Have Chinese Tourists as Clients? This will help you!

 China is becoming a Major Player not only in Economy, Military and political fronts but also in Tourism.

Chinese tourist numbers and increasing year after year and if you are looking for a piece of the cake we got to let you know. Here is what Chinese Travelers are looking for;

1. Shopping
Shopping is an extremely important part of the Chinese travel experience, but not for the material reasons one might expect. On the contrary, Chinese travelers shop to buy gifts for family, friends and business associates. Do not forget these Tourists are used to haggling, and shop for the lowest prices.

2. Food-and-beverage
The dining experience is another important aspect of Chinese culture. It is of absolute importance that food authenticity is taken into consideration. Chinese food as many Americans know it is a far cry from the offerings served on dinner tables on the other side of the world. Remember the Diversity of the Chinese population roots wise and variance induced by the old land trade routes.

Menus must include such items as two varieties of congee with condiments, dim sum, fried dough fritters, fried rice and fried noodles.

3. Social recommendations
Now this is a surprise! Chinese travelers rely heavily on social media to research travel.

You also must follow the Chinese Etiquette, so;

• Do: Treat business cards with respect. When a Chinese guest offers his or her business card, accept it with two hands, take a few seconds to review it, and then carefully place it in an area such as a card wallet to show you intend to keep it. 
• Do: Build in more time for picture-taking and shopping into package-group excursions.
• Do: Offer authentic Chinese food options.
• Do: Offer hot water for tea and dried noodles.
• Don’t: Feature prominently the color white, which is viewed as unlucky! In contrast to most other cultures.
• Do: Feature prominently the color red, which is viewed as lucky.
• Don’t: Seat or arrange Chinese guests in groups of four; the Chinese word for “four” sounds like “death” and has a negative connotation. So do not offend them!
• Don’t: Offer dairy, particularly cheeses, which typically aren’t a favorite food class among Chinese. 
• Do: Address guests by family instead of first name.

Best of Luck in your Chinese Business Experience!