A consumer survey conducted by HKTDC Research discovered that mainland senior demand for leisure and entertainment services, while health improvement activities are also popular. The per-capita expenditure on services consumption ranges between RMB50 and RMB250. There is a rapid increase in the demand for tourism services, with group tours designed for seniors probably attracting older consumers the most. More
Despite creeping concern over the likelihood of a global economic slowdown, the leisure travel sector keeps forging ahead, much to the relief of delegates at this year’s ITB Asia event, the region's annual showcase for the travel trade.
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As the country’s largest airline, Air Canada is keenly aware of the cultural and economic ties which bind it to Hong Kong. Daily flights from the city to Vancouver and Toronto underline those connections. However, the airline is now plotting a new strategy which keeps Hong Kong at the heart of its operations but strives to capitalise on the potential of the Greater Bay Area initiative. More
Transport-hub Hong Kong is an ideal gateway for those wishing to experience the Asia-Pacific region, which is one of the reasons travel-services comparison site KAYAK plumped to base its regional headquarters in the city. More
According to a HKTDC consumer survey, over 80% of mainland seniors interviewed had travelled in the past year. New-generation elders enjoy visiting new places and are taking after the young by going on holiday whenever they like. A reputable mainland travel agent, CYTS Tours Guangdong Railway Co Ltd, is faring particularly well in elderly tours and rail tours. Vice President, Du Hui, shared his views on the mainland elderly tour market. More
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With social media now one of the biggest influences on where tourists choose to go and technology letting them cut out the middle man and arrange trips themselves, a breed of discerning traveller is emerging – adventurers hungry for more than a trip to the local market or tours to local landmarks, who crave more authentic, immersive experiences when they hit the road.