Chinese tourists in Paris. Exports do not expect them to return to luxury shopping hubs such as the French capital any time soon – high-end spenders have got used to buying at home. Photo: Xinhua
Chinese tourists in Paris. Exports do not expect them to return to luxury shopping hubs such as the French capital any time soon – high-end spenders have got used to buying at home. Photo: Xinhua
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Where will Chinese shop for luxury goods now they can travel post-Covid? Not so much in Europe, where a return ‘will take some time’

  • Most Chinese did their luxury shopping abroad before Covid-19 curbed travel, but analysts say shopping hubs like Paris won’t see them return in droves just yet
  • Since 2019 many have got used to buying luxury goods at home, in places like Hainan, and experts say Chinese luxury spending overseas may not reach past levels

Chinese tourists in Paris. Exports do not expect them to return to luxury shopping hubs such as the French capital any time soon – high-end spenders have got used to buying at home. Photo: Xinhua
Chinese tourists in Paris. Exports do not expect them to return to luxury shopping hubs such as the French capital any time soon – high-end spenders have got used to buying at home. Photo: Xinhua
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