Club Med

Fosun takes China holiday with Club Med

Club Med is still a particularly strong brand with decades of experience in the business. Photo: AFP

A global buying spree by cash-rich Chinese investors has taken a turn onto the tourist map, with word that Fosun International is taking part in a bid to purchase France's Club Med.

Tuesday, 28 May, 2013, 6:29pm

Fosun moving in on Club Med with partner AXA

Club Med is seeking to boost its appeal among mainlanders.

Mainland conglomerate Fosun International and Paris-based AXA Private Equity are planning to take over French holiday resort company Club Méditerranée for about US$700 million.

28 May 2013 - 4:36am

Club Med in talks for third Hainan luxury resort

Henri Giscard d'Estaing

French resort operator Club Méditerranée is negotiating with a mainland developer to form a joint venture to build its third luxury resort on Hainan Island.

"Discussions are at an advanced stage," Club Med chairman and chief executive Henri Giscard D'Estaing said.

3 Sep 2012 - 3:30am

Treatments from the heart

Bali's premier resort destination, Nusa Dua, is home to a cluster of luxury international-brand resorts edging an immaculate white sandy beach on the southern coast.

Many are family orientated, offering superb facilities, top-class security and a calm azure bay with coral reef -ideal for safe swimming.

26 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Yabuli offers home comforts

Club Med Yabuli will be the first all-inclusive resort on the mainland. The resort, a ski hot-spot near Harbin in the north-eastern Heilongjiang province, is set to open in November. It will be a four-trident premium resort, ideal for families, couples and business groups.

23 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

It all started with one innovative idea

Club Med was pioneered by G?rard Blitz, a water polo champion and the son of a Belgian diamond merchant, and a French businessman Gilbert Trigano. In 1949, while staying in the Olympic Club's tented village in Corsica, Blitz came up with the idea of a new holiday concept dedicated to developing a taste for living outdoors and doing physical training and sport.

23 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Travel pioneer celebrates 60th anniversary

Club Mediterranee, more often known as Club Med, celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, having grown from a tented camp in the Balearics to more than 80 villages on five continents.

The company's success over the decades comes down to its pioneering spirit, according to Henri Giscard d'Estaing, chairman and chief executive.

23 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Vacation packages offer joy for all members of the family

Parents have sometimes been heard to mutter that family holidays would be even better if kids didn't have to come along. And children have reciprocated, wondering vocally why parents always have to spoil what should be a fun vacation.

3 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Fun for all the family

Gone are the days when taking children on holiday risked glares from childless diners and temper tantrums or tears of boredom when the little ones tired of the dream family getaway.

As parents seek daily activities to keep their youngsters occupied, while they enjoy a well-deserved break, family holidays have become a key market that the travel industry overlooks at its peril.

15 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Resort group goes upscale with new look

Club Med offers guests 'interior' luxury - the rare commodities of time and space and the opportunity to reconnect with their inner selves

30 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

travellers' checks

A big stretch

20 May 2007 - 12:00am

Love is in the air

Choosing a travel destination based on marital status makes sense in this time-poor world. If you are single and don't want to be, why not combine your annual leave with your quest for love? The nature of travel lends itself to whirlwind romance.

21 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

No room for couch potatoes

HAVING GONE THROUGH A major renovation earlier this year, Club Med Cherating Beach is attracting a lot of attention to this otherwise quiet village along the east coast of the Malaysian Peninsula.

31 Aug 2004 - 12:00am

Injured tourist home soon

Hong Kong tourist Sandy Ng, a single traveller in her 30s who suffered a broken leg when her holiday coach ran out of control on Tuesday, was expected to be repatriated from Malaysia by the resort group, Club Med, in the next few days.

25 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

More go for Club holidays

HONG KONG'S changing holiday habits have proved a bonus for the French 'vacation village' group, Club Med.

'Ten years ago, most local people went on guided sightseeing tours,' said Varena Lam, assistant manager for Club Med in Hong Kong.

14 Jul 1995 - 12:00am