Editorial: Two more online events

Two more online events

And a Quiz

by Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Georg Arlt FRGS FRAS

Dear readers,

COTTM China Outbound Travel and Tourism fair was first postponed from April to September and then cancelled like more other events in this Corona Year 2020. Instead on August 14th an online event will be held, using the Dragontrail TNTM The Next Travel Market platform.

 Be free to register on WeChat with the use of QR code :

We are proud to been asked by our friends and partners from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University We will talk about the need for a new approach to the Chinese outbound market, as discussed in last weeks seminar (in case you missed it: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZh7b8PJiG3F9_qptM08gjCvrFk20Q0Yl ) and in the new COTRI eBook (https://payhip.com/b/AaMx), and we will talk about CTT China Tourism Training, as PolyU is our partner for that online training programme.

We are still getting positive feedback for the seminar, thanks to all who send us such encouraging messages, and we are also getting positive feedback for CTT. An Italian participant, who successfully finished the CTT Destinations training and is now a member of the CTT Alumni Network, wrote to us:

“Very insightful program, a must-do training if you’re aiming to make business with China. The amount of information shared is of immense value. I’m positive it’ll be highly beneficial for anyones current or next career.”

Now is exactly the right moment to prepare to have a first movers advantage when Chinese start travelling again. A recent survey showed that 77% of Chinese are optimistic that there will be a swift recovery from CoViD-19, compared to less than 30% in Japan or South Korea. Other surveys showed that half of all Chinese outbound travellers want to start travelling outbound within a few months after it becomes possible again. In fact, the most popular destinations in domestic tourism are the regions which are the furthest away from the Chinese East Coast and home to minorities: Yunnan, Hainan, Sichuan, Tibet, Xinjiang.

A second event should already find a place on your agenda: The China Summit, which will take place from September 14th-18th, organised by BUZZ.travel together with the GITF Guangzhou International Tourism Fair. COTRI will support this event as well.

And finally, as promised, a quiz: Which destination had the highest number of Mainland Chinese visitors in the second quarter of 2020?

Chinese arrivals to Japan Q2 2019: 2.4 million, Q2 2020: 530, for Hong Kong the numbers are: 13 million vs. 15,300, and for Georgia instead of 15,000 now 8 – all minus 99.9%. So here comes the quiz question: Which destination managed in Q2 2020 to have the highest number of arrivals: 46,360, which means a Year-on-Year reduction of “only” 99.3%?

The answer can be found on https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6697265915957972992/

Best wishes as always from Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Georg Arlt and the COTRI WEEKLY team!

COTRI Intelligence

COTRI Intelligence is the indispensable source of weekly consulting, analysis, data and news for everybody seriously interested in the post-pandemic Chinese outbound tourism market and changing Chinese consumer preferences.  COTRI Intelligence is published by COTRI China Outbound Tourism Research Institute and edited by Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Georg Arlt FRGS FRAS. Regional partners and Content partners [...]

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