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The potentially short-term window for bargain hunters is not going unnoticed by tourists, with Visit Britain, the UK’s official tourism website, noting a 2 percent jump in tourist visits this August versus a year ago and a 4 percent rise in tourist spend.
Eve Baker, managing director at Beiwei 55º Travel which organizes mandarin-language guided tourism trips to the UK, says her experience is reflective of these trends…
BBC Breakfast TV: 11th October 2016
Co-founder and tour guide, Eve Baker, spoke live on BBC Breakfast about Chinese tourists coming to the UK and how businesses can capitalise on this booming market.
Powered by NatWest and in partnership with KPMG Enterprise, Dell EMC and Pinsent Masons, 80 budding entrepreneurs are now based in the NatWest building in Trinity Gardens, on Newcastle’s Quayside, including Beiwei 55 Degrees Travel.
After his winning pitch, co-founder of Beiwei 55 Degrees Travel, Jay Smith, had the chance to meet RBS bank chief who was in Newcastle as NatWest launched a ‘hatchery’ to support 80 aspiring businesses in the North East.
China Daily: Brexits tourism benefits
Britain’s decision to leave the European Union is already generating signs of a boom in Chinese travellers who like to shop abroad. Jay Smith spoke to China Daily about the matter.
Nikkei Asian Review: Beiwei 55 Degrees Travel – Helping the Chinese look beyond Big Ben
Asian destinations aren’t the only ones rethinking their approach to Chinese tourism. In the U.K., a new breed of tour operator is offering the growing numbers of sophisticated visitors from the Middle Kingdom an experience going well beyond the traditional sights.
Cruise Insight: Chinese cruisers – A gift for tour operators?
There are also some lessons already being learned by operators of land tours in Western countries.
Leeds Alumni Magazine: East Meets West
The Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales are just two of the beauty spots on Beiwei 55’s tours of the UK.
Business Review Berkshire: Mandarin Speakers to give Chinese a new insight on UK
A tourism company which aims to give Chinese visitors the ‘local experience ‘ when they come to Britain has been set up by two entrepreneurs.