Increasing Chinese incomes plus growing Internet bookings equals an expected 15 percent growth of China outbound travelers from 2012-2017 in Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR). This exclusive research was unveiled today (April 8) at the World Travel Market … April 8, 2013
“The Outline for National Tourism and Leisure (2013-2020),” recently issued by the government of China, sets the ground for the redefinition of tourism development and management in the country, including a strong support for outbound tourism as well … March 27, 2013
Students of the Seychelles National Conservatoire of Performing Arts have given a visiting Chinese delegation from Henan Province the most pleasurable experience of standard repertoire of classical music. Transforming the Seychelles National Cultural … March 4, 2013
The Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, Mr. Alain St.Ange, has announced that Seychelles will annually play host to a professional group of Chinese cultural performers.
Minister Alain St.Ange made this announcement during China’s renowned … February 19, 2013
The Seychelles International Conference Centre (ICCS) was full to capacity last weekend as large crowds of Chinese nationals and Seychellois came to enjoy a variety of performances from the Tianjin Art Troupe from China.
Those in the audience included … February 18, 2013
The twenty-strong Chinese delegation who participated in the 2013 edition of the Carnaval International de Victoria called on the Seychelles Tourism Board Chief Executive Officer, Mrs. Elsia Grandcourt, at the Seychelles Tourism Board Headquarters, Bel … February 12, 2013
On February 10, Frankfurt Airport is celebrating yet another New Year: that is when the Year of the Water Snake begins in the Chinese lunar-based calendar. Chinese wisdom holds that the year will be a good one for monetary affairs. So it makes complete … February 5, 2013
Wu Guohua the Managing Director, Market & Investment Cooperation Dept. for China-Africa Development Fund, and Mr. Chi Jianxin, the CEO of the CAD Fund, and their delegation who were on a exploratory working visit to Seychelles last week made time to visit … January 24, 2013
The need for Chinese authentic cuisine has become a must for the Seychelles now that Air Seychelles is introducing flights linking the unique mid-ocean islands of the Seychelles and Hong Kong. The Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Resort & Casino is already known … December 12, 2012
The Seychelles Ministry of Tourism & Culture recently organized a 9-day paper-cutting workshop in the context of its cultural cooperation with China.
During the nine days, paper-cutting instructor and facilitator, Mrs. Tian Yanlan, taught this skill … December 6, 2012
Seychelles President James Michel has extended the heartfelt congratulations of the people of Seychelles to the new President of People's Republic of China, Mr. Xi Jinping, also the newly-appointed Secretary-General of the Communist Party of China (CPC). … November 15, 2012
Frankfurt Airport recently began offering a special service: so-called Chinese Personal Shoppers who look after visitors from the Middle Kingdom. They advise Chinese passengers on shopping and help them to obtain refunds on value-added tax they have paid. … October 25, 2012
Seychelles welcomed to its shores, the claws of the lion dance cultural show. This high-level delegation from Chinese Quangdong province, arrived in the country on Thursday for a glittering folkloric Chinese lion dance. The group is comprised of acrobats … August 30, 2012
Seychelles Resident Ambassador to China, Mr. Philippe Le Gall, has signed an agreement with Mr. Liu Jianqiang, Vice Secretary General of China Life Science Association, - under the aegis of the Chinese Ministry of Education - to organize a new exhibition … August 14, 2012
The Sino-Seychelles relations has entered into a new phase of cooperation, strengthening the longstanding friendship between China and Seychelles, with the signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation by the islands’ Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain … June 20, 2012
The19 newlyweds from China, who are now enjoying their honeymoon in Seychelles, gathered at the coastline of the Anse Royale beach park on Sunday, June 17, two days after tying the knot in a mass wedding ceremony at Le Meridien Barbarons Hotel, to contribute … June 19, 2012
With Seychelles earnestly going after its share of the Chinese market, the Seychelles Tourism Board and its partners are participating in two tourism activities – the International Travel Expo (ITE) and a tourism workshop, so as to maintain and boost … June 18, 2012
Nineteen Chinese couples have said their "I do'' in a collective wedding ceremony at the Seychelles Le Meridien Babarons Hotel in the presence of the island’s first President, Sir James Mancham; Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for … June 17, 2012
Ethiopian Airlines touched down yesterday in the Seychelles islands with 19 young Chinese couples who have chosen to get married in Seychelles and to enjoy a honeymoon in the same destination as did the British Prince William and his new bride Kate Middleton.
The … June 14, 2012
NTA members interested in the ever-growing Chinese inbound market received key information during "China Market Insights," NTA's Webinar presented by Scott Johnson of Travel Market Insights and Dr. Robert Li of the University of South Carolina.
"Chinese … April 25, 2012
The Seychelles Tourism Board has confirmed that the first Chinese delegation participating in the 2012 Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Carnival hosted by Seychelles and La Reunion has arrived in Seychelles. The group was met at the airport by Marymonde Matatiken, … February 28, 2012
Two major Seychelles hotel groups have echoed their desire to work with the Chinese tour operators to receive their clients, and they have between them committed 100 hotel rooms for the next group.
The Constance Hotels Group with their Ephelia & … February 20, 2012
Mason’s Travel is one of the Destination Management Companies (DMCs) proactive in the promotion of Seychelles in the Chinese market. They have embarked on a wonderful series of promotional activities on the Chinese Market laid out for 2012. Their year … January 29, 2012
The Seychelles Tourism Board representatives and members of their China Office were happy to launch in Beijing their promotional, full-color brochures printed in the Chinese language.
Mr. Alain St.Ange, CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, and Board … October 23, 2011
The Chinese version of Seychelles President James Michel’s autobiography, “Distant Horizons,” has been launched in Beijing during his working visit to China. At the invitation of the Seychelles Embassy in China, a large audience attended the official … October 23, 2011
A visiting high-level Chinese delegation comprised of 17 investors, holding different portfolios from Bazou Province in Seychelles, on a three-day working mission, met with the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board Alain St.Ange in the company of Amia Jovanovic-Desir, … March 24, 2011
FOOD AND HOSPITALITY EXPO 2011 ATTRACTS CHINESE PARTICIPATION
Chinese Centre for Kitchen Equipment Co. WLL (CCKEC), a company specializing in the design, supply, and installation of food service, catering, and bakery equipment, will showcase its wide … October 31, 2010
The Honorable Yasutoshi Nishimura, a Japanese member of parliament who is undertaking a tour of the Seychelles region, called at the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) this week and had meetings with chief executive officer, Alain St.Ange, to discuss the … September 14, 2010
SEYCHELLES - President James Michel has met with the Vice Chairperson of the Chinese National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, Mrs. Chen Zhili.
Mrs. Zhili is in Seychelles for a 3-day visit with a prominent delegation of the NPC, which … September 7, 2010
BEIJING, China – Adventure sailor, Zhai Mo, will stop in Seychelles as part of plans to be the first Chinese man to solo circumnavigate the globe on a non-powered boat, he announced in Beijing earlier this month.
Zhai Mo will call at Port Victoria … July 29, 2010
MARKETING TO CHINESE CONSUMERS
BEIJING, China – For the seventh time, the “CTW Chinese Tourists Welcoming Award” winners, determined by an international jury of experts from inside and outside China, were presented with the awards during the … May 21, 2010
A recent major editorial on Seychelles in the Chinese Travel News Weekly by journalist Judy Zhou, following her recent trip to the Seychelles, which will be widely distributed and which gives wide coverage of all that Seychelles offers as a tourism destination, … April 27, 2010
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA) to collaborate on the rolling out of educational strategies aimed at honing Abu Dhabi’s ability to engage the … November 20, 2009
HONOLULU, HI — Three students attending the Macau University of Science and Technology have started a blog in Chinese about Hawaii as part of a six-week internship at PacRim Marketing Group, Inc. and PRTech, LLC.
Carrying cameras, cell phones, and … July 13, 2009
Recognizing the high growth in Chinese Outbound Tourism and the high growth of Chinese Internet participation, two graduates from the Masters program of the prestigious Hotel School at Cornell University with extensive travel, tourism, hospitality, and … April 22, 2009
Meritus Hotels & Resorts has seen an increase in online bookings of over 30 percent since switching to new Internet booking engine, SynXis and its Guest Connect as its online merchandising partner. Now, to further align its effort to grow domestic reservations … April 17, 2009
SHANGHAI - According to the latest Nielsen China Outbound Travel Monitor, nearly half of Chinese international travelers purchase luxury-branded goods when they go overseas - with close to two-thirds snapping up fragrance, perfume, and cosmetic bargains … October 27, 2008
Without argument, 2008 had been the year China featured most prominently in the media all over the world. Much of this was not complimentary, it has to be said, as the year started with riots in Tibet and a largely embarrassing global torch relay. With … October 15, 2008
Technological advancement and changes in consumer behavior have meant that the Chinese travel industry has taken huge economic strides recently. OTA’s, hotels and airlines have all benefited from an increase in online bookings from RMB 442 million in … August 1, 2008
The 5th East Asia International Travel Fair (EAITF)
Date: October 10-12,2008
Venue: Dalian World Expo Plaza
Your gateway to the Chinese market
Whether you are an established destination for Chinese travelers or you are interested in into the … July 23, 2008