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China tourism set for boom like Japan in the '80s

China tourism set for boom like Japan in the '80s | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

China's tourism is "at the cusp of a multi-decade" boom similar to the trend seen in Japan three decades ago, says ANZ.

 

Chinese travelers, at 83 million in 2012, make up a sizeable group of consumers, so it is understandable that talk of a slowdown in the world's second largest economy could make countries dependent on China tourism receipts a little nervous.

 

Read the full story here: http://www.cnbc.com/id/100938505

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karenpinney's curator insight, August 12, 2013 5:24 AM

Growth of tourism in China

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Boom time for online travel in Japan | Tnooz

Boom time for online travel in Japan | Tnooz | The Insight Files | Scoop.it
First the good news. Online travel is the standout trend not only in Japan but across Asia.

Via Paul Sloan
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Tourism Australia 's comment, June 5, 2012 9:53 PM
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Japan Stores Chase $1.4 Trillion Aging Population

Japan Stores Chase $1.4 Trillion Aging Population | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

Unicharm Corp. (8113)’s sales of adult diapers in Japan exceeded those for babies for the first time last year. At Daiei Inc. (8263) supermarkets, customers can feel Japan aging -- literally: It has made shopping carts lighter.


Companies are rushing to grab a bigger chunk of the estimated 109 trillion yen ($1.4 trillion) that consumers over 60 spent in the year ended March 31 in Japan. The number of Japanese over 65 hit a record 23.3 percent of the population in October.

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