28 11, 2011

A TDM student stuck in between China’s power and Australian tourism

By |November 28th, 2011|Australia, China, Master in Tourism Destination Management|0 Comments

The plan was set up from the beginning: after the field trip to the three destinations, Melbourne, Cambodia and Bali, I would have headed back down under to delve into this country that fascinated me since childhood. My intention was combining the duty and challenge of undertaking my own research thesis, with the delight […]

25 10, 2009

TIBET Tourism Industry: A Chinese rollercoaster

By |October 25th, 2009|Asia, China|4 Comments

Tibet is a plateau region in Asia, north of the Himalayas which is home to the ethnic group of people called Tibetans. It is the highest region on earth, often called the roof of the world. Today Tibet is administered by the People`s Republic of China (PRC). Government of Tibet in Exile has consistently […]

2 10, 2009

Tourism in Beijing – Consumer market trends and destnation competitiveness

By |October 2nd, 2009|Asia, China, International Tourism Context|10 Comments

Tourism in Beijing - Consumer market trends and destnation competitiveness

30 09, 2008

China’s visa policy affects tourism

By |September 30th, 2008|China, International Tourism Context, International trade and law, Master in Tourism Destination Management|5 Comments

Introduction

Original article by David Barboza. Published: June 24, 2008

With the Beijing Olympics less than two months away, hotel operators, travel agencies, and foreign businessmen say new Chinese visa restrictions are proving bad for business, casting a pall over Beijing during what was supposed to be a busy and jubilant tourist season leading up to […]

10 07, 2008

CHINA – Tourism Industry Getting Gaining Increased Investment

By |July 10th, 2008|Asia, China|Comments Off on CHINA – Tourism Industry Getting Gaining Increased Investment

Chinahospitalitynews.com, July 10, 2008

Wang Zhifa, vice director of the China National Tourism Administration, said at the Yunnan Tourism Industry Development Meeting that according to initial statistics, there is an incremental capital of about CNY150 billion invested in Chinese tourism industry annually. Wang said that the growth rate of capital invested in the Chinese […]

8 07, 2008

CHINA – country still faces great hurdles to become the world's largest tourist destination

By |July 8th, 2008|Asia, China, Markets|Comments Off on CHINA – country still faces great hurdles to become the world's largest tourist destination

Chinaview.cn, 2008-07-07

China’s tourism market has become a magnet for international investment, raising about 150 billion yuan (21.8 billion U.S. dollars) annually over the past few years, a senior tourist official said here on Monday. “Some high-end international tourism products have made their way into the Chinese market, such as port calls by luxury liners and […]

8 07, 2008

CHINA – The ghost Games

By |July 8th, 2008|Asia, China|Comments Off on CHINA – The ghost Games

The Australian, July 08, 2008

On Beijing’s notoriously hot August nights when everyone prefers to sit outside, the city’s rapidly growing open-air eating areas and rooftop bars have been instructed to close during the Olympics, apparently in case a fervid drinker displays a political banner. The Government is likely to succeed in persuading most of […]

19 06, 2008

HONG KONG – unfazed by cross-straits agreement

By |June 19th, 2008|Asia, Aviation, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan|Comments Off on HONG KONG – unfazed by cross-straits agreement

TTGasia.com, Jun 20 – 26, 2008

Some in the travel sector insist the landmark deal permitting cross-straits flights will have minimal impact for Hong Kong, but others expect hefty losses. The optimistic note the 18 new flights – although regularly scheduled – are still charter operations and such services come with numerous restrictions, particularly on […]

19 06, 2008

CHINA – Rooms aplenty

By |June 19th, 2008|Accommodation, Asia, China|Comments Off on CHINA – Rooms aplenty

TTGasia.com, Jun 20 – 26, 2008

However, this spate of new hotel openings seems at odds with a report released by the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Statistics in early May, which showed that Beijing’s inbound tourist numbers decreased more than five per cent in April. Spokesman, Ms Yu Xiuqin, attributed the decrease partly to […]

9 06, 2008

MARKETS – Thailand: Niche markets, China and India will compensate for an expected slowdown of long-haul markets

By |June 9th, 2008|Asia, China, India, Markets, Thailand|Comments Off on MARKETS – Thailand: Niche markets, China and India will compensate for an expected slowdown of long-haul markets

eTN, Jun 09, 2008

despite its excellent image and a position as a good value destination, the country is likely to see stagnation -if not a slight drop- from overseas markets. “Just imagine that fuel surcharges and taxes for a family of four people represents now the value of an additional ticket from Europe to […]