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Stefan

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.

China accounted for $261.1 billion in 2016 travel spend, leading all countries with a 21.4% market share — marketers are reaching deep into their toolkits to gain a competitive advantage with Chinese tourists. Read More
China Southern was in an “introductory phase” concerned with introducing travellers to China. “It’s about getting people into the market,” he said. This translates to thousands of seats sold at relatively low lead-in rates.Read More
Spend, spend, spend. That’s the clear picture that’s emerging of the 18-to-twentysomething Chinese consumer. New generational patterns, the convenience, and speed of mobile buying and a rabid consumer culture are to blame.Read More
In total, Brand USA spent $16.5 million on marketing in China, which in turn generated over 1.1 million incremental visits and around $767 million in incremental visitor spending.Read More
Destination D.C. is now marketing directly to Chinese consumers via the massive social media and payments app WeChat, making Washington the first U.S. city to do so. Read More
Flower culture in China has been traditionally associated with extravagance and prosperity. In more recent years, however, a rising middle class seeking a lifestyle upgrade have created a new opportunity for florists. Read More
Domestic tourism in China is booming as a result of the growing middle class, as well as the government support and substantial investments in both tourist infrastructure and transportation links in the country.Read More
Alaska has traded heavily with China and sold lots of commodities to Chinese consumers, such as timber, lead and gold mineral ores, as well as petroleum.Read More
Consumption appears to be back on track in China, but a shift is underway, one that is seeing Chinese consumers look to “niche high-end brands, as well as bespoke products, as new drivers of luxury consumption.Read More
 According to Chinese Athletic Association (CAA), nearly 5 million people participated in 1,102 marathon races in the country in 2017. Read More