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Report: More Chinese International Tourists from China Crave Independent Travel

Jing Travel, January 20, 2017

So, who are China’s independent travelers? According to the data presented by Skyscanner and UnionPay, the lion’s share of all Chinese independent travelers are part of the millennial generation—68 percent of independent travelers are between 15 and 34 years old.

The report also reaffirms that a majority of China’s independent travelers are educated—94 percent of independent travelers hold degrees equivalent to or higher than college school. 

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Independent tourists data

Gender ratio (top left), age distribution (top right), and level of education (bottom) among China’s independent travelers

Didi Chuxing brings Finnish Santa to China with VR

Global Times Beijing, December 28, 2016

China's leading car-hailing service provider Didi Chuxing (Uber competitor) has worked with Finnish Lapland tourism bureau to give Chinese tourists an authentic Christmas experience during the holiday season. Without having to travel to Rovaniemi, users of Didi Chuxing have been offered the surreal experience of touring around the Santa Claus village and make wishes to Saint Nick through the virtual reality (VR) function on the Didi app.

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Finnish Tourism bureau

Using the VR option on the company's app, Didi Chuxing have been spreading some Christmas spirit in China. 

Europe’s tourism sector welcomes 2018 as EU-China Year of Tourism

Global Ready China News, December 15, 2016

The announcement was first made by Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission. The EU-China Tourism Year represents an excellent opportunity for both regions to boost the travel sector.

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More Chinese coming to Europe.

More Chinese coming to Europe

Alipay targets China’s big Spenders Where it matters: On Vacation Abroad

Global Ready China News, November 27, 2016

Alipay’s new partnerships will enable Chinese travelers to use the Alipay app in a similar fashion to how it works domestically—as a shopping portal that makes it an interesting advertising tool for merchants that accept Alipay. Through the Alipay app, Chinese tourists will be able to find nearby retailers that accept Alipay using their smartphones’ geolocation feature.

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Spending abroad

Spending abroad

China and US pledge to promote Tourism

Global Ready China News, November 24, 2016

China-U.S. Tourism Year 2016 came to the end on Sunday, with officials from both countries pledging to expand tourism cooperation and enhance friendship. Chinese President Xi Jinping said Sunday that the China-U.S. Tourism Year has helped expand people-to-people exchanges and given fresh impetus to bilateral relations.

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Tourism partnership

“As we close the Tourism Year and look to the future, I want to assure all of you that we will continue to promote more traveling and tourism between our two nations”

Outbound Tourism still thriving despite Yuan’s Drop

Global Ready China News, November 23, 2016

A cheaper yuan tends to make overseas trips more expensive for Chinese travellers. But judging by the numbers — the depreciation is not holding back China’s outbound tourists. The impact from the weak yuan on Chinese tourists going abroad is being offset by the holiday joy.

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Tourism news

A tourism website founder said: “The yuan’s drop has had a limited impact. Chinese tourists want something more"

The new Chinese tourist is no different from the rest of us:
They crave authenticity and a great travel experience - and they are willing to pay for it, but not too much.
Our mission is to help them travel beyond expectations.