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ITB Asia kicks off first virtual event: Reinventing Travel in the New Normal   2020-10-21
Spearheading recovery in the industry, ITB Asia 2020 Virtual kicks off with ITB Community, MICE Show Asia and Travel Tech Asia
Trade Registration Opens for WTM Virtual    2020-10-8
Early bird tickets for £25 will give visitors access to an extensive conference programme, virtual exhibition, and the chance to book one-to-one meetings with exhibitors. Ticket price includes access to London Travel Week Virtual
Optimism seen for recovery of outbound travel    2020-9-28
Tourism industry insiders say many Chinese likely to venture abroad once pandemic ends
Mainland China domestic flights push past pre-COVID levels as the country gears up for the National Day Golden Week holiday, says Cirium    2020-9-25
Hong Kong, September 25, 2020: Although most air travel markets have been hit hard by COVID-19, the volume of domestic flights in Mainland China during this year's annual "Golden Week" holiday, from October 1 to 8, looks set to push well past last year's record, according to the global travel data and analytics expert Cirium.
Qatar Airways to Resume Guangzhou Passenger Flights from 26 July    2020-7-19
-BEIJING, CHINA – Media OutReach – 17 July 2020 – Qatar Airways is pleased to announce that it will resume Guangzhou scheduled passenger services with an initial one weekly flight starting 26 July. The Southern China economic and commercial centre becomes the latest destination to join the global network the airline is gradually rebuilding, in addition to the recently announced flight resumptions to Bali, Maldives, Beirut, Belgrade, Berlin, Edinburgh, Larnaca, Prague, Zagreb, Ankara, Zanzibar, Kilimanjaro, Bucharest, Sofia and Venice.
Cross-province group tourism resumes in China   2020-7-17
-Cross-province group tourism has resumed in seven regions in China by Thursday, as the Ministry of Culture and Tourism allows cross-province, city and district group tourism to resume conditionally, the Beijing News reported on Thursday.
Capital Airlines to resume direct flight between China, Portugal in late August   2020-7-11
-A press conference starting the Beijing-Xi'an-Lisbon routes provided by China's Capital Airlines in Lisbon, Portugal, July 22, 2019. China's Capital Airlines announced on Monday that it will resume its direct flights between China and Portugal from Aug. 30 with three flights per week. Chinese Ambassador to Portugal Cai Run told a press conference here that the resume of direct flights between China and Portugal on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral diplomatic relations, will definitely promote the exchange of personnel of the two countries.
More than 80% of Chinese travellers plan to travel in 2H2020: Ctrip   2020-7-08 
-Chinese travellers display a strong desire to resume travel this year, with most preferring to travel domestically further afield due to uncertainty around the pandemic overseas, according to a recent Ctrip survey.
Discover The 2020 Virtual Event Highlights and Programme Now   2020-6-24 
-Meet MICE and Corporate suppliers from across China and the world. Learn about their profiles, download sellers/buyers resources, view product presentations, swap e-business cards, leave messages, schedule an appointment or even hop onto a walk-in meeting.
China’s tourists warming up to foreign travel again   2020-6-12 
-Destinations across the globe are pinning hopes on China leading travel recovery, as a recent survey reveals 45 per cent are willing to travel overseas this year.
SMART Tourism Will Help Destinations Reopen Faster And Safer During The COVID-19 Crisis   2020-5-27 
-As the initial shock of the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown is starting to pass, tourism destinations and attractions are beginning to turn their focus to the future.
Experience Hub to launch first-ever virtual roadshow to China, India, Europe and GCC   2020-5-27 
-Initiative to be the cornerstone of a virtual travel trade transformation in response to COVID-19
Athens ranks among the top 20 destinations for meetings and events globally.   2020-5-15 
-The Greek capital moved up to the 17th place in the world and the 12th in Europe for 2019, its highest ever.
Chinese travel industry reopens just in time for the May Day Holiday   2020-5-6 
-Just two days before the May Day holiday, on April 29, Beijing announced that from April 30, the public health emergency level will be reduced from first level to second level, and people who travel to and return to Beijing from low-risk areas in China, no longer required to stay at home for 14 days in isolation.
China's hotel industry sprouts green shoots   2020-4-7 
-"Mainland China's hotel industry is starting to bounce back from the scourge of the coronavirus, showing early signs of performance recovery that points towards the beginning of the return to normalcy."
-"As China recovers massively from the COVID 19 virus that had the nation on lockdown and registered deaths in thousands, the industries in China are picking up at a quick pace. Various tourist sites are open as well – including the Great Wall of China."
Chinese tourists willing to pay more for quality experience   2020-1-22 
-"Outdoor adventures and customized routes are the most prominent new trends of China´s outbound tourism in 2019."
Adventure travel grows in popularity among Chinese   2020-1-22 
-"Chinese travelers are playing an increasingly important role in the global adventure tourism economy"
Chinese tourists willing to pay more for quality experience   2020-1-22 
-"Outdoor adventures and customized routes are the most prominent new trends of China´s outbound tourism in 2019."
China's tourism market generates USD 890 billion   2020-1-22 
-"China invested a total of CNY 17.7 billion (USD 2.5 billion) in 85 international culture and tourism collaborations under the Belt and Road initiative."
CWT launches first open API-based global travel management platform for China   2020-1-22 
-" The launch of the flagship platform myCWT in China marks the latest milestone in its journey to simplify business travel for companies and their employees around the world."
ITB China ties up with CBEF to boost buyer attendance   2020-1-22 
"To strengthen national and international exchanges."
Brunei-China Year of Tourism 2020 on the anvil   2020-1-22 
The official launch of the Brunei-China Tourism Year is scheduled on 17 January in the capital of Bandar Seri Begawan.
Tanzania Envoy in China Unveils Plan to Attract More Chinese tourists   2020-1-22 
A Tanzania envoy to China has unveiled his ambitious plan as he seeks to increase the number of Chinese tourists visiting the East African country and the region at large.
Global tourism revenue charts steady path, study shows   2020-1-22 
-"China is expected to see an increase of 6.1 percent in tourism revenue in 2020, an increase of 0.7 percent over 2019."
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APAC fastest growing region for travel and tourism: WTTC   2020-1-9 
Asia-Pacific is the fastest growing region for travel and tourism, with 80% of the top fastest growing cities in the region, and contributing US915 billion (33%) in direct travel and tourism GDP, according to a report by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).
World Tourism Barometer - Nov 2019   2019-12-24 
World Tourism Barometer - Nov 2019 -"China saw a 14% rise in outbound trips in the first half of 2019, while travel expenditure dropped by 4% relative to last year´s same period."
Abu Dhabi tourism establishes first MICE advisory committee in China   2019-12-24 
Abu Dhabi tourism establishes first MICE advisory committee in China -"The role of the advisory committee will include providing insight into MICE trends, business travel, and challenges and behaviours within the Chinese market"
Accor and Alibaba form alliance to improve 'consumer experience'   2019-12-24 
Accor and Alibaba form alliance to improve ´consumer experience´ -"The collaboration between Accor and Alibaba will be instrumental to the roll-out of Accor´s soon-to-be-launched lifestyle loyalty program, ALL - Accor Live Limitless." https://www.traveldailymedia.com/accor-alibaba-partnership/
Chinese tourists increasingly demand sustainable travel alternatives, says Booking.com   2019-12-24 
Booking.com: Chinese tourists increasingly demand sustainable travel alternatives -"Booking.com will continue to partner with local operators, such as Ctrip, DiDi and Meituan, as well as further rolling out its alternative travel services."
Revealed: the growing importance of Chinese tourists to the Gulf   2019-12-24 
Chinese tourists to the Gulf expects to reach 2.2 million in 2023 -"The UAE will continue to be the preferred GCC destination for Chinese tourists, welcoming a projected 1.9 million visitors by 2023."
WeChat eyes empowering global tourism services for outbound Chinese travelers   2019-12-24 
WeChat eyes empowering global tourism services for outbound Chinese travelers -"The platform has teamed up with partners to set up the Welcome with WeChat Alliance to leverage its ecosystem to help participants meet the diversifying demands of Chinese travelers abroad."
Chinese to travel to more overseas destinations during Spring Festival holiday: report   2019-12-24 
Chinese to travel to more overseas destinations during Spring Festival holiday -" Chinese tourists will travel to more overseas destinations during the Spring Festival holiday in 2020, reaching to 419 overseas cities in over 100 countries and regions..."
Top 7 Apps Chinese Outbound Tourists Use Overseas - Part 1: Getting Around   2019-10-20 
Chinese tourists don´t just use their smartphone apps to plan and book trips overseas, they also rely on these applications when they arrive at their destination. 85% of Chinese millennials use their mobile phone while travelling overseas to further research the destination´s best tourism hotspots, help make their travel experience in an unfamiliar destination more comfortable and conven
Survey Result: Young Chinese Travelers Journey   2019-10-20 
China outbound is a very fragmented market but young Chinese travellers is always a very important segment for overseas tourism operators. It is because in general, this is the segment that not only they travel, they travel free and independently and we can reach them online. From Trustdata, in the first half of 2019
How to connect your hotel with Chinese travellers   2019-10-20 
SiteMinder recently hosted a free webinar; ´How to attract Chinese travellers to your hotel´, and while all attendees found the session helpful, hoteliers were keen to know more.


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