Tourism Australia and Alipay has announced Sydney as the pilot city for a new service to promote leading tourist and retail destinations to Chinese tourists during the lunar new year festive period.
Industry experts point out that Chinese movie companies are becoming increasingly cautious about the theme park business, as it takes a long time to see financial return.
January’s revenue decline, which was anticipated, snapped 29 straight months of growth.
Major Chinese airlines have been approved to add more than 3,400 flights during the weeklong holiday, sending people back home from Haikou and Sanya to major cities.
With 67% of overseas trips concentrated in the region, Chinese tourists play a major role in sustaining the sector — from South Korea and Japan, to Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and the Philippines.
Recently, the numbers going to the United States, Australia and New Zealand have fallen or only show small increases.
About 75% of post-2000s and 50.28% of post-1990s will start a trip because of a TV series or movie. 21.43% of post-2000s will embark on a journey because of their idols.
Top five international countries for Chinese travelers during Chinese New Year 2019 are, in descending order, Thailand, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, and the United States.
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