Blog

How Chinese tourists find you

You want Chinese tourists to visit your place, and hopefully, buy something. It's a very good idea, but you are going to have to do some things to attract them. There are 3 important steps in the tourist chain, and these are probably what we all do when we think of travelling to a foreign destination.…
Read more

Some more facts on visitors to Australia

AusTrade has just released compilation figures on international and domestic travel in Australia. Not surprisingly, people from China top the bill. The chart below shows the growth over the past year in numbers and amount of spending. Reasons for coming - education, overwhelmingly. Victoria and ACT has seen the most growth in visitor numbers. Where…
Read more

Are we catering for the Chinese tourist?

According to the latest tourism statistics, the signs are great for 2018 Chinese tourism here in Australia. In 2017, Chinese tourists out-numbered any other nationality (other than NZ) visiting Australia, and there was a 12% increase in Chinese visitors over the previous year. See Graphic But the common request from Chinese tourists is that information,…
Read more

Understanding Chinese governance

Although it's not essential for making business with China, if you want a critical insight into the Chinese system of governance, go no futher than "When Trees Fall, Monkeys Scatter", published by World Scientific. This excellent and insightful book is written by Australian Professor of Politics at Sydney University, John Keane. Presently, there's a lot of ignorance in…
Read more