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Where and When do Chinese Travel Outside China?

Where and When do Chinese Travel Outside China?

Where and When do Chinese Travel Outside China?中国游客出境游的目的地和时间选择 By Scott Wayne and Anna Xie 斯科特.韦恩和谢安娜 According to a recent report by the China Tourism Academy (CTA), in the first half of 2011, approximately 32 million Chinese traveled abroad and spent US$28 billion, up by 19% and 17% respectively over the same period in 2010.  According […]

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Tourism Australia Targets India with New 2020 Strategy

Tourism Australia Targets India with New 2020 Strategy

Tourism Australia reported today at the Australian Tourism Directions Conference in Canberra that the industry’s vision to double annual overnight tourist visitor spending to A$140 billion by 2020 remains firmly on track but with clear scope to further improve Australia’s global competitiveness in the sector. Last week Tourism Research Australia set out the full extent […]

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Sri Lanka Changes Visa Policy to Boost International Tourism – A Trend Emerging?

Sri Lanka Changes Visa Policy to Boost International Tourism – A Trend Emerging?

Several countries, including the US and now Sri Lanka, are trying to take new less restrictive approaches to visa policy in attempts to boost international tourism. The Times of India reported on this today. Click here for more. Link to this post!

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State of Kerala (India) Releases Impressive Draft Tourism Policy

State of Kerala (India) Releases Impressive Draft Tourism Policy

The State of Kerala in India is one of the country’s top tourist destination regions. Tourism comprises 66% of the State’s GDP and employs over 1 mn residents. International tourism to Kerala increased over 20% from 2009 to 2010 to almost 660,000 arrivals generating 38 billion rupees (US$778 mn) in foreign exchange. Given the State’s […]

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