Archive for the ‘Domestic Tourism China’ Category

The ‘Golden Week Concept’ in question

Friday, July 6th, 2007

The three ‘golden week’ holidays were originally introduced to increase tourism and free time. Starting in October 1999 it had a tremendous influence on the tourism industry. But holidays for a whole country on the same time brings big problems.

This topic has been a discussion among domestic tourism experts a long time. Zhang Hui, dean of the tourism administration department at Beijing International Studies University, introduced during a forum in Xiamen a possible solution to shorten the ‘golden weeks’ and increase the paid leave of Chinese employers.

This may be a good way to avoid the chaos caused by millions of domestic travellers during the ‘golden week’ holiday.

China domestic travel market is opening

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

Experts have already expected that China have to lower some boundaries for foreign companies who want to enter the Chinese tourism market in the context of China’s entry into the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

Finally China has announced, four month before the official deadline for the terms set by the WTO, that they will soon “fully open” the Chinese domestic travel market to foreign owned travel agencies.

The head of the CNTA (China National Tourism Administration) Shao Qiwei, said that China is welcoming the entry of big international tourism companies and that the new competition will help to enhance Chinese tourism companies as well.

Development of chinese domestic tourism

Friday, April 6th, 2007

Today I added a graph showing the development of chinese dometic tourism from 1985 to 2001. These statistics of chinese domestic tourism are based on the official China Statistical Yearbook 2003. Not only the development of domestic tourists is interessting, who are mainly workers travelling home for holydays, but also the groth of group travells within china.

Group travellers within china are in fact a high potential market for travel agencys and travel operators. The groth in this sector underlines the importance of domestic leisure tourism in China.

Tourism China Facts

Tuesday, February 20th, 2007

We added a site Tourism China Facts for statistics, definitions and other facts concerning the tourism in China. Now you can find a brief explanation of the Approved Destination Status but more information will follow.

Tourism in China

Friday, February 16th, 2007

This blog have been made as portal for experts of tourism in China to interchange their experience. We invite everybody to discuss with us different topics or just use this site to get informed of the fast growing chinese tourism market.