun

    ... activities" and "cultural experiences". Hong Kong was kicked off a list of 15 most popular travel spots in a survey of nearly 1,000 middle-class mainlanders when asked what was their dream ...

  4. News - China - TOURISM

    Chinese ban on 'forced shopping' trips adds to costs for tourists

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ... the past, we simply competed for low prices. Now, serious players in this industry should do something about innovating their products and services," he said. China's middle classes ...

  5. Business - Money - TOURISM

    Xu Zheng's 'Lost in Thailand' film spurs Chinese tourist boom

    Posted Mar 25th 2013, 12:00am by Carl Berrisford

    ... a territorial dispute in the South China Sea. One blogger also suggested that Thailand has started to attract a lot of middle-class Chinese tourists who may normally visit Hainan Island or Vietnam, ... film of 2012 have to do with a tourist boom in Thailand? The land of smiles- once the choice destination for middle-aged male tourists, the Germans and the Japanese in the 1980s, followed ...

  6. News - China - TOURISM

    Novel hotel-ranking website targets Chinese tourists for Greek holidays

    Posted Sep 01st 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... to attract more of the rising middle class", Triantafyllidis said. It was as simple as having soy sauce at the buffet, he added. "The Chinese tourist will try Greek food but he would like ...

  7. News - China - TOURISM

    Mainland Chinese influx prompts Macau to mull visitor cap

    Posted Mar 13th 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... as casinos work harder to market themselves to the rising number of middle-class mainland visitors. Gaming revenue in Macau reported year-on-year growth of 11.5 per cent to 27.1 billion patacas last ...

  8. Business - Economy - TOURISM

    More Chinese say g'day to Australia

    Posted Dec 28th 2012, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... against the pound causes British and American arrivals to stagnate. The emergence of China's middle class is forcing tour operators to adapt to a clientele whose numbers are mushrooming five ...

  9. Business - China Business - TOURISM

    Travel trade calls for shake-up to meet mainland China tourist boom

    Posted May 05th 2014, 05:38am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... not get the respect it deserves," said Christopher Nassetta, the president and chief executive of hotel group Hilton Worldwide. By 2030, there would be one billion middle-class Chinese ...



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