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March 01, 2017

Blog by: Pol Rijnders, traveller, tour guide and teacher in Tourism & Leisure 
Walls. Excellent things to help organize a house, support upper floors, strengthen structures, keep out the weather and so on. They are especially nice when they have windows in them, so you can look outside (if outside is nice). If not, you can just decorate the walls with designated paper, paintings, pictures or basically anything you like.

Written by: Fei Zhou, Chinese Millennial and traveller.

Chinese millennials - like myself - are becoming a strong force in Chinese society. 

Our parents used to book the high paced, all-inclusive and super safe group tours, if they were able to travel abroad at all. But we speak English, we have excellent online (re)search skills, we are ambitious and – most importantly – we have open minds.

February 01, 2017

Blog and photography by: Pol Rijnders, traveller, tour guide and teacher in Tourism & Leisure 
A while ago, I was there for about five days. Just to relax before I would move on to Ladakh in the north of India. I was warned to be careful: “You’re going to be scammed from the moment you step out of the plane…” (Actually, it had already started at the consulate.)

Not long ago, my boyfriend and I travelled to Paris during ‘the most wonderful time of the year’.

Lovely Paris, a marvel for any tourist. With around 20 million visitors – despite the terror attacks – most nationalities are represented. But the Chinese presence is particularly strong. Oh yes, we are everywhere! (In case you hadn’t noticed...)

Use one of the following topics to create a discussion on the social impact of tourism: ​

“Tour operators should show responsibility towards the Mursi people by not offering visits to the Mursi community any longer or by changing the promotional outings in their brochures and promotional activities regarding the visits.”

The Key for Chinese tourists is convenience.

December 13, 2016

Chinese millennials may seem a lot like young people anywhere — always on-line, willing to try new things and interested in global ideas. But they are also quite different from Western youth in that they like to stay home. 

The average Chinese tourist stays 1.8 nights per country while visiting Europe.

December 04, 2016

Due to new economic participation, globalisation and political change, the self-confidence of Chinese consumers is growing. This leads to an emerging desire for individualisation that can be satisfied by shopping and travel, among other things. 

Chinese Millennials is Europe's emerging tourism target group.

November 27, 2016

Chinese Millennials are those Chinese people born after 1980. So, they are between 16-35 years now. It is the world’s first -and only- generation almost entirely existing of only children. This is the result of China’s one-child policy that lasted from the end of the 1970’s until its recent abolition.

By 2019 Chinese tourists will spend a record of €250 billion on overseas shopping.

November 15, 2016

Chinese tourists buy more luxury goods than anyone else in the world. They fly over 8000 kms from their homes in mainland China, brandishing gleaming new credit cards and lugging empty suitcases in Western Europe. And this is not just about shopping souvenirs. 

Which cultural differences may cause misunderstandings between Chinese tourists and Western hosts?

November 06, 2016

Many people are aware of China’s collective culture versus the West’s individualism. Differences between both cultures are easy to call, however, how do we meet the expectations of our visitors? And in the first place, what exactly are the expectations of the fast growing group of Chinese Millennials that travel abroad?

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