Posted On 2016/08/18 By In News, China Outbound, Distribution, Hotels, Luxury, Shopping With 553 Views

Britain’s Great Mall of China – Nearby Hotel teaches staff Mandarin to cope with Chinese Tourists

A posh shopping mall is proving such a hit with Chinese tourists that a nearby hotel is training staff to speak Mandarin. Chinese visitors make up half of the six million people a year who flock to quaint Bicester Village.

The designer shop retail park, near Bicester, Oxfordshire, is second only to Buckingham Palace as the tourist attraction most visited by the Chinese. And now a Travelodge hotel has enrolled Oxford University tutor Katy Wang to teach staff welcoming phrases in the language — as well as Chinese

Katy said: “It’s great that Travelodge acknowledges the value of going Chinese friendly.”

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Stefan (from Austria, Europe) has been living, studying and working in China since 2010. Stefan has worked on several research, publication and consulting projects focusing on the China Travel Market. He holds three Masters degrees and is an expert on China Outbound Tourism, Marketing and Social Media in China. Stefan works with BMG on the Global Ready China Seminars as well as the Global Ready China News and related projects. He also has teaching engagements in the areas of eMarketing and Tourism Strategy.

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