Tagged: tourism

Hiking in the Ahrtal (DW/Chase Winter) 0

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 […]

Watch Eduardo Paes’ “The 4 commandments of cities” talk at TED 0

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.” […]

China, Socialism & Consumer Behavior: Shoppers go abroad for luxury bargains 0

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 […]

Consumer Behavior in Brazil & China: US to increase the number of tourist visas 0

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 […]

China, Socialism & Consumer Behavior: Hotel industry experiences building boom 0

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 […]

China, Socialism & Consumer Behavior: World adapts to waves of Chinese tourists 0

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 […]

China, Socialism & Consumer Behavior: Chinese travelers shop until they drop 0

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 […]