|2020-09-18||New International Events to be held in Hong Kong Read More|
Hong Kong Tourism Board successfully lobbied 7 large scale events, which include those by IATA and China International Insurance trade, to be held in the city. Some of them are new and together they are expected to be attended by around 20000 participants.
|2020-09-17||China domestic travel market recovering by Revenue in Dragon Boat Festival Read More|
China's domestic travel during the Dragon Boat Festival on June 25 generate revenues totaling RMB12.28 billion, which a recovery rate of 31.2% comparing to same period last year and also higher than the recovery of Ching Ming Festival by 11.9%.
|2020-09-16||Nearly 2 million Hong Kong residents tested Read More|
Some 1.78 million Hong Kong citizens took the mass screening test which lasted for two weeks and around 64000 samples are yet to be tested. The test found 39 carriers of whom 32 are new cases and 5 infectious groups.
|2020-09-16||Updates on COVID-19 Situation in Hong Kong Read More|
|2020-09-15||China domestic travel market continued recovering in Dragon Boat Festival Read More|
There were 48.81 million domestic travelers in China during the Dragon Boat Festival on June 25, which represents a recovery rate of 50.9% comparing to the corresponding figure last year but 12.3% higher than the recovery rate recorded in Ching Ming Festival this year.
|2020-09-14||Shanghai Hotels' Occupancy Rebound Read More|
Occupancy rate of Shanghai hotels rebounded in middle of August to 65.8%, with the resumption of package tours to other provinces resumed in China.
|2020-09-10||Hong Kong in talks with 11 countries on Travel Bubbles Read More|
Hong Kong Economic Secretary in this week confirmed been in contact with 11 countries about setting up travel bubbles, and they include Japan, Thailand, Germany, France, Switzerland, New Zealand, Australia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, and South Korea.
|2020-09-09||Hong Kong median salary fell back to previous quarter level Read More|
After a rise of HK$1000 to HK$20000 in the first quarter this year, Hong Kong employees' median monthly salary in the second quarter fell back to same level in the first quarter.
|2020-09-09||Updates on COVID-19 Situation in Hong Kong Read More|
|2020-09-08||Over 40% Hong Kong citizens report no drop in family income Read More|
A research institute of the Chinese University, between August 20 and 26, interviewed by phone 717 Hong Kong citizens and found 42.1% of responders reporting no drop in family income despite the pandemics, which is a drop of 9.9% compared to a similar survey in June.
|2020-09-07||Market shares by Number of Travelers Read More|
By number of tourists, inbound, domestic and outbound respectively account for 5%, 70% and 25% of China's travel agents' market.
|2020-09-04||Top Ten Source markets for China Read More|
China’s travel agents in 2019 received 18.2962 million inbound travelers, and the top ten source markets are respectively Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Macau, USA, Malaysia, Japan, Singapore, Russia and Thailand.
|2020-09-03||Top Five Provinces by Number of Travel Agents Read More|
Five major city and provinces which include Beijing, Guangdong, Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Shandong, had each over 2000 travel agents in 2019. With 3281 travel agents Guangdong rank top.
|2020-09-02||China Travel Agents got more income from outbound than inbound Read More|
In 2019, China’s travel agents generated incomes of RMB275.1 billion (53.3%) from domestic travel, RMB 214.6 billion (41.5%) from outbound travel, and RMB26.9 billion (5.2%) from inbound travel.
|2020-09-01||More Travel Agents in China in 2019 Read More|
Quoting China’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism, media reported at the end of 2019 there were 38943 travel agents in China, up 8.17%, generating tourism revenue totaling RMB516.57 billion and profit totaling RMB23.33 billion.
|2020-09-01||Updates on COVID-19 Situation in Hong Kong Read More|
|2020-08-31||At least 12 months for Hong Kong Exhibition Industry to recover Read More|
On how long it will take for business to recover, 89% of organiser respondents and 59% of non-organiser project more than 12 months.
|2020-08-28||Hong Kong Exhibition Industry severely affected by Covid-19 Read More|
The Hong Kong Exhibition & Convention Industry Association (HKECIA) conducted a survey in end July on its 115 members, and received 59 replies. 98% of respondents said Covid-19 severely affected their business.
|2020-08-26||Discharged Hong Kong Patient traveled abroad & re-infected by Covid-19 Read More|
A 33 years old male patient, who first infected in March, was cured and discharged from hospital in April. This month he traveled to Spain via UK for holiday then returned to Hong Kong, and was found to be re-infected by a different Covid-19 strain.
|2020-08-25||Hong Kong started discussion on Travel Bubble Read More|
The city’s Economic Secretary said on Aug 24 Hong Kong already started exploring / discussing with around 8 to 10 countries and regions on arranging travel bubble, which depends on Covid-19 situation on both sides.
|2020-08-24||Travel among Expenses Chinese to spend more in 3rd Quarter Read More|
Survey in the second quarter by a China bank, which asked saving account holders in cities and towns which expense will they spend more in the coming quarter, found 29.8% respondents chose Education, 28.3% Healthcare, 19.7% travel and another 19.7% on buying apartment.
|2020-08-21||Domestic Markets saw improvements but not the International Read More|
According to IATA international passenger traffic normally account for nearly two-third of the world market, now remain largely closed despite some improvements in the domestic markets.
|2020-08-20||IATA project world air passenger traffic to grow in 2021 Read More|
IATA’s lately projected global air passenger traffic in 2021 will rise by 62% comparing to 2020, which however still mean a drop of nearly 30% comparing to 2019.
|2020-08-20||Updates on COVID-19 Situation in Hong Kong Read More|
|2020-08-19||IATA project worsening of air passenger traffic Read More|
IATA's lately projected global air passenger traffic in 2020 will drop 55% comparing to 2019; while the projection in last April was dropping 46%.
|2020-08-18||IATA survey found more not intend traveling this year Read More|
In a survey held in June by IATA on air passengers, 55% of the respondents have no intention to travel in 2020.
|2020-08-17||World Airlines suffer big loss in passenger traffic Read More|
IATA reported global air passenger traffic in June this year dropped 86.5% by RPKs compared to same period last year, which a small improvement over May when traffic dropped by 91%. The improvement mainly from domestic flights.
|2020-08-13||World Airlines take longer time to Recover Read More|
In its recent report, IATA project world’s air passenger traffic by RPK (Revenue Passenger Kilometers) not able to climb back to pre Covid-19 level until 2024, which is one year longer than previously projected.
|2020-08-12||Survey found some Asian respondents expect income improvement Read More|
Chartered Bank July survey found only 36% of Hong Kong respondents expect income in the coming 3 to 6 months will improve, which is lower than the 50% in mainland China, 41% in Taiwan and 45% in Indonesia.
|2020-08-11||Hong Kong Self-employed borrowed more to cover income shortfaill Read More|
Chartered Bank July survey found 36% of those self-employed in Hong Kong expect lower income, and nearly 48% of them have borrowed more in past month.
|2020-08-10||Nearly 1/3 Hong Kong Employees to be affected by Corporate Downsizing Read More|
Covid-19 has serious impacts on the economy! Chartered Bank conducted a survey in early July, and found 35% of respondents from Hong Kong expected to be affected by corporate downsizing in the coming 3 to 6 months.
|2020-08-06||EU look to China to reciprocate border opening Read More|
On July 1, EU lays down a reciprocating condition to open border to Chinese inbound, ie., EU will do so if China open border to EU travelers.
|2020-08-05||EU admit travelers from “safe” Asian Countries Read More|
On July 31, EU short-list 11 safe countries and arrivals from them can enter EU, and they include Japan, South Korea and Thailand from Asia.
|2020-08-04||China travel portal found strong travel interest on Users Read More|
A recent online survey by C-trip on users found 88% intend visiting other provinces in this year, a new record; and 70% to take outbound holiday after borders reopen.
|2020-08-03||China's travel agencies to resume trans-provincial tours Read More|
Last month, the announcement by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the People's Republic of China, travel agencies in China can resume trans-provincial tours and “Ticket Hotel” packages received overwhelming responses. C-trip reported related searches instantly grew by 500%, while other travel portals reported 3 times growth.
|2020-07-30||UNWTO reported big loss in tourism Read More|
According to UNWTO, the pandemics caused big drop in cross border traveling and the world lost US$320 billion tourism revenue in the first 5 months this year.
|2020-07-29||UNWTO reported big drop in cross border travelers Read More|
On July 28, UN World Tourism Organization reported globally the total number of cross border travelers in the first 5 months this year dropped 56%, which means 300 million fewer travelers, as compared to same period last year.
|2020-07-28||Express Channel between China and South Korea Read More|
From May 1 when China and South Korea established the Express Channel Scheme to the end of June, 3697 travelers from South Korea in 26 chartered flights landed in China.
|2020-07-23||Speedy Channel between Germany and China under Pandemic Read More|
China and Germany arranged 3 chartered flights between end of May and early July which carried hundreds of German mangers and families to Tianjin, Shanghai and Qingdao. These German passengers went through what was described as “speedy channel under pandemic with warmth”.
|2020-07-22||British Airways to resume flights to China Read More|
British Airways, which on January 29 stopped flying to China, will resume flying to China on August 9 between London and Shanghai, and tickets be available for sale on July 21 in UK.
|2020-07-20||HK Bank survey found customers save nearly 30% monthly income Read More|
HSBC’s an online survey in March this year found 64% respondents save regularly and on average they save HK$7400 which is about 29% of their monthly income.
|2020-07-17||HK Bank survey found customers with enough saving for tough time Read More|
HSBC conducted an online survey in March this year and interviewed 1511 account holders aged between 18 and 64, and published its findings in late June. It found 61% respondents confident having sufficient saving to meet basic living expenses in the coming 6 months.
|2020-07-16||Inbound into Hong Kong dropped further in June Read More|
Some 14,600 inbound travelers visited Hong Kong in June, averaging around 500 arrivals per day which is a drop of 99.7% comparing to same period last year.
|2020-07-15||Hong Kong report big drop in Arrivals Read More|
Inbound into Hong Kong in the first half of 2020 dropped nearly 90% to 3.52 million, according to Hong Kong Tourism Board latest statistics.
|2020-07-10||Survey findings reflect positive long term outlook for outbound Read More|
Public Survey in late June by ITE organizer found 50% respondents will travel abroad in coming Christmas, 45% in Spring Festival, 62% will in Easter and 56% in summer next year.
|2020-07-08||Survey found over 75% will travel within 4 months after travel restriction ease Read More|
Public Survey in late June by ITE organizer found after restriction eased, 39% will travel within one to two months and 38% three to four months.
|2020-07-07||Public Survey in June found huge Pent-up Travel Demand Read More|
Held in late June by ITE organizer, the survey drew over 1000 replies in 3 days and found once travel restrictions eased, 69% of the respondents will take outbound holiday as soon as possible while 26% may be.
|2020-07-06||Hong Kong Business Travelers can enter Thailand Read More|
Chinese Xinhua news agency reported starting from July 1, Thailand allow in a handful of short term business travelers from five jurisdictions including Hong Kong.
|2020-07-03||Ordinance extended for Implementing Health Code Read More|
Hong Kong government just extended the law/ordinance on inbound quarantine to August 7, which necessary as it provides the legal framework for implementing health code / travel bubble to exempt certain inbound groups from quarantine requirement.
|2020-07-02||Hong Kong: Health Code with Guangdong and Macau at Final Stage Read More|
On June 30, Hong Kong government extended the law/ordinance on inbound quarantine part of which also empower implementation of health code / travel bubble. Hong Kong government is working on health code with Guangdong and Macau, which is at the final stage according to the Chief Executive who also express wish to make an announcement this week.
|2020-06-30||Taiwan re-open borders to Hong Kong and Macau Travelers Read More|
Three flights carrying 78 passengers from Hong Kong and 29 from Macau, for business or humanitarian purposes, arrived Taiwan on June 29, the first day when Taiwan re-open borders to foreign travelers including those from these 2 cities.
|2020-06-24||Taiwan admit business travelers from “medium to low risk” areas Read More|
Taiwan recognize following countries, South Korea, Japan, Malaysia and Singapore as medium to low risk areas, and from June 22 will also open border to business travelers from them for short visit if they meet other conditions.
|2020-06-23||Taiwan admit business travelers from low risk areas Read More|
Taiwan recognize some countries and regions as low risk and from June 22 will open border to business travelers from them for short visit if they meet other conditions. They are New Zealand, Australia, Macau, Palau, Fiji, Brunei, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Thailand, Mongolia and Bhutan.
|2020-06-22||Taiwan – no in and outbound tour till end July Read More|
Restrictions continue and Taiwan travel trade not allowed to organize neither inbound nor outbound tours before July 31.
|2020-06-19||Airlines lose big result of pandemic Read More|
Globally, the pandemic will likely result in airlines losing US$84 billion and revenue halved to US$419 billion, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
|2020-06-18||Hong Kong Travelers keen to restart Traveling Abroad Read More|
Ronald Wu, chairman of Hong Kong Association of Travel Agents, commented Hong Kong people can’t wait to travel again; when borders open, Hong Kong travelers will start booking short-haul trips in Asia and the longer long-haul trips picking up later.
|2020-06-17||Hong Kong to set up Travel Bubble with neighbors Read More|
In a media interview reported on June 16, Executive Director of Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) said government is discussing with many countries and regions like Guangdong, Taiwan, South Korea and Thailand, to set up Travel Bubble.
|2020-06-16||Vietnam considering to re-open border to foreigners Read More|
Vietnam now working with China and South Korea, which together account for 55% of the country inbound arrivals, on reciprocal travel bubbles.
|2020-06-15||Thailand talking with Hong Kong and mainland China etc. to form Travel Bubble Read More|
Thailand now in discussion of forming Travel Bubble with over 10 countries and regions which have better control on pandemics. They include Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, mainland China, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand etc.
|2020-06-12||Recovery Report (May & early June) Read More|
|2020-06-12||More European countries ease Border Control Read More|
Media report Germany end inbound control for all EU citizens except Sweden on June 10. Austria allows free travel with most other European countries on June 16. Poland open borders with other EU countries on June 13.
|2020-06-11||Minister announce Recovery Actions in Hong Kong Read More|
With the easing of Covid-19, Hong Kong commerce secretary Edward Yau announced on June 8 the Ocean Park will reopen on Saturday June 13, while Disneyland to re-open shortly, and Hong Kong Book Fair be held in July at HKCEC.
|2020-06-10||Hong Kong government to form Travel Corridors with other Destinations Read More|
On June 8, Hong Kong commerce secretary Edward Yau said the government actively seeking to form travel corridors with other destinations, which include Thailand, Japan and South Korea etc., with similar levels of success in containing the pandemic.
|2020-06-09||Hong Kong Travel Agent launch tours to the Middle East & Europe Read More|
Though Hong Kong just extend travel restrictions, yesterday media report a major travel agent in the city, Hong Thai offering tours starting from September to the first quarter of 2021 to destinations such as Dubai and Slovenia, and a 20 percent discounts for its “early bird packages”
|2020-06-08||Singapore to set up Travel Green Lane with some Asian Countries Read More|
Singapore, which established a green lane for travel with China on May 29, are also in discussion with South Korea, Australia, New Zealand and Malaysia to ease border control.
|2020-06-05||Hong Kong extend travel restrictions Read More|
Some recent locally infected cases result in Hong Kong government announced on June 2 to extend travel restrictions. As of June 4, Hong Kong had 1099 confirmed cases of which 1042 discharged and 4 death cases.
|2020-06-04||Hong Kong expects more Flights Read More|
Media reported Hong Kong Airport on June 1 resume transit services while Cathay and Dragonair from June 21 will increase flight frequency to 22 cities in Europe, North America, Australia, mainland China and Asia.
|2020-06-01||Royal Caribbean to resume sailings from China Read More|
Royal Caribbean will resume sailings from China in July, but operations in other markets will remain suspended for another month, reported Strait Times on May 26.
|2020-05-29||Genting Cruise to resume services in July Read More|
Media report Genting Cruise Lines, depending on factors like travel restrictions and ports reopening, anticipated to resume services in July or August and step up hygiene and safety measures such as reducing ship capacity by 50% to 70%, staggering check-in time at terminal and table service instead of buffet.
|2020-05-28||Spain to re-open borders Read More|
Media report Spain plans to reopen borders to foreign tourists in July.
|2020-05-27||UNWTO’s prediction on Pandemics if Borders reopen in early December Read More|
UNWTO predict the world will see an 80% decline in international arrivals this year, if international borders reopen and travel restrictions easing in early December.
|2020-05-26||UNWTO’s prediction on Pandemics if Borders reopen in July Read More|
In a recent report on pandemic impact, UNWTO predict if international borders reopen and travel restrictions easing in early July, the world will see a 58% decline in international arrivals this year.
|2020-05-25||Greece to re-open border to China and Japan next month Read More|
On June 15, Greece will open to 19 countries making good progress in controlling Covid-19. Among these markets in Asia are only Japan and China which include Hong Kong and Macau.
|2020-05-21||Europe to re-open border to foreign tourism II Read More|
On June 15, France will open to Switzerland and Germany; Austria to Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Czech, Slovakia and Hungary; and Germany to Switzerland, France and Austria.
|2020-05-20||Europe to re-open border to foreign tourism Read More|
Media report starting from June, European countries are re-opening their border to foreign tourism or easing restriction on international arrivals. For examples, Italy to resume from June 3, Belgium from June 15, Poland from June 13, and Iceland no longer than June 15.
|2020-05-19||Thailand open to Chinese Tourists around October Read More|
Quoting Thailand top tourism official, Xinhua News Agency reported Thailand now gradually relax restrictions and perhaps open the country to Chinese tourists around October this year.
|2020-05-18||Ryanair to resume European Flights by July Read More|
Ryanair will spearhead European aviation industry by planning to restore about 40% of Ryanair’s flights which would be about 1,000 flights a day flying from as some 80 bases around the continent.
|2020-05-15||Travel trade of Spain and Portugal lost heavily Read More|
Quoting respective trade associations, media reported this year Spain expect to lose EURO 55 billion tourism income, down 32.4%; while travel trade of Portugal lost 40% to 50% income in March and 90% expect no sale revenue in April and May.
|2020-05-14||Japan lost nearly half of Inbound Spending in first quarter Read More|
Japan Tourism Agency on April 16 estimated foreign visitors spent YEN672.7 billion in the first three months this year, down 41.6% over same period last year.
|2020-05-13||China Outbound to USA and Europe Read More|
From US National Travel and Tourism Office, some 2.8 million Chinese travelers visited USA in 2019, and according to the China Tourism Academy over 6 million Chinese visited Europe in 2018.
|2020-05-12||Hong Kong, Guangdong and Macau to relax cross border Quarantine Read More|
In a press interview reported yesterday, Hong Kong Chief Executive confirmed governments of Hong Kong, Macau and Guangdong are in discussion relax quarantine requirements for intra-region travel and hope a plan can be ready within this month. (More info available in this website, “ Update on May 1”)
|2020-05-11||2019 China Outbound to Hungary Read More|
Some 277000 travelers, up 8.36%, from China visited Hungary in 2019.
|2020-05-08||China’s survey found low income families to save more Read More|
The survey also found some 55 percent of low income families planned on saving more than they consumed, compared to 34 percent of households earning more than 1 million yuan.
|2020-05-07||China’s survey on Household Spending Post-outbreak Read More|
Media reported in late April a survey of 28000 people by China’s Southwestern University of Finance and Economics found 40% of Chinese households would maintain normal shopping patterns, 9% would buy more, and over half planned to increase their savings and cut back on spending after the outbreak was contained.
|2020-05-06||Lower Occupancy for China’s hotels Read More|
Occupancy rate of China’s hotel industry dropped 53% between April 1 and 19, comparing to same period last year.
|2020-05-05||International Hotel Groups resuming business in China Read More|
Media report on April 28 that Marriott has fewer that 20 of its hotels in China still closed and its occupancy rate there rose to around 20% in the first week of April. Meanwhile, nearly all Accor hotels in China already re-open to business.
|2020-05-04||Nearly all hotels of Continental Group in China already in operation Read More|
Media report on April 28 that InterContinental Hotel Group, which owns chains of the Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza, said 97% of its 470 hotels in China already re-open for business and pre-bookings continue improving.
|2020-04-29||Japan Survey on Self-quarantine – Average Stay Read More|
By weighted average, a person can stay indoor for 14.4 days for self-quarantine. At 12 days, the shortest are those aged around 40, and the longest at 18 days are those aged 70 or higher.
|2020-04-28||Japan survey on Self-quarantine Read More|
A survey in Japan with over 1000 replies release its findings on April 14. On self-quarantine for preventing the spread of coronavirus, 36.9% can stay indoor for 1 week, 18.9% for 2 weeks, but 15.4% can bear only 2 to 3 days.
|2020-04-27||May Day a mini travel peak after Outbreak Read More|
Nearly 90 million Chinese will travel during the coming May Day Holiday, twice more than the total of 43.25 million in the Ching Ming Festival this year.
|2020-04-24||Attractions in China re-opening to Business Read More|
As of March 16, Media reported over 30% or 3714 Class A Scenic Areas in 28 provinces of China already re-open to business.
|2020-04-23||China domestic tourism revenue falls his year Read More|
China Tourism Academy project the domestic tourism revenue in Q1 and whole year of 2020 will decrease by 69% and 20.6% respectively, which equivalent to annual reduction of RMB1.18 trillion.
|2020-04-22||China to have much fewer domestic travelers this year Read More|
China Tourism Research Institute project total numbers of domestic travelers in the first quarter this year and for the whole year will respectively drop by 56% and 15.5% which equivalent to around 932 million fewer travelers.
|2020-04-21||Media article projected China suffer heavy tourism income loss Read More|
Based on related data in recent past three years and trend, China projected to have lost at least RMB500 billion tourism income in the Spring Festival Golden Week 2020 according to an article published on April 7.
|2020-04-20||Institute project mini-travel peak in May Day Holiday Read More|
Quoting China Tourism Research Institute, media reported on April 7 that 16% respondents choose to travel in May which means a mini-peak in the coming May Day Holiday.
|2020-04-17||More Hong Kong teachers to visit China for exchange programs Read More|
Government will spend HK$13 million, up over 80%, on professional exchange programs in mainland China for over 2600 Hong Kong teachers in next school year.
|2020-04-16||More Hong Kong students in exchange program with mainland China Read More|
Over 100,000 primary and secondary students, up 45% over the school year of 2018/19, will take part in exchange programs with the mainland in next school year, with the Hong Kong Government provide funding of over HK$115 million.
|2020-04-15||Low fares for China’s Domestic flights during Ching Ming Read More|
Fares for domestic flights remained low during the Ching Ming Festival Holiday this year. For examples, flights to Beijing from Guangzhou and Xian cost around RMB300 for economy, while from Shanghai on April 4 only cost RMB170. Recovery of long and medium haul domestic travel take more time to recover.
|2020-04-14||Tenths of million traveled in China during Holiday Read More|
During the three day Ching Ming Festival holiday in 2020, in mainland China were 43.25 million domestic travelers, down 61.4%, generating tourism revenue of RMB8.26 billion, down 80.7% comparing to same period last year, from the China Tourism Research Institute.
|2020-04-09||More travel in China during Ching Ming Holiday Read More|
One travel platform in China report booking during the three day Ching Ming Holiday increased by 60%, while sale of attraction tickets doubled comparing to the week before.
|2020-04-08||UNWTO project heavy loss in travel industry Read More|
This month World Tourism Organization UNWTO estimate globally number of tourists this year drop 20% to 30% and tourism revenue drop US$300 to 400 billion when compared to last year.
|2020-04-07||Malaysia supports Tourism Industry Read More|
Malaysia issue electronic travel coupons, waive hotel tax and cut personal tax to stimulate tourism industry.
|2020-04-06||Indonesia supports Tourism Industry Read More|
Indonesia will provide funding to its airlines and travel agents, subsidize promotion costs of 10 Indonesian destinations including Bali, related hotels and resorts to enjoy a 6 months tax free period etc., reported in media.
|2020-04-03||Canceled Tourism Enterprises in China Read More|
Affected by the coronavirus, Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou account for 19.8% of the 6456 tourism enterprises which in this year as of March 27 cancel their business registration. They include 1670 travel agents and 1890 hotels.
|2020-04-02||More Chinese visited Israel Read More|
In 2019, some 156000 Chinese tourists, up 36.7%, visited Israel which received in that year 4.2 million inbound.
|2020-04-01||Travel Site in China saw bookings rebound since March Read More|
Trip.com, a leading travel site in China, reported its booking volume dropped to less than 20% since late January when the outbreak occurred, but domestic bookings started rebound to over 30% of normal levels since March.
|2020-04-01||Recovery Report Read More|
What percentages of travelers in China and Hong Kong will resume traveling when outbreak over? details
|2020-03-31||Hong Kong Travelers now in Peru Read More|
Due to travel restriction, seeking helps were 86 Hong Kong citizens stranded in Peru as of noon on March 29, and among them some 30 belong to one package tour group.
|2020-03-30||China Travel Trade keen on Recovery Read More|
70% of China’s travel trade will dive into sales and marketing initiatives once the present situation clears, according to quote by media in mid of March a recent survey by the China Tourism Academy.
|2020-03-27||Post-Coronavirus – Travel Themes Read More|
On type of travel products after outbreak, he above survey in mainland China found 54% interest in leisure holiday at seaside resorts, 36% in alpine tourism, and 31% gourmet experience.
|2020-03-26||Post-Coronavirus – Cruise Holiday Read More|
The above survey in mainland China found 52% of respondents now not sure if they will still choose cruise holiday or not, 36% explicitly stated they will not consider in remaining days this year, and only 13% will consider in 2020 if they find attractive cruise products.
|2020-03-25||Post-Coronavirus – Private Tours Read More|
The above survey found among those in mainland China to take outbound trips after coronavirus 18% will commission travel agents to plan and book their travel schedule.
|2020-03-24||Post-Coronavirus – Outbound Package Tours Read More|
The above survey found among those in mainland China to take outbound trips after coronavirus 48% prefer joining package tours, while among citizens in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen a lower average of 40%.
|2020-03-23||Post-Coronavirus – FIT Read More|
The above survey found among those in mainland China to take outbound trips after coronavirus 34% prefer FIT, but among citizens in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen a higher average of 46%.
|2020-03-20||Hundreds of Hong Kong tourists stranded in Morocco Read More|
Media reported on March 18 that 4 tour groups with some 80 tourists and some 150 FIT from Hong Kong stranded in Morocco when the country close air space.
|2020-03-19||Post-Coronavirus – Travel Destinations Read More|
The above survey found after coronavirus 56% respondents will visit China’s other provinces or cities, and 45% outbound.
|2020-03-18||Post-Coronavirus – When to start Traveling Read More|
The above survey found 32% respondents will arrange travel during July and August, while 41% not sure when to re-start traveling.
|2020-03-17||Survey find strong Interest in China resuming travel after Coronavirus Read More|
An extensive survey in China just released its findings. If Coronavirus be under control in late March or April, 60% respondents will consider traveling (for holiday) this year, 27% wait and see, and only 13% will not.
|2020-03-16||Tokyo Olympics hold as planned in summer Read More|
Tokyo Olympics, which will open as planned from July 24 to August 9 this year, will be attended by 11000 athletes, and around 600000 foreign tourists according to projection made last month.
|2020-03-13||Hong Kong to cancel tour groups to Spain Read More|
After Hong Kong government announced travel restrictions on several European countries recently, at least 34 package tour groups to Spain and Portugal in March will be canceled involving around 750 travelers.
|2020-03-12||Corona virus led to mass cancellation of tour groups in Hong Kong Read More|
From Travel Industry Council, Hong Kong travel agents have since late January canceled over 4200 package tour groups affecting some 135000 travelers. Above cancellations not yet include Europe tour groups to be canceled soon.
|2020-03-11||China travel agents received refund as a support Read More|
Among the some 39000 travel agents in China, of which 35200 applied for temporarily refund of quality assurance deposit, which total RMB8 billion. As of Feb 25, RMB3.462 billion has been refunded to them, is meant to help agents through this difficult period.
|2020-03-10||Hong Kong Tour groups to Japan cancel for Quarantine requirement Read More|
Quoting Travel Industry Council of Hong Kong (TIC), media reported on March 6 that there from Hong Kong are at least 85 package tour groups to Japan involving 1600 travelers in March.
|2020-03-09||Asia Pacific Airlines to see negative growth Read More|
IATA projects a potential 13% full-year loss of passenger demand for carriers in the Asia-Pacific region this year instead of previous forecast of a 4.8% growth.
|2020-03-06||World aviation industry expect heavy loss due to COVID-19 Read More|
In mid of Feb, IATA said globally airlines will suffer revenue losses totaling USD29.3 billion in this year, of which those in Asia Pacific accounting for USD27.8 billion, based on a scenario where COVID-19 has similar impact as experienced in the past that no. of confirmed COVID-19 cases drop drastically in six months followed by an equally quick recovery.
|2020-03-05||Big drop in Chinese outbound tourists during Spring Festival Read More|
During Spring Festival 2019 there were 6.5 million Chinese outbound tourists. On January 24 when China ban travel, overseas then were 250000 Chinese package tour group tourists who by February 24 all but some 90 persons returned to China, from Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
|2020-03-04||China domestic trips exceeded 6 billion Read More|
In 2019, (mainland) Chinese made 6.01 billion domestic trips, up 8.4%, and generated incomes totaling RMB5.7 trillion, up 11.7%.
|2020-03-03||China Outbound 2019 destinations Read More|
Outbound of (mainland) China in 2019 totaled 169.21 million, up 4.5%, of which 162.11 million were private trips, up 4.6%, according to China National Bureau of Statistics.
|2020-03-02||China 2019 More Outbound Read More|
Outbound of (mainland) China in 2019 totaled 169.21 million, up 4.5%, of which 162.11 million were private trips, up 4.6%, according to China National Bureau of Statistics.
|2020-02-28||Italy expect more Destination Weddings from China Read More|
The above Italian tourism consultancy made the prediction before corona virus outbreak in China that the number of Chinese destination wedding in Italy can rise to 1150 a year by 2021 – 22.
|2020-02-27||Chinese the priciest foreign wedding in Italy Read More|
From a leading Italian tourism consultancy tracking Chinese destination wedding trend, on average, a Chinese wedding in Italy includes 12 to 15 guests and cost about EURO85000.
|2020-02-26||Hong Kong Agencies canceled tour groups to South Korea Read More|
Quoting Travel Industry Council, media reported on Feb 24 that majority of travel agents in Hong Kong already decided to cancel package tour groups to South Korea this month and next, involving at least 300 tour groups and over 5200 travelers.
|2020-02-25||Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in Japan and South Korea alarm Hong Kong agents. Read More|
As of Feb 23, number of package tour groups from Hong Kong in Japan total 25 with 640 travelers, and in South Korea total 18 with 280 travelers.
|2020-02-24||More Chinese held wedding in Italy Read More|
A leading Italian tourism consultancy tracking Chinese destination wedding trend, held in Italy in 2019 were 208 Chinese wedding, up 2.3%.
|2020-02-21||Malaysian loss as result of corona virus outbreak Read More|
From January 26 to February 9, Malaysian hotels received cancellations, majority of which up the end of February, totaling 95972 room nights and lost RM40 million (US$9.6 million) revenue. Most cancellations originating from China.
|2020-02-20||Survey find travel enjoy strong rebound after outbreak Read More|
Recent survey by a consultancy firm in China named three sectors, namely, Travel, Catering and Entertainment most affected as during corona virus outbreak 17% respondents cut down and 75% stop completely such consumption. But they all will see strong rebound and for example 78% respondents will resume traveling once outbreak over.
|2020-02-19||Foreigners can buy Olympics tickets in May Read More|
Around 4.48 million Olympics tickets have been sold to Japanese citizens, and remaining are around 9 million tickets. Foreigners can buy tickets in middle of May by online.
|2020-02-18||No plan B for the Summer Olympics Games 2020 Read More|
On Feb 14, the organizing committee confirmed the Olympics Games 2020 and the Paralympic Games in Tokyo will be held planned respectively from July 24 to August 8 and from August 25 to September 6. There is no Plan B.
|2020-02-17||China media survey on holiday post corona virus Read More|
A travel portal in China reported about its recent survey which asked respondents once corona virus is over would they like to take holiday at the soonest. It found 1/3 chose “must go”, nearly 1/4 chose “would love to but difficult” due to job arrangements etc., and only a few respondents chose “Not interested”.
|2020-02-14||Coronavirus outbreak caused China’s hotels free fall in occupancy rate Read More|
Hotels in mainland China saw their occupancy rate, between Jan 14 and 26, dropped 75%, the occupancy rate on Jan 26 dropped to 17%.
|2020-02-13||Corona virus outbreak mean fewer air passengers in Spring Festival Read More|
As a result of corona virus outbreak, by February 10 China’s civil aviation carried 36.4% few or 37.08 million passengers during the Spring Festival travel season this year.
|2020-02-12||Fewer Chinese to Thailand amid corona virus outbreak Read More|
Some 143000 Chinese tourists visited Thailand from between Jan 24 and Jan 31 this Chinese New Year, down 58% or 200000 less than same period last year, which cause economic loss of around 9.2 billion Thai baht or RMB2.05 billion.
|2020-02-11||More Chinese visited Japan Read More|
From JNTO, In 2019, mainland China remained Japan’s top source of tourists, with arrivals rising by 14.5% to 9.59 million.
|2020-02-10||Chinese tourists cancel trips to Japan amid corona virus Read More|
Quoting estimate by the Japan Association of Travel Agents, Japan Times reported some 400,000 Chinese tourists, not including business travelers so the total will rise, cancel trips to Japan by the end of March, as a result of corona virus outbreak.
|2020-02-07||Hong Kong agents cancel tour groups to mainland China for coronavirus Read More|
Coronavirus in mainland China caused 28 Hong Kong travel agents cancelling 3340 outbound tours to mainland, affecting around 116,000 by Jan 29 in the afternoon, said Travel Industry Council of Hong Kong which also predicted more cancellations as travel agents incline to cancel all tour groups departing before the end of February.
|2020-02-06||Hong Kong Agents saw outbound grew nearly 30% in last December Read More|
From levy collected reported by Travel Industry Council of Hong Kong, outbound business including tour groups of Hong Kong travel agents in December 2019 grew 28.8%.
|2020-02-05||Hong Kong residents made more outbound trips in 2019 Read More|
In 2019, Hong Kong residents made 94.71 million departures, up 2.71%, which average 12.8 departures per person in that year.
|2020-02-04||More Hong Kong residents departed via the Airport in last quarter of 2019 Read More|
From Hong Kong government statistics, more Hong Kong residents departed via the Airport in each month of the last quarter of 2019. Specifically up 1.72% in October, 5.65% in November, and 8.16% in December; while for the whole last quarter up 5.37%.
|2020-02-03||More Hong Kong residents departed via the Airport in December 2019 Read More|
From government statistics, over 1.30 million Hong Kong residents, up 8.16%, departed the city via Hong Kong Airport in December.
|2020-01-31||Popular Travel Themes among Hong Kong Travelers Read More|
Quoting Airbnb, which based on its data, media reported among travelers from Hong Kong travel themes / experiences of Gourmet, art, nature and history are popular.
|2020-01-30||Popular destinations for Hong Kong Travelers in Spring Festival Read More|
Quoting Airbnb, which based on its data, media reported among travelers from Hong Kong - Taipei, Seoul, Osaka, Tokyo and Bangkok are popular destinations for the Spring Festival holiday 2020.
|2020-01-29||In Hong Kong Family Travel dominate Chinese New Year Read More|
Quoting Airbnb, which based on its data, media reported among travelers from Hong Kong 87% will choose to take holiday with friends and families during the Spring Festival holiday 2020. They spend an average of 8 days, which more than double (111%) the average length of stay for the whole year.
|2020-01-24||More Chinese to visit Finland this winter Read More|
Based on bookings from Visit Finland, from December 2019 to February 2020, a total of 140,000 Chinese tourists will visit Finland, up 16% over same period last year.
|2020-01-24||Chinese New Year Holiday Notice Read More|
TKS Exhibition Services Limited office will be closed on 25-28 Jan for Chinese New Year Holiday and resume business on 29 Jan.
|2020-01-23||Chinese tourists spent more nights in Finland Read More|
In the first 11 months of 2019, overnight stays by all inbound in Finland rose 4.1%, while those by Chinese inbound increased by 14% in the same period.
|2020-01-22||Chinese the largest group of foreign tourists in popular Finland destination Read More|
In the first 11 months of 2019, Chinese constituted the largest group of foreign tourists staying overnight in Rovaniemi, a popular destination in Finland, to be followed by French, German and Russian.
|2020-01-21||China Ice & Snow Tourism Market continue Growing Read More|
In the 2021 – 22 winter season, China’s ice and snow tourists will total 340 million with a tourism revenue of RMB680 billion.
|2020-01-20||China Ice & Snow Tourism Market grew by Double Digits Read More|
Media reported China’s ice and snow tourists in the 2018-19 winter season totaled 224 million, up 13.7%; with a tourism revenue of RMB386 billion, up 17.1%.
|2020-01-17||Global Tourism continued rising in 2019 Read More|
Including domestic and inbound travelers, globally in 2019, tourism income totaled US$5.8trillion accounting for 6.7% of the world’s total GDP, and number of travelers total 12.31 billion, up 4.6%.
|2020-01-16||Global Tourism to rise in 2020 Read More|
The report also project in 2020 globally tourism income will total US$6.02 trillion, and number of travelers total 12.81 billion, up 4.2%.
|2020-01-15||China’s tourism income to grow two third faster than world Read More|
From a report jointly published by a research center of China, the country’s tourism industry will generate 6.1% more income which comparing well with the global average of 3.6%.
|2020-01-14||Top Industry in China by salary of white collar workers Read More|
With monthly salary for white collar workers in the third quarter of 2019 averaging RMB11979, online game rank top among the 51 industries surveyed,
|2020-01-13||Top Chinese cities by salary of white collar workers Read More|
Top three Chinese cities by average salary of white collar workers in third quarter of 2019 were respectively Beijing at RMB11512, Shanghai at RMB10967 and Shenzhen at RMB10477.
|2020-01-10||Chinese white collar workers by Salary Ranges Read More|
By salary range, 38.7% with monthly salary over RMB8000; 22.8% between RMB6001 to RMB8000; and 28.1% between RMB4001 and RMB6000.
|2020-01-09||Higher salary for China’s white collar workers Read More|
An employment agency reported salary of white collar staff in 38 major cities of China in last quarter of 2019 averaged RMB8829, up 9.1% over same period previous year.
|2020-01-08||Hong Kong citizens’ visits to mainland China Read More|
China’s border control recorded Hong Kong citizens made in 2019 some 160 million crossing, which included in and out of mainland China.
|2020-01-07||Asia’s safest airlines by Australian Agency Read More|
AirlineRatings from Australia evaluated some 400 airlines in the world, and ranked Eva Air, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific respectively as 2020 Asia’s top three safest airlines.
|2020-01-06||World’s Safest Airlines according to Australian Agency Read More|
AirlineRatings from Australia evaluated some 400 airlines in the world, and ranked Qantas, Air New Zealand and Eva Air as 2020 world’s top three safest airlines.
|2020-01-03||India Outbound to USA
From India Times, some 1.4 million Indian visited USA in 2018, while some 135000 Indians visited Los Angeles in 2019 which made India the city’s fourth largest source market.
|2020-01-02||Indian tourists spending in Thailand
In 2018 Indian tourists on average each stay for 5 to 7 days and spend around 45000 baht (RMB9000) in Thailand.