"Everybody wants rich Chinese Tourist"

dimanche 29 juin 2014

French Tourism focus on Chinese outbound market

French Tourism focus on the Chinese outbound market

At Tourism Conference 2014 were concluded last week in Paris, the French Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development Laurent Fabius announced, on behalf of the French government, an arsenal of new measures for the promotion of tourism to to revitalize the French tourism and transform it into a major strategic area so that France retains its position as the leading tourist destination in the world. The implementation of these new measures should bring concrete benefits to tourists visiting France.

Chinese outbound market

At the closing ceremony of Assisi, Laurent Fabius said that the aim was that France "remains the first tourist destination in the world", and the minister has presented in detail the new strategy of the French government for the development of tourism-oriented around five key guidelines covering the entire chain of the tourism industry, namely: tourism resources quality and diversified, improved reception, scanning, enhanced staff training and the right to public holidays. Since his appointment in April as head of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development newly redesigned, Laurent Fabius, in charge of foreign trade and tourism, spares no effort to "sell" the French tourism seizing every opportunity. "France has rich tourism resources. It is the largest tourist destination since the 1980s, "he has said.

Tourism provides nearly 2 million jobs in France

"But what is regrettable is that France occupies the third place in terms of tourism revenue, behind the United States and Spain, and although the country hosting the largest number tourists, "says he. Naturally frustrating situation for the Minister, who is very attached to the concept of "economic diplomacy." At present, tourism provides nearly 2 million jobs in France and the sector accounts for only 7% of French GDP. Tourism as a strategic sector for France and further promote employment and economic recovery are the main motivations behind the decision of the French President François Hollande to erect tourism "great national cause."
At the closing ceremony, professionals and managers of French tourism repeatedly used the terms "Chinese market" and "Chinese tourists." Last year, France has welcomed 1.5 million Chinese travelers, and a new record could be established this year, because of the fiftieth anniversary of Sino-French diplomatic relations. The considerable increase in the number of Chinese tourists and the huge potential of the Chinese market are subject to great attention to France.

Laurent Fabius and the Chinese VISA

Regarding the issue of tourist safety of current concern Chinese travelers, Laurent Fabius assured that the French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve had planned an increase of 20% of police force in the major Paris attractions as well as the creation of specialized brigades of land to the Gare du Nord and the Champs-Elysées. Laurent Fabius also said he had asked the telecom operators to study and develop specific computer systems to send SMS in Chinese Chinese tourists upon their arrival in France, to tell them that contact in case of emergency. He added that it should also send SMS to travelers before their departure for France to provide important information. According to him, the logic is very simple because "the traveler will not return if they are not satisfied." While the UK has recently announced its intention to launch measures to simplify procedures for visa applications for Chinese tourists, France initiatives will increase the attractiveness of French tourism, reflecting a some hidden rivalry between the two countries. After all, who would pass up a colossal than the Chinese group tourists

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jeudi 26 juin 2014

Ten Chinese tourists travel vacation destination

Ten Chinese tourists travel vacation destination

According to experts in the global hotel booking site Hotels.com Chinese New statistics show that the National Day Golden Week, close to tourist destinations in Asia to attract Chinese tourists visiting to become the biggest winner, charm underestimated.

Hotels.com statistics in China during the most beloved tourist destinations outside the National Day, the nine Asian cities including Hong Kong, Seoul, Taipei, Bangkok is among the top ten. In addition to the exclusive big half in Asia this year, Chinese tourists visa relaxation of the United States a place among the U.S. cities of Las Vegas National Top Ten Chinese tourists travel destination fifth place, while other cities in the western countries missed the top ten list.


mercredi 18 juin 2014

Future tourism APP book ratio will be more than 60%

Future tourism APP book ratio will be more than 60%

qunar.com CEO Zhuang Chen Chao in the "2014 Netease future technology summit" to share the three major trends in the online travel industry development and upgrading, including the phone book, dynamic programming, and personalization.

The first is the phone book, Zhuang Chen Chao think in the next five years airline tickets, hotel reservations will be based entirely online, which accounted for completion by the mobile client will be as high as 60% -70%. "At present, China has nearly 50% of ticket orders are completed online, online orders accounted for some of the lower areas of the hotel. Accompany the mobile Internet trend, flights, hotel reservations can be better used in mobile scenarios, so the phone will be trend of the industry, the market will expand 3-5 times the cake, these increments almost always on the phone to complete. "

Zhuang Chen Chao example, where to order tickets for the newly launched phones in the past year, sales increased by 12 times, in May this year and the Dragon Boat Festival holiday, ticket sales reached 100,000 middleweight, to multiple growth next year will be more than 20 times.

Followed by a tour of dynamic programming, in a dramatic change. The traditional ticket pricing, marketing programs are very complicated, on the one hand is not enough dynamic programming, and does not reflect the current market structure, the introduction of a more advanced stage OTA revenue management concepts, to do real-time search through dynamic pricing behavior of consumers, submitted for airlines and hotels, and improve overall profitability, which also is a major change in the industry.

Once again, socialization, personalization trend, due to the tourism products and services will be more focus on the user experience, so these new products like Uber would overturn the car rental, hotels and other companies, the tourism industry innovation around these directions will be carried out in the future.


mercredi 11 juin 2014

Travelzoo: The world will greet the new wave of Chinese tourists

Travelzoo: The world will greet the new wave of Chinese tourists

 The world's leading online travel site Travelzoo Asia Pacific markets open up in 2007 to recommend Special features of tourism products, Travelzoo Asia Pacific CEO Ye Tiancheng those who want to help and guide the new generation of Chinese tourists began traveling around the world for the first time.

Travelzoo Asia Pacific currently has 3.6 million users, with offices in the Asia Pacific region 5. The difference is that the traditional travel agency, Travelzoo to provide users with a limited, high cost of travel and gourmet special offers every week. 叶天成 said Travelzoo Asia Pacific revenue was 20 percent of the current annual growth, so do the expansion in preparation. He talked with reporters Pacific tourism market prospects and the company's business plan.

Q: How do you see changes in the next decade, Asia-Pacific tourism market is going to happen?

A: Asia-Pacific tourism largely depends on the momentum of high economic growth. China itself is a very big tourist market. Chinese first-tier cities tourists generally younger, have a higher disposable income. They prefer to explore and adventure, a high degree of freedom of the individual tend Walks, by their own travel arrangements.

Tier city's economy is also rising, affluent mainlanders still swim team produced mainly by tour bus, in the Chinese outbound guided tours, group tours are also extremely concerned about this kind of price, 50 yuan for the difference will be very different.

Currently 70% of outbound travel team, 30% is a personal exercise. This is 30% of the population concentrated in the exercise of first-tier cities, and the growth rate than the team travel much faster. Number of exercise of 60% of the annual increase in the next decade but will show explosive growth.

Q: For this is being done overseas travel market to prepare?

A: Everyone is talking about Chinese tourists, who want to give the impression that the Chinese people to leave hospitable. Chinese tourists Hotel Group prepared a Chinese tea room, also has a large breakfast gruel, shops and reception Chinese people have the habit of Chinese staff, to facilitate the exchange of Chinese tourists. This is the case in Australia's Gold Coast, 80 Japanese tourists received another similar, however, and many shops and restaurants began offering Japanese prices and menu.

There are many tourists personalized requirements. Traveling by car, critically swim, especially to overseas study tours tours. These are clear, the purpose of a strong tourist types.

But national tourism destination if there is sufficient capacity to accept so many Chinese tourists do? We take Hong Kong as an example. Now you see more and more of a boutique hotel and serviced apartments in mainland greet visitors. Short rent serviced apartments in the past usually accrue at least three months, and now has been shortened to five days at least. These are the Chinese mainland tourists to make a response to market demand.

Q: How do other countries in the Asia-Pacific market?

A: Asian emerging markets will be the driving force for growth in the next decade global tourism. American and European markets have been quite mature. Information from emerging markets shows that people in these countries want to go out and see the world. How do we guide and help them travel? How to provide a convenient tool for them, let them travel easier?

We can give these Walks Chinese guests a chance, for example, can go to Madison Square Garden Arena to watch a NBA basketball game, and the United States Travelzoo users to enjoy the same price. Ctrip and eLong can also get a ticket, but because they are through intermediaries, the fee would not to our advantage.

Q: Travelzoo Asia is how to expand the business? What are the competitors?

A: We have 3.6 million subscribers in the Asia Pacific. Of which one million users in Japan Japan, China 1.1 million, 440,000 Hong Kong, Australia has 750,000.

From the revenue point of view, China and Japan each accounted for 33% of our Asia-Pacific business. Ctrip and eLong services in the Chinese domestic market services, we have some competition and TripAdvisor, but the amount they are run, and we are very precise. In addition, tourism is our rival Yahoo, OTA, although some other contenders, but they also buy traffic from us.

Q: How to expand your business?

A: Travelzoo development for 15 years and survived the previous global economic crisis. The reason we survived is simple: stick quality content.

We release products must undergo a rigorous evaluation, research and testing. We only publish high-quality products, in order to retain high-quality subscribers. These two basic principles, is the holy grail Travelzoo went today.

Large domestic Internet companies Sina and Ctrip and we are trying to do similar things, but they tend to no avail, they are difficult to grasp the key elements of these special offers. Every week, we spent 20 effort behind the product and the workload is huge.

The next phase of growth should come from Travelzoo strategic cooperation with local Chinese companies. Many Western companies trying to enter the Japanese and Chinese markets, but all ended in failure because it alone.

After eBay has invested hundreds of millions of dollars in China, the result is not a player worthy of attention. Google in China is not worth mentioning. U.S. online travel giant Expedia to form a joint venture to enter the Chinese market, the situation is not good. TripAdvisor TripAdvisor is in China. These companies are underperforming in China.

We do not intend to complete the next stage on their own alone. We look forward to seek further growth of strategic cooperation, and this partner will realize the value of Travelzoo bring Chinese tourists.


mercredi 4 juin 2014

Chinese way to promotes the "Chinese Far West !

When Chinese governement promotes the "Chinese Far West ! 

Tourism leaders in the far west of China offer cash bonuses for travelers prepared to vacation there after a series of deadly attacks that have been linked to extremist groups in the region . Since last October , more than 80 people were killed across China knife and bomb attacks that Beijing has accused Islamic militants in the province of Xinjiang , a sprawling desert region around the ancient Silk Road .

China offers cash bonuses to tourists who visit troubled west

Urumqi, capital of Xinjiang

Urumqi, capital of Xinjiang , has experienced two major crises in the last month , including a suicide attack on May 22 , a street market that claimed 44 lives. Inaam Nesirdin , head of Xinjiang tourism , told China Radio International tourism was booming, with a record 50 million visitors last year. It is also the location of the command base of Red Mountain, a top-secret time that scientists have produced the first atomic bomb China in the 1960s military installation.

The facility was recently converted into a theme park tribute of £ 30m for the Communist Party . However, the number of tourists collapsed after terrorist groups in Xinjiang have been blamed for a knife attack on March 1 on a station in the southwestern city of Kunming as state media called " 9/11 China " . The number of visitors has dropped by 40 per cent between March and May compared to last year, Mr. Nesirdin said. Xinjiang , which is nearly three times the size of France , is home to spectacular mountains , snowcapped , bustling cities oasis of desert and sand swept ruins of ancient cities

source : telegraph.co.uk

"Seeing is believing. Come to Xinjiang to take a look,"

The terrorist incident in Kunming in March and the attacks in Xinjiang have affected tourism considerably. Many people have suspended their trips to Xinjiang."
To reverse the trend, a "special fund" worth 20 million yuan (£1.9 million) has been created to pay 500 yuan bonuses to those who came to the province.
Following last week's market bombing in Xinjiang's capital, the US embassy in Beijing ordered staff to postpone travel to the province. The Foreign Office currently advises British travellers to remain "vigilant" there.
Mr Nesirdin insisted Xinjiang was safe, noting that "not a single" tourist had been injured by an attack there in around 10 years.

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