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Chinese tourists ignoring luxury names and beating path to lower-end retailers

Armed with empty suitcases and same-day return tickets, an army of mainland Chinese is descending on suburban outlet shopping malls and international fashion chains in Hong Kong, turning cheap into th

UK government, hotels and retailers stepping up efforts to woo big-spending...

LONDON, England - With their shelves spilling over with festive goodies, London's department stores are working hard to attract Christmas shoppers -- but Chinese visitors are the particular target of

Brits set to spend over £22 billion on Christmas cheer

CHESTER, England - With just over 30 shopping days until Christmas and only one more payday for most, new research from MoneySupermarket predicts festive expenditure is set to top £22 billion* with B

France fails to impress BRIC tourists

PARIS, France - Tourists from the BRIC group of emerging economies - Brazil, Russia, India and China - are underwhelmed by the shopping and hotels in France, an economy ministry study said Tuesday.

Deep-pocketed Chinese tourists boost Korean retail sector

Deep-pocketed Chinese tourists coming to Korea lately are different from those in the past, in that many of the former have good knowledge of the latest shopping trends.

New breed of European shoppers outpacing USA in use of technology

LONDON, England - A new breed of 'Xtreme shoppers' has been identified, amongst whom the European ones are outpacing their American counterparts when it comes to use of technology for shopping.

Final Christmas push propels US online spending up 15 percent

RESTON, Va. - Holiday season retail e-commerce spending for the first 56 days of the November – December 2011 holiday season has been reported today.

Time to shop ‘til you drop in Spain

LIBERTYVILLE, Illinois - January is the month of rebajas, which means “sales” in Spanish, so TourCrafters has put together a five-day, land-only shopping trip in the Spanish capital that starts as

Chinese overtaking Japanese as Korea’s top tourist spenders

SEOUL, Korea - Japanese travelers have long dominated the duty free shops for foreign tourists. However, this dominance has waned and Japanese are on course to be overtaken soon by Chinese tourists.

Catering to affluent Chinese shopping abroad

Analysts now know that the best place to learn about Chinese ultra-rich consumers is not the mainland.

Spring is Joburg Shopping Festival time

Enjoy the spring sunshine by getting out and about and shopping up a storm in Joburg!

The new face of Australian tourism is from Beijing

The new face of Australian tourism is from Beijing not Birmingham and prefers designer handbags to well-worn rucksacks.

Malaysia aims to become a premier duty free shopping destination

LOS ANGELES – In an effort to position Malaysia as a premier duty free shopping destination, the Malaysian Government recently announced the waiver of duty on roughly 400 imported goods beginning in

Tour guide loses license for forcing tourists to shop

HONG KONG - A local tourist guide who compelled mainland visitors to make purchases with discourteous and threatening remarks had her license revoked, the Travel Industry Council of Hong Kong (TIC) an

Cash-rich Chinese go on shopping spree in Japan

The Japanese are feeling the impact of China's emergence as an economic superpower in many different ways.

Malaysia turns shopping into main tourist attraction

PETALING JAYA - More shopping dollars will be flowing in to Kuala Lumpur this year given the overwhelming response to the country’s three annual sale carnivals.

Summer heats up with concerts, exhibitions and fireworks at America’s Premier...

America’s Premier Shopping Places, is a unique collection of tourism-oriented shopping centers located throughout the U.S.A.

Is it still possible to find airfare deal?

With airlines boosting fares, adding summer surcharges and packing planes, is it still possible to have a deal fall in your lap?

Bangkok’s benchmark to normalcy is shopping

(eTN) BANGKOK, Thailand - Last weekend in Bangkok finally gave the Thai capital a renewed sense of confidence after dramatic weeks of violence, which culminated into the looting and arson of major bui

Uganda CAA wants shopping mall for airport

Bids were invited by the Ugandan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), which also manages the Entebbe International Airport, to submit expressions of interest for the development of a major shopping mall wi

Sarinah Department Store becomes Emporium in Indonesia

Opened in 1967, Sarinah Department Store was the first modern department store to open in Jakarta and is still considered today as an icon of the capital city.

Caribbean cruises: Sun and sand can wait, it’s shopping time

The sun and sand can wait -- it's shopping that reigns as the No. 1 one activity for cruise passengers touring the Caribbean.

Equatoria Hotel turned into shopping mall

The first hotel opened by the Imperial Hotel Group in 1993 was recently converted into a major shopping centre, as the group’s management found the location less and less appealing to their erstwhil

LAN Airlines is ‘window shopping’ for acquisitions

Lan Airlines SA, Latin America’s biggest air carrier by market value, is “window shopping” for mergers and acquisitions as its Latin American passenger traffic recovers, Chief Operating Officer

Christmas tree lightings, candlelight nights, holiday home tours and shopping, shopping,...

City sidewalks, busy sidewalks, dressed in holiday style, in the air there's a feeling of Christmas.

Shops worried over decline of Japanese tourists

Natsumi Ishikawa, 25, visited Korea on a three-day trip from Saturday to Monday.

Luxury Link and ideeli partnership creates an ideal shopping and travel...

Luxury Link www.luxurylink.com, the world's premier online luxury travel resource, announced its partnership with ideeli www.ideeli.com, the first members-only shopping community in the US.

Huge opportunities in tourism field: Al Medina

Several studies go in support of Al Medina as one of the largest shopping areas in the kingdom, as well as its great investment opportunities in the sectors of trade, agriculture, animal husbandry, to

Village of Merrick Park celebrates man’s best friend with “The Doggy...

Village of Merrick Park knows it’s a dog’s world out there. What better way to lift the spirits than to kick off "The Doggy Days of Summer" event series?

Arab tourists are on a shopping spree in Istanbul

ISTANBUL - Not many Turkish citizens can afford to go on a shopping spree nowadays, as they have to watch each penny they spend.