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The 10 Key Trends in Asian Travel & Tourism report by Check-in Asia examines 10 defining trends in Asian tourism, ranging from Chinese and Indian outbound travel and domestic tourism in South East Asia to the growing appeal of sporting adventure, augmented reality and previously off-radar destinations and the looming shadow of overtourism
These trends highlight the diversity and scale of change across Asia’s travel and consumer sectors, and illustrate the overlapping influences of domestic, intra-regional and international tourism in the region.
Key quotes from the report include:
- “China’s tourism juggernaut is transforming the travel sector from top to bottom.”
- “African tourism providers are ramping up their efforts to tap Asian travellers’ growing appetite for locations beyond the ordinary.”
- “If you deposited a dollar every time a travel CEO in Asia dropped the phrase ‘independent travellers,’ you could buy Bitcoin.”
- “The overtourism issue will move further into the mainstream across Asia and worldwide in 2018.
Guangzhou – China Southern Airlines, the largest airline in the People’s Republic of China, is pleased to announce the launch of a new non-stop service between Guangzhou and Cairns- the latest destination in the airline’s ever expanding network in Australia.
The new three-time-a-week direct flight is operated by China Southern’s Airbus A330-300 aircraft in classical three-class configuration, including the renovated Business Class, the Premium Economy Class, and the Economy Class. Together with the premium service provided by China Southern’s cabin crew and the most advanced inflight on-demand entertainment system in all classes, passengers will enjoy a superior flying experience when traveling between Guangzhou and Cairns.
Since 2011, China Southern Airlines has become the largest air carrier in the aviation market between China and Australia. With the successful launch of the Guangzhou-Cairns air service, China Southern currently operates nearly 180 weekly flights between the two countries in both directions, covering major metropolitan cities in Australia, including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and now Cairns.
Located in Tropical north Queensland, Australia, Cairns is a famous tourist city with beautiful natural scenes and an ancient indigenous culture….
Four international startups selected by a regional program aimed at capitalising on the Kingdom’s booming tourism market have begun scouting out Cambodia’s largest cities looking for ways to expand.
The Mekong Innovative Startup Tourism (MIST) platform, operated by the Mekong Business Initiative (MBI), partnered with Cambodian business development firm Confluences Asia to lead tours for all four startups. The MIST platform was launched earlier this year as a tool for boosting private-sector-led innovation in the tourism industry.
Soreasmey Ke Bin, managing director of Confluences Asia, explained that Vietnam-based startup Di Vui, which offers tours and activities geared toward Vietnamese tourists, visited Phnom Penh and Siem Reap last week and met with over a dozen potential local partners as well as representatives from the Cambodia Tourism Federation and Ministry of Tourism.
According to Soreasmey, Di Vui is now choosing its local partners and will likely offer an expanded menu of services beginning as early as January.
Urban Tales, another Vietnamese startup which offers treasure hunts in international cities, is meeting with a dozen Phnom Penh-based tourism agencies and operators this week in the hopes of bringing its interactive city tour to the capital.
Thai-based TakeMeTour, which offers one-day city tours, and Malaysian-based BorderPass, which hastens immigration clearance for business travellers, will be visiting next month.