Category Archives: tourism

Consumption experts at the China Speakers Bureau (updated)

The Chinese government tries to shift its economy from investment-driven towards consumption, with considerable success. And the outside world is equally seeing the consumption power of the Chinese, as they travel more than ever, and spend per head more than tourists from any other country.

But tapping into that huge spending power is not always easy, and is driven by the often hard-to-predict habits of Chinese consumers, policies by the government and the powerful social media. Experts at the China Speakers Bureau are happy to give your efforts direction.

Second, third-tier cities: today´s winners – Shaun Rein

China´s first tier cities seem to be getting out of breath, while second and third-tier cities blossom. Business analyst Shaun Rein has been predicting the shift already for a long time, he tells the South China Morning Post. The rising prosperity of lower-tier cities may boost tourism to cheaper destinations like the Philippines and Thailand, he adds.

Education and tourism might be next in stopping capital outflow – Victor Shih

The efforts by China´s financial authorities to reduce the outflow of capital has already reduced many investment plans by the China. But financial analyst Victor Shih sees a few more holes in the country´s policies that might be stopped soon too: education and tourism, he tells Sourceable.

Cosmetic giants deal with pricing gap – Ben Cavender

One of the main reasons Chinese consumers buy themselves silly abroad – including Hong Kong – is the high difference in pricing of similar products in mainland China. Cosmetic giants Estee Lauder and AmorePacific have lower their prices up to 30 percent, as also the government is revamping its import fees. More will follow, tells retail analyst Ben Cavender to the South China Morning Post.

The Plough purchase shows change in tourist habits – Jeffrey Towson

The purchase of the Plough at Cadsden in rural Buckinghamshire, the bar where then-prime minister David Cameron and president Xi Jinping toasted on their relationship by the Chinese company SinoFortone shows a change in the typical tourist habits, says Peking university business professor Jeffrey Towson in the China Daily.

Shanghai Disney is not yet there – Shaun Rein

Shanghai Disney opened with a lot of hype, but the number of visitors fell short of the expectations. The entertainment park is not yet where it wants to be, says business analyst Shaun Rein, although it might still bounce back from its current under-performance, he tells the South China Morning Post.

To the rescue: Shaun Rein in Australia in October

Business analyst Shaun Rein will be staying most of October in Australia, both Melbourne and Brisbane. He is there at an appropriate time, when politicians seem clueless about China, and when not clueless do just the wrong things.

Outbound tourism experts at the China Speakers Bureau

China´s economy might be slowing down a bit, outbound tourism keeps on booming like before. Chinese tourists spend more per capital than any other natonality. In 2015 120 million Chinese spent in total over 100 billion US dollar, a double digit growth compared to 2014.

While there are some sure winning among the top destinations, Chinese tourists are fast looking for new trends, and the government is able to steer tourist stream to other countries, when political strubbles occur. Both Japan, France and Taiwan had now and then those political problems

Slowdown is not hurting outbound tourism – Wei Gu

China is looking at a slowdown of its double digit growth, but that is not going to hurt the outbound tourism, observes Wei Gu, founder of Weini Media in Shanghai, at the opening panel at ILTM talking about trends in Chinese wealth and travel.

Hongkongers do not like mainlanders, and it`s mutual – Shaun Rein

For a long time, Hong Kong was the place to go for visitors from the mainland, but the resentment against mainlanders in Hong Kong grew, says retail analyst and author Shaun Rein in Todayonline, and as Chinese got more travel alternatives, Hong Kong sees sales of luxury goods drop dramatically.