Islands : New fashionable destination for Chinese Tourists in 2023

Islands are a paradise destination on Chinese Social Media

Philippines, Maldives, Haiwai etc… Exotic beachs are popular for Chinese travellers for 2023

The Maldives welcomed 8 million tourists in 2018, wich corresponds to an increase of 17% compared to the previous year. Chinese tourists are meanwhile 20% of this population with 200 000 tourists while they were only 40 000 there 5 years.

Each week, nearly forty aircraft from China facing Maldives. In addition, due to the proximity of the island. China is the largest issuer market for years.

 More flights  between China and the Maldives

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Georges Weinmann, a young American entrepreneur has seized this new trend and realized there was an oppotunity. He created a low-cost airline from Shanghai called

« Mega Maldives Airlines ». He thinks that in the next ten years, the Maldives can become to China what the Caribbean to the United States.

Why Chinese Tourists will choose to travel in Maldives in 2023

China’s growing international tourism and especially the upper middle class is one of the highest in the world and is expected to continue over the next ten years.

Chinese tourists are the most spendthrift in the world custumers. It is derived from the Chinese upper class with a huge purchasing power, they spend lavishly.

Chinese Tourists in Indonesia

Chinese tourists are flocking to Bali n 2023  after a three-year Covid, with hundreds of travellers from Shenzhen landing on the Island of Gods over the weekend.

Bali even welcomed these tourists with flower

as Chinese people finally no longer had to postpone their travel plans after their government finally lifted Covid-19 border curbs earlier this year. Indonesia reported that many of the recently arrived Chinese travelers were rich tourists staying in five-star hotels. source

Mauritius is also trying to attrach Chinese tourists

For Mauritius, priority is China and its many tourists who wish to attract 120 000 tourists in 2018 more than last year.

Large luxury hotels are much tourists head rubbed shoulders because now more towards Bungalows and homestays.

Mauritius plan to attract more Chinese tourists 2023

It is true that Mauritius does not adapt its offer to Chinese customers, the air service is not progressing but new hotels are continuing to build. Consequence : The filling rate is stagnating.mauritus

Other islands also want to developer market

After success of Maldives, other islands also want their developer market to Chinese customers. Seychelles particular which now only 4400 people.

As for the island of Reunion, Chinese tourists are not present, but initiatives have been taken, but the air service is very reliable and the allocation of visa is limited.

Thailand is also hoping to see Chinese tourists Back

China represents a great opportunity for the islands, she now adjust their bids according to the demand of Chinese customers.

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