GLOBAL

How the decline in Chinese tourists around the world has hit the luxury sector

A significant number of Chinese tourists spend large sums on luxury items, such as designer clothes and accessories, when they travel overseas...

By Xiaoqing Chen and Carol Zhang 1 Oct 2020

GLOBAL

Urgent appeal to global community to support African tourism, travel

Without urgent funding, the Covid-19 crisis could see a collapse of the sector in Africa, taking with it millions of jobs...

7 May 2020

GLOBAL

The end of global travel as we know it: An opportunity for sustainable tourism

The Covid-19 crisis is an epic disaster for the global travel industry. But we shouldn't try to return to business as usual...

18 Mar 2020

GLOBAL

Euromonitor reveals top 100 city destinations for 2019

This year's report, covering the world's leading cities ranked by international tourist arrivals shows that 5 out of the top 10 most visited cities in 2018 are in Asia Pacific, with Hong Kong listed as the most visited city in the world, followed by Bangkok...

3 Dec 2019

GLOBAL

Rethinking tourism so the locals actually benefit from hosting visitors

The future of tourism depends on ensuring visitors do not wear out their welcome. Giving locals more of a say in tourism can help ensure they share in the benefits and minimise the costs...

By Freya Higgins-Desbiolles 24 May 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

7 key insights revealed into Chinese outbound travel

South African Tourism, Wesgro, V&A Waterfront and The Table Bay Hotel recently hosted a China Ready Workshop in Cape Town with key local tourism trade representatives...

7 Dec 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

UnionPay establishes closer ties between Chinese, SA tourism

UnionPay International has forged relationships with the Cape Town-based tourism industry to highlight the benefits of attracting the Chinese market...

8 Aug 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

NMBT wins gold for service excellence at the 2018 Chinese Tourism Welcome Awards

Nelson Mandela Bay was identified as a destination that is rich in variety and culture by South African Tourism representative, Annie Zhang who received the award on behalf of NMBT and pointed out the great experiences like marine safaris, diving and exploring the sardine run...

7 Jun 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Cathay Pacific set to launch non-stop flights to Cape Town

Complementing its daily non-stop flights to Johannesburg, Cathay Pacific is set to launch a seasonal non-stop service to Cape Town - three-times-weekly from 13 November 2018 to 18 February 2019 - directly linking Hong Kong and the Mother City for the first time...

23 Feb 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

How far can the Chinese tourism market go?

China has become the world's largest outbound tourism market in terms of volume and spending, surpassing the United States and European countries...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 26 Jul 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Cheapflights Compass Report 2017 shows challenge is the mother of opportunity

We chat to the MD of Cheapflights to mine some insights from the Compass Report 2017...

By Cari Coetzee 13 Jul 2017

CHINA

Alibaba creates Alitrip for online travel arrangements

SHANGHAI, CHINA: Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba, which completed the world's biggest stock offering last month, is tapping into the country's growing online travel business with an independent platform, know as Alitrip.

29 Oct 2014

CHINA

Saatchi & Saatchi appointed Sands China account

SHANGHAI: After a competitive pitching process, Saatchi & Saatchi was appointed by Sands China, a US casino and resort, as creative agency to serve its properties in Macao Cotai Strip for mainland China, Hong Kong and Macao.

19 Sep 2014

CHINA

Angry Internet users hunt down Nile relic vandal

BEIJING, CHINA: A Chinese tourist who defaced an ancient Egyptian monument was hunted down by angry Chinese Internet users who prompted his parents to apologise, state media reported yesterday.

28 May 2013

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