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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Chinese Tour Ops Ask: Are You Ready For Chinese Visitors? (by Harvey Chipkin/Travel Market Report)

Article link:  http://www.travelmarketreport.com/articles/Chinese-Tour-Ops-Ask-Are-You-Ready-For-Chinese-Visitors

Chinese travelers are eager to come to the U.S. but lack of air service and readiness by both Chinese tour operators and American suppliers is proving an obstacle.

That was the message from Chinese tour operators speaking at the National Tour Association’s (NTA) China Market Forum in Hawaii last week.

“There were several common threads in what they said,” said NTA president Simon of the Chinese tour operators who attended the forum for the first time.

“One concerned limited air service outside the major gateways,” she said.

“They have good service to gateways but not to markets in the middle of the country like New Orleans and Chicago. The thing is their customers really want to go to these places.”

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