|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.