Gucci's capsule collection celebrating the Chinese New Year. Photo: Handout

Luxury brands pig out on Year of the Pig images, hoping it will bring home the bacon

  • Vacheron Constantin offering platinum timepiece adorned with a festive swine for US$123,000
  • Baccarat offers a boar-shaped objet d’art for US$390
Topic |   Luxury in China

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Gucci's capsule collection celebrating the Chinese New Year. Photo: Handout
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In 2018, Chinese travellers made 140 million outbound trips, a rise of 13.5 per cent from 2017, according to the China Tourism Academy. A Chinese couple earns social media bragging rights with a visit to Rotterdam, Netherlands, on May 25, 2015. Photo: AFP

China’s travel bug has taken on a social media tinge, and that means experience-focused holidays ... and less shopping

  • Chinese tourists are seeking out holiday experiences that can be shared on social media
  • Digitally-enabled social travel explains surge in visits to famous sightseeing spots and bookings for unique recreational experiences
Topic |   Tourism

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In 2018, Chinese travellers made 140 million outbound trips, a rise of 13.5 per cent from 2017, according to the China Tourism Academy. A Chinese couple earns social media bragging rights with a visit to Rotterdam, Netherlands, on May 25, 2015. Photo: AFP
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