Central Java received some 667,320 international arrivals in 2018, of which China contributed around 80,000 arrivals.
From January to October, Chinese travelers to the Philippines accounted for 22 percent of market share.
Wendy Wu Tours' customers will be able to pre-load over $200 to use via Alipay and WeChat Pay while traveling in China from next year.
Hong Kong will see about 26.7 million tourists visit by the end of 2019, an 8.7 percent decrease from 2018.
Early entry was but the first step of Booking.com’s game plan on building its presence in China, and partnering with major local players is deemed essential.
The WeChat Alliance initiative comprises four programs: Destination Service Digitalization, Industry Growth Workshop, Industry Growth Fund and Alliance Summit.
The number of China tourists to Laos increased by 22% YOY to 800,000 for the first nine months of this year.
Chinese visitors to the territory surpassed Japanese for the first time in the 2017-18 fiscal year, with just under 19,000 Chinese visitors, versus about 13,500 Japanese.
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