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 2)
Get a few tips on how to attract Chinese visitors to your chocolate shop in Part 2 of our two-part series on chocolate’s popularity in China.
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.
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.
How different regions celebrate Chinese New Year in China
Dumplings, red packets, fireworks—Chinese New Year is right around the corner. Although representative of the occasion, this imagery refers mostly to northern Chinese customs. So, how do other parts of China spend their most important holiday?