"Everybody wants rich Chinese Tourist"

jeudi 19 décembre 2013

70,000 Chinese tourists in Myanmar

70,000 Chinese tourists in Myanmar

Over 1million travelers have flocked to Myanmar last year , compared with about 816,000 visitors in 2011 .
Income from tourism in the country has shown surprising growth year on year , registering an increase of 67 per cent of revenue. The total tourism income for 2012 was $ 534 million compared to U.S. $ 319 million in 2011.

Foreign investment

Despite reports of infrastructure overwhelmed by the sudden rise in the number of visitors, officials say they are not worried , and remain optimistic about foreign investment in the industry.
"Since the new investment law was passed last year, many foreign investors have asked about the situation ," said Myanmar Ministry of Hotels and Tourism manager Khin Than Win CNN, adding that the

Structures in Myanmar

Department focuses on the development of human resources, transportation and hotels. numbers
According to official statistics , there are currently 28,291 hotel rooms in Myanmar. The ministry is working on a project for the development of 5 star Hoang Anh Vietnamese society Gia Lai Hotel .
Thais beat the Chinese for most visitors by nationality. About 90,000 Thais, 70,000 Chinese and 37,000 American tourists visited Myanmar last year.

sources voyagesenbirmanie.com

Visitors are Men

Visitors are mostly men , the male-female ratio visitors to 62 percent to 38 percent. high hopes
The Department expects many more in 2013.
"We expect the growth in tourism to continue further and expect to receive 1.5 million tourist arrivals this year ," said Khin Than Win , citing new visas on arrival as an additional reason for the increasing rapidly. Ed Nations and several other organizations have reported consistent and systematic human rights violations in the country
Early civilizations in Burma included the Tibeto-Burman language Pyu in Upper Burma and Monday in Lower Burma. [12] In the 9th century , the Burmans of the Nanzhao Kingdom entered the high valley of the Irrawaddy , and after the creation of the Pagan Empire in the 1050s , language and Burmese culture slowly became dominant in the countries . During this period, Theravada Buddhism gradually became the dominant religion of the country.

The Pagan Empire fell due to the Mongol invasion (1277-1301) , and several warring states emerged. In the second half of the 16th century , the Taungoo Dynasty reunified the country was for a brief period the largest empire in the history of Asia Southeast. [13] The early 19th century Konbaung Dynasty ruled over an area that includes modern Burma and briefly controlled Manipur and Assam as well .

History of Myanmar

The British conquered Burma after three Anglo - Burmese wars in the 19th century and the country became a British colony (part of India until 1937 , then a colony administered separately). Burma became an independent nation in 1948 , first as a democratic nation, then, after a coup in 1962, a military dictatorship that officially ended in 2011. For most of its independent years, many ethnic groups in the country were involved in one of the longest unresolved civil wars in the world . Meanwhile, newly released statistics from the tourism UnitMyanmar 2012 show a dramatic increase in the number of visitors and revenue incoming travel.more information here

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mercredi 18 décembre 2013

Germany famous for Beer sausages and Soccer in China !

Germany famous for Beer sausages and Soccer in China !

Most Chinese tourists only know Germany for its "beer", "sausages" and "soccer". German tourism bureaus and operators want to expand that knowledge

With the German economy that has made a successful push into China, Germany travel industry has intensified a campaign to attract Chinese tourists to the largest economy in Europe. Christian Ebner said that Chinese tourists seek in Germany.
They spend their newly acquired free money and are already the third largest group of foreign tourists - Chinese business travelers and tourists packet become a lucrative source of revenue for the German tourism industry in trouble .


Black Forest No trip is complete without a cuckoo clock factory tour Drubba More than 600,000 bookings from China are expected this year , according to the German Centre for Tourism DZT .
And a further easing of travel restrictions is expected to accelerate growth in the coming years .
"Chinese tourists come to Germany to go shopping , and they especially love the clothes," says the Dusseldorf -based Global Refund Corporation , which manages accounts free of duty and VAT for many traders . On average, a Chinese tourist spends more than 200 euros for clothes at a package from Germany , said Global Refund . That totals about € 42 million per year, with a third of that amount spent mainly in Frankfurt, which is the hub for air transport Europe. Cologne and Munich are also tourist destinations for Chinese travelers .


the Language

Language is a major obstacle in Germany. While most major hotels and businesses in the major tourist centers in Germany can manage some English , French , Italian or otherwise, hardly anyone speaks Mandarin . "Therefore, the Chinese traveler often feels he or she does not receive the same quality of service that others are doing ," says Stefanie Lyngbye travel agents based in Hamburg Caissa
" And then they have money to spend, they are very particular about where they spend it ," she adds . " They buy their watches in Switzerland and they buy their fragrance in Paris. They will not buy a French perfume in Germany or Italy. " While traveling to other countries plan tend to focus on the sights , Chinese tourist itineraries also include shopping excursions . No trip to the Black Forest is complete with a tour of the factory cuckoo Drubba on Lake Titisee or leaving the factory in Metzingen Hugo Boss .
But there is no compartmentalization when it comes to holidays for Chinese tourists . Unlike Japanese tourists , the Chinese are not interested in visiting Meissner porcelain factory . After all , the Chinese porcelain when Europeans were living in mud huts . That's why they call it " China " , after all.

The campaign

The campaign conducted by the Travel Industry of Germany to attract Chinese tourists to the largest economy in Europe after a major campaign by German companies in China's economy booming with business German , including automakers Mercedes and Volkswagen with chemicals giant BASF seeking to carve out new markets in China . Brand names are important for Chinese tourists , more important than the price tag , the industry sources noted . But this is not the case when it comes to booking a trip to Europe , said this person.
"There is a fierce price war happening in China when it comes to book excursions ," 
she said. 
"Tour groups harass hotels, restaurants and bus operators and aircraft for the best possible deal with the most for their hard earned money. 
" Great expectations are articulated on the lifting of travel restrictions in the coming weeks . Starting in September , most Chinese travelers will need a visa to come to Europe.
"This means that the tourism industry in Germany, with other European countries, is shifting its focus to China ," says Horst Lommatzsch German Centre for tourism.


lundi 16 décembre 2013

The New most Uggly Tourists are ... Chinese

The bad Americans terrorized Europeans and Asians with their strong voices and tennis shoes in the years following the Second World War.

Decades later , the Japanese tour groups descended from their air-conditioned flashing peace signs bus as they shot pictures of each landmark known as the laundry on a clothesline in the back. Now it 's time for China to face the weight of complaints.

The complaints are familiar - they gape , they jostle , they avoid the local cuisine , and last year, 83 million Chinese mainland spent $ 102 billion abroad - Americans and Germans overruns - which makes biggest spenders of tourism in the world , according to the World tourism Organization.

Chinese tourists will be 400millions in 2015

Their numbers have their place among the most resentment tourists. Tourists from mainland China, often loaded with money and do not know the foreign means , tumble bus tour with apparently little appetite for breakfast buffet in the hotel and no concept of lining up .
Frustrations with the new tourists were summarized in a Thai online bulletin board last spring , when users posted complaints about Chinese tourists using external voice inside and spitting in public , among other transgressions.
Last year , Thierry Gillier , a French fashion designer who founded the label Zadig et Voltaire , caused a minor scandal when he told daily use women that Chinese tourists would not be welcome at his new boutique hotel Paris . A barrage of international criticism persuaded him to apologize.
Like their predecessors, the Chinese nouveaux riches and helpless with foreign languages ​​, complicated by the historical isolation of their developing country combination .
" What China is a lawless society poorly educated with lots of money will take its toll on the world ," said Hung Huang , publisher of the popular magazine and blogger in Beijing.
Despite these missteps , countries are practically tripping over themselves to attract Chinese tourists. Wedding companies in South Korea seeking to attract Chinese couples with bling- heavy ceremonies inspired by the viral video " Gangnam style .
" A coastal county near Sydney , Australia, is the construction of a Chinese theme park $ 450 million focused on a life-size replica of the gates of the Forbidden City and a Buddhist temple of nine floors. France , one of the most popular destinations for Chinese tourists already - 1.4 million visitors in 2012 - working to further strengthen its appeal.
Paris officials have recently published a manual for the services sector that offers Mandarin sentences transcribed and cultural tips to better understand the Chinese desires, including this tidbit : "They are very picky about food and wine . "

Guidelines for them

To judge the grunts in the world , these guidelines may be necessary. But the biggest shame seems to come from Chinese colleagues . In May, a mainland Chinese tourist in Luxor, Egypt , discovered a fellow had his own hieroglyphs carved on the wall of a temple 3,500 years . " Ding Jinhao was here ," he said. A photo of the offending scrawl quickly spread on Chinese social media, and outraged citizens tracked down the 15-year -old vandalism. The tumult subsided after his parents issued a public apology.
Embarrassed by the wave of bad press this month , Wang Yang, vice- premier of China , publicly protested against the "quality and livestock " poor Chinese tourists who tarnish the reputation of their homeland. "They make noises in public, zero graffiti on attractions , ignore red lights to cross the road and spits everywhere," he said , according to People's Daily .
Despite his warning , articles with titles like "Chinese bride fights in French Lavender field " continue to appear in the state media .
Ms. Wang, blogger accuses tumultuous rule of the Communist Party uncivilized behavior of China abroad. " There's a whole generation that was taught that you do not pay attention to the toilet or morals because it is considered bourgeois ," she said. While the Chinese are more open to Western ideas now , it does not necessarily cast when really interact with the outside world. "They think , " To hell with the label. As long as I have money , foreign worship my money . "
Most vacationers from mainland China have a great time abroad . In May , Huang Honglin , 53, and his wife paid $ 8000 for a tour of the United States, a country his last visit on a business trip 25 years ago a group of 16 days. This was long before he joined the growing middle class in China as the owner of a trading company

What Chinese think

This time, Mr. Huang had money to burn.
"We went shopping for gemstones in Hawaii and bought Prada bags to New York, " he recalls . Mr. Huang has never reached the chic boutiques of Manhattan. Instead , he traveled an hour north of the Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, where many designer stores have recently hired employees who speak Chinese .
His only complaint was that they had to run through the gates before leaving the bus. " There was a short time, it was like war," he said .
According to a report by McKinsey & Company, nearly 70 percent of Chinese luxury consumers buy their balls Tiffany and Hermes scarves abroad to avoid further sales tax on these products at home , which can reach 60 percent . Take Louis Vuitton handbag black " Neverfull " a symbol of status with heavy straps that cost 14,400 RMB in China, or $ 2,335 - more than $ 350 more than the same item within the United States.
In 2007 , China granted the United States " approved destination status ", which opened the doors for Chinese group leisure travel in America from 2008. Last year , 1.5 million Chinese came American shores , to almost 8.8 billion, according to the Commerce Department . Today, nearly 150 travel agencies in the United States have the approval of the National Tour Association , a trade group American, organize trips from China , many of them owned and operated by Chinese Americans.
But the industry has seen a growth crisis . Despite years of meetings in China and decades of towers coaches across the United States, the travel agency AmericanTours International has learned that Chinese tourists have a special touch. On the one hand , people in Beijing and Shanghai can not travel on the same bus.

 Chinese Tourist in USA

"They battled ," recalled a director of business development
Last year, 1500 Chinese "Hollywood to Broadway" bus tour of the company, a 20-day trip cross country for continental with stops that included a Las Vegas casino , bridges County Madison , Iowa, Niagara Falls, the White House and the Empire State Building.

If sites are crowd-pleasers , the nights can sometimes be difficult. " Smoking in hotel rooms is always a problem," said Hentschel, a habit that can cost hundreds of dollars in tourist cleaning bills from the hotel. Then there was the episode last summer, he said, when a group of tourists has caused a scene in a hotel in Cody , Wyoming, after thinking wrongly another busload of fellow had been given preference to breakfast. The police were called to escort them out of town , he said .
Most often , Chinese tourists become victims of unscrupulous tour operators. During a one-week visit to Thailand in 2009 , Qi Lingfeng , 27, was one of several people in his group who refused to register for expensive trips like trips and speedboat concerts. As punishment, he said, the local guide lockouts their hotel rooms. Other guests in the same hotel , he said, were forced to leave their bus for the same transgression.
"It was so crazy , we even thought of calling the Chinese Embassy in Bangkok, " he said.
During a group tour of the Siberian city of Vladivostok in January, Chen Xu , 47, a scientist from the coastal city of Xiamen , said "Russian ethnic dance " tour , which cost $ 80, is proved to be a woman in a bikini twirling around a stripper pole .

What parents say ? 

" When the parents saw what was happening , they took their children and left the room , " he said.
Surrounded by many foreign stimuli , many of which aspire to a taste of home and abroad . Nuoyan Xie , 20 , a student at Peking University , said as much during a recent visit to New York. If she enjoys drinking tap water , she said Chinatown was a disappointment.
"I'm really disappointed that this is not like in the movies , where there are lots of lanterns and performances everywhere, " she said.

On the upside, to find an abundance of Chinese food after several days of consuming only western strange concoctions redeemed the neighborhood


dimanche 1 décembre 2013

Sweden and Switzerland launch joint campaign to help Chinese tourists tell them apart

Sweden and Switzerland have launched a joint campaign to help Chinese tourists say the two countries share .
While confusion is not just a problem for the Chinese, he became a particular problem for those in the Asian nation because the names of the two countries are written the same in Mandarin - Ruidian (Sweden) and Ruishi (Switzerland ) - and start with the same symbol.
In order to dispel confusion, Swedish and Swiss consulates in Shanghai launched a competition on the Swedish consulate website that asks the Chinese to come up with funny ways to help people keep the two separate countries

The two European countries - known for its chocolate , cheese and watches, one for Ikea , Volvo and Seventies pop group Abba - have often been confused for each other among the Chinese .
The problem stems largely from the fact that the names of the two nations are written the same in Mandarin - Ruidian (Sweden) and Ruishi (Switzerland) - starting with the same symbol , as the Consul General of Sweden Victoria Li in China.
In an effort to end the confusion, the Swedish and Swiss consulates in Shanghai launched a competition on the Swedish consulate website , asking the Chinese to come up with funny ways to help differentiate the two countries. Bids may be accepted as a blog , cartoon , photo, short or in another format.
The winner of the best presentation will receive a 12-day trip in Sweden and Switzerland, and is scheduled to report on their impressions of the two countries to the rest of the trip , the website states . Entries will be accepted until November 20.
The organizers have also designed a logo depicting a humorous campaign mounting objects and people associated with Sweden and Switzerland on separate maps of each country.
Map of Sweden with meatballs , a Viking, Pippi Longstocking in the books of Astrid Lindgren, and two cartoon characters male with a heart between them symbolizing gay marriage, which remains illegal in Switzerland. Map of Switzerland has cheese fondue , the Alps and a picture of Roger Federer. China can not be the only country struggling to say Sweden and Switzerland outside . Residents of Spanish-speaking countries are also victims of the confusion that Sweden is spelled " Suecia " in Spanish while Switzerland is called " Suiza .
Sweden and Switzerland are not the only destinations that have caused confusion among travelers. Last month , a British holidaymaker hoped to discover the architecture of the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain, but wrongly flew across the Atlantic to the tropical Caribbean island of Grenada after an error reservation confusion. Earlier this summer , two American tourists were taken to the wrong continent after an airline has confused two airport codes .
The misunderstanding between Sweden and Switzerland is not the only incident that Chinese tourists were recently in the light. Last month, the Communist Party leaders of Tourism has published a "Guide to Tourism civilized " urging for the first time Chinese travelers to reduce bad behavior , including public displays of nose -picking , swimming pool - dirt and discussion of pork in order to improve the country's image abroad. China was the biggest spender on international tourism last year, surpassing Italy, Japan, France and Great Britain, and is the source of market fastest growing tourism in the world, according to the latest figures from the World tourism Organization earlier this year .