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Three Kinds of Chinese Tourists Are Shaping Travel

Three Kinds of Chinese Tourists Are Shaping Travel | international luxury hospitality | Scoop.it

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Tourism Australia 's curator insight, November 18, 2013 11:38 PM

It wasn’t long ago that tourism packages were selling out in seconds online in China. While there are no shortage of Chinese desiring to travel — China’s National Tourism Bureau estimated 77 million outbound travelers in 2012, roughly equivalent to the population of Germany – the kinds of trips people are taking are changing. So are the reasons why they are taking them. The three most prominent groups of Chinese tourists today are honeymooners, “silvers”, and donkey friends, according to Design Mind..

 

As Generation X, the first generation of the one-child policy, reaches their twenties and thirties, their well-to-do parents are anxious to give them a happy send-off into married life. Many young Chinese couples use the occasion of their nuptials to take their first trip abroad. Over the past few years, the Maldives has emerged as a popular destination. In 2010, 12,000 Chinese tourists visited.

 

Read the full story here: http://red-luxury.com/travel-tourism/three-kinds-of-chinese-tourists-are-shaping-travel 

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Hotels Are Worried About the Power of the Booking Sites

Hotels Are Worried About the Power of the Booking Sites | international luxury hospitality | Scoop.it
Hoteliers are worried about the power of the online travel agencies, and are looking to loyalty programs and technology to win back guests.

 

This complaining from hotels is like the movie “Groundhog Day.” How many times are we going to hear the same refrain? The OTAs are going to be a vital distribution channel for hotels for years to come, although smart hotels will make adjustments and seek to reduce their dependence on Expedia and Booking.com.


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Sleep Expert Says Hotels Can Do Better Helping Guests Go to Bed

Sleep Expert Says Hotels Can Do Better Helping Guests Go to Bed | international luxury hospitality | Scoop.it

Over a decade ago, The Benjamin Hotel in Midtown Manhattan promoted the importance of good sleeping habits by introducing one of the industry’s first Sleep Programs. That included a full-time Sleep Concierge, special attention to jetlagged guests, and a comprehensive pillow menu offering everything from organic filling to embedded speakers for iPods. In October, The Benjamin partnered with sleep expert Rebecca Robbins, co-author of Sleep for Success!, to teach the entire hotel staff about how to sleep better and why it’s important. She says the consequences of consistently poor sleep are widely underestimated throughout the hotel industry, which is in an opportune position to advance knowledge of good sleeping habits and well-being in general.


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The luxury underwater hotel suite - Newstalk ZB

The luxury underwater hotel suite - Newstalk ZB | international luxury hospitality | Scoop.it
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The luxury underwater hotel suite
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Forget the hotel's penthouse suite - you can now book an underwater room on an island off the Tanzania coast.
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