Prof. Dr. Arlt’s New Blog “Chinese Tourists Won’t Let Old Age Slow Them Down” an Editor’s Pick at Forbes.com
- Posted by Christopher Ledsham
- On 14th September 2016
- demographics, Forbes.com, older people, trends
COTRI Director Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Georg Arlt’s latest blog “Chinese Tourists Won’t Let Old Age Slow Them Down”, published on September 12th, 2016, has been selected as an Editor’s Pick at Forbes.com.
In his article, Professor Arlt discusses the growing trend of outbound tourism among older Chinese citizens, who are leading longer and healthier lives than ever before and are also starting to become wealthy for the first time. This trend gained widespread attention following reports of 101-year-old Chinese woman Liu Chengxin becoming China’s oldest outbound tourist, who will be taking a cruise tour to Japan, following a number of “warm-up” trips to Wuhan, Beijing and Hong Kong.
While such an old passenger is an extreme example, Chinese tour operators and travel agencies are nevertheless beginning to recognise this development and are beginning to offer products accordingly suited to the needs of more senior travellers.
Prof. Dr. Arlt’s blog: “Chinese Tourists Won’t Let Old Age Slow Them Down” can be read on his blog at Forbes.com.
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