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Rising incomes and Internet boost booming Chinese travel market

Rising incomes and Internet boost booming Chinese travel market

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
China´s new national tourism strategy set to increase outbound tourism

China´s new national tourism strategy set to increase outbound tourism

“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
Chinese delegation donates classical instruments to the Seychelles National Conservatoire of Performing Arts

Chinese delegation donates classical instruments to the Seychelles National Conservatoire of Performing Arts

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
Seychelles welcomes possibility to receive annually a Chinese cultural group

Seychelles welcomes possibility to receive annually a Chinese cultural group

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
Tianjin Art Troupe displays colorful Chinese culture in Seychelles

Tianjin Art Troupe displays colorful Chinese culture in Seychelles

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
Seychelles thanked for carnival 2013 by Chinese delegation

Seychelles thanked for carnival 2013 by Chinese delegation

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
Happy moments at Frankfurt Airport: chocolate coins and vouchers for the Chinese New Year

Happy moments at Frankfurt Airport: chocolate coins and vouchers for the Chinese New Year

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
China Africa Development Fund delegation on a working visit to Seychelles visit a training session by Chinese lion dance instructors

China Africa Development Fund delegation on a working visit to Seychelles visit a training session by Chinese lion dance instructors

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
Seychelles prepares for the arrival of flights from Hong Kong: Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Resort and Casino renovates its Canton Chinese Restaurant

Seychelles prepares for the arrival of flights from Hong Kong: Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Resort and Casino renovates its Canton Chinese Restaurant

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
Seychelles students benefit from training of Chinese instructor in paper-cutting workshop

Seychelles students benefit from training of Chinese instructor in paper-cutting workshop

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 Michel congratulates Chinese leadership

Seychelles President Michel congratulates Chinese leadership

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: personal shopping advisers for Chinese passengers

Frankfurt Airport: personal shopping advisers for Chinese passengers

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
Cultural tourism cooperation brings Chinese lion dance to Seychelles

Cultural tourism cooperation brings Chinese lion dance to Seychelles

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 in the imagination of Chinese artists: a new expo in Beijing next month

Seychelles in the imagination of Chinese artists: a new expo in Beijing next month

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
Seychelles’ Minister for Tourism & Culture signs Sino-Seychelles MOU to boost tourism from China & cooperation with China

Seychelles’ Minister for Tourism & Culture signs Sino-Seychelles MOU to boost tourism from China & cooperation with China

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
Chinese newlyweds play part in a greener Seychelles campaign

Chinese newlyweds play part in a greener Seychelles campaign

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
Seychelles keeps its visibility going in China with back-to-back tourism activities

Seychelles keeps its visibility going in China with back-to-back tourism activities

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
Chinese married in paradise - nineteen couples tie the knot

Chinese married in paradise - nineteen couples tie the knot

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
Seychelles becomes the choice for 19 Chinese couples for their wedding getaway

Seychelles becomes the choice for 19 Chinese couples for their wedding getaway

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 updated on Chinese travel to US

NTA members updated on Chinese travel to US

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 first Chinese delegation for the Carnival has landed in Seychelles

The first Chinese delegation for the Carnival has landed in Seychelles

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
Seychelles hotels move to confirm their support for receiving Chinese tourists

Seychelles hotels move to confirm their support for receiving Chinese tourists

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
First Chinese couple’s wedding in Seychelles will boost visibility of islands in China

First Chinese couple’s wedding in Seychelles will boost visibility of islands in China

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
Seychelles launches promotional brochure in Chinese language

Seychelles launches promotional brochure in Chinese language

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
Seychelles President launches Chinese version of autobiography in Beijing

Seychelles President launches Chinese version of autobiography in Beijing

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
High level visiting Chinese delegation meets Seychelles Tourism Board

High level visiting Chinese delegation meets Seychelles Tourism Board

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
Bahrain and China to work together

Bahrain and China to work together

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
Japanese member of parliament and visiting Chinese delegation call at Seychelles Tourism Board

Japanese member of parliament and visiting Chinese delegation call at Seychelles Tourism Board

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 meets with Chinese National People's Congress Vice Chairperson

Seychelles president meets with Chinese National People's Congress Vice Chairperson

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
Top Chinese navigator announces plans to call at Seychelles' Port Victoria on record-setting trip around the world

Top Chinese navigator announces plans to call at Seychelles' Port Victoria on record-setting trip around the world

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

Dragon Trail Wins 2010 CTW Chinese Tourists Welcoming Award in the Product Innovation Category

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
Chinese Travel Weekly carries 12 page editorial on Seychelles days before Expo 2010

Chinese Travel Weekly carries 12 page editorial on Seychelles days before Expo 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
PolyU signed Memorandum of Understanding with Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority

PolyU signed Memorandum of Understanding with Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority

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
Chinese students help promote Hawaii

Chinese students help promote Hawaii

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
Looking to market to the lucrative and growing Chinese leisure travel market?

Looking to market to the lucrative and growing Chinese leisure travel market?

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 launches new simplified Chinese website

Meritus Hotels & Resorts launches new simplified Chinese website

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
Nearly half of Chinese travelers buy luxury brands overseas

Nearly half of Chinese travelers buy luxury brands overseas

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
How did the Chinese outbound tourism sector fare in 2008?

How did the Chinese outbound tourism sector fare in 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
Chinese online booking explosion hits RMB 18 billion

Chinese online booking explosion hits RMB 18 billion

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

The 5th East Asia International Travel Fair

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



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