The world’s top spender China reported USD 277 billion in international tourism expenditure in 2018, up by 5%; while the United States, the second largest, spent 7% more, to reach USD 144 billion.
India is now issuing one-year multiple entry e-business-visa, with a provision to stay up to 183 days without any registration with local authorities.
Close to 83,000 Indian visitors arrived into Hong Kong in the first quarter of 2019 and Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru continue to be top three source markets.
With new Chinese owners in place, it seems sensible for Radisson to target both outbound travelers and the domestic market.
Thomas Cook’s airline business wouldn’t be part of the deal.
One big opportunity involves distribution platforms that focus on meeting the needs of consumers from a single demand market.
The app’s service includes 24/7 Chinese customer support, while drivers will wait up to 90 minutes at no cost when picking up customers from the airport.
The overall number of Chinese tourist [to the US] has been relatively stable but it is expected to decline because [the alerts] will affect consumers' decisions.
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