Chinese tourists spend $229 billion in 2015

[:en] By eTN Global Editor Created 14 Jan 2016 – 1:25am NUREMBERG, Germany – GfK’s latest analyses of the Chinese market show that China produced 109 million outbound tourists in 2015 – with retail spend of $229 billion. This is a key milestone in China’s outbound tourism history. These statistics consolidate China’s position as one…

Survey: One-fourth of travelers book packages

[:en] By eTN Global Editor Created 12 Jan 2016 – 6:27pm CHICAGO, IL – Slightly more than 25 percent of travelers book packages instead of individual services, according to a survey conducted by GO Airport Express. More than six hundred people responded to the survey. Of those who favored to book packages, 32 percent book…

Asian travelers seeking more adventure

[:en] By eTN Global Editor Created 12 Jan 2016 – 6:32pm Editors pick:: Show as Editors Pick BANGKOK, Thailand — Asian travelers are planning to expand their horizons this year, according to findings in the latest TripBarometer study published by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA). The study, conducted by independent research firm Ipsos, shows…

International visits to the USA grow four percent

[:en] By eTN Global Editor Created 11 Jan 2016 – 11:38pm WASHINGTON, DC – The US Department of Commerce today announced that the United States welcomed 6.2 million international visitors in June 2015-216,000 more than in June 2014-a four percent increase in visitors. June 2015 marked the 18th consecutive month of growth in total U.S.…