November 2013

Such is the growing importance of the COT market that, for instance, over 1,600 users viewed Professor Arlt blog first two posts within the first few days of publication.  Here you go Professor Arlt second instalment: “Third Plenum Not Putting Spokes into the Wheels of China’s Outbound Tourism Development”.

Furthermore, Mauritius is a practical example of the raising interest in COT. This destination recently hosted a working session with the local tourism stakeholders in order to define strategies to attract Chinese travelers, where Prof. Arlt took part. After the conference he was interviewed by Defimedia. Here the article link including the full interview: “Chinese tourists are money rich but time poor”.

Finally one of our COTRI Country Partners, Jim Deegan (Ireland), quoted in the Irish Times and remarking that tourism policy must target markets such as China, in the article: “Tourism policy must target markets such as China, forum hears”.

COTRI and Capela Training have been jointly quoted within two articles in Travel Daily UK (New China customer service courses launch) and Travel Mole (The Chinese are coming, says training company).

Moreover, Prof. Arlt has published his first post on Chinese Tourism in his FORBES blog (Chinese Outbound Tourism: The Hottest Topic in the Travel Industry. You can register by clicking on “follow”. Note that Forbes has 50 million visits a year.

Furthermore, an interesting article in Design Mind about emerging trends in China’s booming travel industry as follows:  “A New Wave of Travelers