The Chinese Daigou industry explained | The future of surrogate shopping in China

Daigou in China

Daigou (代购) is a form of surrogate shopping in China as a means to receive cheaper luxury goods from duty free shops and foreign countries. Along with the growth in tourism, the luxury market, and increased disposable income, the Daigou market in China has developed rapidly in the past ten years. Until 2014, the market […]

5 Chinese domestic tourism trends brands should know in 2021

Chinese domestic tourism

The COVID-19 pandemic made 2020 a challenging year for many industries, particularly, tourism has become one of the most affected sectors. Outbound travel, which had grown fast among Chinese consumers, experienced the toughest winter yet, due to international airline control and cross-border travel restrictions. On the contrary, thanks to the effective response to the COVID-19 […]

Understanding China’s VAT tax incentive policies: Up-close on Hainan island

China's VAT tax incentive policies

Since the beginning of 2020, in order to help retail, tourism, and education, the Chinese Ministry of Finance (MOF) and State Taxation Administration (STA) and the local government have announced tax reliefs and measures to support related enterprises and citizens. China’s VAT tax incentive policies are set in place to boost domestic tourism and spending. […]

Westin in China embraces new trends in marketing for upscale hotels

Westin Hotels & Resorts is an international hotel chain owned by Marriott International. Headquartered in White Plains, New York, Westin is the hotel brand with the longest history within Starwood Groups. In 2016, Marriott International acquired Starwood, becoming the largest hotel chain in the world. Westin in China is mostly located in tier 1 and […]