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For Chinese visitors, ETC calls for full visa liberalization!

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On Tuesday, the European Travel Commission called for full visa liberalization for Chinese travelers to make the most into the largest outbound travel market of the world, churning out more inbound spending and jobs across Europe.
The ETC, an organization of 32 national tourism groups, is the most important promoter of Europe as a tourist destination in third markets. In recent a press release, the ETC stated that it had issued a report counting the potential impacts of visa facilitation for Chinese travelers on European tourism.
To quote the release, “the results show that visa...
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GCC spending for outbound tourism is 6 times global average

GCC spending for outbound tourism is 6 times global average

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The latest report from the World Tourism Organization and the European Travel Commission illustrates that outbound tourism from the Gulf Cooperation Council - having six countries of the Arabian Peninsula has emerged strongly in recent times with international tourism expenditure exceeding USD60 billion in last year.
‘The Gulf Cooperation Council Outbound Travel Market', the recent report arranged by UNWTO and ETC with the support of value retail, inspects the fast-growing outbound market of the GCC countries like Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE - with extra focus...
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$3 Million Marketing Campaign relaunched by U.S. Virgin Islands to facilitate travel

$3 Million Marketing Campaign relaunched by U.S. Virgin Islands to facilitate travel

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The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism will relaunch a $3 million marketing campaign to facilitate travel to St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas in the months ahead. The department is supporting the private sector partners through this.
Due to the impact of Hurricanes Irma and Maria and hiatus during Fiscal Year 2017-2018 the Real Nice advertising campaign is back.
Around two-third of the $3 million budget will be spent on television ads on major channels.The main motive is to generate top-of-mind awareness about the Territory among those looking for an authentic Carribean...
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Online travel agencies brace to cool down Chinese outbound tourism market

Online travel agencies brace to cool down Chinese outbound tourism market

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Chinese outbound tourism market is forcing Ctrip International to shift strategic priorities, something that all major online travel agencies catering to the China market will have to consider.
Ctrip Chief Financial Officer Cindy Xiaofan Wang told that the company has substantial cash that the company will use to offer discounts to customers and engage in targeted marketing efforts to help ride out the potential downturn from trade tensions and other economic conditions.
For Ctrip, this means attempting to bundle more bookings at a discount to drive revenue and user numbers. The company is...
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