The Chinese Tourism Podcast, a travel industry podcast giving you all the insights, trends and developments on Chinese tourism, brought to you by Dragon Trail International.
Ep.9 How Will #StopAsianHate Influence Chinese Travelers, with Mengfang Wang and Sienna Parulis-cook of Dragon Trail
In the April episode of The Chinese Tourism Podcast, host William Ace Rowles is joined by fellow Dragon Trail colleagues Mengfan Wang, Manager of Research and Sienna Parulis-Cook, Director of Marketing and Communications. We discuss our recently released Chinese traveler sentiment survey and how destination safety and friendliness were key factors for future travel plans, as well as the implications of the recent #stopasianhate movement.
Ep.8 China’s ski tourism and the build-up to Beijing 2022, with Justin Downes of Axis
In the February episode of The Chinese Tourism Podcast, host William Ace Rowles is joined by Justin Downes, President of Axis Leisure Management, as we discuss Chinese ski tourism, the development of the local winter sports market, and the impact of the upcoming Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games.
Ep.7 Chinese Tourism Trends and Predictions for 2021, with York Lee of Tripadvisor and María Llinares of Tourspain
In the January episode of The Chinese Tourism Podcast, host William Ace Rowles is joined by York Lee, Senior Business Development Manager Tripadvisor China, and María Llinares Director of the Spanish Tourism Board, Tourspain in China. Our guests discuss their predictions and thoughts for how travel will develop and change in 2021 and what their organizations' plans are for the China market this year.
Ep.6 How Film and TV influence the Chinese Traveler, with Jenni Steele of VisitScotland and Chinese Film Producer Wang Donghui
In the November episode of The Chinese Tourism Podcast, host William Ace Rowles is joined by Jenni Steele, Film & Creative Industries Manager of VisitScotland, and Film Producer Wang Donghui of films such as The Eight Hundred and Brotherhood of Blades. Our guests discuss from both the film and tourism perspectives how and why film and TV can influence travel and share their own experiences of the interaction between these industries.
Ep.5 How China's Domestic Tourism Market is Evolving, with Arthur Liu of China Tourism Group
In the October episode of The Chinese Tourism Podcast, host William Ace Rowles is joined by Arthur Liu, General Manager of the Inbound Tourism Department at China Tourism Group (CTG), China’s largest tour operator. Arthur discusses how CTG came to be formed in a 2016 merger between CITS and CTS, and how his department have had to refocus on domestic travelers in 2020. The deep dive for this month is focused on how Chinese domestic tourism might evolve post pandemic.
Ep.4 Understanding the Chinese youth traveler, with Glen Fu of 54traveler
In the September episode of The Chinese Tourism Podcast, host William Ace Rowles is joined by Glen Fu, co-founder of 54traveler (稻草人旅行), one of China’s leading youth travel tour operators. Glen discusses how he founded his company, their customer base and travel style, and how they have had to adapt the business in 2020. The deep dive for this month is focused on Chinese Gen-Z and millennial travelers, looking at this demographic and the characteristics and trends that define them.