The Rise of the Independent Tourist(s) @theeconomist

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THE UN World Tourism Organisation reported earlier this year that the Chinese were now the world’s biggest spenders on international tourism. They splashed out…

Brian Castellani‘s insight:

There are two surprising findings. One is the fact that Chinese travellers, whose average household income was under $18,000 a year according to the survey, are actually the world’s fifth-biggest spenders on hotels on a per-night basis. Indeed among visitors to New Zealand they are the biggest spenders of all. When on holiday, as many shop-owners already know, they are prepared to spend.

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