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Tourism in Germany: Weimar for Bauhaus fans

Lukas Stege views the new Bauhaus museum’s building site and traces its legacy in the city, and other tips for Bauhaus Fans on what to see in Weimar […]

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Living in Germany: hiking as a national pastime

Hiking, or Wandern in German, is the most popular outdoor activity in the country, with 68 percent of Germans every year hitting an extensive 200,000-kilometer (125,000-mile) trail network. In all, Germans hike 370 million times per year, spend €7.8 billion ($9.3 billion) every year for hiking trips (plus another €3.7 billion on gear), and 58 percent of that on gastronomy […]

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Doing Business in Brazil: Official guide advises Britons on Brazilian Culture

The recommendations and observations such as avoid talking about Poverty and Argentina come from the UK Trade and Investment Agency (UKTI) and were included in an official guide published to help British entrepreneurs who is planning on doing business in Brazil […]

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China Consumer Behavior Economics Trend Watching

China, Socialism & Consumer Behavior: 100 million Tourists Will Travel Outside China by 2020

WTO estimates that 100 million Chinese tourists will travel outside China by 2020; 4.6 million Chinese tourists are expected to visit Europe in 2012 […]

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Watch Eduardo Paes’ “The 4 commandments of cities” talk at TED

Eduardo Paes is the mayor of Rio de Janeiro, a sprawling, complicated, beautiful city of 6.5 million. He shares four big ideas about leading Rio — and all cities — into the future, including bold (and do-able) infrastructure upgrades and how to make a city “smarter.” […]

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China, Socialism & Consumer Behavior: Shoppers go abroad for luxury bargains

Chinese consumers spent about US$7.2 billion on luxury goods overseas during the week-long Spring Festival holiday, a 28.6 percent jump year-on-year, according to a survey […]

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Consumer Behavior in Brazil & China: US to increase the number of tourist visas

The United States should increase the capacity to process visas for Brazil and China by 40% over the next 12 months, ordered President Barack Obama recently, as part of a stimulus package for tourism for their country, announced in Disney World in Florida […]

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China, Socialism & Consumer Behavior: Hotel industry experiences building boom

China is witnessing an unprecedented boom in hotel construction that is changing the face of the global hospitality industry. The country will have the highest number of hotels under construction and room openings in the world for each of the next two years, according to figures released by Lodging Econometrics, the US-based hotel retail estate market analysts […]

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China, Socialism & Consumer Behavior: World adapts to waves of Chinese tourists

While the rise in numbers of Chinese tourists travelling overseas are influencing the world tourism landscape in economic, cultural and other ways, the destination countries are also adapting themselves to the booming influx of Chinese tourists […]

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China, Socialism & Consumer Behavior: Chinese travelers shop until they drop

Spending by Chinese travelers nearly doubled from 2010 due to the growing number of affluent shoppers and the yuan’s appreciation, Hurun Report said recently […]