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How to get in touch with WAKA over the peak season period.

11/2015 source:Waka
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In terms of expanding your business, it is more easier for ‘WAKA' to help you develop marketing strategy in China. During certain high season periods, it is still available for you to get in touch with our customer center......see more

In terms of expanding your business,  it is more easier for ‘WAKA' to help you develop marketing strategy in China. 


During certain high season periods, it is still available for you to get in touch with our customer center. Please find below the contact  infomation  according to the country that you are located in.



Thailand 

Official Telephone:+66(0)600024119 (Mon-Fri, 10:00 – 19:00)

Toll free:+66(0) 600024119



Taiwan 

Official Telephone:

Toll free:+886971531678



 Japan 

Official Telephone: +0081(03)45789077 (Mon-Fri, 10:00 – 19:00)

Toll free: +03 -4578-9077



Korea

Official Telephone:   (Mon-Fri, 10:00 – 19:00)

Toll free:07047844005

China becomes the top visitor source for many nations.

03/2015 source:ChinaTravelNews
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China has become the biggest visitor source market for Britain as the number of UK visitor visas issued to Chinese visitors in the first nine months of the year made up 17.23% of the total and higher than the number of visas issued to Indian and US nationals…… see more

China has become the biggest visitor source market for Britain as the number of UK visitor visas issued to Chinese visitors in the first nine months of the year made up 17.23% of the total and higher than the number of visas issued to Indian and US nationals.

The UK Home Office’s official statistics show 1.9 million visas were issued in the past 12 months and the number of Chinese tourists increased by 30%. One analyst said the sharp increase in Chinese visitors to Britain is the result of improved relations between the two nations and simplified visa application process. 

In October this year, the UK government announced it will launch a two-year multiple-entry visa for Chinese tourists. Prime Minister David Cameron said Britain will also introduce a 10-year multiple-entry visa for Chinese at the same price in the future. Observers expect the visas will spur a new wave of Chinese visitors to Britain.

Elsewhere, China has also been the largest source of visitors to Russia and Vietnam for many years. In 2011, China became the largest source of visitors to the Maldives, and again in 2012, when 230,000 Chinese tourists visited the Maldives.

In 2012, China also became the largest source of visitors to Thailand with a total of 2.7 million Chinese visiting that year.

In 2013, China overtook Japan to become the largest source of visitors to Korea and in the first half of this year China overtook Korea to become the largest source of visitors to Japan.

China also became the largest source of visitors to Australia as of November 18 this year, according to a study by Tourism Australia. China will also likely surpass Australia to become the largest visitor source market to New Zealand within seven years.

China Outbound Tourism in 2015.

12/2015 source:travelchinaguide
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According to China Tourism Research Institute, China had 61.90 million outbound visitors in the first half of 2015, an increase of 12.1% compared with the same period in 2014. The main driving forces for the increase included personal income rise, favorable policies, and appreciation of RMB…… see more

According to China Tourism Research Institute, China had 61.90 million outbound visitors in the first half of 2015, an increase of 12.1% compared with the same period in 2014. The main driving forces for the increase included personal income rise, favorable policies, and appreciation of RMB. However, because of the earthquakes in Indonesia and Nepal as well as MERS in South Korea, the growth rate of outbound tourism was gradually declining.

Outbound Tourism Destinations

Analyzing from travel destinations, Asia still dominated China’s outbound tourism market. From January to May 2015, South Korea still ranked as the No.1 destination country. Nevertheless, the situation changed after MERS broke out on May 20th, which meant Japan moved into first place. As for European countries, Germany became popular among Chinese tourists as a result of simplified visa application procedures. In the first half of 2015, the number of Chinese visitors to Germany was 1.7 times that of the same period of previous year. France, Italy and Switzerland, famous among Chinese citizens for romantic culture and art, also took a large market share. The number of mainland tourists visiting Hong Kong dropped dramatically by over 50% due to the protests against mainland shoppers.

Top 10 Outbound Destinations in the First Half of 2015:

1. South Korea

2. Taiwan

3. Japan

4. Hong Kong

5. Thailand

6. France

7. Italy

8. Switzerland

9. Macau

10. Germany

Outbound Travel During Holidays

Comparing the outbound tourism data on public holidays with that of the previous year, it is concluded that the total number of outbound tourists respectively grew by 10%, 37%, and 30% during the Chinese New Year, May Day, and Dragon Boat Festival, except for the decrease of 5% during Qingming Festival. In 2014, the outbound tourism increased more rapidly during Chinese New Year Festival and Qingming Festival, while in this year, the outbound tourists number grew faster during May Day and Dragon Boat Festival.

Outbound Tourists and Sources

As for gender proportion of Chinese 

outbound tourists in the first half year of 2015, 64% were women. Fond of shopping, countries producing high-quality goods attracted them a lot.

Outbound tourists aged between 25 and 34 became the largest outbound tour group, indicating a younger average age.

From the perspective of outbound tourist sources, Guangdong Province still ranked as the first, followed by Zhejiang and Shanghai.

Trend of China Outbound Tourism

Based on the surveys conducted by travel agencies all around China, it is expected that the outbound tourism will see a substantial increase as a result of more convenient visa policies, summer holiday travel peak, and operation of more international flights. In addition, with the implement of “One Belt and One Road” strategy this year, China’s outbound tourism market is endowed with more opportunities.

Data Source: China National Tourism Administration