From 1 January, 2021, the UK plans to end the VAT Retail Export Scheme which allows international visitors to claim back tax on items bought but not consumed in the country. How might this affect the future of Chinese tourism and spending?
From 22-23 September, 2020, the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture and Tourism held a two-part online forum series aimed at the global travel industry, “Beijing Culture and Tourism Global Online Strategic Forum – Restart Travel, Together with Beijing.”
In 2020, Edinburgh has been Europe’s leading DMO on WeChat and Weibo. We spoke to Edinburgh Tourism Action Group’s Alice He about their live streaming debut, content planning during lockdown, and staying connected to Chinese university students.
The Lucerne Tourism & Convention Bureau has launched an online roadshow for China, building a platform for Lucerne's local partners and Chinese travel professionals to share information and promote product planning and sales.
How has COVID-19 impacted Chinese tourism marketing on Sina Weibo? Our Q1 2020 analysis reveals how international tourism brands adjusted their strategies from the start of the crisis in China, and which new topics were most successful for maintaining engagement.
We spoke to Simon Bosshart, Director China and Director Asia Pacific for Switzerland Tourism, about maintaining digital marketing during the coronavirus crisis, helping travelers to get off the beaten track, and what’s next for Chinese tourism.
On 21 February, 2020, Dragon Trail Interactive held the Tourism Recovery Action Online Summit. This online event was organized to help attendees navigate the coronavirus crisis, with insights and advice from 23 leading travel industry professionals.
This analysis looks at how international tourism brands responded to the coronavirus crisis on WeChat in the last two weeks of January 2020, and how WeChat users in China responded. It reveals increased attention and engagement for brands that addressed the crisis.