While 94% of adults make the final decisions, Gen Alphas have an influence on the destination their parents select (64%), the activities they do (57%), length of trip and hotel selection (both 37%).
There is increasing enthusiasm to travel independently, and more people are seizing the opportunity to travel abroad over major public holidays.
Alipay is currently in talks with relevant Thai government agencies, including the TAT, to enhance Chinese tourists’ overall experience in Thailand.
The U.S. government forecasts Chinese tourism will grow 2 percent this year to 3.3 million visitors, and will reach 4.1 million visitors in 2023.
The trade size of home-sharing listings in China reached about 16.5 billion yuan ($2.4 billion) in 2018, a 37.5 percent increase over 2017.
Visitors who travelled to Macau via the HZMB have spent MOP4,280 (US$530) per head on average, 32% more than those who arrived through sea ports.
Fosun remains interested in Thomas Cook, particularly with a push into European tourism.
Lonely Planet’s biggest customer growth right now is in non-English speaking regions, especially China.
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