Category Archives: travel

Dealing with spitting Chinese – Zhang Lijia

China’s top officials have asked their fellow citizens to behave when they travel and refrain from spitting and loud talking. Author Zhang Lijia puts spitting in a historical perspective, and believes bad habit decreased, and can disappear, she told BBC News.

Africa, the new target for affluent Chinese – Wei Gu

Bored with Hong Kong, Milan and Paris, China’s rich are turning to new places, notably in Africa, writes Wei Gu, luxury editor of the Wall Street Journal in Scene Asia. Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Zambia are on the agenda. 60,000 visited Africa in the first half of 2012, a jump of 68%.

Fulfillment for China’s ultra rich – Rupert Hoogewerf

Getting things right for China’s ultra rich is becoming an art in itself. Hurun rich list founder Rupert Hoogewerf tells on the website Elite Traveler a few of the secrets on this most lucrative market – if you get things right.

Cost consciousness pushes travelers online – Ben Cavender

A slower growth in China is helping online ventures to gain more customers, as they are looking for more ways to save costs, tells retail analyst Ben Cavender in Business Week. Especially travel sites make leaps forward.

Australia follows US, France as top destination rich – Rupert Hoogewerf

Australia scores high among China’s rich, not only as travel destination, but also as place to live, notes China Rich List founder Rupert Hoogewerf in The Sydney Morning Herald, after the release of a new report.

China’s rich prefer Paris over the US – Rupert Hoogewerf

The Wall Street Journal has more details of the earlier released Hurun report about how China’s rich spend their money while traveling. Tension with France have been forgotten, as Paris has become their most favorite destination. The Hurun report is produced by Rupert Hoogewerf.

Graff, Roy

Roy Graff is an accomplished Business Development and Marketing specialist with a focus on travel, hospitality and Chinese culture. Has led the market entry into China of a multinational travel company and launched his own China-focused niche market entry business. He travels from London, UK

Dudarenok, Ashley

Ashley is a China marketing expert with 12 years of professional experience in China. Ashley is fluent in Mandarin, Russian, German and English. She travels from Hong Kong.