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Huge growth for New Zealand's spa industry

Total spa industry revenue in New Zealand has grown 72% over the last five years according to Intelligent Spas estimations. The New Zealand Spa Benchmark Report 2002-2010 includes updated financial benchmarks for revenue and employment plus valuable benchmark ratios such as daily revenue per spa, revenue per square metre and employees per treatment room. Current industry trends observed by spa owners...
Tue, 05/27/2008 - 11:09

Chinese group leisure travel to US to begin in June 2008

The China National Tourism Administration (CNTA) and the U.S. Department of Commerce announced that starting on June 17, 2008, Chinese leisure travelers may travel to the United States in group tours under a memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed by both countries. CNTA Chairman Shao Qiwei will lead the inaugural Chinese tour group on June 17 to Washington, D.C. U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez said: “This MOU opens China’s growing market to U.S. travel and tourism industries. Now, more Chinese visitors can...
Mon, 05/19/2008 - 11:36

Chinese currency’s appreciation boosts outbound travel

More Chinese tourists are expected to travel to overseas destinations with the appreciation of the Chinese currency yuan against the US dollar, industry insiders recently told Asia Tourism Relations (ATR), one of the leading tourism and travel consultancies in China. Glen Hingley, Managing Director of Asia Tourism Relations, said, ”In the past years, China’s outbound travel keeps a strong momentum and the further appreciation of the...
Fri, 05/16/2008 - 11:16