Hergé and Zhang, Tintin and Chang: The tale of how culture unites in fiction and in real life
This year, fictional comic character Tintin, pop culture icon of the 20th century, turned 90. In this article, we take a brief look at the relationship his creator, Hergé, had with China and how culture unites.
Me, mommy, and daddy: Chinese independent family travel
The family is the building block of Chinese society. So, in this article, we explore the Chinese approach to family travel and how it relates to independent travel.
When do Chinese independent travellers travel?
Contemporary China loves to travel abroad. Sounds trivial, doesn’t it? Well, it is not. Understanding the Chinese free time landscape can make a difference in effectively attracting Chinese visitors, just like understanding seasons can help with harvest. And tourism is all about seasons, too.
For the Dutch and the Chinese, more than a stereotype in common
As the Netherlands dresses up in orange for King’s Day, we are here wondering what Chinese and Dutch culture have in common. Not much at first glance, but historical ties are pretty old and mutual influence stronger than one may think.
Chocolate and China: The sweetest gift from afar (Part 1)
This week, while many indulge in large doses of chocolate over Easter, we will explore chocolate’s popularity in China in a two-part series. Part 1 is an overview of the influence of Chinese culture on their taste for chocolate, at home and on the road.
Foreign flavors: How Chinese taste for wine spills into how they travel
While alcohol consumption in China has a long history and is deeply rooted in tradition, the taste for wine is a recent phenomenon of only a few decades. And it has its particularities—as it is the case with almost anything in China.
The implications of Brexit for Chinese tourism in the UK
While the UK debates how to solve its Brexit puzzle, Shake to Win decided to take a look at what Chinese outbound tourism means for the UK. Dive into the issue with us if you’re also wondering about Brexit’s possible ramifications and how Chinese tourists may help, actually.
Redefining their half of the sky: Chinese women and independent travel
On International Women’s Day, let’s try to understand how Chinese women are reshaping the Chinese outbound travel market by looking for clues on changes in Chinese society over the past 70 years.
Launch event aside, what we learned in our Hong Kong immersion
On January 8, 2019, Shake to Win was launched during an event in Hong Kong. But a lot happened before and after the event, as a trip anywhere with Shake to Win would not be complete without a good walk of the town.