The main features of the Chinese tourism market in 2019

first_imgThe world’s largest tourist market continues to grow unstoppably In the period from 01.-07.10.2019. during Golden Week, over 800 million Chinese traveled, of which 7,5 million traveled abroad. We have prepared acceptable price packages for you with which you can start working on the “Chinese market” project. Europa je za njih i dalje najinteresantnijetržište, pa su se tako i ove godine tri europske zemlje – Italija, Njemačka iVelika Britanija – ponovo našle među deset najpopularnijih turističkihodredišta za kineske turiste tijekom Zlatnog tjedna. Ukoliko  ste spremni na sljedeći korak – prezentirati svoj proizvod na kineskom jeziku, više informacija potražite HERE. During this year, we have witnessed a series of political events that call into question China’s relationship with a number of Western countries. Although geopolitics for the tourism industry is secondary, for Chinese tourists, political issues, from the U.S. trade dispute to the constant unrest on the streets of Hong Kong, have a major impact on deciding the destination for the next trip abroad. ProConcept is the exclusive agent IPPWORLD for Croatia and the countries of the region. IPPWORLD Agency is your partner that offers multilingual content translations and media networking in one place for all your needs in global branding and promotion of offers for hoteliers and caterers, lifestyle and retail. More information at www.ippworld.com/hr/ Previđa se da će u 2019. ukupna potrošnjaiznositi 315,0 milijardi dolara. Alipay je neki dan objavio podatak da suKinezi tijekom Zlatnog tjedna 2019. potrošili više nego u 2018. Prosječni iznosračuna plaćenog putem mobilne aplikacije Alipaya povećao se za 15%, i iznosioje 350,00 USD. Također je objavljen podatak da je prosječna potrošnja po putovanjuporasla sa 6.050,00  na 6.700,00 USD! FIT-ovci (free independent traveler)troše najviše, i u ukupnoj masi turista iz Kine njihov je udio 80%.  In addition, we should take advantage of the fact that Croatian-Chinese relations are extremely good at the moment, so it is really the right time to enter the Chinese tourist market. The highest growth in arrivals is in southern Europe, where the Chinese are looking for new attractive destinations. Compared to 2018, in 2019 the growth in the number of Chinese tourists is as follows: Serbia 39,0%, Montenegro 44,0%, Croatia 53,0%, Cyprus 125,0%.center_img Although this growth is based on relatively low starting figures, the increasing availability of these locations, together with simpler visa regimes, are helping such growth. The abolition of visas for entry into Serbia and Montenegro has a huge impact, and combined with the trend of Chinese tourists to want to visit a location where there are no other Chinese, it is a complete success. Chinese millennials are planning more and more short trips to distant destinations, while Chinese tourists are generally exploring a larger number of distant destinations, according to Hotelbeds. For services of creative translation of promotional materials into Chinese and promotion in the Chinese tourism market, send an inquiry to info@proconcept.hr or call 01/20 10 122. Consider also the fact that China’s outbound tourism market is the largest in the world in terms of total consumption. North America experienced a drop in Chinese tourist arrivals of over 2019% in 10,0, and the consumption of Chinese tourists in New York decreased by 11,9%. In Canada, the situation is very similar. At the beginning of the year, they had a record number of tourists for the Chinese New Year, but the diplomatic dispute over Huawei, along with the tightening of the visa regime, resulted in minuses in the second half of the year. Hong Kong expects to lose 350.000 tourists in the coming months. In the first quarter of 2019, the increase in the number of individual tourists from China worldwide increased by 12,7%. This trend is very likely to continue in 2020. If you are not currently targeting the Chinese tourism market, now is the right time to build a strategy to attract “the most promising target group of tourists for the European tourism industry.” At the same time, the Chinese outbound tourism market continues its great growth, so Chinese tourists are finding equally attractive destinations in other parts of the world. Together with you, we can make your product speak the language of global tourists, all in order to generate the revenue you have planned.last_img read more

Africa surpasses a million coronavirus cases

first_imgTopics : Algeria Algerians spent a bleak Eid el Adha festival under a strict lockdown that discouraged family visits and banned movement into or out of 29 of the country’s 48 wilayas (prefectures).The nation is the fifth worst-hit in Africa in terms of infections — a surge in the past few weeks has brought the total to over 33,000.Algeria has the continent’s third highest number of fatalities at 1,273, after South Africa and Egypt.The pandemic has taken a huge toll on the country’s economy, which is also facing the collapse of fossil-fuel prices. EgyptEgypt became the first African country to report a coronavirus case on February 14. So far, it has officially registered the continent’s second highest number of cases, with 95,000, including 4,630 deaths. Numbers of daily new infections have recently been falling steadily. From an average of 1,500 previously, new cases plunged below 200 this week.Jihane al-Assal, who heads the government’s anti-coronavirus scientific panel, told a TV talk show “Egypt has passed the peak of the pandemic”.At the weekend she announced the gradual closure of isolation hospitals, while assuring that the government was “preparing” for a potential second wave of the pandemic.However, the country’s health system has been severely strained and came close to “collapsing”, according to the doctors’ union, which recorded at least 134 deaths among its members due to COVID-19.A curfew imposed in March was lifted at the end of June.  Regular domestic and international air traffic resumed on July 1 and tourism, a key income generator for the country, is slowly picking up. The World Health Organization (WHO) said Thursday some countries have recently seen declines of around 20 percent in daily cases but it was too early to confirm this as a trend, while around 10 countries are still experiencing increases.Countries with high infections relative to the size of their populations are South Africa, Djibouti, Gabon, Cape Verde  and Sao Tome and Principe.Here is an overview of key countries: Nigeria Around 45,000 cases have been recorded in Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation, and more than 900 deaths.In June, the daily caseload rose by between 500 and 800 but latterly has dropped to between 300 and 400.Authorities say they are also gearing for a likely second wave as restrictions are eased. “New rise in cases are to be expected,” said the chief of the presidential task force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha.Nigeria carries out only 3,000 tests per day, about a tenth of the number in South Africa, which has a much smaller population of 58 million.The epicenter is the commercial hub of Lagos with a population of 20 million. The authorities are loosening lockdown restrictions, allowing churches and mosques to re-open. South Africa The continent’s most industrialized economy has notched up more than 529,000 infections, 53 percent of the continental caseload, and the fifth biggest in the world.The good news is that numbers of daily infections have slightly decreased in recent days to below 10,000 cases compared to an average 12,000 during much of July.Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said on Tuesday that cases in the epicenter, the commercial hub of Gauteng province, appeared to be plateauing. But he warned the risk of a second wave remained: “we are not out of the woods yet”.South Africa imposed one of the world’s toughest lockdowns in March, including a ban on sales of alcohol and cigarettes. The restrictions have been progressively eased since June.The country has some of the best healthcare facilities on the continent, but the World Health Organization (WHO) this week deployed 43 experts to “strengthen” the nation’s response to the pandemic.Among its problems: more than 24,000 health workers have been infected — a tally bigger than the national caseload of many other African countries. Ethiopia Ethiopia, Africa’s second most populous country, has seen a sharp upward trend with infections doubling in less than three weeks in July.It has so far recorded more than 20,000 cases and over 365 deaths.The figures are small relative to a population of 110 million, but the WHO frets unrest sparked by the killing of a pop star from the Oromo ethnic group could further accelerate transmission.The upward spiral is coinciding with mounting signs of virus fatigue.Once-ubiquitous hand-washing stations are becoming scarcer.Hitherto-empty restaurants are filling up, and even some health workers say they are struggling to maintain the same vigilance they had in March.Around three-quarters of all COVID-19 cases in Ethiopia are in the capital Addis Ababa. Coronavirus has now infected more than a million people in Africa, but hopes that the pandemic may be peaking in some countries are also leavened by fear of a second wave.Nations across the continent have recorded 1,000,054 infections and at least 21,724 deaths, accounting for around five percent of global cases, according to an AFP tally as of Thursday.Just five countries account for 75 percent of all cases in Africa, the continent’s health watchdog, the Africa Centers for Diseases Control, says. Zimbabwe Zimbabwe is among the countries where daily infections are steadily rising: numbers of diagnosed cases doubled over 10 days last month and now stand at 4,200, including 81 fatalities.The impoverished country is in a particularly precarious position. The health system is struggling with shortages of basic drugs and equipment, as well as an overburdened and underpaid staff.Nurses countrywide have been on a go-slow for months demanding improved remuneration and coronavirus protective gear. They have since been joined by senior and junior doctors.Burying a minister who died from COVID-19, President Emmerson Mnanagwa pleaded with health workers to act responsibly, promising their grievances will be addressed but not “at the expense of the loss of lives”. “When the pandemic spreads and the death toll rises there are no winners, none at all. We all die,” he said.last_img read more

General Manager of the L.A. Coliseum steps down

first_imgPatrick Lynch, general manager of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, resigned Tuesday, hours before the Coliseum Commission was set to meet to determine the fate of his job.According to the Los Angeles Times, Lynch came under increased pressure to step down as general manager after it was revealed that Todd DeStefano, his former events manager, was also a promoter for Insomniac Inc., which has hosted raves in the Coliseum.Lynch is accused of allowing DeStefano to be in charge of the security and medical services at the Electric Daisy Carnival hosted at the Coliseum. while being a promoter for Insomniac Inc.A teenage girl died of a suspected drug overdose at the EDC and multiple other drug problems were reported.Lynch, who served as general manger of the Coliseum and Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena for 17 years, maintains that he was unaware of DeStefano’s employment with Insomniac Inc.Lynch had been an important player in trying to bring a professional football team to Los Angeles, according to the Los Angeles Times.DeStefano is currently under investigation by the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office for possible charges of criminal conflict of interest. The Fair Political Practices Commission is also looking into whether DeStefano committed a criminal act when he did not disclose income from an outside source and for conflict of interest.Jorge Montoya, a graduate student studying aerospace engineering, said he believes that Lynch made the right decision in resigning, regardless of Lynch’s knowledge of DeStefano’s job as promoter.“When you’re in charge of an office and there is corruption, it is the right thing to do to step aside even if you did not directly do anything wrong,” Montoya said.last_img read more

James goes off for 43 points as Cavs go up 2-0 over Raptors

first_img‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ IOC says boxing still risks being removed from 2020 Olympics James had eight rebounds, narrowly missing his second straight triple-double. He connected on 19 of 28 attempts, while Love shot 11 for 21.DeMar DeRozan scored 24 points and Kyle Lowry had 21 for the Raptors. Toronto won a team-record 59 games and finished as the top-seeded team in the Eastern Conference this season, but was easily shoved one step closer to a third straight postseason exit at the hands of James and the Cavs.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownJonas Valanciunas had 16 points and 12 rebounds and Fred VanVleet scored 14 points, but the Raptors lost back-to-back home games for the first time all season.Toronto matched Houston by going 34-7 at home in the regular season, and went 3-0 at home against Washington in round one. The Raptors had not lost consecutive home games since dropping Games 3 and 4 of the second round to Cleveland last May. The Raptors connected on 13 of 18 attempts in the second quarter, overcoming 12 points by James.Toronto coach Dwane Casey was called for a technical foul for arguing after Lowry was called for a foul on a driving James late in the second. Love made the technical free throw but James missed both of his attempts.James was on target in Cleveland’s game-changing third quarter, connecting on seven of 10 attempts and scoring 15 points. Love added nine as the Cavs took a 98-87 lead to the fourth.TIP-INSCavaliers: The 24 combined points by James and Love in the third matched Toronto’s total for the quarter. … The Cavaliers are 18-1 in playoff series when they win Game 1.Raptors: Lowry made his first six shot attempts. … Serge Ibaka shot 0 for 5 and scored just two points in 12 minutes. He has nine total points in the series so far. … Toronto made 11 turnovers and has 25 in the series, compared to nine by the Cavs. … Lowry led Toronto with eight assists.UP NEXTGame 3 is Saturday night at 8:30 p.m. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feastcenter_img The series shifts to Ohio for Game 3 on Saturday night. Toronto has gone 0-5 at Cleveland over the past two postseasons, losing by an average margin of 24.2 points per game.The Cavaliers are 21-3 at home against Eastern Conference opponents in the playoffs over the past four years.The Raptors, who let a 10-point lead slip away in a 113-112 overtime loss in Game 1, were up 54-45 midway through the second quarter but saw their lead dwindle to 63-61 at halftime.Cleveland took control as Smith scored six points in an 18-5 spurt to begin the third quarter. The Cavs outscored the Raptors 37-24 in the third to take an 11-point edge into the fourth, and Toronto didn’t challenge again.Lowry made all four of his field goal attempts in the first and scored 10 points as Toronto led 29-26. Love scored 10 points for Cleveland in the first, while James had just four points and two shots in the opening quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) shoots against the Toronto Raptors during the second half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball playoffs second-round series Thursday, May 3, 2018, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO — LeBron James had 43 points and 14 assists, Kevin Love added 31 points and 11 rebounds, and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Toronto Raptors 128-110 on Thursday night to take a 2-0 lead in their second-round playoff series.J.R. Smith scored 15 points, Jeff Green had 14 and George Hill 13 as the Cavaliers posted their eighth consecutive postseason victory over the Raptors and halted Toronto’s four-game winning streak in Game 2s. The Raptors entered 6-1 all-time when playing Game 2 at home.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ LATEST STORIES View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Elon Musk tells Tesla employees to go all out for record quarter

first_imgElon Musk told employees that Tesla is on the verge of achieving a record quarter for deliveries, but they would need to go ‘all out’ to do it. more…Subscribe to Electrek on YouTube for exclusive videos and subscribe to the podcast.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1zk7Eb8r-s&list=PL_Qf0A10763mA7Byw9ncZqxjke6Gjz0MtThe post Elon Musk tells Tesla employees to go ‘all out’ for record quarter appeared first on Electrek. Source: Charge Forwardlast_img