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US Retailers Target International Travelers' Spending

August 07, 2014 Comments

Foreign visitors are becoming increasingly important to American business. These visitors spend lavishly and are a big contributor to US retail success. Most visitors come to the US for either business or leisure. Business travelers likely have a corporate per diem and/or personal funds for incident...

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Category:
Culture Curation
Tags:
retailer, travel, translation, localization
Review: The Economist Traveller Briefing Series

July 09, 2014 Comments

The Economist is my favorite magazine. It provides unbiased articles on politics, science, culture, books, history and business, all with a global focus. With this wealth of information they have developed a series of “Traveller Briefings” that cover reports for Brazil, Britain, China, India, Russia...

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Category:
Country Specific
Tags:
Travel, Global Business, China, Economy, BRIC
Arabian Travel Market Event is Fast Approaching

April 30, 2014 Comments

GPI will be attending once again the Arabian Travel Show (ATM) which will be held May 5th to 8th in Dubai, UAE. The Arabian Travel Market is the leading international travel and tourism event in the MENA region for tourism professionals. This show attracts a global audience of leading hospitality...

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Category:
Global Conferences
Tags:
Tourism, Travel, Hotels Translation
Marketing to the New "Digital Elite" Traveler

April 16, 2014 Comments

As I was sitting recently in the airport anxiously awaiting my flight, I casually watched a young couple pull a variety of portable electronic devices from a carry-on in a futile attempt to pacify their two young children. Between the four of them, they easily had five, possibly more, devices betwee...

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Category:
Hotel and Hospitality Translation
Tags:
Digital Marketing, Travel, Hotels Translation
Digital Travel Summit 2014

March 30, 2014 Comments

The 2014 Digital Travel Summit is happening this week in Las Vegas. For those of us involved in digital marketing and serving the travel, hospitality and leisure industries this looks like an interesting show. The show is brought to you by the creators of eTail and they seemed to have positioned the...

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Category:
Global Conferences
Tags:
Digital Marketing, Travel, Hotels Translation
Travel Planning in the New Digital World

February 03, 2014 Comments

The hospitality industry is one industry that is greatly influenced and affected by language and culture. But at the same time, the hospitality industry – which includes tourism, travel and hotels – is increasingly affected by technology. The industry needs to continually adapt to evolving technolog...

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Category:
Hotel and Hospitality Translation
Tags:
Digital Marketing, Travel, Hotels Translation
Chinese Culture & Travel Part III: New China Tourism Law

December 30, 2013 Comments

In April this year in China, a new tourism law was approved which took into effect on October 1st. This new law is intended to improve the in country’s tourism industry. In my Chinese Culture and Travel Part I blog, I shared some opinions on why most Chinese preferred to travel in groups and typi...

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Category:
Culture Curation
Tags:
China, Chinese, Travel, Culture
Chinese Culture and Travel Part II

October 16, 2013 Comments

I have lived in the United States for over 8 years since 2005 and I am very fortunate to go back to Taiwan at least once a year. It has been very interesting to see how things evolve and scenes change over the years. In Year 2008 the Taiwan policy of travel restrictions for Mainland China citizens t...

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Category:
Country Specific
Tags:
China, Chinese, Travel, Culture
Chinese Culture and Travel - Part I

June 18, 2013 Comments

Most Chinese people love taking group pictures! As a Chinese growing up in Taiwan, I was not aware of this fact until I travelled to France and later Hawaii for an extended period of time to study abroad and complete a voluntary assignment. I brought the pictures of mine along with me on these trips...

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Category:
Country Specific
Tags:
China, Chinese, Travel, Culture

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