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Charting the Changing Expectations of Chinese Travellers

The 2017 October Golden Week re-confirmed that Chinese travellers are the hottest property in global travel. A new Chinese Travel Consumer Report, co-authored by Check-in Asia, explains why. Despite being a relatively new sector in China, a large, diversified and digitalised tourism industry is emerging. And its international impact is growing. Indeed, China is now considered the primary growth engine for tourism boards, [...]

October 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Fighting the Global Fatigue for Monotony of Experience

A new luxury hotel in Shanghai appeals to Chinese and international guests by creatively reimagining distinctive elements of local heritage, architecture and style, by Amy Fabris-Shi. Speaking to hoteliers in Shanghai in September, international trends forecaster Cécile Poignant from Trend Tablet discussed the rising global fatigue for Monotony of Experience. We could not agree more. [...]

October 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Checking the Pulse of China’s Tourism Ambitions

The global impact of Chinese tourism creates frequent headlines. As the week-long Chinese National Day holiday takes off, the world's media is moving into overdrive. One critical driver of China's travel revolution - central planning - often goes overlooked, however. Since the turn of the century, the Chinese government has carefully strategised the development of domestic and outbound travel. China views its travel sector as [...]

September 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

The St. Regis Arrives in Shanghai and Kuala Lumpur

Having unveiled its first luxury hotel in New York more than a century ago, St Regis now has nearly 40 properties worldwide – and two of its most recent openings have been in Check-in Asia's home cities. We cast our trained hotel reviewers' eyes around St Regis Kuala Lumpur for Forbes Travel Guide and St Regis [...]

September 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|

What’s Hot & Happening in Hangzhou?

Stories of Hangzhou inevitably talk about lakes, temples and tea. We've been  checking in to discover the fresh inspirations shaking up this cherished China destination. The underground music scene gets Loopy Yifei Shu studied classical piano as a child in Hangzhou and has a degree in fashion photography from London. He's now on a mission [...]

September 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Checking Out Tourism in Pakistan and China for 2017

Check-in Asia will produce detailed new reports on Chinese Outbound Travel and Travel and Tourism in Pakistan in 2017. China's ongoing travel revolution Our new Chinese Travel and Tourism report follows our 2014 book The New Chinese Traveler: Business Opportunities from the Chinese Travel Revolution. Check-in Asia has been monitoring Chinese domestic, inbound and outbound tourism since 2004. This journey [...]

December 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|

A Closer Look at Shanghai Disney Resort

Check-in Asia took a long metro ride to Shanghai Disney, the happiest place on earth, to research a China travel trends article for a new Indonesian client. <<Disney's largest and most expensive international resort ever, Shanghai Disney cost US$5.5 billion and covers 3.9 sq km on the city outskirts. It's dominated by the world’s biggest, most elaborate Disney Enchanted [...]

October 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|

Asia Tourism Analysis in Context

In our second article detailing some of our bespoke services, we focus on Asia tourism analysis. Check-in Asia's expert research team assists clients to contextualise the rapidly diversifying trends in domestic, outbound and intra-regional travel across Asia. In this way, we assist them to develop strategies that engage and inspire consumers in the world's most dynamic markets. From China to Myanmar, Japan to Malaysia [...]

June 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Travel Content Curation by Check-in Asia

“What is it that you actually do?” is a question we are often asked. And, it’s a good one. Check-in Asia focuses exclusively on the travel and tourism industry, but our specialist services  are pretty diverse. Recent projects range from travel content curation and campaign planning to strategic marketing and PR support, and from speech writing and video [...]

June 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|