Hurun Report published “The Chinese Luxury Traveler 2016” which revealed the habits, priorities and trends of wealthy Chinese consumers and young travelers. Millennial luxury travellers fly out about 3 to 4 times a year, spending an annual average of 420,000 yuan, and are planning to venture to Africa, Middle East and to the Polar Regions. Undoubtedly as well, WeChat is the primary source of travel information. Read More
In a newly published “Mapping the Future of Global Travel and Tourism in Asia Pacific” report, Visa predicts that there will emerge an expanding ‘Traveling class’ who are households earning at least US$20,000 per year, and will spend a growing portion of household income on cross-border travel. They are not extremely rich but are willing to spend on travel. Read More
A recent study by American Society of Travel Agents revealed that millennials are still seeking travel agent usage due to reasons such as: saving time, expertise of the agents, insurance, security and the invaluable human touch to the services. Read More
Web service – Musement – claims to be the first to launch a global service that sends a push notification to visitors’ mobile when they are about 500 metres away from an attraction, offering them a ticket, skip-the-line deal or even immediate access. This technology is already available in more than 350 cities across 55 countries. Read More
Spain now enjoys direct flights to and from China, thanks to Iberia Airlines and China Eastern Airlines. Cathay Pacific has also launched services linking Hong Kong with Madrid. Read More
Brexit has left positive impact for Britain’s inbound tourism due to drop in value of the Pound. At the same time, Chinese visitors enjoyed new direct airline routes from Chongqing to London. Read More
The MICE sector reaches new heights with 35% share in global hospitality sector’s revenues. The highly profitable worldwide groups and meetings market is forecast to reach revenues of more than $192 billion in 2016. Positive news for hotel markets: alternative accommodation options do not cater as well as full service hotels. Read More
South Korea has just been ranked the world’s top 2 destination for global congresses hosted in 2015, behind USA. There were 891 meetings held in South Korea in 2015, up 40%. Nationwide infrastructure growth – complimentary city tours, customised event banners etc. – has played a key role in boosting Korea’s MICE competitiveness. Read More
More South Koreans are travelling alone, according to online agency Interpark Tour. While 24% of those surveyed reserved single rooms during the holidays, Asia remains popular destinations for solo Korean travellers. Read More
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